Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.
- Oscar Wilde
IMO, Mystic River is waaaay overrated as is his performance (too over the top). Haven't seen Milk yet so I can't comment on it. Having said that, I would move Carlito's Way to #1, remove Mystic River from the list altogether, and add either Dead Man Walking or The Falcon and The Snowman to the list.
I agree about his performance in Mystic River being lame. I have seen Milk, and he is superb--blows away his performance in Carlito's Way.CM