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    The successor to the Best Picture thread I did a while ago.  Out of the nominated performances by an actor from each decade, what were the five that would make up your ballot for that decade?  Here are mine

    1940s

    Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca
    Charlie Chaplin, The Great Dictator
    Henry Fonda, The Grapes of Wrath
    James Stewart, It’s A Wonderful Life
    Orson Welles, Citizen Kane

    1950s

    Marlon Brando, A Streetcar Named Desire
    Montgomery Clift, From Here to Eternity
    Gary Cooper, High Noon
    William Holden, Sunset Boulevard
    Alec Guinness, Bridge on the River Kwai

    1960s

    Richard Burton, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
    Jack Lemmon, The Apartment
    Peter O’Toole, Lawrence of Arabia
    Dustin Hoffman, Midnight Cowboy
    Peter Sellers, Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb

    1970s

    Woody Allen, Annie Hall
    Marlon Brando, The Godfather
    Jack Nicholson, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
    Robert de Niro, Taxi Driver
    Al Pacino, The Godfather Part II

    1980s

    F. Murray Abraham, Amadeus
    Daniel Day-Lewis, My Left Foot
    William Hurt, Kiss of the Spider Woman
    Robert de Niro, Raging Bull
    John Hurt, Elephant Man

    1990s

    Robert Duvall, The Apostle
    Anthony Hopkins, The Silence of the Lambs
    Edward Norton, American History X
    Sean Penn, Dead Man Walking
    Denzel Washington, Malcolm X

    2000s

    Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
    Colin Firth, A Single Man
    Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
    Sean Penn, Milk
    Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

     

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    allabout oscars
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    1930’s
    paul muni- the life of emile zola
    clark gable- it happened one night
    laurence olivier- wuthering heights
    spencer tracy- boys town
    james stewart- mr. smith goes to washington

    1940’s
    laurence olivier- hamlet
    gary cooper- the pride of the yankees
    james cagney- yankee doodle dandy
    fredric march- the best years of our lives
    james stewart- the philadelphia story

    1950’s
    montgomery clift- a place in the sun
    marlon brando- a streetcar named desire
    humphrey bogart- the african queen
    yul brynner- the king and i
    jack lemmon- some like it hot

    1960’s
    richard burton- who’s afraid of virginia woolf?
    dustin hoffman- midnight cowboy
    albert finney- tom jones
    rex harrison- my fair lady
    peter o’toole- the lion in winter

    1970’s
    jack nicholson- one flew over the cuckoo’s nest
    dustin hoffman- kramer vs. kramer
    jon voight- coming home
    al pacino- the godfather part II
    robert deniro- taxi driver

    1980’s
    william hurt- kiss of the spider woman
    robert deniro- raging bull
    dustin hoffman- tootsie
    jack nicholson- ironweed
    daniel day lewis- my left foot

    1990’s
    nick nolte- the prince of tides
    tom hanks- forest gump
    kevin spacey- american beauty
    anthony hopkins- remains of the day
    daniel day lewis- in the name of the father

    2000’s
    daniel day lewis- there will be blood
    sean penn- milk
    colin firth- the king’s speech
    ben kingsley- house of sand and fog
    russell crowe- a beautiful mind

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    awardsmonster
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    1970’s
    Jack Nicholson – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    Marlon Brando – The Godfather
    Peter Finch – Network
    Al Pacino- The Godfather part II
    Robert De Niro- Taxi Driver

    1980’s
    Dustin Hoffman – Rain Man
    Robert De Niro – Raging Bull
    Daniel Day-Lewis – My Left Foot
    F. Murray Abraham – Amadeus
    Dustin Hoffman – Tootsie

    1990’s
    Anthony Hopkins – The Silence of the Lambs
    Kevin Spacey – American Beauty
    Tom Hanks – Forrest Gump
    Robert Downey Jr. – Chaplin
    Morgan Freeman – The Shawshank Redemption

    2000’s
    Daniel Day Lewis – There Will be Blood
    Tom Hanks – Cast Away
    Leonardo DiCaprio – The Aviator
    Adrien Brody – The Pianist
    Joaquin Phoenix – Walk the Line

    2010’s (I’ll just name three to make it fun)
    Javier Bardem – Biutiful
    Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
     

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    Pieman1994
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    1940s
    Humphrey Bogart – Casablanca 
    Charlie Chaplin – The Great Dictator 
    Gary Cooper – Sergeant York
    Henry Fonda – The Grapes of Wrath
    James Stewart – It’s a Wonderful Life 

    1950s
    Marlon Brando – On the Waterfront
    Alec Guiness – The Bridge on the River Kwai
    William Holden – Sunset Boulevard
    Jack Lemmon – Some Like It Hot
    Paul Newman – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 

    1960s
    Warren Beatty – Bonnie and Clyde
    Dustin Hoffman – The Graduate
    Paul Newman – The Hustler
    Gregory Peck – To Kill a Mockingbird
    Peter Sellers – Dr. Strangelove 

    1970s
    Marlon Brando – The Godfather
    William Holden – Network
    Jack Nicholson – Chinatown
    Jack Nicholson – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 
    Al Pacino – Dog Day Afternoon

    1980s
    Daniel Day-Lewis – My Left Foot
    Robert De Niro – Raging Bull
    Tom Hanks – Big
    Dustin Hoffman – Rain Man
    Dustin Hoffman – Tootsie 

    1990s
    Morgan Freeman – The Shawshank Redemption
    Tom Hanks – Forrest Gump
    Anthony Hopkins – The Silence of the Lambs 
    Kevin Spacey – American Beauty 
    Denzel Washington – Malcolm X 

    2000s
    Daniel Day-Lewis – There Will Be Blood
    Leonardo DiCaprio – The Departed
    Ryan Gosling – Half Nelson
    Bill Murray – Lost in Translation 
    Jeremy Renner – The Hurt Locker

    2010s
    Leonardo DiCaprio – Inception
    Jean Dujardin – The Artist 
    Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network 
    Ryan Gosling – Drive  
    Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 

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    Sebastian Milpetz
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    1940s:

    Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca

    Henry Fonda, The Grapes of Wrath

    Frederic March, The Best Years of Our Lives  

    James Stewart, It’s a Wonderful Life

    Orson Welles, Citizen Kane

     

    1950s:

    Marlon Brando, A Streetcar Named Desire

    Montgomery Clift, From Here to Eternity

    Gary Cooper, High Noon

    James Dean, East of Eden

    Rock Hudson, Giant

     

    1960s:

    Dustin Hoffman, The Graduate

    Peter O’Toole, Lawrence of Arabia

    Gregory Peck, To Kill a Mockingbird

    Anthony Quinn, Zorba the Greek

    Jon Voight, Midnight Cowboy  

     

    1970s:

    Robert De Niro, The Deer Hunter

    Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver

    Gene Hackman, The French Connection

    Jack Nicholson, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

    Al Pacino, The Godfather II

     

    1980s:

    Daniel Day-Lewis, My Left Foot  

    Robert De Niro Raging Bull

    Gene Hackman, Mississippi Burning

    William Hurt, Children of a Lesser God

    Jack Lemmon, Missing

     

    1990s:

    Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump

    Edward Norton, American History X

    Sean Penn, Dead Man Walking

    Kevin Spacey, American Beauty

    Denzel Washington, Malcolm X

     

    2000s:

    Russell Crowe, A Beautiful Mind

    Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will be Blood

    Colin Firth, A Single Man

    Jack Nicholson, About Schmidt

    Sean Penn, Milk

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    1960’s:

    JACK LEMMON (The Apartament) (1960)
    MAXIMILIAN SCHELL (Judgement At Nuremberg) (1961)
    ROD STEIGER (The Pawnbroker) (1965)
    PAUL SCOFIELD (A Man For All Seasons) (1966)
    CLIFF ROBERTSON (Charly) (1968)
     
    1970’s:

    GEORGE C. SCOTT (Patton) (1970)
    JACK LEMMON (Save The Tiger) (1973)
    JACK NICHOLSON (One Flew Over The Cukoo’s Nest) (1975)
    JON VOIGHT (Coming Home) (1978)
    DUSTIN HOFFMAN (Kramer Vs. Kramer) (1979)
     
    1980’s:

    ROBERT DE NIRO (Raging Bull) (1980)
    BEN KINGSLEY (Gandhi) (1982)
    ROBERT DUVALL (Tender Mercies) (1983)
    WILLIAM HURT (The Kiss Of The Spider Woman) (1985)
    DANIEL DAY-LEWIS (My Left Foot) (1989)

    1990’s:

    JEREMY IRONS (Reversal Of Fortune) (1990)
    ANTHONY HOPKINS (The Silence Of The Lambs) (1991)
    ROBERT DOWNEY JR. (Chaplin) (1992)
    IAN McKELLEN (Gods And Monsters) (1998)
    KEVIN SPACEY (American Beauty) (1999)
     
    2000’s:

    RUSSELL CROWE (A Beautiful Mind) (2001)
    PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN (Truman Capote: In A Cold Blood) (2005)
    DANIEL DAY-LEWIS (There Will Be Blood) (2007)
    JEFF BRIDGES (Crazy Heart) (2009)
    JEAN DUJARDIN (The Artist) (2011)

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    1920s:
    Lon Chaney, “Laugh, Clown, Laugh” 
    Charles Chaplin, “The Gold Rush” 
    Gibson Gowland, “Greed” 
    James Murray, “The Crowd”
    George O’Brien, “Sunrise” 

    1930s:
    Charles Chaplin, “City Lights”
    Robert Donat, “Goodbye, Mr. Chips”
    Jean Gabin, “Grand Illusion”
    Paul Muni, “I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang”   
    Spencer Tracy, “Fury” 

    1940s:
    James Cagney, “White Heat” 
    Charles Chaplin, “Monsieur Verdoux”
    Ralph Richardson, “The Fallen Idol” 
    James Stewart, “It’s a Wonderful Life”
    Orson Welles, “Citizen Kane” 

    1950s:
    Marlon Brando, “On the Waterfront” 
    Charles Chaplin, “Limelight”
    James Dean, “East of Eden”
    Andy Griffith, “A Face in the Crowd”
    Spencer Tracy, “Bad Day at Black Rock”

    1960s:
    Burt Lancaster, “Elmer Gantry” 
    Peter O’Toole, “The Lion in Winter”
    Gregory Peck, “To Kill a Mockingbird”
    Rod Steiger, “The Pawnbroker” 
    Spencer Tracy, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?”

    1970s:
    Marlon Brando, “Last Tango in Paris”
    Jack Nicholson, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”
    Al Pacino, “The Godfather Part II” 
    Robert Ryan, “The Iceman Cometh” 
    George C. Scott, “Patton”

    1980s:
    Daniel Day-Lewis, “My Left Foot”
    Robert DeNiro, “Raging Bull”
    Henry Fonda, “On Golden Pond”
    Burt Lancaster, “Atlantic City”
    Max von Sydow, “Pelle the Conqueror”
     
    1990s:
    Robert Downey, Jr., “Chaplin”
    Tom Hanks, “Forrest Gump”
    Anthony Hopkins, “The Remains of the Day”
    David Thewlis, “Naked” 
    Denzel Washington, “Malcolm X”

    2000s:
    Javier Bardem, “Before Night Falls”
    Jim Caviezel, “The Passion of the Christ”
    Russell Crowe, “A Beautiful Mind” 
    Tom Hanks, “Cast Away”
    Tom Wilkinson, “In the Bedroom”
     
    2010s:                           
    Javier Bardem, “Biutiful”
    Demian Bichir, “A Better Life”
    Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”   
    Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”
    Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”

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    1930s

    Robert Donat – Goodbye, Mr. Chips
    Clark Gable – Gone with the Wind
    Charles Laughton – The Private Life of Henry VIII
    Paul Muni – The Life of Emile Zola
    Laurence Olivier – Wuthering Heights

    1940s

    James Cagney – Yankee Doodle Dandy
    Broderick Crawford – All the King’s Men
    Fredric March – The Best Years of Our Lives
    Laurence Olivier – Hamlet
    James Stewart – The Philadelphia Story

    1950s

    Marlon Brando – On the Waterfront
    Yul Brynner – The King and I
    Montgomery Clift – From Here to Eternity
    David Niven – Separate Tables
    Alec Guinness – The Bridge on the River Kwai

    1960s

    Richard Burton – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    Dustin Hoffman – The Graduate
    Gregory Peck – To Kill a Mockingbird
    Maximilian Schell – Judgement at Nuremberg 
    Paul Scofield – A Man for All Seasons 

    1970s

    Marlon Brando – The Godfather
    Peter Finch – Network
    Dustin Hoffman – Kramer vs. Kramer
    Jack Nicholson – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    George C. Scott – Patton 

    1980s

    Daniel Day-Lewis – My Left Foot
    Robert DeNiro – Raging Bull
    Henry Fonda – On Golden Pond
    Dustin Hoffman – Tootsie 
    William Hurt – Kiss of the Spider Woman

    1990s

    Morgan Freeman – Shawshank Redemption
    Jeremy Irons – Reversal of Fortune
    Sean Penn – Dead Man Walking
    Kevin Spacey – American Beauty
    Denzel Washington – Malcolm X
     
    2000s

    Leonardo DiCaprio – The Aviator
    Colin Firth – A Single Man
    Phillip Seymour Hoffman – Capote
    Forest Whitaker – The Last King of Scotland
    Tom Wilkinson – In the Bedroom

    2010s

    Jeff Bridges – True Grit
    Jean Dujardin – The Artist
    Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network
    Brad Pitt – Moneyball
    Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

     

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    2000s: (not just Oscar nominees)

    1. Heath Ledger, ‘Brokeback Mountain’
    2. Sean Penn, ‘Milk’ 
    3. Jim Carrey, ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’
    4. Daniel Day-Lewis, ‘There Will Be Blood’ 
    5. Denzel Washington, ‘Training Day’

    Honorable Mention: Ryan Gosling, ‘Half Nelson’ 

    2010s: (so far)

    1. Jesse Eisenberg, ‘The Social Network’
    2. Ryan Gosling, ‘Blue Valentine’
    3. George Clooney, ‘The Descendants’
    4. Michael Shannon, ‘Take Shelter’
    5. Colin Firth, ‘The King’s Speech’   
           
    Honorable Mention: Brad Pitt, ‘Moneyball’
          

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    Tye -Grr: Man on the moon is a 1999 picture

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    ^Oh, snaps! Right you are!

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    1950’s

    Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront
    James Stewart in Anatomy of a Murder
    Kirk Douglas in Lust for Life
    Alec Guinness in The Bridge on the River Kwai
    Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot

    1960’s

    Jack Lemmon in The Apartment
    Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke
    Warren Beatty in Bonnie and Clyde
    Jon Voight in Midnight Cowboy
    Richard Burton in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    1970’s

    Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon
    Peter FInch in Network
    Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver
    Jack Nicholson in Chinatown
    Marlon Brando in Last Tango in Paris

    1980’s

    Max Von Sydow in Pelle the Conqueror
    Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie
    William Hurt in Kiss of the Spider Woman
    Gene Hackman in Mississippi Burning
    Robert De Niro in Raging Bull

    1990’s

    Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs
    Ian McKellen in Gods and Monsters
    Kevin Spacey in American Beauty
    Massimo Troisi in Il Postino
    Morgan Freeman in The Shawshank Redemption

    2000’s

    Ed Harris in Pollock
    Jack Nicholson in About Schmidt
    Terrence Howard in Hustle & Flow
    Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood
    Peter O’Toole in Venus

    2010’s

    Javier Bardem in Biutiful
    Demian Bichir in A Better Life
    Colin Firth in The King’s Speech
    James Franco in 127 Hours
    Jean Dujardin in The Artist

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    1990′

    Robert Duvall, The Apostle
    Morgan Freeman, Shawshank Redemption
    Denzel Washington, The Hurricane
    Kevin Spacey, American Beauty
    Clint Eastwood, Unforgiven

    2000′

    Tom Wilkinson, In The Bedroom
    Daniel Day-Lewis, Gangs of New York
    MIckey Rourke, The Wrestler
    Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
    Ben Kingsley, House of Sand and Fog

    Alt 5 – Adrien Brody, The Pianist , Jim Caviezel, The Passion of The Christ, Tommy Lee Jones, In Valley of Elah, Sean Penn, Mystic River , Bill Murray, Lost in Translation.

    2010′

    Javier Bardem, Biutiful
    Jeff Bridges, True Grit
    Demain Bichir, A Better Life
    Hunter McCraken, The Tree of Life
    Ryan Gosling, Drive

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    Just from the 80’s

    80’s

    De Niro RB/Edward Woodward Breaker Morant
    Lancaster Atlantic City
    Kingsley Gandhi
    Tom Conti Reuben Reuben
    F Murray Abraham Amadeus
    Tatsuya Nakadai Ran
    Bob Hoskins Mona Lisa/De Niro The Mission
    Mastroianni Dark Eyes/W Hurt Broadcast News/John Lone TLE
    Tom Cruise Rain Man
    DDL My Left Foot

    90’s

    Jeremy Irons RoF
    Anthony Hopkins SotL
    Stephen Rea TCG/Clint Eastwood Unforgiven
    Tom Hanks Philadelphia
    Tom Hanks FG/Nigel Hawthorne TMoKG
    Ian McKellen Richard III
    Geoffrey Rush Shine
    Russell Crowe/Guy Pearce LA.C/Dustin Hoffman WtD
    Ian McKellen GaM
    Richard Farnsworth TSS/Kevin Spacey AB

    2000’s

    Tom Hanks Castaway
    Tom Wilkinson ItB/Guy Pearce Memento
    Michael Caine TQA
    Bill Murray LiT
    Clint Eastwood M$B
    Heath Ledger BBM
    Forest Whitaker/TLKoS/Ryan Gosling HN
    George Clooney MC/Casey Affleck TAoJJbtCRF
    Mickey Rourke TW
    Colin Firth A Single Man
    Colin Firth TKS/Mark Wahlberg TF
    Demian Bichir ABL/Mohamed Fellag ML

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    Will only use oscar nominees, will encmpoass 20’s into 30’s group and 2010-11 into 2000’s…

    1920/30’s

    Charles Chaplin, THE CIRCUS
    Charles Laughton, MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY
    Fredric March, A STAR IS BORN
    Paul Muni, I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG 
    James Stewart, MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

    1940’s

    Humphrey Bogart, CASABLANCA
    Charles Chaplin, THE GREAT DICTATOR
    Henry Fonda, THE GRAPES OF WRATH 
    James Stewart, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
    Orson Welles, CITIZEN KANE 

    1950’s

    Marlon Brando, ON THE WATERFRONT
    Montgomery Clift, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
    James Dean, EAST OF EDEN
    Alec Guinness, THE LAVENDER HILL MOB
    Laurence Olivier, RICHARD III

    1960’s

    Richard Burton, WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
    Dustin Hoffman, MIDNIGHT COWBOY
    Laurence Olivier, THE ENTERTAINER
    Peter Sellers, DR. STRANGELOVE
    Spencer Tracy, GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER? 

    1970’s

    Robert DeNiro, TAXI DRIVER
    Jack Lemmon, THE CHINA SYNDROME
    Jack Nicholson, CHINATOWN
    Al Pacino, DOG DAY AFTERNOON 
    Jon Voight, COMING HOME

    1980’s

    Daniel Day-Lewis, MY LEFT FOOT
    Robert DeNiro, RAGING BULL
    Dustin Hoffman, TOOTSIE
    John Hurt, THE ELEPHANT MAN
    Jack Nicholson, IRONWEED

    1990’s

    Anthony Hopkins, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
    Jeremy Irons, REVERSAL OF FORTUNE
    Paul Newman, NOBODY’S FOOL
    Edward Norton, AMERICAN HISTORY X
    Sean Penn, DEAD MAN WALKING

    2000’s

    Javier Bardem, BEFORE NIGHT FALLS
    Johnny Depp, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL
    Colin Firth, A SINGLE MAN
    Ryan Gosling, HALF NELSON
    Heath Ledger, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
     

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