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MovieWeb's 15 Best Movie Portrayals of Insanity

"'We all go a little mad sometimes.' Truer words were never spoken, the infamous phrase coming from the inimitable Norman Bates in 'Psycho.' Madness is a tricky thing to portray for an actor. Put too much into it, and you'll be accused of histrionics, but too little isn't a good look either. Even just taking on the role of someone in the throes of insanity can look like you're trying too hard to get noticed at awards season. But some actors have hit the sweet spot, with nuanced portrayals of characters grappling on the brink, or outrageous portraits of characters who crossed that line a long time ago. These 15 film performances lift the veil, taking a terrible peek into the minds of truly tortured characters." - movieweb.com
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'Pearl' - Mia Goth (2022)
'Pearl' - Mia Goth (2022)
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'Filth' - James McAvoy (2013)
'Filth' - James McAvoy (2013)
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'The Shining' - Jack Nicholson (1980)
'The Shining' - Jack Nicholson (1980)
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'Apocalypse Now' - Marlon Brando (1979)
'Apocalypse Now' - Marlon Brando (1979)
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'A Woman Under the Influence' - Gena Rowlands (1974)
'A Woman Under the Influence' - Gena Rowlands (1974)
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'The Ruling Class' - Peter O'Toole (1972)
'The Ruling Class' - Peter O'Toole (1972)
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'A Beautiful Mind' - Russell Crowe (2001)
'A Beautiful Mind' - Russell Crowe (2001)
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'American Psycho' - Christian Bale (2000)
'American Psycho' - Christian Bale (2000)
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'Aguirre the Wrath of God' - Klaus Kinski (1972)
'Aguirre the Wrath of God' - Klaus Kinski (1972)
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'Take Shelter' - Michael Shannon (2011)
'Take Shelter' - Michael Shannon (2011)
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'Pi' - Sean Gulette (1998)
'Pi' - Sean Gulette (1998)
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'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' - Various (1975)
'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' - Various (1975)
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'Betty Blue (37°2 Le Matin)' - Béatrice Dalle (1986)
'Betty Blue (37°2 Le Matin)' - Béatrice Dalle (1986)
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'Psycho' - Anthony Perkins (1960)
'Psycho' - Anthony Perkins (1960)
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'12 Monkeys' - Brad Pitt (1995)
'12 Monkeys' - Brad Pitt (1995)
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