Best Actor (Drama) Performances I've Seen

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  1. 1943- Paul Lukas- Watch on the Rhine
  2. 1944- Alexander Knox- Wilson
  3. 1945- Ray Milland- The Lost Weekend
  4. 1946- Gregory Peck- The Yearling
  5. 1947- Ronald Colman- A Double Life
  6. 1948- Laurence Olivier- Hamlet
  7. 1949- Broderick Crawford- All the King's Men
  8. 1950- Jose Ferrer- Cyrano de Bergerac
  9. 1951- Fredric March- Death of a Salesman
  10. 1952- Gary Cooper- High Noon
  11. 1953- Spencer Tracy- The Actress
  12. 1954- Marlon Brando- On the Waterfront
  13. 1955- Ernest Borgnine- Marty
  14. 1956- Kirk Douglas- Lust for Life
  15. 1957- Alec Guinness- The Bridge on the River Kwai
  16. 1958- David Niven- Separate Tables
  17. 1959- Anthony Franciosa- Career
  18. 1960- Burt Lancaster- Elmer Gantry
  19. 1961- Maximilian Schell- Judgment at Nuremberg
  20. 1962- Gregory Peck- To Kill a Mockingbird
  21. 1963- Sidney Poitier- Lilies of the Field
  22. 1964- Peter O'Toole- Becket
  23. 1965- Omar Sharif- Doctor Zhivago
  24. 1966- Paul Scofield- A Man for All Seasons
  25. 1967- Rod Steiger- In the Heat of the Night
  26. 1968- Peter O'Toole- The Lion in Winter
  27. 1969- John Wayne- True Grit
  28. 1970- George C. Scott- Patton
  29. 1971- Gene Hackman- The French Connection
  30. 1972- Marlon Brando- The Godfather
  31. 1973- Al Pacino- Serpico
  32. 1974- Jack Nicholson- Chinatown
  33. 1975- Jack Nicholson- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  34. 1976- Peter Finch- Network
  35. 1977- Richard Burton- Equus
  36. 1978- Jon Voight- Coming Home
  37. 1979- Dustin Hoffman- Kramer vs. Kramer
  38. 1980- Robert De Niro- Raging Bull
  39. 1981- Henry Fonda- On Golden Pond
  40. 1982- Ben Kingsley- Gandhi
  41. 1983 (tie)- Tom Courtenay- The Dresser
  42. 1983 (tie)- Robert Duvall- Tender Mercies
  43. 1984- F. Murray Abraham- Amadeus
  44. 1985- Jon Voight- Runaway Train
  45. 1986- Bob Hoskins- Mona Lisa
  46. 1987- Michael Douglas- Wall Street
  47. 1988- Dustin Hoffman- Rain Man
  48. 1989- Tom Cruise- Born on the Fourth of July
  49. 1990- Jeremy Irons- Reversal of Fortune
  50. 1991- Nick Nolte- The Prince of Tides
  51. 1992- Al Pacino- Scent of a Woman
  52. 1993- Tom Hanks- Philadelphia
  53. 1994- Tom Hanks- Forrest Gump
  54. 1995- Nicolas Cage- Leaving Las Vegas
  55. 1996- Geoffrey Rush- Shine
  56. 1997- Peter Fonda- Ulee's Gold
  57. 1998- Jim Carrey- The Truman Show
  58. 1999- Denzel Washington- The Hurricane
  59. 2000- Tom Hanks- Cast Away
  60. 2001- Russell Crowe- A Beautiful Mind
  61. 2002- Jack Nicholson- About Schmidt
  62. 2003- Sean Penn- Mystic River
  63. 2004- Leonardo DiCaprio- The Aviator
  64. 2005- Philip Seymour Hoffman- Capote
  65. 2006- Forest Whitaker- The Last King of Scotland
  66. 2007- Daniel Day-Lewis- There Will Be Blood
  67. 2008- Mickey Rourke- The Wrestler