Academy Award for Best Actor

With the Oscar for best actor the performance of the lead actor of a film to be honored.

Films have qualified in the following year of its publication for an Oscar. Titanic, released in 1997, so could be nominated for the Oscar Awards 1998. The table below shows the winners after the year of the award are ordered.

Special features and Records

  • Only Spencer Tracy and Tom Hanks could defend their title the following year. Tracy won in 1938 for Manuel and 1939 for daredevils, Hanks won in 1994 for Philadelphia and in 1995 for Forrest Gump.
  • The largest interval between two wins is 22 years: Jack Nicholson won in 1976 for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest not and 1998 for good as it gets.
  • For the presentation of the same figure Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro each won an Oscar. Brando played Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather and De Niro played him (as young man) in The Godfather - Part II
  • Only in 1932 the prize was awarded twice: at Fredric March and Wallace Beery.
  • Posthumous Victory: Peter Finch
  • Posthumously nominated: James Dean, Spencer Tracy, and Massimo Troisi
  • Only James Dean was twice nominated posthumously.
  • Three actors have been twice nominated for the same character: Bing Crosby as Father O'Malley in Going My Way and The Bells of St. Mary; Peter O'Toole as King Henry II in Becket and The Lion in Winter; and Paul Newman as " Fast Eddie " Felson. in The Hustler and The Color of Money
  • Only Michael Douglas and Laurence Olivier won in the categories of Best Actor and Best Producer ( Douglas: Best Actor for Wall Street and the best producer for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; Olivier: Best Actor for Hamlet and Best Producer for Hamlet)
  • Barry Fitzgerald was nominated for The road to happiness both for Best main as well as best supporting actor ( the rules were subsequently amended ).
  • The only performer who received two Oscars for Shakespeare figures, Laurence Olivier for Hamlet and Henry V (1944).
  • Two actors were in the movie, in which she won an Oscar for Best Actor, Director: Laurence Olivier in Hamlet and Roberto Benigni for Life is Beautiful.
  • Two winners dispensed with the price: George C. Scott for Patton - Rebell in Uniform ( 1971) and Marlon Brando for The Godfather (1973).
  • Movie characters, led their representation of different actors to Oscar nominations: Fredric March and James Mason as Norman Maine in A star rises and a new star in the sky; Robert Donat and Peter O'Toole as Chipping in Goodbye, Mr. Chips and the version from 1969 "Goodbye Mr. Chips "; Laurence Olivier ( in Henry V ) and Kenneth Branagh ( Henry V in ). Than Henry the Fifth of England Charles Laughton and Richard Burton as Henry VIII of England in The Private Life of Henry VIII and Anne of the Thousand Days; In the novel of a flower girl and My Fair Lady, José Ferrer and Gérard Depardieu as Cyrano de Bergerac in The Last Musketeer of 1950 and Cyrano de Bergerac in 1990, Robert Montgomery and Warren Beatty as Joe Pendleton in Leslie Howard and Rex Harrison as Professor Henry Higgins here Comes Mr. Jordan and The heaven Can Wait, Anthony Hopkins and Frank Langella as Richard Nixon in Nixon and Frost / Nixon, and John Wayne and Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn in True Grit and True Grit.
  • 15 minutes and 38 seconds was seen in Separated from bed and board on the canvas David Niven. His presentation is considered to be the shortest that has ever won an Oscar for Best Actor. Second place went to Anthony Hopkins portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs ( about 16 minutes).
  • Six actors have won the Oscar for best leading role and for Best Supporting Actor: Jack Lemmon, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Gene Hackman, Kevin Spacey and Denzel Washington.
  • Al Pacino was for the same character of Michael Corleone once nominated for Best Supporting Actor in The Godfather and once for Best Actor in The Godfather II.










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