The year that was 2013 has run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute to those films that have made a particularly strong impact over the past twelve months.
2013 was a great year for films, but also a fantastic year for lead performances. Some of the best screen actors currently working stepped up to the plate and delivered some of their best work in years, while a number of emerging and jobbing performers stepped out of the shadows and onto the world stage where their abilities were on full display. Here are Twitch's favourite male performances of the year:
Todd Brown, Peter Martin, Ryland Aldrich, Brian Clark, Ben Umstead, Jaime Grijalba Gomez, Shelagh M. Rowan-Legg, Ard Vijn, Patryk Czekaj, Joshua Chaplinsky, Eric Ortiz Garcia, Niels Matthijs, Patrick Holzapfel, Kurt Halfyard, Christopher O'Keeffe, Dustin Chang, Jim Tudor, Ben Croll, Pierce Conran, Jason Gorber, Ernesto Zelaya Miñano and Kwenton Bellette
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