The 13 Best Performances of 2013 – A Third Opinion

I’m always a little uncomfortable talking about performance. Acting is not an area of expertise for me, so I certainly don’t feel qualified to criticize a professional actor’s performance, even if I didn’t like it. It’s easier to know when someone’s great, and this list was surprisingly, to me, the toughest to narrow down. I decided to pair performances in the same movie in a single entry just so I could honor a few more and I still want to give honorable mentions to Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club, Sharni Vinson’s badass turn in You’re Next and the boys in Lone Survivor.

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Fred Topel is a staff writer at CraveOnline and the man behind Best Episode Ever and The Shelf Space Awards. Follow him on Twitter at @FredTopel.