Oscar Best Actor By Role

Guess the role/character name that won the Academy Award for Best Actor Year = year of the ceremony honoring the previous year's films
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Year
Actor Name
Movie
Role
2016
Leonardo DiCaprio
The Revenant
Hugh Glass
2015
Eddie Redmayne
The Theory of Everything
Stephen Hawking
2014
Matthew McConaughey
Dallas Buyers Club
Ron Woodroof
2013
Daniel Day-Lewis
Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
2012
Jean Dujardin
The Artist
George Valentine
2011
Colin Firth
The King's Speech
King George VI
2010
Jeff Bridges
Crazy Heart
Otis Blake
2009
Sean Penn
Milk
Harvey Milk
2008
Daniel Day-Lewis
There Will Be Blood
Daniel Plainview
2007
Forest Whitaker
The Last King of Scotland
Idi Amin
2006
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Capote
Truman Capote
2005
Jamie Foxx
Ray
Ray Charles
2004
Sean Penn
Mystic River
Jimmy Markum
2003
Adrien Brody
The Pianist
Wladyslaw Szpilman
2002
Denzel Washington
Training Day
Detective Alonzo Harris
2001
Russell Crowe
Gladiator
Maximus Decimus Meridius
2000
Kevin Spacey
American Beauty
Lester Burnham
1999
Roberto Benigni
Life is Beautiful
Guido Orefice
1998
Jack Nicholson
As Good As It Gets
Melvin Udall
1997
Geoffrey Rush
Shine
David Helfgott
1996
Nicholas Cage
Leaving Las Vegas
Ben Sanderson
1995
Tom Hanks
Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump
1994
Tom Hanks
Philadelphia
Andrew Beckett
1993
Al Pacino
Scent of a Woman
Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade
1992
Anthony Hopkins
Silence of the Lambs
Dr Hannibal Lecter
1991
Jeremy Irons
Reversal of Fortune
Claus von Bulow
1990
Daniel Day-Lewis
My Left Foot
Christy Brown
1989
Dustin Hoffman
Rain Man
Raymond Babbitt
1988
Michael Douglas
Wall Street
Gordon Gekko
1987
Paul Newman
The Color of MOney
Fast Eddie Felson
1986
William Hurt
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Luis Molina
1985
F. Murray Abraham
Amadeus
Antonio Salieri
1984
Robert Duvall
Tender Mercies
Mac Sledge
1983
Ben Kingsley
Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
1982
Henry Fonda
On Golden Pond
Norman Thayer Jr
1981
Robert De Niro
Raging Bull
Jake LaMotta
1980
Dustin Hoffman
Kramer vs Kramer
Ted Kramer
1979
Jon Voight
Coming Home
Luke Martin
1978
Richard Dreyfuss
The Goodbye Girl
Elliot Garfield
1977
Peter Finch
Network
Howard Beale
1976
Jack Nicholson
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Randle Patrick "Mac" McMurphy
1975
Art Carney
Harry and Tonto
Harry Coombes
1974
Jack Lemmon
Save the Tiger
Harry Stoner
1973
Marlon Brando
The Godfather
Vito Corleone
1972
Gene Hackman
The French Connection
Detective Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle
Year
Actor Name
Movie
Role
1971
George C. Scott
Patton
General George S Patton
1970
John Wayne
True Grit
Reuben "Rooster" Cogburn
1969
Cliff RObertson
Charly
Charly Gordon
1968
Rod Steiger
In the Heat of the Night
Police Chief Bill Gillespie
1967
Paul Scofield
A Man for All Season
Sir Thomas More
1966
Lee Marvin
Cat Ballou
Kid Shelleen / Tim Strawn
1965
Red Harrison
My Fair Lady
Professor Henry Higgins
1964
Sidney Poitier
Lilies of the Field
Homer Smith
1963
Gregory Peck
To Kill a Mockingbird
Atticus Finch
1962
Maximilian Schell
Judgment at Nuremberg
Hans Rolfe
1961
Burt Lancaster
Elmer Gantry
Elmer Gantry
1960
Charlton Heston
Ben-Hurr
Judah Ben-Hurr
1959
David Niven
Separate Tables
Major Angus Pollock
1958
Alec Guinness
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Lt Colonel L Nicholson
1957
Yul Brynner
The King and I
King Mongkut of Siam
1956
Ernest Borgnine
Marty
Marty Piletti
1955
Marlon Brando
On the Waterfront
Terry Malloy
1954
William Holden
Stalag 17
Sgt JJ Sefton
1953
Gary Cooper
High Noon
Marshal Will Kane
1952
Humphrey Bogart
The African Queen
Charlie Allnut
1951
Jose Ferrer
Cyrano de Bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac
1950
Broderick Crawford
All the King's Men
Willie Stark
1949
Laurence Olivier
Hamlet
Hamlet
1948
Ronald Colman
A Double LIfe
Anthony John
1947
Feredric March
The Best Years of Our Lives
Al Stephenson
1946
Ray Milland
The Lost Weekend
Don Birnam
1945
Bing Crosby
Going My Way
Father Chuck O'Malley
1944
Paul Lukas
Watch on the Rhine
Kurt Muller
1943
James Cagney
Yankee Doodle Dandy
George M Cohan
1942
Gary Cooper
Sergeant York
Sgt Alvin C York
1941
James Stewart
The Philadelphia Story
Macaulay "Mike" Connor
1940
Robert Donat
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Charles Edward Chipping
1939
Spencer Tracy
Boys Town
Father Flanagan
1938
Spencer Tracy
Captains Courageous
Manuel
1937
Paul Muni
The Story of Louis Pasteur
Louis Pasteur
1936
Victor McLaglen
The Informer
Gypo Nolan
1935
Clark Gable
It Happened One Night
Peter Warne
1934
Chalres Laughton
The Private Life of Henry VIII
King Henry VIII of England
1933
Wallace Beery
The Champ
Andy "Champ" Purcell
1933
Fredric March
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dr Henry Jekyll/Mr Edward Hyde
1932
Lionel Barrymore
A Free Soul
Stephen Ashe
1931
George Arliss
Disraeli
Benjamin Disraeli
1930
Warner Baxter
In Old Arizona
The Cisco Kid
1929
Emil Jannings
The Last Command / The Way of All Flesh
Grand Duke Sergius/Alexander August Schilling
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