The Coppa Volpi ( German: " Volpi Cup " ) is a prize, which is awarded at the annual Film Festival of Venice. The award is in recognition of the best acting performance of an actor and an actress in a film competition and was awarded for the first time in the third edition of the film festival in 1935. Prior to 1932 and 1934 untitled Actor Awards at Fredric March ( Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ) and Helen Hayes ( The Sin of Madelon Claudet ) and Wallace Beery ( cry of the persecuted ) and Katharine Hepburn had already been awarded ( four sisters).
The Coppa Volpi is named after Giuseppe Volpi (1877-1947), an Italian entrepreneur and politician, President of the Biennale di Venezia and co-founder of the Film Festival of Venice was. The winners will receive a trophy a gold plated trophy, which is decorated with the coat of arms of the city of Venice.
The most frequently awarded the Best Actor Award American actors and actresses (29 wins), followed by their colleagues from France (23 ), Great Britain and Italy ( 14). Depending twice the Coppa Volpi received the Frenchman Jean Gabin (1951 and 1954) and Isabelle Huppert (1988 and 1995), the Japanese Toshirō Mifune (1961 and 1965 ), the American Shirley MacLaine (1960 and 1988) and Sean Penn (1998 and 2003) and Spaniard Javier Bardem (2000 and 2004). The controversial jury decision was in 1997, when the victory Victoire Thivisols was announced as Best Actress. The Frenchwoman was at the filming of Jacques Doillon Drama Ponette four years old, which drew a discussion about the use of child actors in the film by itself. To date, Thivisol is the youngest winner of the Coppa Volpi.
Artists from the German-language film was the first time in 1935 and 1937 successfully, when the Austrian Paula Wessely ( episode ) and the German Emil Jannings ( The ruler ) interspersed against the competition. The last German winner Katja Riemann and Michael Fassbender could enter in the list of winners that were awarded in 2003 and 2011 for Rose Street and Shame.
Between 1993 and 1996 also was the Coppa Volpi in the categories of Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress, once awarded 1993 Best Actor award for best ensemble cast.
20 times received awards from the United States, followed by their colleagues from the United Kingdom ( 9 wins ) and France and Italy ( 8 wins ) actor.
* = Best Actor of the festival was not awarded the Coppa Volpi
16 times were actresses awards from France, followed by their colleagues from the United States ( 9 wins ), Italy ( 7 ) and the UK (6).
¹ = 1952, the actual winner Ingrid Bergman was disqualified because her voice was dubbed in the Italian film in competition Europe 51. ² = Best Actress of the festival was not awarded the Coppa Volpi