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The ULTIMATE Film: Leading Actor


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    • Emil Jannings
    • Warner Baxter
    • George Arliss
    • Lionel Barrymore
    • Wallace Beery
    • Fredric March
    • Charles Laughton
    • Clark Gable
    • Victor McLaglen
    • Paul Muni
    • Spencer Tracy
    • Robert Donat
    • James Stewart
    • Gary Cooper
    • James Cagney
    • Paul Lukas
    • Bing Crosby
    • Ray Milland
    • Ronald Colman
    • Laurence Olivier
    • Broderick Crawford
    • Jose Ferrer
    • Humphrey Bogart
    • Gary Cooper
    • William Holden
    • Marlon Brando
    • Ernest Borgnine
    • Yul Brynner
    • Alec Guinness
    • David Niven
    • Charlton Heston
    • Burt Lancaster
    • Maxmilian Schell
    • Gregory Peck
    • Sidney Poitier
    • Rex Harrison
    • Lee Marvin
    • Paul Scofield
    • Rod Steiger
    • Cliff Robertson
    • John Wayne
    • George C. Scott
    • Gene Hackman
    • Jack Lemmon
    • Art Carney
    • Jack Nicholson
    • Peter Finch
    • Richard Dreyfuss
    • Jon Voight
    • Robert De Niro
    • Henry Fonda
    • Ben Kingsley
    • Robert Duvall
    • F. Murray Abraham
    • William Hurt
    • Paul Newman
    • Michael Douglas
    • Daniel Day-Lewis
    • Jeremy Irons
    • Anthony Hopkins
    • Al Pacino
    • Tom Hanks
    • Nicolas Cage
    • Geoffrey Rush
    • Roberto Benigni
    • Kevin Spacey
    • Russell Crowe
    • Denzel Washington
    • Adrien Brody
    • Sean Penn
    • Jamie Foxx


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OK, in this thread (and the foloowing ones I start) we will sort out the ULTIMATE film by using Oscar winners. Simply vote off the ones who you dislike the most and we will eventually have cast the film and sorted out a director, somone to do the music ect ect ect. :)

 

Have fun.

 

And the Oscar went to...

 

1927 / 28 : Emil Jannings in "THE LAST COMMAND" and "THE WAY OF ALL FLESH"

1928 / 29 : Warner Baxter in "IN OLD ARIZONA"

 

1929/30 : George Arliss in "DISRAELI"

 

1930 / 31 : Lionel Barrymore in "A FREE SOUL"

 

1931 / 32 : (tie) Wallace Beery in "THE CHAMP" and Fredric March in "DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE"

 

1932 / 33 : Charles Laughton in "THE PRIVATE LIFE OF HENRY VIII"

 

1934 : Clark Gable in "IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT"

 

1935 : Victor McLaglen in "THE INFORMER"

 

1936 : Paul Muni in "THE STORY OF LOUIS PASTEUR"

 

1937 : Spencer Tracy in "CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS"

 

1938 : Spencer Tracy in "BOYS TOWN"

 

1939 : Robert Donat in "GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS"

 

1940 : James Stewart in "THE PHILADELPHIA STORY"

 

1941 : Gary Cooper in "SERGEANT YORK"

 

1942 : James Cagney in "YANKEE DOODLE DANDY"

 

1943 : Paul Lukas in "WATCH ON THE RHINE"

 

1944 : Bing Crosby in "GOING MY WAY"

 

1945 : Ray Milland in "THE LOST WEEKEND"

 

1946 : Fredric March in "THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES"

 

1947 : Ronald Colman in "A DOUBLE LIFE"

 

1948 : Laurence Olivier in "HAMLET"

 

1949 : Broderick Crawford in "ALL THE KING'S MEN"

 

1950 : Jose Ferrer in "CYRANO DE BERGERAC"

 

1951 : Humphrey Bogart in "THE AFRICAN QUEEN"

 

1952 : Gary Cooper in "HIGH NOON"

 

1953 : William Holden in "STALAG 17"

 

1954 : Marlon Brando in "ON THE WATERFRONT"

 

1955 : Ernest Borgnine in "MARTY"

 

1956 : Yul Brynner in "THE KING AND I"

 

1957 : Alec Guinness in "THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI"

 

1958 : David Niven in "SEPARATE TABLES"

 

1959 : Charlton Heston in "BEN-HUR"

 

1960 : Burt Lancaster in "ELMER GANTRY"

 

1961 : Maxmilian Schell in "JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG"

 

1962 : Gregory Peck in "TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD"

 

1963 : Sidney Poitier in "LILIES OF THE FIELD"

 

1964 : Rex Harrison in "MY FAIR LADY"

 

1965 : Lee Marvin in "CAT BALLOU"

 

1966 : Paul Scofield in "A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS"

 

1967 : Rod Steiger in "IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT"

 

1968 : Cliff Robertson in "CHARLY"

 

1969 : John Wayne in "TRUE GRIT"

 

1970 : George C. Scott in "PATTON"

 

1971 : Gene Hackman in "THE FRENCH CONNECTION"

 

1972 : Marlon Brando in "THE GODFATHER"

 

1973 : Jack Lemmon in "SAVE THE TIGER"

 

1974 : Art Carney in "HARRY AND TONTO"

 

1975 : Jack Nicholson in "ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST"

 

1976 : Peter Finch in "NETWORK"

 

1977 : Richard Dreyfuss in "THE GOODBYE GIRL"

 

1978 : Jon Voight in "COMING HOME"

 

1979 : Dustin Hoffman in "KRAMER VS. KRAMER"

 

1980 : Robert De Niro in "RAGING BULL"

 

1981 : Henry Fonda in "ON GOLDEN POND"

 

1982 : Ben Kingsley in "GANDHI"

 

1983 : Robert Duvall in "TENDER MERCIES"

 

1984 : F. Murray Abraham in "AMADEUS"

 

1985 : William Hurt in "KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN"

 

1986 : Paul Newman in "THE COLOR OF MONEY"

 

1987 : Michael Douglas in "WALL STREET"

 

1988 : Dustin Hoffman in "RAIN MAN"

 

1989 : Daniel Day-Lewis in "MY LEFT FOOT"

 

1990 : Jeremy Irons in "REVERSAL OF FORTUNE"

 

1991 : Anthony Hopkins in "THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS"

 

1992 : Al Pacino in "SCENT OF A WOMAN"

 

1993 : Tom Hanks in "PHILADELPHIA"

 

1994 : Tom Hanks in "FORREST GUMP"

 

1995 : Nicolas Cage in "LEAVING LAS VEGAS"

 

1996 : Geoffrey Rush in "SHINE"

 

1997 : Jack Nicholson in "AS GOOD AS IT GETS"

 

1998 : Roberto Benigni in "LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL"

 

1999 : Kevin Spacey in "AMERICAN BEAUTY"

 

2000 : Russell Crowe in "GLADIATOR"

 

2001 : Denzel Washington in "TRAINING DAY"

 

2002 : Adrien Brody in "THE PIANIST"

 

2003 : Sean Penn in "MYSTIC RIVER"

 

2004 : Jamie Foxx in "RAY"

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Looking at the list I like how Hanks is the only actor to have won twice in a row. :)

And what has he done since? The Lady Killers and Terminal.

 

From the greats of those 2 films to utter rubbish. :P

 

 

EDIT: And why is Gary Cooper on the list twice?

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Fill seems pretty interested in this' date=' but then he probably does remember most of the films on the list being released :P.[/quote']

At least I enjoy spending time going out, rather than staying in and watching TV all of the time. :D :D

 

Theres no Bill Murray here & yes he is an oscar winner.

He was nominated for Lost in Translation, but he didn't win the award. Sean Penn took that one.

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And also as far as i can tell Bill Murray has never won an oscar, and has only the one nomination for Lost in Translation.

 

am i the only person that doesnt really like Tom Hanks? I would never rush out to see a film he's in, i understand (sorta) why people think he's great but i just never really saw it.

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Looking at the list I like how Hanks is the only actor to have won twice in a row. :)

Spencer Tracey won it twice in the 1930's ah how i loved Northwest passage.Anyway "The Duke" John Wayne has to win:)

 

Everyone im not aware of being in a western i voted out.

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No way i can see at least 5 names on that list that are better actors, and leading men than those two.

 

How about Peck, Pacino, De Niro, Stewart and Olivier just for starters!

 

I've never really rated Washington, much int he same was as Hanks.

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