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    Aug 23rd, 2013

    Here are my personal choices for Best Actor starting with 1951 and going into 2012:
    1951: Humphrey Bogart for The African Queen
    1952: Gary Cooper for High Noon
    1953: William Holden for Stalag 17 / Montgomery Clift for From Here to Eternity (TIE)
    1954: Marlon Brando for On the Waterfront
    1955: Ernest Borgnine for Marty
    1956: Kirk Douglas for Lust for Life
    1957: Sir Alec Guinness for The Bridge on the River Kwai
    1958: David Niven for Separate Tables
    1959: Charlton Heston for Ben-Hur / James Stewart for Anatomy of a Murder (TIE)
    1960: Burt Lancaster for Elmer Gantry
    1961: Paul Newman for The Hustler
    1962: Gregory Peck for To Kill A Mockingbird
    1963: Richard Harris for This Sporting Life
    1964: Sir Rex Harrison for My Fair Lady / Peter Sellers for Dr. Strangelove (TIE)
    1965: Richard Burton for The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
    1966: Paul Scofield for A Man for All Seasons / Sir Michael Caine for Alfie (TIE)
    1967: Rod Steiger for In the Heat of the Night
    1968: Peter O’Toole for The Lion in Winter
    1969: John Wayne for True Grit
    1970: George C. Scott for Patton
    1971: Gene Hackman for The French Connection
    1972: Marlon Brando for The Godfather
    1973: Jack Lemmon for Save the Tiger
    1974: Al Pacino for The Godfather Part II
    1975: Jack Nicholson for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    1976: Peter Finch for Network
    1977: Richard Dreyfuss for The Goodbye Girl
    1978: Jon Voight for Coming Home
    1979: Dustin Hoffman for Kramer vs. Kramer
    1980: Robert De Niro for Raging Bull
    1981: Henry Fonda for On Golden Pond / Dudley Moore for Arthur (TIE)
    1982: Sir Ben Kingsley for Gandhi
    1983: Robert Duvall for Tender Mercies
    1984: F. Murray Abraham for Amadeus
    1985: William Hurt for Kiss of the Spider Woman
    1986: Paul Newman for The Color of Money
    1987: Michael Douglas for Wall Street
    1988: Dustin Hoffman for Rain Man
    1989: Daniel Day-Lewis for My Left Foot
    1990: Jeremy Irons for Reversal of Fortune
    1991: Anthony Hopkins for The Silence of the Lambs
    1992: Clint Eastwood for Unforgiven
    1993: Liam Neeson for Schindler’s List
    1994: Tom Hanks for Forrest Gump
    1995: Nicolas Cage for Leaving Las Vegas
    1996: Billy Bob Thornton for Sling Blade
    1997: Jack Nicholson for As Good as it Gets
    1998: Edward Norton for American History X / Sir Ian McKellen for Gods and Monsters (TIE)
    1999: Kevin Spacey for American Beauty
    2000: Tom Hanks for Cast Away
    2001: Denzel Washington for Training Day
    2002: Adrien Brody for The Pianist
    2003: Bill Murray for Lost in Translation
    2004: Jamie Foxx for Ray
    2005: Philip Seymour Hoffman for Capote
    2006: Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland
    2007: Daniel Day-Lewis for There Will Be Blood
    2008: Sean Penn for Milk
    2009: Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart
    2010: Colin Firth for The King’s Speech
    2011: Jean Dujardin for The Artist
    2012: Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln

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    Jul 23rd, 2012

    I’ll only weigh in on the categories in which I’ve seen every performance:

    2000: Tom Hanks (Cast Away)
    2001: Tom Wilkinson (In The Bedroom) 
    2002: Daniel Day-Lewis (Gangs of New York)
    2003: Bill Murray (Lost In Translation)
    2004: Jamie Foxx (Ray)**
    2005: Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote)** 
    2006: Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland)**
    2007: Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood)**
    2008: Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler)
    2009: Colin Firth (A Single Man)
    2010: Javier Bardem (Biutiful)
    2011: George Clooney (The Descendants)
    2012: Joaquin Phoenix and Daniel Day-Lewis (The Master and Lincoln)

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    Nov 4th, 2010


    I’ll limit myself to fifteen, just to make things difficult.

    Orson Welles. Citizen Kane
    Fredric March, Death of a Salesman
     Marlon Brando, On the Waterfront
    Gregory Peck,     To Kill a Mockingbird
    Rod Steiger, The Pawnbroker
    Marlon Brando, The Godfather
    Jack Nicholson, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    Peter Finch, Network
    Robert     De Niro, Raging Bull
    Anthony Hopkins, The Silence of the Lambs 
    Ian Mckellen, Gods and Monsters
    Tom Wilkinson, In the Bedroom
    Bill Murray, Lost in Translation
    Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
    Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler       

    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    Philip K Dick Blade Runner

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    Jul 25th, 2012

    I’ll do since 2000:

    2000: Russel Crowe – Gladiator
    2001:Denzel Washington – Training Day 
    2002: Adrien Brody – The Pianist
    2003: Sean Penn – Mystic River
    2004: Jamie Fox – Ray
    2005: Philip Seymour Hoffman – Capote
    2006: Forest Whitaker – The Last King Of Scotland
    2007: Daniel Day Lewis – There Will Be Blood
    2008:Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler
    2009: Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
    2010: Colin Firth – The Kings’ Speech
    2011: Jean Dujardin – The Artist
    2012: Daniel Day Lewis & Joacquin Pheonix (tie)

    Not much variation actually, They pick the right winner from the set of nominees most of the time.

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    Oct 23rd, 2013

    2014- eddie redmayne- the theory of everything
    2013- leonardo dicaprio- wolf of wall street
    2012- daniel day lewis- lincoln
    2011- brad pitt- moneyball
    2010- colin firth- king’s speech
    2009- george clooney-up in the air
    2008- mickey rourke- the wrestler
    2007- daniel day lewis- there will be blood
    2006- forest whitaker- last king of scotland
    2005- phillip seymour hoffman- capote
    2004- jamie foxx- ray
    2003- johnny depp- pirates of the carribean curse of the black pearl
    2002- adrian brody- the pianist
    2001- russell crowe- a beautiful mind 
    2000- tom hanks cast away
    1999- kevin spacey-  american beauty
    1998- jim carrey- truman show
    1997- jack nicholson- as good as it gets
    1996- tom cruise- jerry maguire
    1995- nicolas cage- leaving las vegas
    1994- morgan freeman- shawshank redemption
    1993- tom hanks- philadelphia
    1992- denzel washington- malcom x
    1991- anthony hopkins- silence of the lambs
    1990- jeremy irons- reversal of fortune
    1989- daniel day lewis- my left foot
    1988- dustin hoffman- rain man
    1987- robin williams- good morning vietnam
    1986-paul newman-color of money
    1985- william hurt- kiss the spider woman
    1984 f. murray abraham- amadeus
    1983- robert duvall- tender mercies
    1982- ben kingsley- gandhi
    1981- henry fonda- on golden pond
    1980- robert de niro- raging bull
    1979- dustin hoffman- kramer vs kramer
    1978- jon voight- coming home
    1977- richard dreyfuss- the goodbye girl
    1976- peter finch- network
    1975- jack nicholson- one flew over the cookoos nest
    1974- al pacino- godfather part 2
    1973- jack lemmon- save the tiger
    1972- marlon brando- godfather
    1971- gene hackman- french connection
    1970 george c. scot- patton 

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    Oct 7th, 2011

    I will do them in increments:

    2013: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
    Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
    2011: George Clooney (The Descendants)
    Jim Carrey (I Love You Phillip Morris)
    2009: Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man)
    Clint Eastwood (Gran Torino)
    2007: Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood)
     Will Ferrell (Stranger Than Fiction)
    2005: Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote)
    Jim Carrey (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
    2003: Bill Murray (Lost in Translation)
    Robin Williams (One Hour Photo)
    2001: Gene Hackman (The Royal Tenenbaums)
     Willem Dafoe (Animal Factory)   
    1999: Kevin Spacey (American Beauty)
    1998: Peter Mullan (My Name is Joe)
    1997: Jack Nicholson (As Good As It Gets)
    1996: William H. Macy (Fargo)
    1995: Ian McKellen (Richard III)
    1994: Johnny Depp (Ed Wood)
    1993: David Thewlis (Naked)
    1992: Harvey Keitel (Bad Lieutenant)
    1991: Robin Williams (The Fisher King)
    1990: Bill Murray (Quick Change)

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    Dec 30th, 2011

    Number one of all time for me…..Jack Nicholson in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

    Number two…..Daniel Day Lewis in “There Will Be Blood”

    Number three….Jon Voight in “Coming Home”


    Honorable Mention:  Art Carney in “Harry & Tonto”

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    Nov 16th, 2011

    2013: Robert Redford – All is Lost
    2012: Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
    2011: George Clooney – The Descendants
    2010: Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network
    2009: Colin Firth – A Single Man
    2008: Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler
    2007: Daniel Day-Lewis – There Will Be Blood
    2006: Forest Whitaker – Last King of Scotland
    2005: Heath Ledger – Brokeback Mountain
    2004: Paul Giamatti – Sideways 
    2003: Bill Murray – Lost in Translations
    2002: Adrien Brody – The Pianist
    2001: Tony Leung – In the Mood for Love
    2000: Tom Hanks – Cast Away
    1999: Kevin Spacey – American Beauty/ Richard Farnsworth – The Straight Story
    1998: Jim Carrey – The Truman Show
    1997: Robert Duvall – The Apostle
    1996: Woody Harrelson – People vs. Larry Flynt 
    1995: Nicolas Cage – Leaving Las Vegas
    1994: Paul Newman – Nobody’s Fool
    1993: David Thewlis – Naked
    1992: Clint Eastwood – Unforgiven
    1991: Anthony Hopkins – Silence of the Lambs 
    1990: Jeremy Irons – Reversal of Fortune
    1989: Daniel Day-Lewis – My Left Foot
    1988: Gene Hackman – Mississippi Burning
    1987: Michael Douglas – Wallstreet
    1986: Paul Newman – The Color of Money
    1985: William Hurt – Kiss of the Spider Woman
    1984: Steve Martin – All of Me
    1983: Robert Duvall – Tender Mercies
    1982: Ben Kingsley – Gandhi 
    1981: Burt Lancaster – Atlantic City 
    1980: Robert DeNiro – Raging Bull
    1979: Dustin Hoffman – Kramer vs. Kramer
    1978: Jon Voight – Coming Home
    1977: Richard Dreyfuss – Goodbye Girl
    1976: Peter Finch – Network/Robert Deniro – Taxi Driver
    1975: Al Pacino – Dog Day Afternoon
    1974: Jack Nicholson – Chinatown
    1973: Marlon Brando – Last Tango in Paris 
    1972: Al Pacino – The Godfather
    1971: Gene Hackman – The French Connection
    1970: George C. Scott – Patton


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    Nov 15th, 2013

    2014 – Ralph Fiennes “The Grand Budapest Hotel” 
    2013- Hugh Jackman “Prisoners” and Tom Hanks “Captain Phillips”
    2012- Bradely Cooper “Silver Linings Playbook”
    2011- Joseph Gordon Levitt “50/50”
    2010- Jesse Eisenberg “The Social Network”
    2009- Jeff Bridges “Crazy Heart”
    2008- Sean Penn “Milk”
    2007- Johnny Depp “Sweeney Todd”
    2006- Leonardo DiCaprio “The Departed”
    2005- Philip Seymour Hoffman “Capote” and Heath Ledger “Brokeback Mountain”
    2004- Jamie Foxx “Ray” and Clint Eastwood “Million Dollar Baby”
    2003- Johnny Depp “Pirates of the Carribean”
    2002- Daniel Day Lewis “Gangs of New York”
    2001- Ewan McGregor “Moulin Rouge!”
    2000- George Clooney “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”
    1999- Kevin Spacey “American Beauty”
    1998- Joseph Fiennes “Shakespere in Love”
    1997- Leonardo DiCaprio “Titanic”
    1996- Nathan Lane “The Birdcage”
    1995- Wesley Snipes “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar” 
    1994- Tom Hanks “Forrest Gump”
    1993- Liam Neeson “Schindler’s List”
    1992- Tom Cruise “A Few Good Men”
    1991- Anthony Hopkins “The Silence of the Lambs” and Nick Nolte “The Prince of Tides”
    1990- James Caan “Misery”
    1989- Billy Crystal “When Harry Met Sally” and Daniel Day Lewis “My Left Foot”
    1988- John Malkovich “Dangerous Liasons” and Dustin Hoffman “Rain Man”
    1987- Michael Douglas “Wall Street”
    1986- William Hurt “Children of a Lesser God”
    1985- Danny Glover “The Color Purple” 
    1984- Tom Hulce “Amadeus”
    1983- Mel Brooks “To Be or Not to Be”
    1982- Dustin Hoffman “Tootsie”
    1981- Mel Brooks “History of the World Part 1” and Peter Fonda “On Golden Pond”
    1980- Jack Nicholson “The Shining” and Leslie Nealson “Airplane!”
    1979- Steve Martin “The Jerk”
    1978- Jon Voight “Coming Home” and Brad Davis “Midnight Express” 
    1977- Woody Allen “Annie Hall”
    1976- Peter Finch “Network”
    1975- Jack Nicholson “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and Al Pacino “Dog Day Afternoon”
    1974- Dustin Hoffman “Lenny”
    1973- Jack Lemmon “Save the Tiger” 
    1972- Marlon Brando “The Godfather”
    1971- Gene Wilder “Willy Wonka”
    1970- Jack Nicholson “Five Easy Pieces”
    1969- John Wayne “True Grit”and Jon Voight “Midnight Cowboy” 
    1968- Ron Moody “Oliver!”
    1967- Sidney Poitier “In the Heat of the Night” and Warren Beatty “Bonnie and Clyde” 
    1966- Richard Burton “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” 
    1965- Christopher Plummer “The Sound of Music”
    1964- Dick Van Dyke “Mary Poppins”
    1963- Sidney Poiter “Lillies in the Field” 
    1962- Gregory Peck “To Kill a Mockingbird” 
    1961- Gregory Peck “The Guns of Navarone” 
    1960- Anthony Perkins “Psycho”
    1959- Jack Lemmon “Some Like it Hot”
    1958- Paul Newman “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” 
    1957- Alec Guinniess “Bridge Over Riven Kwai” 
    1952- Gene Kelly “Singin in the Rain”
    1951- Farley Granger “Strangers on the Train”
    1948- John Dall “Rope” 
    1940- Henry Fonda “The Grapes of Wrath”
    1926- Buster Keaton “The General”  

    (updated 6/13/15) 

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    Jan 13th, 2013

    (subject to change)

    1967- Paul Newman for Cool Hand Luke

    1972-Marlon Brando for The Godfather
    1974-Jack Nicholson for Chinatown
    1975-Al Pacino for Dog Day Afternoon
    1976-Peter Finch for Network

    1980-Robert De Niro for Raging Bull
    1982-Dustin Hoffman for Tootsie
    1988-Tom Hanks for Big
    1989-Daniel Day-Lewis for My Left Foot
    1990-Johnny Depp for Edward Scissorhands
    1991-Anthony Hopkins for The Silence Of The Lambs
    1993-Liam Neeson for Schindler’s List
    1994-Tom Hanks for Forrest Gump
    1996-William H. Macy for Fargo
    1997-Matt Damon for Good Will Hunting
    1998-Ian McKellen for Gods And Monsters
    1999-Kevin Spacey for American Beauty
    2000-Christian Bale for American Psycho
    2001-Gene Hackman for The Royal Tenenbaums
    2002-Adam Sandler for Punch-Drunk Love
    2003-Bill Murray for Lost In Translation
    2004-Jim Carrey for Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
    2005-Philip Seymour Hoffman for Capote
    2007-Daniel Day-Lewis for There Will Be Blood
    2008-Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler
    2009-George Clooney for Up In The Air
    2010-Jesse Eisenberg for The Social Network
    2011-Michael Fassbender for Shame
    2012-Joaquin Phoenix for The Master
    2013-Leonardo DiCaprio for The Wolf Of Wall Street 

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    Sep 20th, 2012

    2014: Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything
    2013: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
    2012: Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
    2011: Ryan Gosling – Drive
    2010: James Franco – 127 Hours
    2009: George Clooney – Up In The Air
    2008: Brad Pitt – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    2007: Johnny Depp – Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    2006: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Departed
    2005: Heath Ledger – Brokeback Mountain
    2004: Jim Carrey – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    2003: Sean Penn – Mystic River
    2002: Daniel Day Lewis – Gangs of New York
    2001: Russell Crowe – A Beautiful Mind
    2000: Jamie Bell – Billy Elliot
    1999: Kevin Spacey – American Beauty
    1998: Tom Hanks – Saving Private Ryan
    1997: Matt Damon – Good Will Hunting

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    Oct 11th, 2010

    2014: Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game (runner-up: Matthew McConaughey, Interstellar)
    2013: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street (runner-up: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Great Gatsby)
    2012: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln (runner-up: Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook)
    2011: Michael Shannon, Take Shelter (runner-up: Jean Dujardin, The Artist)
    2010: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech (runner-up: Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network)

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