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Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. Prior to the 49th Academy Awards ceremony (1976), this award was simply known as the Academy Award of Merit for Performance by an Actor. Since its inception, however, the award has commonly been referred to as the Oscar for Best Actor. While actors are nominated for this award by Academy members who are actors and actresses themselves, winners are selected by the Academy membership as a whole. Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood, California Founded on May 11, 1927 in California, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Cinema admissions in 1995 The film industry consists of the technological and commercial institutions of filmmaking: i. ... The 49th Academy Awards were presented March 28, 1977 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... The year 1976 in film involved some significant events. ...

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Throughout the past 80 years, accounting for ties and repeat winners, AMPAS has presented a total of 81 Best Actor awards to 73 different actors. Winners of this Academy Award of Merit receive the familiar Oscar statuette, depicting a gold-plated knight holding a crusader's sword and standing on a reel of film. The first recipient was Emil Jannings, who was honored at the 1st Academy Awards ceremony (1927/1928) for his performances in The Last Command and The Way of All Flesh. The most recent recipient was Daniel Day-Lewis, who was honored at the 80th Academy Awards ceremony (2007) for his performance in There Will Be Blood. Emil Jannings (July 23, 1884 - January 3, 1950) was an actor and the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor. ... 1st Academy Awards Thursday, May 16, 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California Host Show: Douglas Fairbanks, William C. DeMille The 1st Academy Awards presented on May 16, 1929 at a private dinner held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. ... See also: 1926 in film 1927 1928 in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events January 10 - The film Metropolis by Fritz Lang premieres. ... See also: 1927 in film 1928 1929 in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events Although some movies released in 1928 had sound, most were still silent. ... The Last Command is a 1928 film. ... For the 1903 novel, see The Way of All Flesh The Way of All Flesh is a 1927 film that was written by Lajos Biró, Jules Furthman, Julian Johnson and Ernest Maas from a story by Perley Poore Sheehan. ... Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an Academy-Award winning and Golden Globe-award nominated actor. ... The 80th Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best in film for 2007, was broadcast from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California on ABC beginning at 5:30 p. ... 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and several film franchises which premiered or had installments released in 2004, which appear again this year: Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Ocean... There Will Be Blood is a 2007 film directed, written and produced by Paul Thomas Anderson. ...


In the first three years of the Academy Awards, individuals such as actors and directors were nominated as the best in their categories. Then all of their work during the qualifying period (as many as three films, in some cases) was listed after the award. However, during the 3rd Academy Awards ceremony (1929/1930), only one of those films was cited in each winner's final award, even though each of the acting winners had had two films following their names on the ballots. For the 4th Academy Awards ceremony (1930/1931), this unwieldy and confusing system was replaced by the current system in which an actor is nominated for a specific performance in a single film. Such nominations are limited to five per year. Until the 8th Academy Awards ceremony (1935), nominations for the Best Actor award were intended to include all actors, whether the performance was in either a leading or supporting role. At the 9th Academy Awards ceremony (1936), however, the Best Supporting Actor category was specifically introduced as a distinct award following complaints that the single Best Actor category necessarily favored leading performers with the most screen time. Nonetheless, Lionel Barrymore had received a Best Actor award (A Free Soul, 1931) and Franchot Tone a Best Actor nomination (Mutiny on the Bounty, 1935) for their performances in clear supporting roles. Currently, Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, and Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role constitute the four Academy Awards of Merit for acting annually presented by AMPAS. Categories: Possible copyright violations ... See also: 1928 in film 1929 1930 in film 1920s in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events The days of the silent film were numbered. ... See also: 1929 in film 1930 1931 in film 1930s in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films The Indians Are Coming Madam Satan Der Blaue Engel Academy Awards Best Picture: All Quiet on the Western Front - Universal Studios Best Actress: Norma Shearer - The Divorcee... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... See also: 1929 in film 1930 1931 in film 1930s in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films The Indians Are Coming Madam Satan Der Blaue Engel Academy Awards Best Picture: All Quiet on the Western Front - Universal Studios Best Actress: Norma Shearer - The Divorcee... // Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff Ingagi, starring Sir Hubert Winstead Mata Hari, starring Greta Garbo and Lionel Barrymore City Lights starring Charles Chaplin Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde starring Fredric March Best Picture: Cimarron - MGM Best Actor: Lionel Barrymore - A Free Soul Best Actor: Wallace Beery - The Champ Best Actor: Fredric... The 8th Academy Awards were held on March 5, 1936 at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. ... See also: 1934 in film 1935 1936 in film 1930s in film years in film film Events Judy Garland signs a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). ... | The 9th Academy Awards were held on March 4, 1937 at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. ... See also: 1935 in film 1936 1937 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January 6 - first Porky Pig animated cartoon September 28 - The Marx Brothers Harpo Marx marries actress Susan Fleming Top grossing films in North America Red River Valley Academy Awards Best Picture: The Great... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Lionel Barrymore (born Lionel Herbert Blythe on April 28, 1878 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – November 15, 1954 in Van Nuys, California) was an American Academy Award Winning actor of stage, radio and film. ... A Free Soul is a 1931 film which tells the story of an alcoholic defense attorney who must defend his daughters ex-boyfriend on a charge of murdering the mobster she had started a relationship with, a mobster whom her father had gotten an acquittal on a murder charge. ... // Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff Ingagi, starring Sir Hubert Winstead Mata Hari, starring Greta Garbo and Lionel Barrymore City Lights starring Charles Chaplin Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde starring Fredric March Best Picture: Cimarron - MGM Best Actor: Lionel Barrymore - A Free Soul Best Actor: Wallace Beery - The Champ Best Actor: Fredric... Franchot Tone (February 27, 1905 – September 18, 1968) was an American actor. ... Mutiny on the Bounty, based on the 1932 novel by Charles Nordhoff, is a 1935 film starring Charles Laughton, Clark Gable and Franchot Tone. ... See also: 1934 in film 1935 1936 in film 1930s in film years in film film Events Judy Garland signs a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). ... Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ...


Superlatives

Superlative Best Actor Best Supporting Actor Overall
Actor with Most Awards Spencer Tracy, Fredric March,
Gary Cooper, Marlon Brando,
Dustin Hoffman,
Tom Hanks, Jack Nicholson, and Daniel Day-Lewis
2 Walter Brennan 3 Walter Brennan and Jack Nicholson 3
Actor with Most Nominations Spencer Tracy and Laurence Olivier 9 Walter Brennan, Claude Rains,
Arthur Kennedy, and Jack Nicholson
4 Yves Rosius 12
Actor with Most Nominations without ever winning Peter O'Toole 8 Claude Rains and Arthur Kennedy 4 Peter O'Toole 8
Film with Most Nominations Mutiny on the Bounty 3 On the Waterfront, The Godfather,
and The Godfather Part II
3 On the Waterfront, The Godfather,
and The Godfather Part II
4
Oldest Winner Henry Fonda 76 George Burns 80 George Burns 80
Oldest Nominee Richard Farnsworth 79 Hal Holbrook 82 Hal Holbrook 82
Youngest Winner Adrien Brody 29 Timothy Hutton 20 Timothy Hutton 20
Youngest Nominee Jackie Cooper 9 Justin Henry 8 Justin Henry 8

Eight men have won the Best Actor award twice. In chronological order, they are: Spencer Tracy (1937, 1938), Fredric March (1932, 1946), Gary Cooper (1941, 1952), Marlon Brando (1954, 1972), Dustin Hoffman (1979, 1988), Tom Hanks (1993, 1994), Jack Nicholson (1975, 1997), and Daniel Day-Lewis (1989, 2007). Tracy and Hanks were the only actors to win their awards in consecutive years. Furthermore, both Tracy and Hanks were the same age at the time they received their Academy Awards: 37 for the first and 38 for the second. The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ... Fredric March (August 31, 1897 – April 14, 1975) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor of English heritage. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning, BAFTA-winning, and five-time Golden Globe-winning American method actor. ... Thomas Jeffrey Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-, two-time Emmy-, four-time Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. ... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ... Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an Academy-Award winning and Golden Globe-award nominated actor. ... Walter Brennan (July 25, 1894 – September 21, 1974) was a three time Academy Award winning American actor. ... Walter Brennan (July 25, 1894 – September 21, 1974) was a three time Academy Award winning American actor. ... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ... Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... Walter Brennan (July 25, 1894 – September 21, 1974) was a three time Academy Award winning American actor. ... Claude Rains (November 10, 1889 – May 30, 1967) was a British-born theatre and film actor, who later held American citizenship, best known for his many roles in Hollywood films. ... Arthur Kennedy in Champion. ... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ... Peter Seamus OToole (born August 2, 1932, uncertain but presumed correct date[1]) is an eight-time Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. ... Claude Rains (November 10, 1889 – May 30, 1967) was a British-born theatre and film actor, who later held American citizenship, best known for his many roles in Hollywood films. ... Arthur Kennedy in Champion. ... Peter Seamus OToole (born August 2, 1932, uncertain but presumed correct date[1]) is an eight-time Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. ... Mutiny on the Bounty, based on the 1932 novel by Charles Nordhoff, is a 1935 film starring Charles Laughton, Clark Gable and Franchot Tone. ... For other uses, see On the Waterfront (disambiguation). ... This article is about the 1972 film. ... The Godfather Part II is a 1974 Academy Award-winning motion picture directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script co-written with Mario Puzo. ... For other uses, see On the Waterfront (disambiguation). ... This article is about the 1972 film. ... The Godfather Part II is a 1974 Academy Award-winning motion picture directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script co-written with Mario Puzo. ... Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was a highly acclaimed Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor, best known for his roles as plain-speaking idealists. ... George Burns[1], born Nathan Birnbaum (January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996), was an American comedian and actor. ... George Burns[1], born Nathan Birnbaum (January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996), was an American comedian and actor. ... Richard Farnsworth Richard Farnsworth (September 1, 1920 – October 6, 2000) was an American actor. ... Harold Rowe Holbrook, Jr. ... Harold Rowe Holbrook, Jr. ... Adrien Brody (born April 14, 1973) is an American actor. ... Image:Timhut. ... Image:Timhut. ... Jackie Cooper (born September 15, 1922) is an American Academy Award-nominated actor, Emmy Award-winning TV director, and TV producer. ... Justin Henry (born May 25, 1971 in Rye, New York) is an American actor and director. ... Justin Henry (born May 25, 1971 in Rye, New York) is an American actor and director. ... Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ... Fredric March (August 31, 1897 – April 14, 1975) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor of English heritage. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning, BAFTA-winning, and five-time Golden Globe-winning American method actor. ... Thomas Jeffrey Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-, two-time Emmy-, four-time Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. ... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ... Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an Academy-Award winning and Golden Globe-award nominated actor. ...


The actors with the most nominations in this category are Spencer Tracy and Laurence Olivier, with nine each. Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson, and Peter O'Toole tie for third place with eight nominations each. Nicholson won his awards a record 22 years apart. O'Toole holds the record for the longest time span between his first and last nominations (44 years), and he also holds the record for the greatest number of nominations without ever winning the award (eight). Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... This article is about the American actor and race team owner. ... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ... Peter Seamus OToole (born August 2, 1932, uncertain but presumed correct date[1]) is an eight-time Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. ...


Six actors have won both the Best Actor and the Best Supporting Actor awards: Jack Lemmon, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Gene Hackman, Kevin Spacey, and Denzel Washington. The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001), better known as Jack Lemmon, was a two-time Academy Award and Cannes Award-winning American actor and comedian. ... Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ... Eugene Allen Gene Hackman[1] (born January 30, 1930) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Kevin Spacey (born July 26, 1959) is an Academy Award-winning American actor (film and stage) and director. ... Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. ...


There has only been one tie in the history of this category, and it wasn't an exact tie. In 1932, Fredric March received one more vote than Wallace Beery. Academy rules at that time considered such a close margin to be a tie, so both March and Beery received the award. Under the current Academy rules, however, dual awards are only given for exact ties. While that has never happened for the Best Actor award, it did happen for the Best Actress award in 1968. Fredric March (August 31, 1897 – April 14, 1975) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Wallace Beery (April 1, 1885 – April 15, 1949) was an Academy Award-winning American actor, best known for his portrayal of Long John Silver in Treasure Island (1934) as well as more than 200 other movie roles over a 36-year span. ... Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ...


Peter Finch is the only posthumous winner, and James Dean, Spencer Tracy, and Massimo Troisi are the only other posthumously nominated performers in this category. Dean was posthumously nominated twice. Peter Finch (September 28, 1912 – January 14, 1977) was an English-born actor with strong Australian connections. ... For the film, see James Dean (film). ... Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ... Massimo Troisi. ...


Three actors have been nominated for Best Actor more than once for the same character: Bing Crosby as Father O'Malley in Going My Way and The Bells of St. Mary's; 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. (Al Pacino was nominated in 1974 for a role for which he had previously been nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Michael Corleone, in The Godfather Part II.) Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... Going My Way, a 1944 Academy Award winning film directed by Leo McCarey and starring Bing Crosby. ... The Bells of St. ... Peter Seamus OToole (born August 2, 1932, uncertain but presumed correct date[1]) is an eight-time Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. ... Becket is a 1964 film adaptation of the play Becket or the Honour of God by Jean Anouilh made by Hal Wallis Productions and released by Paramount Pictures. ... The Lion in Winter is a 1968 historical costume drama made by Embassy Pictures, based on the Broadway play by James Goldman. ... This article is about the American actor and race team owner. ... The Hustler is a 1961 film adaptation of the novel of the same name (1959) by Walter Tevis. ... The Color of Money was a 1984 novel by American writer Walter Tevis, continuing the story of Fast Eddie Felson from The Hustler (1959). ... Alfredo James Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an Academy, Golden Globe, Tony, BAFTA, Emmy, and SAG award winning American actor who is best known for playing the roles of Tony Montana in the 1983 film Scarface and Michael Corleone in The Godfather Trilogy . ... The Godfather Part II is a 1974 Academy Award-winning motion picture directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script co-written with Mario Puzo. ...


Several pairs of actors have been nominated for playing the same character or historical figure: Fredric March and James Mason as Norman Maine in A Star Is Born, Robert Donat and Peter O'Toole as Chipping in Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Laurence Olivier and Kenneth Branagh as Henry V, Charles Laughton and Richard Burton as Henry VIII, Leslie Howard and Rex Harrison as Professor Henry Higgins in Pygmalion and My Fair Lady, and José Ferrer and Gerard Depardieu as Cyrano de Bergerac. Robert De Niro won Best Supporting Actor for playing Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II, the role for which Marlon Brando had previously won Best Actor. Fredric March (August 31, 1897 – April 14, 1975) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor. ... James Neville Mason (May 15, 1909 – July 27, 1984) was a three-time Academy Award nominated English actor who attained stardom in both British and American films. ... A Star Is Born is the title of three films: A Star Is Born (1937 film), starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. ... Friedrich Robert Donath (March 18, 1905 – June 9, 1958), better known by his stage name Robert Donat, was a distinguished English film and stage actor of English, Polish and German descent. ... Peter Seamus OToole (born August 2, 1932, uncertain but presumed correct date[1]) is an eight-time Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. ... Goodbye, Mr. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... Kenneth Charles Branagh (born December 10, 1960) is an Emmy Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated Northern Irish-born actor and film director. ... Title page of the first quarto (1600) Henry V, also known as The Cronicle History of Henry the fift, is a play by William Shakespeare based on the life of King Henry V of England. ... Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 – 15 December 1962) was an English stage and film actor. ... For other persons named Richard Burton, see Richard Burton (disambiguation). ... Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England and Lord of Ireland (later King of Ireland) from 22 April 1509 until his death. ... Leslie Howard (April 3, 1893 - June 1, 1943) was an English stage and Academy Award nominated film actor. ... Sir Reginald Rex Carey Harrison, KBE (5 March 1908 – 2 June 1990) was an Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning English theatre and film actor. ... Play cover, depicting Mrs Campbell as Eliza Pygmalion (1913) is a play by George Bernard Shaw based on Ovids tale of Pygmalion. ... My Fair Lady is an Academy Award-winning 1964 film adaptation of the stage musical, My Fair Lady, based in turn on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. ... José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón (January 8, 1909 – January 26, 1992), was an Academy Award-winning Puerto Rican actor and film director, born in the Santurce district of San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... Gérard Depardieu (born December 27, 1948) is a French actor. ... This article is about the historical figure. ... Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... Best Supporting Actor or Best Supporting Actress is an accolade given by a group of film or theatre professionals in recognition of the work of supporting and character actors. ... The Godfather Part II is a 1974 Academy Award-winning motion picture directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script co-written with Mario Puzo. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ...


Laurence Olivier is the only actor to have won an Oscar for a Shakespearean performance: Best Actor for Hamlet (1948). Olivier also received an Academy Honorary Award for Henry V (1944). Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... Hamlet is a 1948 British film adaptation of William Shakespeares play Hamlet, directed by and starring Sir Laurence Olivier. ... The Academy Honorary Award is given irregularly by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to celebrate motion picture achievements that are not covered by existing Academy Awards. ... Henry V is a 1944 film adaptation of William Shakespeares play Henry V. The on-screen title is The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France (the title of the 1600 quarto edition of the play). ...


Robert Downey Jr. is the only actor nominated for playing a previous nominee, Charles Chaplin, in Chaplin. Robert John Downey, Jr. ... For the Jamaican musician named Charlie Chaplin, see Charlie Chaplin (singer). ... Chaplin is a 1992 semi-biographical film about the life of Charles Chaplin. ...


Two actors directed their own Oscar-winning performances: Laurence Olivier in Hamlet and Roberto Benigni in Life Is Beautiful. To date, however, no individual has won both Best Actor and Best Director. Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... For other uses, see Hamlet (disambiguation). ... Life Is Beautiful (Italian: La vita è bella) is a 1997 Italian language film which tells the story of a Jewish Italian, Guido Orefice (played by Roberto Benigni, who also directed and co-wrote the film), who must learn how to use his fertile imagination to help his son survive their...


Two winners have declined the award: George C. Scott, who won for Patton in 1970 (he had also declined his 1961 nomination for Best Supporting Actor for The Hustler); and Marlon Brando, upon winning his second Oscar for The Godfather in 1972. George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 - September 22, 1999) was a stage and film actor, director, and producer. ... Patton (UK: Patton: Lust for Glory) is a 1970 epic biographical film which tells the story of General George S. Patton during World War II. It stars George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates, and Karl Michael Vogler. ... The Hustler is a 1961 film adaptation of the novel of the same name (1959) by Walter Tevis. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... This article is about the 1972 film. ...


A few early winning and nominated performances have subsequently been lost, including Emil Jannings in The Way of All Flesh (1928), Lewis Stone in The Patriot (1928), and Lawrence Tibbett in The Rogue Song (1930), of which only a short fragment and the soundtrack survives. A lost film is a feature film or short film that no longer exists in either studio archives or private collections. ... Emil Jannings (July 23, 1884 - January 3, 1950) was an actor and the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor. ... For the 1927 and 1940 films, see The Way of All Flesh (film) The Way of All Flesh (1903) is a semi-autobiographical novel by Samuel Butler which attacks Victorian era hypocrisy. ... Lewis Shepard Stone (November 15, 1879 - September 12, 1953) was an American actor. ... The Patriot is a semi-biographical film that was released in 1928. ... Lawrence Tibbett Lawrence Mervil Tibbett (November 16, 1896 - July 15, 1960) is acknowledged as one of the greatest American singers of opera. ... The Rogue Song is a 1930 musical romance film which tells the story of a Russian bandit who falls in love with a princess, but takes his revenge on her when her brother rapes and kills his sister. ...


Daniel Day-Lewis is the only non-American actor to win two Academy Awards for Best Actor. Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an Academy-Award winning and Golden Globe-award nominated actor. ...


Winners and nominees

Following the Academy's practice, the films below are listed by year of their Los Angeles qualifying run, which is usually (but not always) the film's year of release. For example, the Oscar for Best Actor of 1999 was announced during the award ceremony held in 2000. Winners are listed first in bold, followed by the other nominees.


1920s

See also: 1927 in film 1928 1929 in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events Although some movies released in 1928 had sound, most were still silent. ... Emil Jannings (July 23, 1884 - January 3, 1950) was an actor and the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor. ... The Last Command is a 1928 film. ... For the 1903 novel, see The Way of All Flesh The Way of All Flesh is a 1927 film that was written by Lajos Biró, Jules Furthman, Julian Johnson and Ernest Maas from a story by Perley Poore Sheehan. ... Richard (Dick) Barthelmess (May 9, 1895 - August 17, 1963) was a silent film star. ... The Noose is a film adaptation of the Willard Mack play The Noose, which was released in 1928, and stars Richard Barthelmess, Montagu Love, Robert Emmett OConnor and Thelma Todd. ... The Patent Leather Kid is a 1927 film which tells the story of a boxer who tries to overcome corruption in the sport. ... See also: 1928 in film 1929 1930 in film 1920s in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events The days of the silent film were numbered. ... Actor Warner Baxter Warner Baxter (March 29, 1889 - May 7, 1951) was an American actor. ... In Old Arizona is a 1929 Western film, directed by Raoul Walsh, nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. ... The Cisco Kid was a popular radio, television and film series based on the fictional Western character created by author O. Henry in his short story The Caballeros Way, published in 1907 in the short story collection Heart of the West. ... George Bancroft (September 30, 1882 - October 2, 1956) was an American actor. ... Thunderbolt is a 1929 film noir which tells the story of a criminal, facing execution, who wants to kill the man in the next cell for being in love with his girlfriend. ... John Chester Brooks Morris (February 16, 1901 - September 11, 1970) was an American actor. ... For alibi used in the sense of a legal defense, see the Wiktionary entry Alibi. ... Paul Muni (September 22, 1895 – August 25, 1967) was an Academy Award-winning and Tony Award-winning American stage and film actor. ... The Valiant is a 1929 film which tells the story of a man condemned to execution who tries to convince two women that he is not their son and brother, and that they must get on with their lives. ... Lewis Shepard Stone (November 15, 1879 - September 12, 1953) was an American actor. ... The Patriot is a semi-biographical film that was released in 1928. ...

1930s

See also: 1929 in film 1930 1931 in film 1930s in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films The Indians Are Coming Madam Satan Der Blaue Engel Academy Awards Best Picture: All Quiet on the Western Front - Universal Studios Best Actress: Norma Shearer - The Divorcee... George Arliss (10 April 1868- 5 February 1946) was a British actor. ... Disraeli is a 1929 film that was adapted by Julien Josephson and De Leon Anthony from a play by Louis N. Parker. ... Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (December 21, 1804 - April 24, British Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and author. ... George Arliss (10 April 1868- 5 February 1946) was a British actor. ... The Green Goddess is a 1929 film which tells the story of three English people who crash land in an Indian kingdom in which the Rajah threatens to execute them if the British execute his half brothers. ... Wallace Beery (April 1, 1885 – April 15, 1949) was an Academy Award-winning American actor, best known for his portrayal of Long John Silver in Treasure Island (1934) as well as more than 200 other movie roles over a 36-year span. ... Look up big house in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... French singer Maurice Chevalier with stars of Hellzapoppin at Expo 67, in Montreal, Quebec. ... The Big Pond is a 1930 romantic comedy film starring Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, George Barbier, Marion Ballou and Andrée Corday. ... The Love Parade is a 1929 musical comedy film. ... Ronald Colman (February 9, 1891 – May 19, 1958) was an Oscar-winning English actor. ... Bulldog Drummond is a 1929 detective film which tells the story of Captain Hugh Bulldog Drummond, a British officer bored with civilian life, who investigates an extortion case for a beautiful girl. ... Bulldog Drummond is a British fictional character created by Sapper, a pseudonym of H. C. McNeile (1888-1937), in imitation of the hard boiled noir-style detectives appearing in contemporary American fiction. ... Condemned is a 1929 melodrama film. ... Lawrence Tibbett Lawrence Mervil Tibbett (November 16, 1896 - July 15, 1960) is acknowledged as one of the greatest American singers of opera. ... The Rogue Song is a 1930 musical romance film which tells the story of a Russian bandit who falls in love with a princess, but takes his revenge on her when her brother rapes and kills his sister. ... // Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff Ingagi, starring Sir Hubert Winstead Mata Hari, starring Greta Garbo and Lionel Barrymore City Lights starring Charles Chaplin Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde starring Fredric March Best Picture: Cimarron - MGM Best Actor: Lionel Barrymore - A Free Soul Best Actor: Wallace Beery - The Champ Best Actor: Fredric... Lionel Barrymore (born Lionel Herbert Blythe on April 28, 1878 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – November 15, 1954 in Van Nuys, California) was an American Academy Award Winning actor of stage, radio and film. ... A Free Soul is a 1931 film which tells the story of an alcoholic defense attorney who must defend his daughters ex-boyfriend on a charge of murdering the mobster she had started a relationship with, a mobster whom her father had gotten an acquittal on a murder charge. ... Adolphe Menjou Adolphe Jean Menjou (February 18, 1890 – October 29, 1963) was an American actor of French and Irish descent. ... The Front Page was a smash hit Broadway comedy written in 1928 by onetime Chicago, Illinois reporters Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. ... Jackie Cooper (born September 15, 1922) is an American Academy Award-nominated actor, Emmy Award-winning TV director, and TV producer. ... Skippy is one of the first films nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, in 1931. ... Richard Dix publicity photo Richard Dix (July 18, 1893 - September 20, 1949) was an American actor. ... Cimarron is a 1931 film directed by Wesley Ruggles and based on the Edna Ferber novel Cimarron. ... Fredric March (August 31, 1897 – April 14, 1975) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor. ... The Royal Family of Broadway is a 1930 comedy film which tells the story of a girl from a family of great Broadway actors who contemplates leaving show business and getting married. ... See also: 1931 in film 1932 1933 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events Shirley Temples film career begins Disney released Flowers and Trees their first cartoon in three-strip Technicolor film. ... Fredric March (August 31, 1897 – April 14, 1975) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Dr. Jekyll and Mr. ... Wallace Beery (April 1, 1885 – April 15, 1949) was an Academy Award-winning American actor, best known for his portrayal of Long John Silver in Treasure Island (1934) as well as more than 200 other movie roles over a 36-year span. ... For the 1979 remake, see The Champ (1979 film). ... Alfred Lunt photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1932 Alfred Lunt (August 12, 1892–August 3, 1977) was an American actor. ... The Guardsman is a 1931 movie based on the play Testör by Ferenc Molnar and the play Elizabeth the Queen by Maxwell Anderson. ... See also: 1932 in film 1933 1934 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events British Film Institute founded. ... Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 – 15 December 1962) was an English stage and film actor. ... The Private Life of Henry VIII is a 1933 film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. ... Henry VIII redirects here. ... Leslie Howard (April 3, 1893 - June 1, 1943) was an English stage and Academy Award nominated film actor. ... Berkeley Square is the title of a 1933 film which tells the story of a young American who is transported back to London in the time of the American Revolution and meets his ancestors. ... Paul Muni (September 22, 1895 – August 25, 1967) was an Academy Award-winning and Tony Award-winning American stage and film actor. ... Paul Muni plays a prisoner working on the chain gang I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang is a 1932 movie in which Paul Muni stars as a wrongly accused escapee from a brutal chain gang. ... See also: 1933 in film 1934 1935 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January 26 - Samuel Goldwyn (of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) finally purchased the film rights to The Wizard of Oz from Frank J. Baum for $40,000. ... William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ... It Happened One Night is a 1934 romantic comedy directed by Frank Capra, in which a pampered socialite (Claudette Colbert) tries to get out from under her fathers thumb, and falls in love with a roguish reporter (Clark Gable). ... Frank Morgan as The Wizard of Oz. ... The Affairs of Cellini is a 1934 comedy film which tells the story of the amorous Benvenuto Cellini and his various love affairs. ... Alessandro de Medici. ... William Horatio Powell (July 29, 1892 - March 5, 1984) was an American actor, noted for his sophisticated, cynical roles. ... For other uses, see The Thin Man (disambiguation). ... Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell and Myrna Loy in the 1939 film Another Thin Man) Nick and Nora Charles, or Mr. ... See also: 1934 in film 1935 1936 in film 1930s in film years in film film Events Judy Garland signs a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). ... Victor Andrew de Bier McLaglen (December 10, 1886[1] - November 7, 1959) was a British boxer and Academy Award winning actor, who later became a naturalized American citizen. ... The Informer is a 1935 dramatic film. ... William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ... Mutiny on the Bounty, based on the 1932 novel by Charles Nordhoff, is a 1935 film starring Charles Laughton, Clark Gable and Franchot Tone. ... Fletcher Christian, an artists impression Fletcher Christian (September 25, 1764 – October 3, 1793) was a Masters Mate on board the Bounty during William Blighs fateful voyage to Tahiti for breadfruit plants (see Mutiny on the Bounty). ... Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 – 15 December 1962) was an English stage and film actor. ... Mutiny on the Bounty, based on the 1932 novel by Charles Nordhoff, is a 1935 film starring Charles Laughton, Clark Gable and Franchot Tone. ... 1814 portrait of William Bligh Vice-Admiral William Bligh FRS RN (9 September 1754 – 7 December 1817) was an officer of the British Royal Navy and colonial administrator. ... Franchot Tone (February 27, 1905 – September 18, 1968) was an American actor. ... Mutiny on the Bounty, based on the 1932 novel by Charles Nordhoff, is a 1935 film starring Charles Laughton, Clark Gable and Franchot Tone. ... See also: 1935 in film 1936 1937 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January 6 - first Porky Pig animated cartoon September 28 - The Marx Brothers Harpo Marx marries actress Susan Fleming Top grossing films in North America Red River Valley Academy Awards Best Picture: The Great... Paul Muni (September 22, 1895 – August 25, 1967) was an Academy Award-winning and Tony Award-winning American stage and film actor. ... The Story of Louis Pasteur is a 1935 biographical film. ... Louis Pasteur (December 27, 1822 – September 28, 1895) was a French chemist and microbiologist best known for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of disease. ... Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor of English heritage. ... Mr. ... Walter Huston (April 6, 1884 – April 7, 1950) was a Canadian-born American actor. ... William Horatio Powell (July 29, 1892 - March 5, 1984) was an American actor, noted for his sophisticated, cynical roles. ... My Man Godfrey is a screwball comedy film released in 1936 by Universal Pictures. ... Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ... The April 18, 1906 San Francisco earthquake is the historical background for San Francisco, a 1936 movie romance film between Blackie Norton, a gambling hall tycoon, played by Clark Gable, and a promising but impoverished singer, from Colorado, Mary Blake, portrayed by singer Jeanette MacDonald. ... See also: 1936 in film 1937 category:1937 films 1938 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events April 16 - Way Out West premieres in the US. May 7 - Shall We Dance premieres in the US. Top grossing films Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Conquest Damaged Lives... Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ... Freddie Bartholomew in a promotional photo for Captains Courageous Captains Courageous is a 1937 film, based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling. ... Charles Boyer (August 28, 1899 – August 26, 1978) was a French-American actor who starred in several classic Hollywood films, TV director and TV producer. ... Conquest (also called Marie Walewska) is a 1937 film which tells the story of a Polish countess who becomes the mistress of Napoleon in order to influence his actions towards her homeland. ... Napoléon I, Emperor of the French (born Napoleone di Buonaparte, changed his name to Napoléon Bonaparte)[1] (15 August 1769; Ajaccio, Corsica – 5 May 1821; Saint Helena) was a general during the French Revolution, the ruler of France as First Consul (Premier Consul) of the French Republic from... Fredric March (August 31, 1897 – April 14, 1975) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor. ... DVD cover showing stars Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. ... Robert Montgomery (May 21, 1904 – September 27, 1981) was an American actor and director. ... Night Must Fall is a play, a psychological thriller, by Emlyn Williams, first performed in 1935. ... Paul Muni (September 22, 1895 – August 25, 1967) was an Academy Award-winning and Tony Award-winning American stage and film actor. ... The Life of Emile Zola is a 1937 movie giving a biography of the famous French author Émile Zola. ... Émile Zola (2 April 1840 – 29 September 1902) was an influential French writer, the most important example of the literary school of naturalism, and a major figure in the political liberalization of France. ... See also: 1937 in film 1937 1939 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January — MGM announces that Judy Garland would be cast in the role of Dorothy in the upcoming Wizard of Oz motion picture. ... Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ... Boys Town is a 1938 film based on (real-world) Father Flanagans work with a group of disadvantaged and delinquent boys in a home that he founded and named Boys Town. ... Image:Edwardjflanagan. ... Charles Boyer (August 28, 1899 – August 26, 1978) was a French-American actor who starred in several classic Hollywood films, TV director and TV producer. ... Algiers a 1938 film directed by John Cromwell with Charles Boyer. ... James Francis Cagney, Jr. ... Angels with Dirty Faces is a well-known and often referenced 1938 Warner Brothers film noir directed by Michael Curtiz and starring James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Pat OBrien, and the Dead End Kids. ... Friedrich Robert Donath (March 18, 1905 – June 9, 1958), better known by his stage name Robert Donat, was a distinguished English film and stage actor of English, Polish and German descent. ... The Citadel is a 1938 film based on the novel by A. J. Cronin, first published in 1937. ... Leslie Howard (April 3, 1893 - June 1, 1943) was an English stage and Academy Award nominated film actor. ... Pygmalion (1938) is a British film based on George Bernard Shaws play of the same name, and adapted by him for the screen. ... The year 1939 in film involved some significant events. ... Friedrich Robert Donath (March 18, 1905 – June 9, 1958), better known by his stage name Robert Donat, was a distinguished English film and stage actor of English, Polish and German descent. ... Goodbye, Mr. ... William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ... For the novel, see Gone with the Wind. ... Rhett Butler is the handsome, dashing hero of Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Heathcliff is the central male character of the novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. Owing to the novels enduring fame and popularity, Heathcliff is often regarded as an archetype of the tortured Romantic Byronic hero whose all-consuming passions are powerful enough to destroy both himself and those around... Actor Mickey Rooney speaks at the Pentagon in 2000 during a ceremony honoring the USO. Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr. ... For other persons named James Stewart, see James Stewart (disambiguation). ... Mr. ...

1940s

The year 1940 in film involved some significant events. ... For other persons named James Stewart, see James Stewart (disambiguation). ... The Philadelphia Story is a 1940 romantic screwball comedy starring Jimmy Stewart, Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. ... Charles Chaplin redirects here. ... The Great Dictator is a film directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin. ... Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was a highly acclaimed Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor, best known for his roles as plain-speaking idealists. ... This article is about the film. ... Tom Joad is a character from John Steinbecks The Grapes of Wrath. ... Raymond Massey photographed by Carl Van Vechten Raymond Hart Massey (August 30, 1896 – July 29, 1983) was a Canadian actor. ... Abe Lincoln in Illinois is a 1940 biographical film which tells the story of the life of Abraham Lincoln. ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... Rebecca is a 1940 psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock as his first American project. ... The year 1941 in film involved some significant events. ... Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor of English heritage. ... For the unsuccessful U.S. weapon system, see M247 Sergeant York. ... Alvin York, and his army registration card Alvin Cullum York (December 13, 1887 – September 2, 1964) was a United States soldier, famous as a World War I hero. ... For the vocal coach, see Carrie Grant. ... Penny Serenade is a 1941 film melodrama starring Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Beulah Bondi and Edgar Buchanan. ... Walter Huston (April 6, 1884 – April 7, 1950) was a Canadian-born American actor. ... For other uses, see The Devil and Daniel Webster (disambiguation). ... Robert Montgomery (May 21, 1904 – September 27, 1981) was an American actor and director. ... Here Comes Mr. ... George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an Academy Award-winning American director, writer, actor and producer for film, stage, radio and television. ... Citizen Kane is a 1941 classic American dramatic film, the first feature film directed by Orson Welles, who also co-authored the screenplay. ... Information Gender Male Age 78 (at time of death) Date of birth 1863 (estimated) Date of death 1941 Occupation Newspaper tycoon Family Mary Kane (mother) Relationships Emily Monroe Norton Kane (first wife) Susan Alexander Kane (second wife) Children Charles Foster Kane III Portrayed by Buddy Swan (as a child) Orson... See also: 1941 in film 1942 1943 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Carole Lombard is killed in a plane crash when returning from a War Bond tour. ... James Francis Cagney, Jr. ... Yankee Doodle Dandy is a 1942 biographical film about George M. Cohan, starring James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf, Irene Manning, George Tobias, Rosemary DeCamp and Jeanne Cagney. ... George Michael Cohan (July 3, 1878 – November 5, 1942) was a United States entertainer, playwright, composer, lyricist, actor, singer, dancer, director, and producer of Irish descent. ... Ronald Colman (February 9, 1891 – May 19, 1958) was an Oscar-winning English actor. ... Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor of English heritage. ... The Pride of the Yankees is a 1942 biographical film directed by Sam Wood about the New York Yankees star baseball player, first baseman Lou Gehrig, who had his Hall-of-Fame career tragically cut short at 36 years of age when he was stricken with the fatal disease amyotrophic... Henry Louis Lou Gehrig (June 19, 1903 â€“ June 2, 1941), born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig[2], was an American baseball player in the 1920s and 1930s, who set several Major League records and was popularly called the The Iron Horse[2] for his durability. ... Walter Pidgeon Walter Pidgeon (September 23, 1897 – September 25, 1984) was a Canadian actor. ... Mrs. ... Monty Woolley (August 17, 1888 - May 6, 1963) was an American actor. ... The Pied Piper is a 1942 film in which an Englishman, on vacation in France, is caught up in the German invasion of that country, and finds himself helping a large group of children to safety. ... The year 1943 in film involved some significant events. ... Paul Lukas (May 26, 1887 - August 15, 1971) was a Hungarian actor. ... Watch on the Rhine is a 1943 film which tells the story of a man who, in attempting to return to the United States during World War II, is blackmailed by a Nazi sympathiser. ... Bogart redirects here. ... This article is about the 1942 film. ... Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor of English heritage. ... For Whom the Bell Tolls is a 1943 film based on the famous novel by Ernest Hemingway. ... Walter Pidgeon Walter Pidgeon (September 23, 1897 – September 25, 1984) was a Canadian actor. ... Madame Curie is a 1943 biographical film made by MGM. It was directed by Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Sidney Franklin from a screenplay by Paul Osborn, Paul H. Rameau and Aldous Huxley (uncredited), adapted from the biography by Eve Curie. ... Pierre Curie (May 15, 1859 – died April 19, 1906) was a French physicist, a pioneer in crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity and radioactivity. ... Actor Mickey Rooney speaks at the Pentagon in 2000 during a ceremony honoring the USO. Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr. ... The Human Comedy is a novel by William Saroyan. ... // July 20 - Since You Went Away is released. ... Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... Going My Way, a 1944 Academy Award winning film directed by Leo McCarey and starring Bing Crosby. ... Charles Boyer (August 28, 1899 – August 26, 1978) was a French-American actor who starred in several classic Hollywood films, TV director and TV producer. ... Gaslight is a 1944 film, considered film noir, directed by George Cukor starring Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer. ... Barry Fitzgerald (March 10, 1888 – January 14, 1961) was an Irish actor. ... Going My Way, a 1944 Academy Award winning film directed by Leo McCarey and starring Bing Crosby. ... For the vocal coach, see Carrie Grant. ... Alexander Knox (January 16, 1907 _ April 25, 1995) was a Canadian actor. ... Wilson is a 1944 biographical film about President Woodrow Wilson. ... Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856—February 3, 1924), was the twenty-eighth President of the United States. ... // Paramount Studios releases theatrical short cartoon titled The Friendly Ghost, featuring ghost named Casper With Rossellinis Roma Città aperta, Italian neorealist cinema begins. ... Ray Milland (January 3, 1905 or 1907 – March 10, 1986) was an Oscar-winning Welsh actor and director who worked primarily in the United States. ... Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... The Bells of St. ... For the similarly-named American actress, see Jean Kelly. ... Anchors Aweigh is a 1945 musical comedy film, directed by George Sidney in which two sailors go on a four-day shore leave in Hollywood, accompanied by music and song, meet an aspiring young singer and try to help her get an audition at MGM. It stars Frank Sinatra, Gene... Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ... The Keys of the Kingdom is a 1944 film which tells the story of a young priest who struggles to establish a mission in China. ... Cornel Wilde Cornelius Louis Wilde (October 13, 1915 – October 16, 1989) was an American actor. ... A Song to Remember is a 1945 biographical film which tells the life story of pianist and composer Frederic Chopin. ... Chopin redirects here. ... See also: 1945 in film 1946 1947 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America The Bells of St. ... Fredric March (August 31, 1897 – April 14, 1975) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor. ... The Best Years of Our Lives is a 1946 movie about three servicemen (an air force officer, an infantry sergeant, and an ordinary sailor) trying to piece their lives back together after coming back home from World War II. It is based on a novel by MacKinlay Kantor, Glory for... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... Henry V is a 1944 film adaptation of William Shakespeares play Henry V. The on-screen title is The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France (the title of the 1600 quarto edition of the play). ... Larry Parks (December 13, 1914 - April 13, 1975) was an American actor who was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studio bosses during the era of McCarthyism. ... The Jolson Story is a 1946 autobiographical film which tells the life story of singer and actor Al Jolson. ... Al Jolson (May 26, 1886–October 23, 1950) was a highly acclaimed American singer, comedian and actor of Jewish heritage whose career lasted from 1911 until his death in 1950. ... Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ... The Yearling is a 1946 family film drama made by MGM. It was directed by Clarence Brown and produced by Sidney Franklin. ... For other persons named James Stewart, see James Stewart (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Its a Wonderful Life (disambiguation). ... The year 1947 in film involved some significant events. ... Ronald Colman (February 9, 1891 – May 19, 1958) was an Oscar-winning English actor. ... A Double Life is a 1947 film noir film which tells the story of an actor whose personal life takes on the characters that he is portraying. ... John Garfield (March 4, 1913 – May 21, 1952) was an Academy Award nominated American actor. ... Body and Soul is a film made in 1947 film noir film which tells the story of a boxer who becomes involved with a corrupt promoter. ... Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ... Gentlemans Agreement is a 1947 film about a journalist (played by Gregory Peck) who falsely represents himself as a Jew to research anti-semitism in the affluent community of Darien, Connecticut. ... Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave CBE (March 20, 1908—March 21, 1985) was an English actor of great renown. ... Mourning Becomes Electra is the title for a trilogy of plays by Eugene ONeill, first performed in 1931. ... William Horatio Powell (July 29, 1892 - March 5, 1984) was an American actor, noted for his sophisticated, cynical roles. ... Life with Father is the title of a humorous autobiographical book of stories written in 1936 by Clarence Day, Jr. ... The year 1948 in film involved some significant events. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... Hamlet is a 1948 British film adaptation of William Shakespeares play Hamlet, directed by and starring Sir Laurence Olivier. ... For other uses, see Hamlet (disambiguation). ... Lew Ayres (December 28, 1908 – December 30, 1996) was an American actor. ... For the 1967 version, see Johnny Belinda (1967 film). ... Edward Montgomery Clift (October 17, 1920 - July 23, 1966) was an American Academy Award-nominated actor known by the stage name of Montgomery Clift. ... The Search is a 1948 film which tells the story of a young Auschwitz survivor and his mother who search for each other across postwar Europe. ... Daniel James Dailey Jr. ... …When My Baby Smiles at Me is the name of a popular song and of a motion picture. ... Clifton Webb (November 19, 1889 – October 13, 1966) was an American actor, dancer and singer. ... Sitting Pretty is a 1948 in film comedy film which tells the story of a family who hires a man with a mysterious past to babysit their children. ... See also: 1948 in film 1949 1950 in film 1940s in film 1950s in film years in film film Events Top grossing films North America Adams Rib Jolson Sings Again Pinky I Was a Male War Bride, The Snake Pit, Joan of Arc Academy Awards Best Picture: All the... Crawford in Black Angel William Broderick Crawford (born December 9, 1911; died April 26, 1986) was an American actor. ... All the Kings Men is a 1949 film based on the Robert Penn Warren novel of the same name. ... This article is about the book. ... Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch[1] on December 9, 1916) is an iconic Academy Award-winning American actor and film producer known for his cleft chin, his gravelly voice and his recurring roles as the kinds of characters Douglas himself once described as sons of bitches. He is also father... Champion is a 1949 American film noir drama based on a short story by Ring Lardner. ... Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ... This article is about the film and novel. ... For Richard Todd the football player, see Richard Todd (football player) Richard Todd (born June 11, 1919) is a British actor. ... The Hasty Heart is a 1949 melodramatic film which tells the story of a group of wounded Allied soldiers during World War II who rally around a surly, unappreciative Scotsman when they find out he is dying. ... For other persons named John Wayne, see John Wayne (disambiguation). ... Sands of Iwo Jima is a 1949 war film which follows a group of Marines from training to the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. It stars John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara and Forrest Tucker. ...

1950s

The year 1950 in film involved some significant events. ... José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón (January 8, 1909 – January 26, 1992), was an Academy Award-winning Puerto Rican actor and film director, born in the Santurce district of San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... There is a disambiguation page at Cyrano de Bergerac (movie). ... This article is about the historical figure. ... Louis Calhern (February 19, 1895 - May 12, 1956) was an American stage and screen actor. ... The Magnificent Yankee is a 1951 biographical film which tells the life story of United States Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. ... Oliver Wendell Holmes was the name of two prominent men, father and son: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. ... William Holden (April 17, 1918 – ca. ... It has been suggested that Norma Desmond be merged into this article or section. ... For other persons named James Stewart, see James Stewart (disambiguation). ... Harvey is a 1950 film based on Mary Chases Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, directed by Henry Koster, and starring James Stewart and Josephine Hull. ... Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ... Father of the Bride is a 1950 comedy film which tells the story of a man trying to cope with all of the disasters that happen along the way from the time that his daughter announces that shes engaged, until the wedding actually occurs. ... See also: 1950 in film 1951 1952 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film Events Sweden - May Britt is scouted by Italian film-makers Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati Top grossing films North America David and Bathsheba Show Boat tie The Great Caruso and An... Bogart redirects here. ... The African Queen is a 1951 film made by Horizon Pictures and Romulus Films, and distributed by United Artists. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... A Streetcar Named Desire is an Academy Award-winning 1951 film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by Tennessee Williams. ... Marlon Brando as Stanley Kowalski in the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), with Vivien Leigh as Blanche DuBois Stanley Kowalski is a character in Tennessee Williamss play A Streetcar Named Desire. ... Edward Montgomery Clift (October 17, 1920 - July 23, 1966) was an American Academy Award-nominated actor known by the stage name of Montgomery Clift. ... A Place in the Sun is a 1951 film which tells the story of a working class young man who is entangled with two women, one who works in his wealthy uncles factory and the other the daughter of the same uncle. ... Arthur Kennedy in Champion. ... Bright Victory is a 1951 film, adapted by Robert Buckner from Baynard Kendricks novel Lights Out by Baynard Kendrick. ... Fredric March (August 31, 1897 – April 14, 1975) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor. ... For other uses, see Death of a Salesman (disambiguation). ... // Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor of English heritage. ... High Noon is a 1952 western film which tells the story of a town marshal who is forced to face a gang of killers by himself. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... Viva Zapata! is a 1952 biographical drama film directed by Elia Kazan. ... For other uses, see Emiliano Zapata (disambiguation). ... Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch[1] on December 9, 1916) is an iconic Academy Award-winning American actor and film producer known for his cleft chin, his gravelly voice and his recurring roles as the kinds of characters Douglas himself once described as sons of bitches. He is also father... The Bad and the Beautiful is a 1952 MGM melodramatic film which tells the story of a film producer who alienates all around him. ... José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón (January 8, 1909 – January 26, 1992), was an Academy Award-winning Puerto Rican actor and film director, born in the Santurce district of San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... Moulin Rouge is a 1952 movie directed by John Huston. ... Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (IPA ) (November 24, 1864 – September 9, 1901) was a French painter, printmaker, draftsman, and illustrator, whose immersion in the decadent and theatrical life of fin de siècle Paris yielded an oeuvre of provocative images of modern life. ... Sir Alec Guinness CH, CBE (2 April 1914 – 5 August 2000) was an Academy Award and Tony Award-winning English actor. ... The Lavender Hill Mob is a 1951 comedy film from Ealing Studios. ... The year 1953 in film involved some significant events. ... William Holden (April 17, 1918 – ca. ... Stalag 17 is a 1953 war film which tells the story of a group of American G.I.s held in a German World War II prisoner of war camp who come to believe one of their number is a traitor. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... Julius Caesar is a 1953 film based upon the William Shakespeare play Julius Caesar. ... Bust of Mark Antony Marcus Antonius (Latin: M·ANTONIVS·M·F·M·N[1]) ( January 14 83 BC – August 1, 30 BC), known in English as Mark Antony, was a Roman politician and general. ... For other persons named Richard Burton, see Richard Burton (disambiguation). ... A cinema presenting The Robe The Robe is a 1953 Biblical epic film that tells the story of a Roman tribune who commands the unit that crucifies Jesus. ... Edward Montgomery Clift (October 17, 1920 - July 23, 1966) was an American Academy Award-nominated actor known by the stage name of Montgomery Clift. ... From Here to Eternity is a 1953 movie based on a James Jones novel in which characters work through ordinary bouts of intimidation and infidelity on a military base in the days preceding the attack on Pearl Harbor. ... Burt Lancaster (2 November 1913 – 20 October 1994) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor, noted for his athletic physique, distinct smile (which he called The Grin) and, later, his willingness to play roles that went against his initial tough guy image. ... From Here to Eternity is a 1953 movie based on a James Jones novel in which characters work through ordinary bouts of intimidation and infidelity on a military base in the days preceding the attack on Pearl Harbor. ... The year 1954 in film involved some significant events. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... For other uses, see On the Waterfront (disambiguation). ... Bogart redirects here. ... This is about the 1954 film. ... Philip Francis Queeg is a fictional character in Herman Wouks 1951 novel The Caine Mutiny, in the 1954 film made from it, The Caine Mutiny, and in the Broadway play The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, which opened the same year as the film. ... Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... The 1954 movie was adapted by George Seaton from the play. ... James Neville Mason (May 15, 1909 – July 27, 1984) was a three-time Academy Award nominated English actor who attained stardom in both British and American films. ... A Star Is Born is a 1954 musical remake of the original 1937 film, directed by George Cukor and starring Judy Garland and James Mason. ... Dan OHerlihy (May 1, 1919–February 17, 2005) was an Irish film actor. ... Robinson Crusoe is a 1954 film by director Luis Buñuel. ... For other uses, see Robinson Crusoe (disambiguation). ... The year 1955 in film involved some significant events. ... Ermes Effron Borgnino or better known as Ernest Borgnine (born January 24, 1917[1][2]) is a Golden Globe-, BAFTA- and Academy Award-winning American actor. ... For other uses, see Marty (disambiguation). ... James Francis Cagney, Jr. ... Love Me or Leave Me is a 1955 biographical film which tells the life story of Ruth Etting, a singer who rose from dancer to movie star. ... Martin Snyder, commonly known as Moe the Gimp due to his lame left leg, was a Jewish-American gangster from Chicago, active in the 1920s and 1930s. ... For the film, see James Dean (film). ... East of Eden is a 1955 movie, directed by Elia Kazan, and based on the novel of the same name by John Steinbeck. ... Sinatra redirects here. ... The Man with the Golden Arm is a 1955 film, based on the novel by Nelson Algren, which tells the story of a heroin addict who got clean while in prison but struggles to stay straight in the outside world. ... Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ... Bad Day at Black Rock is a 1955 film which tells the story of a stranger who comes to a small town to give the father of a Japanese_American soldier the medals that his son won. ... The year 1956 in film involved some significant events. ... Yul Brynner (July 11, 1920[1] – October 10, 1985) was a Russian-born Broadway and Academy Award-winning Hollywood actor. ... This article is about the 1956 film, for the musical on which the film was based, see The King and I The King and I is a 1956 musical film made by 20th Century Fox, directed by Walter Lang and produced by Charles Brackett and Darryl F. Zanuck. ... King Mongkut (Rama IV), (October 18, 1804 – October 1, 1868) was king of Siam from 1851 to 1868. ... For the film, see James Dean (film). ... Giant is a 1956 film which tells the story of rival ranchers and oilmen in West Texas in the middle years of the 20th century. ... Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch[1] on December 9, 1916) is an iconic Academy Award-winning American actor and film producer known for his cleft chin, his gravelly voice and his recurring roles as the kinds of characters Douglas himself once described as sons of bitches. He is also father... Lust for Life is a 1956 film about the life of the Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh, based on the 1934 novel by Irving Stone and adapted by Norman Corwin. ... van Gogh redirects here. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Giant is a 1956 film which tells the story of rival ranchers and oilmen in West Texas in the middle years of the 20th century. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... Richard III is a 1955 British film adaptation of William Shakespeares historical play Richard III, including elements of Henry VI, part 3. ... This article is about King Richard III of England. ... The year 1957 in film involved some significant events. ... Sir Alec Guinness CH, CBE (2 April 1914 – 5 August 2000) was an Academy Award and Tony Award-winning English actor. ... The Bridge on the River Kwai is an Academy Award-winning 1957 World War II war film based on the novel Le Pont de la Rivière Kwaï by French writer Pierre Boulle. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... Sayonara is a 1957 film which tells the story of an American Air Force flier who was a fighter Ace during the Korean War. ... Anthony Franciosa, born Anthony George Papaleo, Jr. ... A Hatful of Rain is a 1957 dramatic film. ... Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 – 15 December 1962) was an English stage and film actor. ... Witness for the Prosecution is a 1957 crime film based on a short story (and later play) by Agatha Christie. ... For other people named Anthony Quinn see Anthony Quinn (disambiguation) Anthony Quinn (April 21, 1915 – June 3, 2001) was a two-time Academy Award-winning Mexican/American actor, as well as a painter and writer. ... This article is about the film. ... The year 1958 in film involved some significant events. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Separate Tables is the collective name of two one-act plays written by Sir Terence Rattigan, both taking place in the Beauregard Private Hotel, Bournemouth, a seaside town on the south coast of England. ... For other persons named Tony Curtis, see Tony Curtis (disambiguation). ... The Defiant Ones is a 1958 film which tells about two escaped prisoners who are shackled together, one white and one black, who must co-operate in order to survive. ... This article is about the American actor and race team owner. ... This is an article about the movie adaptation. ... Not to be confused with Sydney Tamiia Poitier. ... The Defiant Ones is a 1958 film which tells about two escaped prisoners who are shackled together, one white and one black, who must co-operate in order to survive. ... Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ... The Old Man and the Sea is a novella by Ernest Hemingway written in Cuba in 1951 and published in 1952. ... See also: 1958 in film 1959 1960 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film Events The Three Stooges make their 180th and last short film, Sappy Bullfighters. ... Charlton Heston (born October 4, 1924) is an US-american film actor, known for playing larger-than-life heroic roles such as Moses in The Ten Commandments, Colonel George Taylor in Planet of the Apes, and Judah Ben-Hur in Ben-Hur. ... Ben-Hur is a 1959 epic film directed by William Wyler, and is the third version of Lew Wallaces novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880). ... Ben-Hur is the fictional story of Judah Ben-Hur, a Judean aristocrat who, during the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus, is enslaved through the betrayal of his Roman friend Messala. ... Laurence Harvey (October 1, 1928 – November 25, 1973) was an Academy Award-nominated Lithuanian-born actor who achieved fame in British and American films. ... Room at the Top is a 1959 film adapted by Neil Paterson and Mordecai Richler (uncredited) from the novel by John Braine. ... John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001), better known as Jack Lemmon, was a two-time Academy Award and Cannes Award-winning American actor and comedian. ... Some Like It Hot is a 1959 comedy film directed by Billy Wilder. ... Paul Muni (September 22, 1895 – August 25, 1967) was an Academy Award-winning and Tony Award-winning American stage and film actor. ... The Last Angry Man is a 1959 film which tells the story of a journalist who profiles the life of his physician uncle. ... For other persons named James Stewart, see James Stewart (disambiguation). ... Anatomy of a Murder is a 1959 film which tells the story of a man charged with murdering a man who may have raped his wife; the bulk of the films plot revolves around the drama as it unfolds in court. ...

1960s

The year 1960 in film involved some significant events. ... Burt Lancaster (2 November 1913 – 20 October 1994) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor, noted for his athletic physique, distinct smile (which he called The Grin) and, later, his willingness to play roles that went against his initial tough guy image. ... Elmer Gantry is a 1960 film based on the 1927 novel by Sinclair Lewis, which tells the story of a confidence man who teams with a woman evangelist in selling religion for profit to small-town America. ... Trevor Howard, CBE (29 September 1913 – 7 January 1988), born Trevor Wallace Howard-Smith, was an English movie, stage and television actor. ... Sons and Lovers is a 1960 film adaptation of the D. H. Lawrence novel Sons and Lovers. ... John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001), better known as Jack Lemmon, was a two-time Academy Award and Cannes Award-winning American actor and comedian. ... The Apartment is a 1960 romantic comedy-drama directed by Billy Wilder, and starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... The Entertainer was a 1960 film which told the story of a failing stage performer who tried to keep his career going even as his personal life fell apart. ... Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ... Inherit the Wind is a play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee, which opened on Broadway in January 1955, a 1960 Hollywood film based on the play, and three television remakes. ... Clarence Seward Darrow (April 18, 1857 Kinsman Township, Trumbull County, Ohio - March 13, 1938 Chicago) was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering 14-year-old Bobby Franks (1924) and... The year 1961 in film involved some significant events. ... Maximilian Schell (born December 8, 1930) is an Academy Award-winning Austrian actor who has appeared in over 92 film/television roles. ... Judgment at Nuremberg (released in the UK as Judgement at Nuremberg) (1961) is a fictionalized film account of the post-World War II Nuremberg Trials, written by Abby Mann and directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich, Maximilian Schell, Judy Garland, Montgomery Clift, Werner... Charles Boyer (August 28, 1899 – August 26, 1978) was a French-American actor who starred in several classic Hollywood films, TV director and TV producer. ... Fanny is a 1961 film which tells the story of a young man torn between leaving his boring life for adventures at sea, or staying behind with the girl he loves. ... This article is about the American actor and race team owner. ... The Hustler is a 1961 film adaptation of the novel of the same name (1959) by Walter Tevis. ... Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ... Judgment at Nuremberg (released in the UK as Judgement at Nuremberg) (1961) is a fictionalized film account of the post-World War II Nuremberg Trials, written by Abby Mann and directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich, Maximilian Schell, Judy Garland, Montgomery Clift, Werner... Stuart Whitman Stuart Whitman (born February 1, 1926 or, according to other sources 1928 or 1929) is an American actor arguably best known for playing Marshal Jim Crown in the western television series Cimarron Strip in 1967, co-starring with John Wayne in the western movie The Comancheros in 1961... A wee squeeze ... // Events Dr. No launches the James Bond film series, the longest-running motion picture franchise of all time, running more than 40 years. ... Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ... To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1962 Academy Award winning film directed by Robert Mulligan and based on the novel of the same name by Harper Lee. ... Burt Lancaster (2 November 1913 – 20 October 1994) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor, noted for his athletic physique, distinct smile (which he called The Grin) and, later, his willingness to play roles that went against his initial tough guy image. ... Birdman of Alcatraz is a 1962 film starring Burt Lancaster and directed by John Frankenheimer. ... Strouds Mugshot Robert James Stroud (January 28, 1890 – November 21, 1963), known as the Birdman of Alcatraz, was a prisoner in Alcatraz who supposedly found solace from segregation in raising and selling birds. ... John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001), better known as Jack Lemmon, was a two-time Academy Award and Cannes Award-winning American actor and comedian. ... Days of Wine and Roses is an American Academy Award-winning film released in 1962 and directed by Blake Edwards. ... Marcello Mastroianni in 1958 Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni (September 28, 1924 – December 19, 1996) was an Italian film actor. ... Divorce, Italian Style (or Divorzio allitaliana) is a 1961 Italian language comedy film directed by Pietro Germi, written by Ennio De Concini, Pietro Germi, Alfredo Giannetti and Agenore Incrocci, and starring Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca, Stefania Sandrelli, Lando Buzzanca and Leopoldo Trieste. ... Peter Seamus OToole (born August 2, 1932, uncertain but presumed correct date[1]) is an eight-time Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. ... Lawrence of Arabia is an award-winning 1962 film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. ... Thomas Edward Lawrence (August 16, 1888 – May 19, 1935), also known as Lawrence of Arabia, and (apparently, among his Arab allies) Aurens or El Aurens, became famous for his role as a British liaison officer during the Arab Revolt of 1916–1918. ... The year 1963 in film involved some significant events. ... Not to be confused with Sydney Tamiia Poitier. ... Lilies of the Field is a 1962 book by William E. Barrett, which was made into a 1963 film. ... Albert Finney (born May 9, 1936 in Salford, Lancashire, England) is a five-time Academy Award-nominated English actor of Irish descent. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Richard Harris as Marcus Aurelius in Gladiator. ... This Sporting Life is also a radio program in Australia. ... Sir Reginald Rex Carey Harrison, KBE (5 March 1908 – 2 June 1990) was an Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning English theatre and film actor. ... This article is about the 1963 film. ... For other uses, see Julius Caesar (disambiguation). ... This article is about the American actor and race team owner. ... For other meanings of Hud, see HUD Hud is a 1963 film which tells the story of a self-centered, modern-day cowboy. ... // Events January 29 - The film Dr. Strangelove is released. ... Sir Reginald Rex Carey Harrison, KBE (5 March 1908 – 2 June 1990) was an Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning English theatre and film actor. ... My Fair Lady is an Academy Award-winning 1964 film adaptation of the stage musical, My Fair Lady, based in turn on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. ... This article is about the 20th-century actor. ... Becket is a 1964 film adaptation of the play Becket or the Honour of God by Jean Anouilh made by Hal Wallis Productions and released by Paramount Pictures. ... Saint Thomas Becket, St. ... Peter Seamus OToole (born August 2, 1932, uncertain but presumed correct date[1]) is an eight-time Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. ... Becket is a 1964 film adaptation of the play Becket or the Honour of God by Jean Anouilh made by Hal Wallis Productions and released by Paramount Pictures. ... Henry II of England (called Curtmantle; 25 March 1133 – 6 July 1189) ruled as King of England (1154–1189), Count of Anjou, Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, Count of Nantes, Lord of Ireland and, at various times, controlled parts of Wales, Scotland and western France. ... For other people named Anthony Quinn see Anthony Quinn (disambiguation) Anthony Quinn (April 21, 1915 – June 3, 2001) was a two-time Academy Award-winning Mexican/American actor, as well as a painter and writer. ... Zorba the Greek is a 1964 movie by Michael Cacoyannis, originally titled Alexis Zorbas, based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis. ... This article is about the British actor. ... For the hit 1987 single by Depeche Mode, see the album Music for the Masses Film poster for Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is a 1964 satirical film directed by Stanley Kubrick. ... The year 1965 in film involved some significant events. ... Lee Marvin (February 19, 1924, New York City – August 29, 1987, Tucson, Arizona) was an American film actor. ... Cat Ballou is a 1965 comedy Western film which tells the story of a woman who hires a famous gunman to avenge her fathers murder, but finds that the man she hires isnt what she expected. ... This article is about the 20th-century actor. ... The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a 1965 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by John Le Carre. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... Othello is a 1965 movie based on the Shakespeare play Othello; starring Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Frank Finlay, and Joyce Redman. ... For other uses, see Othello (disambiguation). ... Rod Steiger (April 14, 1925 – July 9, 2002) was an American Academy Award-winning actor best known for his intense performances in such films as In the Heat of the Night, On the Waterfront and Doctor Zhivago. ... The Pawnbroker is a novel by Edward Lewis Wallant which tells the story of a concentration camp survivor who suffers flashbacks of his past Nazi imprisonment as he tries to cope with his daily life. ... Ship of Fools is a 1965 film which tells the overlapping stories of several passengers aboard an ocean liner during the 1930s. ... The year 1966 in film involved some significant events. ... David Paul Scofield, CH, CBE (born 21 January 1922) is a British actor who was born in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England. ... A Man for All Seasons is a 1966 film based on Robert Bolts play of the same name about Sir Thomas More. ... For the Elizabethan play, see Sir Thomas More (play). ... Alan Wolf Arkin (born March 26, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and director. ... The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming is a 1966 American comedy film. ... This article is about the 20th-century actor. ... Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a 1966 film adaptation of the play of the same name by Edward Albee. ... This article is about the English actor. ... Alfie is a 1966 film starring Michael Caine. ... For other uses, see Steve McQueen (disambiguation). ... The Sand Pebbles is a 1966 film based on the 1962 novel The Sand Pebbles by Richard McKenna. ... The year 1967 in film involved some significant events. ... Rod Steiger (April 14, 1925 – July 9, 2002) was an American Academy Award-winning actor best known for his intense performances in such films as In the Heat of the Night, On the Waterfront and Doctor Zhivago. ... In the Heat of the Night is a 1967 film, based on the John Ball novel published in 1965 of the same name, which tells the story of a Northern Black police detective who becomes involved in a murder investigation in a racist small town in Mississippi. ... Henry Warren Beatty (born March 30, 1937), better known as Warren Beatty, is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American actor, producer, screenwriter, and director. ... Bonnie and Clyde is an Academy Award winning 1967 film about Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, the bank robbers who roamed the central United States during the Great Depression. ... This article is about the outlaws. ... Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning, BAFTA-winning, and five-time Golden Globe-winning American method actor. ... For the novel of the same name, see The Graduate (novel). ... This article is about the American actor and race team owner. ... Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 American film starring Paul Newman and directed by Stuart Rosenberg. ... Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ... For the 1981 album by Black Uhuru, see Guess Whos Coming to Dinner (album). ... The year 1968 in film involved some significant events. ... Cliff Robertson. ... Spoiler warning: Charly (also spelled ChaЯly) is a 1968 film which tells the story of a mentally retarded man, working at a bakery, who becomes a subject of an experiment to increase his mental capacity. ... Alan Wolf Arkin (born March 26, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and director. ... This The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter does not cite any references or sources. ... Alan Bates as butler in Gosford Park (2001) Sir Alan Arthur Bates CBE, (February 17, 1934 – December 27, 2003) was a British actor. ... The Fixer is a 1968 film based on the 1966 semi-biographical novel by Bernard Malamud about a Jew, Menahem Mendel Beilis, in Tsarist Russia who was unjustly imprisoned and the notorious trial that ensued. ... Ronald Moodnick, known as Ron Moody (born January 8, 1924) is a British actor. ... Oliver! is an Academy Award winning film and 1968 musical film directed by Carol Reed and based on the stage musical Oliver!. Both the film and play are based on the famous Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist. ... An etching by George Cruikshank titled Fagin in the condemned Cell, November 1838. ... Peter Seamus OToole (born August 2, 1932, uncertain but presumed correct date[1]) is an eight-time Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. ... The Lion in Winter is a 1968 historical costume drama made by Embassy Pictures, based on the Broadway play by James Goldman. ... Henry II of England (called Curtmantle; 25 March 1133 – 6 July 1189) ruled as King of England (1154–1189), Count of Anjou, Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, Count of Nantes, Lord of Ireland and, at various times, controlled parts of Wales, Scotland and western France. ... The year 1969 in film involved some significant events. ... For other persons named John Wayne, see John Wayne (disambiguation). ... True Grit by Charles Portis first appeared as a 1968 short story in The Saturday Evening Post. ... Reuben J. Rooster Cogburn is a fictional wild west character who first appears in the Charles Portis novel True Grit. ... This article is about the 20th-century actor. ... Anne of the Thousand Days is an Academy Award-winning 1969 costume drama made by Hal Wallis Productions and distributed by Universal Pictures. ... Henry VIII redirects here. ... Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning, BAFTA-winning, and five-time Golden Globe-winning American method actor. ... This article is about the 1969 film. ... Peter Seamus OToole (born August 2, 1932, uncertain but presumed correct date[1]) is an eight-time Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. ... Goodbye, Mr. ... John Vincent Voight (born December 29, 1938) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... This article is about the 1969 film. ...

1970s

// Events February 11 - The film The Magic Christian, starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr premieres in New York City. ... George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 - September 22, 1999) was a stage and film actor, director, and producer. ... Patton (UK: Patton: Lust for Glory) is a 1970 epic biographical film which tells the story of General George S. Patton during World War II. It stars George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates, and Karl Michael Vogler. ... George Patton redirects here. ... Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg (April 5, 1901 – August 4, 1981), better known as Melvyn Douglas, was an American actor who won all three of the entertainment industrys highest awards, two Oscars, one Tony and an Emmy. ... I Never Sang for My Father is a 1970 film which tells the story of a college professor who wants to get out from under the thumb of his aging father by marrying a younger woman and moving to California. ... James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is an American Academy Award-nominated, Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor of film and stage well known for his deep basso voice. ... The Great White Hope is a Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award-winning play written by Howard Sackler and first produced by Arena Stage in Washington, DC in 1967 that was the basis for the 1970 film of the same name. ... John Arthur Johnson (March 31, 1878 – June 10, 1946), better known as Jack Johnson and nicknamed the Galveston Giant, was an American boxer and arguably the best heavyweight of his generation. ... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ... Five Easy Pieces is a 1970 film written by Carole Eastman (as Adrien Joyce) and Bob Rafelson, and directed by Rafelson. ... Ryan ONeal (born Patrick Ryan ONeal on April 20, 1941 in Los Angeles, California) is an Oscar-nominated American actor. ... Love Story is a 1970 romantic drama film written by Erich Segal based on his 1970 best-selling novel, and directed by Arthur Hiller. ... See also: 1970 in film 1971 1972 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 8 - Bob Dylans hour long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... Eugene Allen Gene Hackman[1] (born January 30, 1930) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor. ... The French Connection is a 1971 Hollywood crime film directed by William Friedkin. ... Peter Finch (September 28, 1912 – January 14, 1977) was an English-born actor with strong Australian connections. ... Sunday Bloody Sunday is a 1971 film which tells the story of a young bisexual man played by Murray Head, who freely jumps from the beds of his male and female lovers played by Peter Finch and Glenda Jackson. ... Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an Academy Award-winning American comedy actor best known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his frequent collaborations with fellow Odd Couple star Jack Lemmon. ... Kotch is a 1971 comedy film which tells the story of an elderly man who runs away so as not to be put into a nursing home. ... George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 - September 22, 1999) was a stage and film actor, director, and producer. ... The Hospital is a 1971 black comedy film directed by Arthur Hiller and starring George C. Scott as Dr. Herbert Bock. ... Chaim Topol (Hebrew: חיים טופול) (born September 9, 1935), often billed simply as Topol, is one of the most famous Israeli theatrical and film performers. ... Fiddler on the Roof is the 1971 film version of the Broadway musical of the same name. ... Tevye is the protagonist of several of Sholom Aleichems stories, originally written in Yiddish and first published in 1894, most famously the fictional memoir Tevye and his Daughters, about a pious Jewish milkman in Tzarist Russia, and the troubles he has with his daughters (Tevye has six daughters — in... // Top grossing films The Godfather Fiddler on the Roof Diamonds Are Forever Whats Up, Doc?, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan ONeal Dirty Harry The Last Picture Show A Clockwork Orange Cabaret, starring Liza Minnelli The Hospital Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex Academy Awards Best Picture... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... This article is about the 1972 film. ... Vito Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather, as well as Francis Ford Coppolas trilogy of films based on it. ... This article is about the English actor. ... Sleuth is the 1972 film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning play Sleuth by British playwright Anthony Shaffer, who wrote the screenplay. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... Sleuth is the 1972 film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning play Sleuth by British playwright Anthony Shaffer, who wrote the screenplay. ... Peter Seamus OToole (born August 2, 1932, uncertain but presumed correct date[1]) is an eight-time Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. ... The Ruling Class is a 1972 film adaptation of Peter Barnes satirical stage play which tells the story of a paranoid schizophrenic British nobleman (played by Peter OToole) who inherits a peerage. ... Winfield as Captain Clark Terrell in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. ... // Events The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces his second wife, Barbara Blakely. ... John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001), better known as Jack Lemmon, was a two-time Academy Award and Cannes Award-winning American actor and comedian. ... Save the Tiger is a 1973 film which tells the story of an ageing businessman whose business is about to collapse under his juggling of the books. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... The Last Tango in Paris (Italian: LUltimo Tango a Parigi, French: Le Dernier Tango à Paris) is a 1972 film which tells the story of an American widower who is drawn into a sexual relationship with a young, soon-to-be-married Parisian woman. ... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ... The Last Detail is a 1973 film which tells the story of two United States Navy shore patrol policemen who decide to take out a young sailor for one last night on the town before he goes to jail for eight years. ... Alfredo James Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an Academy, Golden Globe, Tony, BAFTA, Emmy, and SAG award winning American actor who is best known for playing the roles of Tony Montana in the 1983 film Scarface and Michael Corleone in The Godfather Trilogy . ... For other uses, see Serpico (disambiguation). ... Francisco Vincent Serpico (born April 14, 1936) is a retired New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer who is most famous for testifying against police corruption in 1971[1]. The majority of Serpicos fame, however, came after the release of the 1973 film, Serpico, which starred Al Pacino in... Robert Redford (born August 18, 1936)[1] is an Academy Award-winning American motion picture director, actor, producer, businessman, model, environmentalist and philanthropist. ... This article is about the 1973 film involving con artists. ... See also: 1973 in film 1974 1975 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 7 - Blazing Saddles is released in USA May 1 - George Lucas creates the first draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... Arthur William Matthew Carney (November 4, 1918 – November 9, 2003) was an Academy Award-winning American actor in film, stage, television, and radio. ... Harry and Tonto is a 1974 film which tells the story of an elderly man who goes out on the road with his pet cat. ... Albert Finney (born May 9, 1936 in Salford, Lancashire, England) is a five-time Academy Award-nominated English actor of Irish descent. ... Murder on the Orient Express is a 1974 feature film directed by Sidney Lumet and based on the 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. ... Poirot redirects here. ... Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning, BAFTA-winning, and five-time Golden Globe-winning American method actor. ... Lenny is a 1974 film about the life of the comedian Lenny Bruce, starring Dustin Hoffman. ... Lenny Bruce (October 13, 1925 – August 3, 1966), born Leonard Alfred Schneider, was a controversial American stand-up comedian, writer, social critic and satirist of the 1950s and 1960s. ... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ... Chinatown is a 1974 film directed by Roman Polanski featuring many elements of the film noir genre, particularly a multi-layered story that is part mystery and part psychological drama. ... Alfredo James Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an Academy, Golden Globe, Tony, BAFTA, Emmy, and SAG award winning American actor who is best known for playing the roles of Tony Montana in the 1983 film Scarface and Michael Corleone in The Godfather Trilogy . ... Al Pacino as Don Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part II The Godfather, Part II is the 1974 sequel to The Godfather. ... Michael Corleone is a fictional character and protagonist in Mario Puzos novels, The Godfather and The Sicilian. ... The year 1975 in film involved some significant events. ... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ... One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest is a 1975 film directed by Miloš Forman. ... Randle Patrick McMurphy, or R P McMurphy for short, is an Irish-American mental patient from Ken Keseys novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest. ... Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an Academy Award-winning American comedy actor best known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his frequent collaborations with fellow Odd Couple star Jack Lemmon. ... The Sunshine Boys is a comic play by Neil Simon. ... Alfredo James Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an Academy, Golden Globe, Tony, BAFTA, Emmy, and SAG award winning American actor who is best known for playing the roles of Tony Montana in the 1983 film Scarface and Michael Corleone in The Godfather Trilogy . ... Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 film directed by Sidney Lumet and written by Frank Pierson. ... Maximilian Schell (born December 8, 1930) is an Academy Award-winning Austrian actor who has appeared in over 92 film/television roles. ... DVD cover for the film The Man in the Glass Booth is a 1975 film adaptation of the novel and stage play by Robert Shaw (uncredited) about a Jewish man who is accused of being a Nazi war criminal. ... Whitmore in The Asphalt Jungle James Allen Whitmore (born October 1, 1921) is an American film actor. ... Give em Hell, Harry! is a biographical play and 1975 film, written by Samuel Gallu, which is a one-man show about former President of the United States Harry S. Truman. ... For other persons named Harry Truman, see Harry Truman (disambiguation). ... The year 1976 in film involved some significant events. ... Peter Finch (September 28, 1912 – January 14, 1977) was an English-born actor with strong Australian connections. ... Network is a 1976 satirical New Hollywood film about a fictional television network, Union Broadcasting System (UBS), and its struggle with poor ratings. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... This article is about the 1976 American film. ... Travis Bickle is a fictional character, the narrator and protagonist of Martin Scorseses 1976 film Taxi Driver, in which he is played by Robert De Niro. ... Giancarlo Giannini (born August 1, 1942, La Spezia, Liguria, Italy) is an Oscar-nominated Italian actor and dubber. ... Pasqualino Settebellezze is a 1976 Italian language film written and directed by Lina Wertmüller starring Giancarlo Giannini in the title role. ... William Holden (April 17, 1918 – ca. ... Network is a 1976 satirical New Hollywood film about a fictional television network, Union Broadcasting System (UBS), and its struggle with poor ratings. ... Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone[1] (born July 6, 1946) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. ... For other uses, see Rocky (disambiguation). ... Robert Rocky Balboa, Sr. ... The year 1977 in film involved some significant events. ... Richard Stephen Dreyfuss (born October 29, 1947) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... The Goodbye Girl is a 1977 American comedy film. ... Woody Allen (born Allen Stewart Konigsberg; December 1, 1935) is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director, writer, actor, jazz musician, comedian and playwright. ... Annie Hall is a 1977 romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen from a script he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. ... This article is about the 20th-century actor. ... Equus is a 1977 film by Sidney Lumet. ... Marcello Mastroianni in 1958 Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni (September 28, 1924 – December 19, 1996) was an Italian film actor. ... A Special Day (or Una Giornata particolare) is a 1977 Italian language film which tells the story of a housewife and her neighbor who stay at home in Rome on the day that Il Duce comes to visit the city. ... John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer, and singer, best known for his leading roles in films such as Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Pulp Fiction. ... Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 movie starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a troubled Brooklyn youth whose weekend activities are dominated by visits to a Brooklyn discotheque. ... // Events February 1 - Bob Dylans film Renaldo and Clara, a documentary of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour premieres in Los Angeles, California March 1 - Charlie Chaplins coffin is stolen from a Swiss cemetery 3 months after burial March - Leigh Brackett completes the first draft for Star Wars Episode... John Vincent Voight (born December 29, 1938) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Coming Home is a 1978 film which tells the story of a handicapped Vietnam War veterans difficulty in re-entering civilian life after his return from the war. ... Henry Warren Beatty (born March 30, 1937), better known as Warren Beatty, is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American actor, producer, screenwriter, and director. ... For other uses, see Heaven Can Wait. ... William Gareth Jacob Busey Sr. ... The Buddy Holly Story is a 1978 biographical film which tells the life story of rock musician Buddy Holly. ... For the Weezer song, see Buddy Holly (song). ... Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... For other uses, see Deer Hunter. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... The Boys from Brazil is a 1978 thriller made by Incorporated Television Company (ITC) and Lew Grade and distributed by 20th Century Fox. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning, BAFTA-winning, and five-time Golden Globe-winning American method actor. ... Kramer vs. ... John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001), better known as Jack Lemmon, was a two-time Academy Award and Cannes Award-winning American actor and comedian. ... The China Syndrome is a 1979 thriller film which tells the story of a reporter and cameramen who discover safety coverups at a nuclear power plant. ... Alfredo James Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an Academy, Golden Globe, Tony, BAFTA, Emmy, and SAG award winning American actor who is best known for playing the roles of Tony Montana in the 1983 film Scarface and Michael Corleone in The Godfather Trilogy . ... DVD cover ...And Justice for All is a 1979 film which tells the story of a defense lawyer who finds himself defending a corrupt judge charged with rape, even though he personally doesnt care for his client. ... Roy Richard Scheider (born November 10, 1932 in Orange, New Jersey) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-nominated American actor. ... All That Jazz is a 1979 musical film directed by Bob Fosse. ... This article is about the British actor. ... This article is about the 1979 movie. ... Chauncey Gardiner (Real name Chance) is a fictional character played by Peter Sellers in the 1979 movie Being There. ...

1980s

The year 1980 in film involved some significant events. ... Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... This article is about the 1980 film. ... Giacobbe La Motta (born July 10, 1921), better known as Jake LaMotta, aka The Bronx Bull, is a former boxer who was world middleweight champion and whose life was as controversial outside the ring as it was inside it. ... Robert Selden Duvall (born January 5, 1931) is an Academy Award-, two-time Emmy Award-, and four-time Golden Globe Award-winning American film actor and director. ... WHO KNOWS. ... For the singer, see Mississippi John Hurt. ... The Elephant Man is a 1980 biopic loosely based on the story of the 19th century British deformed celebrity, Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film). ... The Elephant Man redirects here. ... John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001), better known as Jack Lemmon, was a two-time Academy Award and Cannes Award-winning American actor and comedian. ... Tribute is a 1980 film which tells the story of a man who finds that he is dying just as he tries to reconnect with his estranged son. ... Peter Seamus OToole (born August 2, 1932, uncertain but presumed correct date[1]) is an eight-time Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. ... The Stunt Man is a 1980 American film directed by Richard Rush, starring Peter OToole, Steve Railsback and Barbara Hershey. ... // January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. ... Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was a highly acclaimed Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor, best known for his roles as plain-speaking idealists. ... Henry Warren Beatty (born March 30, 1937), better known as Warren Beatty, is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American actor, producer, screenwriter, and director. ... Reds is a 1981 film starring Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton. ... John Reed John Jack Silas Reed (October 22, 1887 – October 19, 1920) was an American journalist and communist activist, famous for his first-hand account of the Bolshevik Revolution, Ten Days that Shook the World. ... Burt Lancaster (2 November 1913 – 20 October 1994) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor, noted for his athletic physique, distinct smile (which he called The Grin) and, later, his willingness to play roles that went against his initial tough guy image. ... For other uses, see Atlantic City (disambiguation). ... Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE (April 19, 1935 – March 27, 2002), was an Academy-Award nominated British comedian, actor and musician. ... Arthur is a 1981 film which tells the story of drunken playboy millionaire Arthur Bach (Dudley Moore), who was on the brink of an arranged marriage to a wealthy heiress, Susan Johnson (Jill Eikenberry). ... This article is about the American actor and race team owner. ... Absence of Malice is a 1981 film which tells the story of the son of a dead Mafia boss who discovers that he has become a front-page story on the local newspaper indicating that he is being investigated for a murder he didnt commit. ... // This is the year of film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which will become the highest grossing movie for almost 15 years (until Titanic), earning double or triple against any major film of the 1980s. ... Sir Ben Kingsley, CBE (born December 31, 1943) is a British actor. ... Gandhi (1982) is a multi-award-winning biopic film about the life of Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi, who was a leader of the nonviolent resistance movement against British colonial rule in India during the first half of the 20th century. ... Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 2, 1869–January 30, 1948) (Devanagari : मोहनदास करमचन्द गांधी, Gujarati મોહનદાસ કરમચંદ ગાંધી) was a national icon who led the struggle for Indias independence from British colonial rule, empowered by tens of millions of common Indians. ... Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning, BAFTA-winning, and five-time Golden Globe-winning American method actor. ... George Fields and Dorothy Michaels at the Russian Tea Room Tootsie is a 1982 comedy film that tells the story of a talented but volatile actor whose reputation for being difficult makes it hard for him to find work. ... John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001), better known as Jack Lemmon, was a two-time Academy Award and Cannes Award-winning American actor and comedian. ... For other uses, see Missing. ... This article is about the American actor and race team owner. ... The Verdict is a 1982 film which tells the story of a down-on-his-luck lawyer who pushes a medical malpractice case in order to improve his own situation, but discovers along the way that he is actually doing the right thing. ... Peter Seamus OToole (born August 2, 1932, uncertain but presumed correct date[1]) is an eight-time Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. ... My Favorite Year is a 1982 comedy film which tells the story of the early days of television, and a flamboyant film actor who is shepherded by a young intern through a week of overdrinking. ... // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ... Robert Selden Duvall (born January 5, 1931) is an Academy Award-, two-time Emmy Award-, and four-time Golden Globe Award-winning American film actor and director. ... Tender Mercies is a 1983 film which tells the story of an alcoholic country music singer whose friendship with a young widow and her son helps to turn his life and his career around. ... This article is about the English actor. ... Educating Rita is a 1983 film of Willy Russells play of the same name. ... Tom Conti (born November 22, 1941) is a Scottish actor. ... Reuben, Reuben is a 1983 comedy film. ... Tom Courtenay (pronounced Courtney) (born February 25, 1937) is a British actor who came to prominence in the early 1960s with a succession of critically-acclaimed films including The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962), Billy Liar (1963) and Dr. Zhivago (1965). ... The Dresser is a 1983 film which tells the story of an aging actors personal assistant, who struggles to keep his charges life together. ... Albert Finney (born May 9, 1936 in Salford, Lancashire, England) is a five-time Academy Award-nominated English actor of Irish descent. ... The Dresser is a 1983 film which tells the story of an aging actors personal assistant, who struggles to keep his charges life together. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... Fahrid Murray Abraham[1] (born October 24, 1939) is an American actor. ... Amadeus is a 1984 film directed by MiloÅ¡ Forman. ... Antonio Salieri Antonio Salieri (August 18, 1750 – May 7, 1825), was an Italian composer and conductor. ... Jeffrey Leon Bridges (born December 4, 1949) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Starman (1984; see also 1984 in film) is a science fiction film directed by John Carpenter which tells the story of an alien from another planet (Jeff Bridges) who has come to Earth in response to the invitation left of the gold phonograph record on the Voyager space probes. ... Albert Finney (born May 9, 1936 in Salford, Lancashire, England) is a five-time Academy Award-nominated English actor of Irish descent. ... Under the Volcano is a 1984 film directed by John Huston and stars Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset, Anthony Andrews and Katy Jurado. ... Thomas Hulce (born December 6, 1953) is an Academy Award-nominated, Tony Award and Emmy Award-winning American actor and producer. ... Amadeus is a 1984 film directed by MiloÅ¡ Forman. ... “Mozart” redirects here. ... Samuel Atkinson Waterston (born November 15, 1940) is an Oscar nominated American actor noted particularly for his portrayal of Jack McCoy on the long-running NBC television series Law & Order. ... The Killing Fields (1984) is an award-winning dramatic British film based on the experiences of the journalists Dith Pran, who survived the Khmer Rouge regime, Sydney Schanberg, and Jon Swain. ... Sydney H. Schanberg (born January 17, 1934 in Clinton, Massachusetts) is an American journalist who is best known for his coverage of the war in Cambodia. ... // 3 December - Roger Moore steps down from the role of James Bond after twelve years and seven films. ... William Hurt (born March 20, 1950) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Kiss of the Spider Woman (Portuguese: O Beijo da Mulher Aranha) is a Brazilian and American film released in 1985 and directed by Hector Babenco. ... For the silent film actor, see Harrison Ford (silent film actor). ... Witness is a 1985 movie released by Paramount Pictures, starring Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, and Lukas Haas. ... For other uses, see James Garner (disambiguation). ... Murphys Romance is a 1985 romance/comedy major motion picture which tells the story of a divorced mother who moves to a small town, takes up a relationship with the towns druggist, and yet allows her ex-husband to move in with her at her home. ... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ... Prizzis Honor is a 1985 comedy film that tells the story of a mob hit man and hit woman who fall in love with each other, even though they have been hired to kill each other. ... John Vincent Voight (born December 29, 1938) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Runaway Train is a 1985 film which tells the story of two escaped convicts and a female train worker who are stuck on a runaway train as it barrels through snowy desolate Alaska. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... This article is about the American actor and race team owner. ... The Color of Money was a 1984 novel by American writer Walter Tevis, continuing the story of Fast Eddie Felson from The Hustler (1959). ... Dexter Gordon (February 27, 1923–April 25, 1990) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, and an Academy Award-nominated actor. ... Round Midnight is a 1986 film directed by Bertrand Tavernier that tells the story of a tenor saxophone player in Paris in the 1950s who is befriended by a poor Frenchman who idolizes the musician and tries to help him to get out of his life of alcohol abuse. ... Robert William Bob Hoskins Jr. ... Mona Lisa is a 1986 British film which tells the story of a petty criminal who becomes entangled in the dangerous life of a high-class call girl. ... William Hurt (born March 20, 1950) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Children of a Lesser God is a 1986 film that tells the story of a speech teacher at a school for the deaf who falls in love with a sign language-using deaf woman. ... For other persons named James Woods, see James Woods (disambiguation). ... Salvador is a 1986 film which tells the story of an American journalist in El Salvador covering the story of the assassination of Archbishop Óscar Romero. ... // May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... For other people bearing this name, see Michael Douglas (disambiguation) Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944) is an American actor and producer, primarily in movies and television. ... This article is about the 1987 film. ... Gordon Gekko, portrayed by Michael Douglas. ... William Hurt (born March 20, 1950) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Broadcast News is a 1987 romantic comedy about a brilliant yet prickly reporter (Albert Brooks), his charming but admittedly far less seasoned rival (William Hurt), and their virtuoso producer (Holly Hunter), who has daily emotional breakdowns. ... Marcello Mastroianni in 1958 Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni (September 28, 1924 – December 19, 1996) was an Italian film actor. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ... Ironweed is a 1987 film based on the novel by William Kennedy and tells the story of an alcoholic, wandering man and woman during the Great Depression. ... Francis Phelan is a fictional character in many of William Kennedy’s Albany novels, though he is featured most prominently in Ironweed. ... This article is about the American actor and comedian; for other people named Robin Williams, see Robin Williams (disambiguation). ... Good Morning, Vietnam is a 1987 comedy/drama film set in Saigon during the Vietnam War, based on the career of Adrian Cronauer, a disc jockey on Armed Forces Radio Saigon (AFRS), who proves hugely popular with the troops serving in South Vietnam, but infuriates his superiors with what they... Adrian Cronauer (born September 8, 1938) is a lawyer and former radio disc jockey from the United States. ... // Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis The Naked Gun... Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning, BAFTA-winning, and five-time Golden Globe-winning American method actor. ... Rain Man is a 1988 film which tells the story of a selfish yuppie who discovers that his father has left all of his estate to the autistic brother he never knew he had. ... Eugene Allen Gene Hackman[1] (born January 30, 1930) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Mississippi Burning is a 1988 film based on the investigation into the real-life murders of three civil rights workers in Mississippi in 1964. ... Thomas Jeffrey Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-, two-time Emmy-, four-time Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. ... Big is a 1988 comedy film which tells the story of a teenaged boy who is aged to adulthood by a magical fortune telling machine. ... Edward James Olmos (born February 24, 1947) is an Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated American actor and director. ... For other uses, see Stand and Deliver (disambiguation). ... Bob Just (left), Jaime Escalante (center) and former President Ronald Reagan receiving the Teach Freedom Award. ...  , (born April 10, 1929) is an Academy-Award nominated Swedish actor, known in particular for his collaboration with filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. ... Pelle the Conqueror (Danish: Pelle Erobreren; Swedish: Pelle Erövraren) is a 1987 film that tells the story of two Swedish immigrants to Denmark, a father and son, who try to build a new life for themselves. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an Academy-Award winning and Golden Globe-award nominated actor. ... DVD cover of My Left Foot My Left Foot, by Christy Brown, is a 1989 autobiographical film which tells the story of Christy Brown, an Irishman born with cerebral palsy, who can only move his left foot. ... The cover of the film My Left Foot, which was based on Browns life Christy Brown (June 5, 1932 - September 6, 1981) was an Irish author, painter and poet, born in Crumlin, Dublin. ... Kenneth Charles Branagh (born December 10, 1960) is an Emmy Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated Northern Irish-born actor and film director. ... Henry reads of the French dead after the battle of Agincourt Henry V is a 1989 film directed by Kenneth Branagh, and based upon the Shakespeare play. ... Henry V of England (16 September 1387 – 31 August 1422) was one of the great English warrior kings of the Middle Ages. ... Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... Born on the Fourth of July (ISBN 1888451785) is the best selling autobiography of Ron Kovic, a paralyzed Vietnam War veteran who became an anti-war activist. ... Ron Kovic, (left) with Brian Willson at a Veterans for Peace conference. ... For the Dawsons Creek director, see Morgan J. Freeman. ... Driving Miss Daisy is a 1987 play by Alfred Uhry about the relationship of an elderly Southern Jewish lady and her African-American chauffeur, Hoke Colburn, from 1948 to 1973. ... This article is about the American actor and comedian; for other people named Robin Williams, see Robin Williams (disambiguation). ... Dead Poets Society is an Academy Award-winning 1989 film, directed by Peter Weir. ...

1990s

The year 1990 in film involved some significant events. ... Jeremy John Irons (born September 19, 1948) is an Academy Award, Tony Award, Screen Actors Guild, two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning English film, television and stage actor. ... DVD cover for Reversal of Fortune. ... Claus von Bülow (born Claus Cecil Borberg on August 11, 1926 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a British socialite. ... Kevin Michael Costner (born January 18, 1955) is an Academy Award-winning American film actor, director and producer. ... Dances with Wolves is a 1990 epic film which tells the story of a United States cavalry officer from the Civil War who travels into the Dakota Territory, near a Sioux tribe. ... Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... This article is about a 1990 film. ... Gérard Depardieu (born December 27, 1948) is a French actor. ... Cyrano de Bergerac is a 1990 French language film based on the 1897 play of the same name by Edmond Rostand. ... This article is about the historical figure. ... Richard Harris as Marcus Aurelius in Gladiator. ... The Field is a play written by John B. Keane about a village in South-West Ireland set in the 1950s. ... The year 1991 in film involved some significant events. ... For the composer, see Antony Hopkins. ... The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 Academy Award-winning film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. ... Hannibal The Cannibal Lecter, as portrayed by Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs. ... Henry Warren Beatty (born March 30, 1937), better known as Warren Beatty, is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American actor, producer, screenwriter, and director. ... Bugsy is a 1991 film which tells the story of mobster Bugsy Siegel. ... Benjamin Bugsy Siegel (Bairush HaLevi Bar Mordechai Dov HaLevi) (February 28, 1906 – June 20, 1947) was an American gangster, who was behind large-scale development of Las Vegas. ... Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... Cape Fear is a 1991 film, directed by Martin Scorsese. ... Nicholas King Nolte (born February 8, 1941) is a Oscar-nominated American actor, model, and producer. ... The Prince of Tides is a 1986 novel by Pat Conroy. ... This article is about the American actor and comedian; for other people named Robin Williams, see Robin Williams (disambiguation). ... The Fisher King is a comedy-drama film made in 1991, written by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Terry Gilliam. ... The year 1992 in film involved many significant films. ... Alfredo James Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an Academy, Golden Globe, Tony, BAFTA, Emmy, and SAG award winning American actor who is best known for playing the roles of Tony Montana in the 1983 film Scarface and Michael Corleone in The Godfather Trilogy . ... Scent of a Woman is a 1992 film which tells the story of a preparatory school student who takes a job as an assistant to an irascible blind, medically retired Army officer. ... Robert John Downey, Jr. ... Chaplin is a 1992 semi-biographical film about the life of Charles Chaplin. ... Charles Chaplin redirects here. ... For other uses, see Clint Eastwood (disambiguation). ... This article is about the 1992 film. ... Stephen Rea (born October 31, 1946) is an Irish actor. ... For the song of the same name by Geoff Stephens, see The Crying Game (song). ... Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, also known as Detroit Red and Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Omaha, Nebraska, May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965 in New York City) was a Muslim Minister and National Spokesman for the Nation of Islam. ... The year 1993 in film involved many significant films. ... Thomas Jeffrey Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-, two-time Emmy-, four-time Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. ... Philadelphia is an Academy Award-winning 1993 drama film revolving around the HIV/AIDS epidemic, written by Ron Nyswaner and directed by Jonathan Demme. ... Laurence John Fishburne III[1] (born July 30, 1961) is an American Academy Award-nominated, Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor of screen and stage, as well as playwright, director, and producer. ... Whats Love Got to Do with It? is a 1993 biographical film which tells the life story of Tina Turner. ... Ike Turner (born Ike Wister Turner, November 5, 1931 – December 12, 2007) was an two-time Grammy Award-winning American musician, bandleader, talent scout, and record producer, best known for his work with his then wife Tina Turner as one half of the Ike & Tina Turner duo. ... For the composer, see Antony Hopkins. ... The Remains of the Day (1993) is a Merchant Ivory Film adapted by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala from the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. ... Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an Academy-Award winning and Golden Globe-award nominated actor. ... In the Name of the Father is a 1993 film directed by Jim Sheridan based on the true life story of the Guildford Four, four people falsely convicted of the IRAs Guildford pub bombing. ... The Four were Paul Hill, Gerry Conlon, Patrick (Paddy) Armstrong and Carole Richardson. ... William John Liam Neeson OBE (born June 7, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. ... This article is about the movie. ... Oskar Schindler (28 April 1908 – 9 October 1974) was a Sudeten German industrialist credited with saving almost 1,200[1] Jews during the Holocaust, by having them work in his enamelware and ammunitions factories located in what is now Poland and the Czech Republic respectively. ... The year 1994 in film involved some significant events. ... Thomas Jeffrey Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-, two-time Emmy-, four-time Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. ... For other uses, see Forrest Gump (disambiguation). ... For the Dawsons Creek director, see Morgan J. Freeman. ... For the novella, see Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. ... Sir Nigel Hawthorne, CBE (5 April 1929 – 26 December 2001) was a renowned English actor. ... The Madness of King George is a 1994 film which tells the story of King George III of the United Kingdoms deteriorating mental health, and the equally declining relationship between him and his son, the Prince of Wales. ... George III (George William Frederick) (4 June 1738–29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain, and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until 1 January 1801, and thereafter King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. ... This article is about the American actor and race team owner. ... Nobodys Fool is a 1994 dramatic film which tells the story of an aging man whose estranged son comes back into his life at the same time that he faces challenges in his home and in his employment. ... John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer, and singer, best known for his leading roles in films such as Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Pulp Fiction. ... Pulp Fiction is a 1994 film by director Quentin Tarantino, who cowrote the film with Roger Avary. ... Information Gender Male Occupation Hitman Family Vic Vega (Brother) Portrayed by John Travolta Created by Quentin Tarantino Vincent Vega is a character in Quentin Tarantinos Pulp Fiction, portrayed by John Travolta in an Academy Award-nominated performance. ... The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ... Nicolas Cage (born January 7, 1964) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and an exemplar of method acting. ... For other uses, see Leaving Las Vegas (disambiguation). ... Richard Stephen Dreyfuss (born October 29, 1947) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Mr. ... For the composer, see Antony Hopkins. ... Nixon is a 1995 film directed by Oliver Stone for Cinergi Pictures that tells the story of the political and personal life of former President Richard Nixon. ... Nixon redirects here. ... Sean Justin Penn (born August 17, 1960) // Penn was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Leo Penn, an actor and director, and Eileen Ryan (née Annucci), an actress. ... Dead Man Walking is a 1995 film based on the book of the same name, which tells the story of Sister Helen Prejean (played by Susan Sarandon), who establishes a special relationship with Matthew Poncelet, a prisoner on death row (played by Sean Penn). ... Massimo Troisi. ... Movie poster for Il Postino Il Postino is a 1994 Italian language film directed by Michael Radford which tells the story of real-life Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and his relationship with a simple postman who learns to love poetry. ... The year 1996 in film involved some significant events. ... Geoffrey Roy Rush (born 6 July 1951) is an Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning Australian actor. ... Shine is a 1996 Australian film based on the life of pianist David Helfgott, who suffered a mental breakdown and spent years in institutions. ... David Helfgott (born May 19, 1947) is an Australian pianist, born in Melbourne to Polish-Jewish parents, whose life inspired Australian director Scott Hicks Oscar-winning film Shine. ... Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... Jerry Maguire is a 1996 American comedy-drama film starring Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Jr. ... Ralph Nathaniel Fiennes, (IPA: ), born 22 December 1962) is a Tony Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated and Genie Award-nominated British actor. ... The English Patient is a 1996 film adaptation of the novel by Michael Ondaatje. ... Statue of Count László Almásy at the Hungarian Geographical Museum in Érd. ... Woodrow Woody Tracy Harrelson (born July 23, 1961) is an American Emmy Award winning and Academy Award nominated actor. ... The People vs. ... Larry Flynt in 2007 Larry Claxton Flynt, Jr. ... Billy Bob Thornton[1] (born August 4, 1955) is an Academy Award-winning American screenwriter, actor, as well as occasional director, playwright and singer. ... This article is about the 1996 film. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ... As Good as It Gets is a 1997 film which tells the story of an obsessive-compulsive, cantankerous, and homophobic writer named Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) who, because of his anxiety disorder, lives in a world that has shrunk to about the size of his apartment and the books he... Matthew Paige Matt Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American screenwriter and actor. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Robert Selden Duvall (born January 5, 1931) is an Academy Award-, two-time Emmy Award-, and four-time Golden Globe Award-winning American film actor and director. ... For the oldest animated feature film (from 1917), see El Apóstol. ... Peter Henry Fonda (born February 23, 1940) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Ulees Gold is a 1997 film written and directed by Victor Nuñez, and starring Peter Fonda in the title role. ... Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning, BAFTA-winning, and five-time Golden Globe-winning American method actor. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The year 1998 in film involved some significant events. ... Roberto Remigio Benigni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI[1] (born October 27, 1952) is an Academy Award-winning Italian film and television actor, writer and director. ... Life Is Beautiful (Italian: La vita è bella) is a 1997 Italian language film which tells the story of a Jewish Italian, Guido Orefice (played by Roberto Benigni, who also directed and co-wrote the film), who must learn how to use his fertile imagination to help his son survive their... Thomas Jeffrey Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-, two-time Emmy-, four-time Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. ... Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 Academy Award-winning war film that is set during the D-Day invasion of Normandy in World War II and was directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat. ... Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE (born 25 May 1939) is an English stage and screen actor, the recipient of the Tony Award and two Oscar nominations. ... Gods and Monsters is a 1998 film which recounts the (somewhat fictionalized) last days of the life of troubled film director James Whale, whose homosexuality is a central theme. ... James Whale (July 22, 1889 – May 29, 1957) was a ground-breaking British Hollywood film director, best known for his work in the horror movie genre, making such pictures as Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, and The Invisible Man. ... Nicholas King Nolte (born February 8, 1941) is a Oscar-nominated American actor, model, and producer. ... Affliction is a 1997 film written and directed by Paul Schrader from the novel by Russell Banks. ... Ed Norton redirects here. ... American History X is an Academy Award nominated 1998 drama film directed by Tony Kaye. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... Kevin Spacey (born July 26, 1959) is an Academy Award-winning American actor (film and stage) and director. ... American Beauty is a 1999 drama film that explores themes of love, freedom, self-liberation, the search for happiness, and family against the backdrop of modern American suburbia. ... Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964) is a New Zealand-Australian[1] actor. ... The Insider is a 1999 film which tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand. ... Dr. Jeffrey Wigand was vice president of research and development at Brown & Williamson, and became known as a whistleblower when, on the CBS news program 60 Minutes, he exposed his companys practice of knowingly increasing the nicotine content of cigarettes. ... Richard Farnsworth Richard Farnsworth (September 1, 1920 – October 6, 2000) was an American actor. ... The Straight Story is a motion picture, released in 1999 and directed by David Lynch. ... Alvin Straight was a resident of Des Moines, Iowa who became famous for travelling across multiple states on a lawn mower over the course of several weeks to visit his brother. ... Sean Justin Penn (born August 17, 1960) // Penn was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Leo Penn, an actor and director, and Eileen Ryan (née Annucci), an actress. ... Sweet and Lowdown is a 1999 film written and directed by Woody Allen which tells the story of a (fictional) arrogant, obnoxious, alcoholic jazz guitarist named Emmett Ray (played by Sean Penn) who may be the best guitarist in the world. ... Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. ... The Hurricane, a 1999 film starring Denzel Washington, purports to be the true story of boxer Rubin Hurricane Carter, whose conviction for triple murder was overturned after he had spent almost 20 years in prison. ... Rubin Hurricane Carter (born May 6, 1937) was an American middleweight boxer between 1961 and 1966, although he is better known for his controversial convictions (1967, 1976) for three June 1966 murders in Paterson, New Jersey, and his subsequent release from prison in 1985. ...

2000s

The year 2000 in film involved some significant events. ... Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964) is a New Zealand-Australian[1] actor. ... Gladiator is a 2000 movie directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix. ... Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem (born March 1, 1969) is an Academy Award-, four-time Goya Award-, BAFTA-, two-time European Film Award-, two-time Screen Actors Guild Award-, two-time Coppa Volpi- and Golden Globe-winning Spanish actor. ... Filmposter. ... Reinaldo Arenas (July 16, 1943 – December 7, 1990) was a Cuban poet, novelist, and playwright who despite his early sympathy for the 1959 revolution, grew critical of and then rebelled against the Cuban government. ... Thomas Jeffrey Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-, two-time Emmy-, four-time Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. ... For other uses, see Castaway (disambiguation). ... For other persons of the same name, see Edward Harris. ... Pollock is a 2000 biographical film which tells the life story of artist Jackson Pollock. ... Controversy swirls over the alleged sale of No. ... Geoffrey Roy Rush (born 6 July 1951) is an Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning Australian actor. ... Quills is a 2000 period drama directed by Philip Kaufman and adapted from the Obie award-winning play by Doug Wright, who also wrote the original screenplay. ... Donatien Alphonse François de Sade (Marquis de Sade) (June 2, 1740 – December 2, 1814) (pronounced IPA: ) was a French aristocrat, french revolutionary and writer of philosophy-laden and often violent pornography. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. ... Training Day is an Academy Award-winning 2001 film starring Denzel Washington as Alonzo Harris, a corrupt Los Angeles police officer, and Ethan Hawke as Jake Hoyt, his new green recruit looking to become a part of Harris elite narcotics unit. ... Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964) is a New Zealand-Australian[1] actor. ... A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American biographical film about John Forbes Nash, the Nobel Laureate (Economics) mathematician. ... John Forbes Nash, Jr. ... Sean Justin Penn (born August 17, 1960) // Penn was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Leo Penn, an actor and director, and Eileen Ryan (née Annucci), an actress. ... I Am Sam is a 2001 drama film that tells a story about a mentally handicapped father and his efforts to retain custody of his daughter. ... “W. S.” redirects here. ... Ali is an Academy Award-nominated 2001 biographical film which tells the story of boxing icon Muhammad Ali. ... For other persons named Muhammad Ali, see Muhammad Ali (disambiguation). ... This article is about the English actor. ... In the Bedroom is a 2001 movie directed by Todd Field and starring Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, Nick Stahl, Marisa Tomei, and William Mapother. ... The year 2002 in film involved some significant events. ... Adrien Brody (born April 14, 1973) is an American actor. ... Categories: Movie stubs | Roman Polanski films | Palme dOr winners | 2002 films | Polish films | Drama films | World War II films | Musical films | Best Picture Oscar Nominee | Best Actor Oscar (film) ... Władysław Szpilman (1942) Władysław Szpilman (also spelled Vladislav Szpilman in English) (December 5, 1911–July 6, 2000) was a Polish pianist, composer, and memoirist. ... Nicolas Cage (born January 7, 1964) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and an exemplar of method acting. ... For other uses, see Adaptation (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Donald Kaufman is the fictional twin brother of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, and was created for the film Adaptation. ... This article is about the English actor. ... The Quiet American is a 2002 remake of the original 1958 film of the same name, which was based on Graham Greenes bestselling novel. ... Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an Academy-Award winning and Golden Globe-award nominated actor. ... Gangs of New York is a 2002 film set in the middle 19th century in the Five Points district of New York City. ... Daniel Day-Lewis as Bill the Butcher Cutting in the 2002 film Gangs of New York. ... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ... About Schmidt is a 2002 American film directed by Alexander Payne and starring Jack Nicholson as Warren Schmidt and Hope Davis as his daughter Jeannie. ... The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ... Sean Justin Penn (born August 17, 1960) // Penn was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Leo Penn, an actor and director, and Eileen Ryan (née Annucci), an actress. ... For other uses, see Mystic River (disambiguation). ... John Christopher Depp II[1] (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, best known for his frequent portrayals of offbeat and eccentric characters such as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and the titular character of Tim Burtons Edward Scissorhands. ... Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a movie of adventure and romance set in the Caribbean during the seventeenth century. ... Captain Jack Sparrow is a fictional pirate and one of the primary characters of the Pirates of the Caribbean film trilogy: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Dead Mans Chest (2006), and the as-of-yet unreleased third installment, At Worlds End (2007). ... Sir Ben Kingsley, CBE (born December 31, 1943) is a British actor. ... This article is about the movie. ... David Jude Law (born 29 December 1972) is an BAFTA Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated British actor. ... This article is about the film. ... William James Bill Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an Academy Award-nominated, Emmy-, Golden Globe-, and BAFTA-winning American comedian and actor. ... Lost in Translation is an Academy Award-winning 2003 comedy-drama film. ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... Jamie Foxx (born December 13, 1967) is an American actor, singer, and stand-up comic. ... Ray is a 2004 biographical film focusing on thirty years[2]of the life of legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles. ... For Ray Charles, the composer and conductor of the Ray Charles Singers, see Ray Charles (composer). ... Don Cheadle (born November 29, 1964) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor. ... Categories: Movie stubs | 2004 films | Drama films | War films | Best Actor Oscar Nominee (film) | Best Supporting Actress Oscar Nominee (film) ... Paul Rusesabagina (born June 15, 1954) is a Rwandan who has been internationally honored for saving over 1,000 civilians during the Rwandan Genocide. ... John Christopher Depp II[1] (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, best known for his frequent portrayals of offbeat and eccentric characters such as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and the titular character of Tim Burtons Edward Scissorhands. ... Finding Neverland is an Academy Award-winning film that released in 2004, starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. ... Sir James Matthew Barrie, Baronet, Scottish author Sir James Matthew Barrie, Baronet (May 9, 1860 - June 19, 1937), more commonly known as J. M. Barrie, was a Scottish novelist and dramatist. ... Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974[1]) is a three-time Academy Award-nominated, SAG Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor who garnered world wide fame for his role as Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997). ... For other uses, see Aviator (disambiguation) The Aviator is an Academy Award-winning 2004 American biographical drama film, directed by Martin Scorsese, and based largely on the book Howard Hughes: The Secret Life by Charles Higham. ... For the Welsh murderer, see Howard Hughes (murderer). ... For other uses, see Clint Eastwood (disambiguation). ... Million Dollar Baby is an Academy Award winning 2004 dramatic film directed by Clint Eastwood. ... The year 2005 in film involved some significant events. ... Philip Seymour Hoffman (born July 23, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Capote is an Academy Award-winning 2005 biographical film about Truman Capote (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal) on a writing assignment for The New Yorker. ... Truman Capote (pronounced ; 30 September 1924 – 25 August 1984) was an American writer whose stories, novels, plays, and non-fiction are recognized literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffanys (1958) and In Cold Blood (1965), which he labeled a non-fiction novel. ... Terrence Dashon Howard (born March 11, 1969) is an Academy Award-nominated American film and stage actor. ... Hustle & Flow is an Academy Award-winning 2005 film written and directed by Craig Brewer, and produced by Stephanie Allain and John Singleton. ... Heath Andrew Ledger (April 4, 1979 – January 22, 2008) was an Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and SAG Award-nominated Australian-born film actor who lived in New York City. ... This article is about the motion picture. ... Ennis Del Mar (del Mar in the short story) (c. ... Joaquin Rafael Phoenix (pronounced wah-KEEN FEE-nix;[1] born October 28, 1974), formerly credited as Leaf Phoenix, is a two-time Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican film actor. ... For the song, see I Walk the Line. ... For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... David Russell Strathairn (born on January 26, 1949) is an Academy Award-nominated American film and television actor. ... Good Night, and Good Luck. ... Edward R. Ed Murrow (April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965) was an American journalist and media figure. ... The year 2006 in film involved some significant events. ... Forest Steven Whitaker (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director. ... For the novel, see The Last King of Scotland. ... Idi Amin Dada (mid-1920s[1]–16 August 2003) was an army officer and president of Uganda. ... Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974[1]) is a three-time Academy Award-nominated, SAG Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor who garnered world wide fame for his role as Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997). ... Blood Diamond is an Academy Award-nominated 2006 adventure/drama/thriller film. ... Ryan Thomas Gosling (born November 12, 1980) is an Academy Award-nominated Canadian actor. ... Half Nelson is an Academy Award-nominated American film which premiered in competition at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, and was released theatrically on August 11, 2006. ... Peter Seamus OToole (born August 2, 1932, uncertain but presumed correct date[1]) is an eight-time Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. ... Venus is an Academy Award-nominated 2006 film staring Peter OToole, Leslie Phillips, Vanessa Redgrave and Jodie Whittaker. ... “W. S.” redirects here. ... For the famous phrase from which the title derives, see Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. ... Christopher Paul Gardner (born February 9, 1954 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a self-made millionaire, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and philanthropist who, during the early 1980s, struggled with homelessness while raising his toddler son, Christopher. ... 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and several film franchises which premiered or had installments released in 2004, which appear again this year: Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Ocean... Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an Academy-Award winning and Golden Globe-award nominated actor. ... There Will Be Blood is a 2007 film directed, written and produced by Paul Thomas Anderson. ... George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, who gained fame as one of the lead doctors in the long-running television drama, ER (1994–99), as Anthony Edwardss characters best friend and partner... Michael Clayton is a 2007 American dramatic legal thriller film written and directed by Tony Gilroy and produced by Sydney Pollack. ... John Christopher Depp II[1] (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, best known for his frequent portrayals of offbeat and eccentric characters such as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and the titular character of Tim Burtons Edward Scissorhands. ... For other uses, see Sweeney Todd (disambiguation). ... Tommy Lee Jones (born September 15, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and director. ... In the Valley of Elah is a 2007 film written and directed by Paul Haggis, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Susan Sarandon, and Charlize Theron. ... Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. ... Eastern Promises is a 2007 drama and thriller feature film directed by David Cronenberg. ...

International presence

As the Academy Awards are based in the United States and are centered on the Hollywood film industry, the majority of Academy Award winners have been Americans. Nonetheless, there is significant international presence at the awards, as evidenced by the following list of winners of the Academy Award for Best Actor. Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... American cinema has had a profound effect on cinema across the world since the early 20th century. ...

At the 37th Academy Awards (1964), for the first time in history, all four of the top acting honors were awarded to non-Americans: Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, Peter Ustinov, and Lila Kedrova. This occurred for the second time at the 80th Academy Awards (2007), when all four acting categories were similarly represented: Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Javier Bardem, and Tilda Swinton. Geoffrey Roy Rush (born 6 July 1951) is an Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning Australian actor. ... Maximilian Schell (born December 8, 1930) is an Academy Award-winning Austrian actor who has appeared in over 92 film/television roles. ... Not to be confused with Sydney Tamiia Poitier. ... Roberto Remigio Benigni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI[1] (born October 27, 1952) is an Academy Award-winning Italian film and television actor, writer and director. ... Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964) is a New Zealand-Australian[1] actor. ... José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón (January 8, 1909 – January 26, 1992), was an Academy Award-winning Puerto Rican actor and film director, born in the Santurce district of San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an Academy-Award winning and Golden Globe-award nominated actor. ... Emil Jannings (July 23, 1884 - January 3, 1950) was an actor and the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor. ... George Arliss (10 April 1868- 5 February 1946) was a British actor. ... Ronald Colman (February 9, 1891 – May 19, 1958) was an Oscar-winning English actor. ... Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an Academy-Award winning and Golden Globe-award nominated actor. ... Friedrich Robert Donath (March 18, 1905 – June 9, 1958), better known by his stage name Robert Donat, was a distinguished English film and stage actor of English, Polish and German descent. ... Peter Finch (September 28, 1912 – January 14, 1977) was an English-born actor with strong Australian connections. ... Sir Alec Guinness CH, CBE (2 April 1914 – 5 August 2000) was an Academy Award and Tony Award-winning English actor. ... Sir Reginald Rex Carey Harrison, KBE (5 March 1908 – 2 June 1990) was an Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning English theatre and film actor. ... For the composer, see Antony Hopkins. ... Jeremy John Irons (born September 19, 1948) is an Academy Award, Tony Award, Screen Actors Guild, two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning English film, television and stage actor. ... Sir Ben Kingsley, CBE (born December 31, 1943) is a British actor. ... Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 – 15 December 1962) was an English stage and film actor. ... Victor Andrew de Bier McLaglen (December 10, 1886[1] - November 7, 1959) was a British boxer and Academy Award winning actor, who later became a naturalized American citizen. ... Ray Milland (January 3, 1905 or 1907 – March 10, 1986) was an Oscar-winning Welsh actor and director who worked primarily in the United States. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... David Paul Scofield, CH, CBE (born 21 January 1922) is a British actor who was born in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England. ... Date: 5 April Host: Bob Hope Location: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA Notes: For the first time, the Academy presents an award in the field of makeup. ... // Events January 29 - The film Dr. Strangelove is released. ... Sir Reginald Rex Carey Harrison, KBE (5 March 1908 – 2 June 1990) was an Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning English theatre and film actor. ... Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (born Julia Elizabeth Wells[1] on 1 October 1935[2]) is an award-winning English actress, singer, author and cultural icon. ... Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, CBE (IPA: ; April 16, 1921 – March 28, 2004), born Peter Alexander Baron von Ustinov, was an Academy Award-winning English actor, writer, dramatist and raconteur of French, Italian, Swiss, Russian, German and Ethiopian ancestry. ... Lila Kedrova (October 9, 1918 – February 16, 2000) was a Russian actress. ... The 80th Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best in film for 2007, was broadcast from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California on ABC beginning at 5:30 p. ... 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and several film franchises which premiered or had installments released in 2004, which appear again this year: Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Ocean... Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an Academy-Award winning and Golden Globe-award nominated actor. ... Marion Cotillard (born September 30, 1975) is an Academy Award, BAFTA, two-time César Award, Czech Lion and Golden Globe winning French actress. ... Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem (born March 1, 1969) is an Academy Award-, four-time Goya Award-, BAFTA-, two-time European Film Award-, two-time Screen Actors Guild Award-, two-time Coppa Volpi- and Golden Globe-winning Spanish actor. ... Katherine Matilda Tilda Swinton (born November 5, 1960) is an Academy Award-, BAFTA-, BAFTA Scotland-, and Coppa Volpi-winning British actress known for both arthouse and mainstream films. ...


See also

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... This is a list of Academy Awards ceremonies, the date of the ceremony, the year in film they were honoring, their hosts, and the Best Picture. ... The following are lists of actors: Overall: List of male movie actors (A-K) List of male movie actors (L-Z) List of female movie actors Theater actors: List of male theater actors List of female theater actors Television actors: List of male television actors List of female television actors... The following list is based upon the actors age at the time of the Academy Awards ceremony, from youngest to oldest. ... This is a list of winners of the Academy Award of Merit for Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... This is a list of winners of the Academy Award of Merit for Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... This is a list of winners of the Academy Award of Merit for Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... This article contains a summary list of Wikipedia articles containing film lists. ...

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The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and most watched awards ceremony in the world.
Academy membership may be obtained by a competitive nomination (however, the nominee must be invited to join) or a member may submit a name.
A related criticism is that actors and actresses who came to prime primarily in comedy films have to succeed in dramatic films in order to be seriously regarded by the Academy.
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (689 words)
The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses.
Following the Academy's practice, the films below are listed by release year: for example, the Oscar for "Best Supporting Actor in 1999" was announced during the award ceremony held in 2000.
The trophy for the award was originally a plaque.
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