Well I am a big fan of The Fifth Estate but I agree it's hard to imagine that anyone could accuse him of turning in a performance in which he didn't give his all. The man is a consummate actor and seems to always give every ounce of energy into his performance!
"You're going into the water... short-arse!" - Sherlock
Those are all pretty good picks! The only one I’d push back on is The Current War, if only because I can think of 5 other drama roles that would top that. Heck, I can think of 5 other historical drama roles where he played a real person which could top that in my book:
Van Gogh, Hawking, Alexander Masters, William Pitt, Alan Turing
The ET list was very good!
If I were to pick my tops in the TIFF categories, I’d go with Martin Crieff for comedy (Patrick in Sf10 if it had to be film only ), The Angel Islington for Fantasy (Dr Strange) and Quilloughby for Animation (or The Grinch) I could not pick just one for Drama … too many to choose from. And reviewing his performances, I’m reminded that i really wish he’d do more comedic roles… well written films, not just sketches. He’s fantastic at it!