John Hurt's best performance?

I was saddened by the news of John Hurt's passing. I knew he was suffering from some form of terminal cancer, but I didn't believe he could actually leave this world. We last saw him as the pastor in "Jackie," a great turn from one of the greatest character-actors that ever lived.

These will be the 5 defining performances of Hurt's career:

Max in "Midnight Express" (1978)

Kane in "Alien" (1979)

John Merricks "The Elephant Man" (1980)

Winston Smith in "Nineteen-Eighty-Four" (1984)

Giles De'Ath in "Love and Death in Long Island" (1997)