Best Actor Performances I've seen

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  • 1928 - Emil Jannings (The Last Command)
  • 1929 - Warner Baxter (In Old Arizona)
  • 1930 - George Arliss (Disraeli)
  • 1931 - Lionel Barrymore (A Free Soul)
  • 1932 - (tie) Fredric March (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)
  • 1932 - (tie) Wallace Beery (The Champ)
  • 1933 - Charles Laughton (The Private Life of Henry VIII)
  • 1934 - Clark Gable (It Happened One Night)
  • 1935 - Victor McLaglen (The Informer)
  • 1936 - Paul Muni (The Story of Louis Pasteur)
  • 1937 - Spencer Tracy (Captains Courageous)
  • 1938 - Spencer Tracy (Boys Town)
  • 1939 - Robert Donat (Goodbye, Mr Chips)
  • 1940 - James Stewart (The Philadelphia Story)
  • 1941 - Gary Cooper (Sergeant York)
  • 1942 - James Cagney (Yankee Doodle Dandy)
  • 1943 - Paul Lukas (Watch on the Rhine)
  • 1944 - Bing Crosby (Going My Way)
  • 1945 - Ray Milland (The Lost Weekend)
  • 1946 - Fredric March (The Best Years of Our Lives)
  • 1947 - Ronald Colman (A Double Life)
  • 1948 - Laurence Olivier (Hamlet)
  • 1949 - Broderick Crawford (All the King's Men)
  • 1950 - José Ferrer (Cyrano de Bergerac)
  • 1951 - Humphrey Bogart (The African Queen)
  • 1952 - Gary Cooper (High Noon)
  • 1953 - William Holden (Stalag 17)
  • 1954 - Marlon Brando (On the Waterfront)
  • 1955 - Ernest Borgnine (Marty)
  • 1956 - Yul Brynner (The King and I)
  • 1957 - Alec Guinness (The Bridge on the River Kwai)
  • 1958 - David Niven (Separate Tables)
  • 1959 - Charlton Heston (Ben-Hur)
  • 1960 - Burt Lancaster (Elmer Gantry)
  • 1961 - Maximilian Schell (Judgment at Nuremberg)
  • 1962 - Gregory Peck (To Kill a Mockingbird)
  • 1963 - Sidney Poitier (Lilies of the Field)
  • 1964 - Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady)
  • 1965 - Lee Marvin (Cat Ballou)
  • 1966 - Paul Scofield (A Man for All Seasons)
  • 1967 - Rod Steiger (In the Heat of the Night)
  • 1968 - Cliff Robertson (Charly)
  • 1969 - John Wayne (True Grit)
  • 1970 - George C. Scott (Patton)
  • 1971 - Gene Hackman (The French Connection)
  • 1972 - Marlon Brando (The Godfather)
  • 1973 - Jack Lemmon (Save the Tiger)
  • 1974 - Art Carney (Harry and Tonto)
  • 1975 - Jack Nicholson (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
  • 1976 - Peter Finch (Network)
  • 1977 - Richard Dreyfuss (The Goodbye Girl)
  • 1978 - Jon Voight (Coming Home)
  • 1979 - Dustin Hoffman (Kramer vs. Kramer)
  • 1980 - Robert De Niro (Raging Bull)
  • 1981 - Henry Fonda (On Golden Pond)
  • 1982 - Ben Kingsley (Gandhi)
  • 1983 - Robert Duvall (Tender Mercies)
  • 1984 - F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus)
  • 1985 - William Hurt (Kiss of the Spider Woman)
  • 1986 - Paul Newman (The Color of Money)
  • 1987 - Michael Douglas (Wall Street)
  • 1988 - Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man)
  • 1989 - Daniel Day-Lewis (My Left Foot)
  • 1990 - Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune)
  • 1991 - Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs)
  • 1992 - Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman)
  • 1993 - Tom Hanks (Philadelphia)
  • 1994 - Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump)
  • 1995 - Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas)
  • 1996 - Geoffrey Rush (Shine)
  • 1997 - Jack Nicholson (As Good As It Gets)
  • 1998 - Roberto Benigni (Life Is Beautiful)
  • 1999 - Kevin Spacey (American Beauty)
  • 2000 - Russell Crowe (Gladiator)
  • 2001 - Denzel Washington (Training Day)
  • 2002 - Adrien Brody (The Pianist)
  • 2003 - Sean Penn (Mystic River)
  • 2004 - Jamie Foxx (Ray)
  • 2005 - Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote)
  • 2006 - Forest Whittaker (The Last King of Scotland)
  • 2007 - Daniel Day Lewis (There Will Be Blood)
  • 2008 - Sean Penn (Milk)
  • 2009 - Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
  • 2010 - Colin Firth (The King's Speech)
  • 2011 - Jean Dujardin (The Artist)