Poll: Universally Understood Oscar Performances
A poll by urbanemovies
Results of 556 votes:
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Robert De Niro
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
The Piano (1993)
La Vie En Rose (2007)
The Miracle Worker (1962)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
The Artist (2011)
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
The Revenant (2015)
Two Women (1960)
Benicio Del Toro
Johnny Belinda (1948)
Ryan's Daughter (1970)
The Miracle Worker (1962)
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