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William Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford
(December 9, 1911 – April 26, 1986) was an American stage, film, radio, and TV actor, often cast in tough-guy roles and best known for his portrayal of Willie Stark in All the King's Men and for his starring role as Chief Dan Mathews in the television series Highway Patrol (1955–1959).[2] Until filming All the King's Men, Crawford's career had been largely limited to "B films" in supporting or character roles. He realized he did not fit the role of a handsome leading man, once describing himself as looking like a "retired pugilist". Nevertheless, he excelled in roles playing villains.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Acting career

2.1 Early Films 2.2 Paramount 2.3 Universal 2.4 Freelance Actor 2.5 All the King's Men and Stardom 2.6 Highway Patrol 2.7 Europe 2.8 1970s

3 Personal life 4 Death 5 Filmography 6 Radio appearances 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Early life[edit] Crawford was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Lester Crawford and Helen Broderick, who were both vaudeville performers, as his grandparents had been.[3] Lester appeared in films in the 1920s and 1930s. Helen had a career in Hollywood comedies, including a memorable appearance as Madge in the classic musical Top Hat
Top Hat
and as Mabel Anderson in the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film Swing Time. Young William joined his parents on the stage, working for producer Max Gordon. After graduating from high school in Franklin, Massachusetts, Crawford was accepted by Harvard College
Harvard College
where he enrolled. However, after only three weeks at Harvard he dropped out to work as a stevedore on the New York docks.[3] Acting career[edit]

Wallace Ford
Wallace Ford
and Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford
(right) in the original Broadway production of Of Mice and Men (1938)

Crawford returned to vaudeville and radio, which included a period with the Marx Brothers
Marx Brothers
in the radio comedy show Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel.[3] He played his first serious character as a footballer in She Loves Me Not at the Adelphi Theatre, London in 1932. Crawford was originally stereotyped as a fast-talking tough guy early in his career and often played villainous parts. He gained fame in 1937 as Lenny in Of Mice and Men on Broadway. He moved to Hollywood and began working in films. Early Films[edit] Crawford made his film debut for Sam Goldwyn
Sam Goldwyn
in Woman Chases Man (1937). He was in Start Cheering
Start Cheering
(1938) at Columbia but missed out on reprising his stage performance as Lenny in the film version of Of Mice and Men, losing it to Lon Chaney Jr. Paramount[edit] Crawford signed a contract with Paramount. He appeared in some "B"s, Ambush (1939), Sudden Money (1939) and Undercover Doctor
Undercover Doctor
(1939). He had a good role in the prestigious Beau Geste. After appearing in Island of Lost Men
Island of Lost Men
(1939), Crawford had a Beau Geste style role in The Real Glory
The Real Glory
(1939). He appeared in two films for Walter Wanger
Walter Wanger
and Tay Garnett, Eternally Yours (1939) and Slightly Honorable (1939). Universal[edit] Crawford moved over to Universal, where he was given his first starring role, in the "B", I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby (1940). He had support parts in When the Daltons Rode (1940); Seven Sinners (1940), for Garnett; and Trail of the Vigilantes (1940). He went back to Paramount for Texas Rangers Ride Again
Texas Rangers Ride Again
(1940) then returned to Universal for The Black Cat (1941), Tight Shoes (1941), and Badlands of Dakota (1941). Crawford had one of the leads in South of Tahiti (1941) and North to the Klondike (1941). He supported Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson
in Larceny, Inc. (1942) and George Raft
George Raft
in Broadway (1942), and co-starred with Robert Stack in Men of Texas (1942) and Constance Bennett
Constance Bennett
in Sin Town (1942). During World War II
World War II
Crawford enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps. Assigned to the Armed Forces Network, he was sent to Britain in 1944 as a sergeant, he served as an announcer for the Glenn Miller American Band. He was one of two announcers on Miller's weekly program I Sustain The Wings, prior to Miller and the band being shipped to England. He returned to films with roles in Black Angel
Black Angel
(1946), a film noir and Slave Girl (1947) with Yvonne de Carlo. Freelance Actor[edit] Crawford made he Flame (194) for Republic, and The Time of Your Life (1948) for James Cagney's company. He went back to Paramount for Sealed Verdict
Sealed Verdict
(1948) and had a co-starring role in Bad Men of Tombstone (1949) for the King Brothers. At Warner Bros Crawford was in A Kiss in the Dark (1949) and Night Unto Night (1949). He was in Monogram's Anna Lucasta (1949). All the King's Men and Stardom[edit]

Crawford as Willie Stark in All the King's Men

In 1949, Crawford reached the pinnacle of his acting career when he was cast as Willie Stark, a character inspired by and closely patterned after the life of Louisiana
Louisiana
politician Huey Long, in All the King's Men, a film based on the popular novel by Robert Penn Warren. The film was a huge hit, and Crawford's performance as the bullying, blustering, yet insecure Governor Stark won him the Academy Award for Best Actor. The film was made by Columbia who put Crawford under contract. He co-starred with Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford
in Convicted (1950 film)
Convicted (1950 film)
(1950), then starred in another hit 'A'-list production with William Holden
William Holden
and Judy Holliday, Born Yesterday (1950), directed by George Cukor. Crawford starred in The Mob (1951), a crime drama. Under the direction of Phil Karlson he starred in Scandal Sheet (1952), based on a novel by Sam Fuller. MGM borrowed him to play the villain in Lone Star (1952), opposite Clark Gable
Clark Gable
and Ava Gardner. He went to Warners to star in a comedy, Stop, You're Killing Me
Stop, You're Killing Me
(1952). Crawford returned to Columbia to star in some Westerns, Last of the Comanches (1953), and The Last Posse
The Last Posse
(1954). 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox
borrowed him to co-star with Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
in Nunnally Johnson's Night People (1954). Crawford was reunited with Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford
in Human Desire
Human Desire
(1954), directed by Fritz Lang. Edward Small used him in Down Three Dark Streets
Down Three Dark Streets
(1954) and New York Confidential (1955). In 1955, Crawford assumed the starring role as Rollo Lamar, the most violent of convicts in Big House, U.S.A.. In the film, Crawford's character is a hardened convict so violent he commands the obedience of even the most violent and psychotic prisoners in the prison yard, including those portrayed by such famous tough-guy actors as Charles Bronson, Ralph Meeker, William Talman, and Lon Chaney, Jr.. Stanley Kramer
Stanley Kramer
cast him in a good support part in Not as a Stranger (1955) a big hit. He received an offer in Italy to star in Il bidone (1955), directed by Federico Fellini. Highway Patrol[edit] In 1955, television producer Frederick Ziv of ZIV Television Productions offered Crawford the lead role as "Dan Mathews" in the police drama Highway Patrol, which dramatized law enforcement activities of the California Highway Patrol
California Highway Patrol
(CHP). ZIV Television Productions operated on an extremely low budget of $25,000 per episode of Highway Patrol with ten percent of gross receipts going to Crawford as per his contract. While the show's scripts were largely fictional, the use of realistic dialogue and Crawford's convincing portrayal of a hard-as-nails police official helped make the show an instant success. Highway Patrol remained popular during its four years (1955–1959) of first-run syndication, and would continue in repeat syndication on local stations across the United States for many years after. For much of the period from 1955 until 1965 most of Crawford's television roles involved ZIV Television, which was among the relative handful of producers willing to accept the occasional challenges inherent with working with the hard-living and hard-drinking Crawford. Years later, Frederick Ziv admitted in an interview, "To be honest, Broderick could be a handful!" [clarification needed][citation needed] Highway Patrol helped revive Crawford's career and cement his 'tough guy' persona, which he used successfully in numerous movie and TV roles for the rest of his life. During the series' run he appeared in The Fastest Gun Alive
The Fastest Gun Alive
(1956) with Ford at MGM, a successful Western; Between Heaven and Hell (1956) with Robert Wagner
Robert Wagner
at Fox, directed by Richard Fleischer; and The Decks Ran Red (1958) with James Mason for Andrew L. Stone. Fed up with the show's hectic shooting schedule, Crawford quit Highway Patrol at the end of 1959 in order to make a film in Spain, and try to get his drinking under control.[4] His followup role, as diamond industry security man John King in the 1961-62 Ziv series King of Diamonds was a failure, the show lasting only one season. Europe[edit] Crawford relocated to Europe where he starred in Vittorio Cottafavi's La vendetta di Ercole (1960), known in the U.S. as Goliath and the Dragon. Crawford's successful run as Dan Mathews in Highway Patrol earned him some two million dollars under his contract with ZIV, who eventually paid him in exchange for Crawford's agreement to sign for the pilot and subsequent production of a new ZIV production, King of Diamonds. Recently back from Europe, and having temporarily stopped drinking, Crawford was signed to play the starring role as diamond industry security chief John King.[4] King of Diamonds was picked up for syndication in 1961, but ran for only one season before being cancelled. In 1962, after the end of King of Diamonds, Crawford returned to acting in motion pictures: Square of Violence
Square of Violence
(1962); Convicts 4
Convicts 4
(1962); Javier Setó's The Castilian
The Castilian
(1963); A House Is Not a Home (1964); Up from the Beach
Up from the Beach
(1965); Kid Rodelo (1966); The Oscar (1966); The Texican
The Texican
(1966) with Audie Murphy; The Vulture (1967); Red Tomahawk (1967). 1970s[edit] After 1970, Crawford again returned to television. From 1970–71, he played the role of Dr. Peter Goldstone in The Interns. In 1977, he starred as J. Edgar Hoover
J. Edgar Hoover
in the TV movie The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover. He would eventually make a series of guest appearances on several TV programs, while starring in several made-for-TV movies. Spoofing his most famous TV role, he wore the trademark fedora and black suit when he made an appearance as guest host of a 1977 episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
that included a spoof of Highway Patrol. In an episode of CHiPs
CHiPs
Crawford appeared as himself, recognized after being stopped by Officer Poncherello, who presses a reluctant Crawford to give his trademark line from Highway Patrol ("Twenty-One-Fifty to Headquarters!"). Musician Webb Wilder's instrumental, "Ruff Rider" (on the album It Came From Nashville), is dedicated to Broderick Crawford in admiration of his Highway Patrol character's ability to solve any crime committed in California by setting up a road block. Crawford worked in 140 motion pictures and television series during his career and remained an especially durable presence in television. Crawford is mentioned in the 1977 film Smokey and the Bandit
Smokey and the Bandit
in the scene where a patrol officer angrily confronts Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason) and his damaged vehicle. When Justice starts to introduce himself, the trooper interrupts him and barks, "I don't care if your name is Broderick Crawford!" His last role was as a film producer who is murdered in a 1982 episode of the Simon and Simon
Simon and Simon
television series. The actor who played the part of the suspected murderer was Stuart Whitman, who had played the recurring part of Sergeant Walters on Highway Patrol. Personal life[edit] Throughout his adult life, Crawford was prone to bouts of heavy alcohol consumption, and was known for eating large meals. These habits contributed to a serious weight gain for Crawford during the 1950s. His weight and penchant for heavy drinking contributed to several injuries suffered on the set of Highway Patrol. It became particularly difficult for Crawford to perform certain scenes, such as when he had to enter and exit a police helicopter. In 1958, Crawford broke his ankle while exiting the helicopter and was forced to wear an ankle cast, which may be seen in some episodes. Crawford's heavy drinking increased during the filming of Highway Patrol, eventually resulting in several arrests and stops for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), which eventually gained him a suspended driving license.[5] While representing the California Highway Patrol as "Chief Mathews", Crawford was known with considerable embarrassment by the CHP as "Old 502" due to his habit of driving under the influence of alcohol ("Code 502" was the CHP police radio code for drunken driving). According to the show's creator, Guy Daniels, "We got all the dialogue in by noon, or else we wouldn't get it done at all. He [Crawford] would bribe people to bring him booze on the set." The show used their CHP technical advisor, Officer Frank Runyon, to keep the actor sober: "I was told to keep that son of a bitch away from a bottle. I think his license was suspended. Some scenes had to be shot on private roads so that Brod could drive." Eventually the drinking strained the show's relationship with the CHP as well as Crawford's relationship with ZIV.[5] Crawford married three times. His first marriage was to actress Kay Griffith in 1940; the couple had two sons together, Christopher Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford
(1947-2002) and Kelly Griffith Crawford (1951–2012). Through his elder son, Christopher, Crawford has one grandchild, Katherine Lee Crawford (born 1970). Crawford's second marriage was to Joan Tabor in 1962; they divorced in 1967. His third and final marriage, which lasted until Crawford's death in 1986, was to Mary Alice Moore in 1973. Death[edit] He died following a series of strokes in 1986 at the age of 74 in Rancho Mirage, California. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for motion pictures at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard and another for television at 6734 Hollywood Boulevard. Filmography[edit]

Woman Chases Man (1937) as Hunk Start Cheering
Start Cheering
(1938) as Biff Gordon Ambush (1939) as Randall Sudden Money (1939) as Archibald 'Doc' Finney Undercover Doctor
Undercover Doctor
(1939) as Eddie Krator Beau Geste (1939) as Hank Miller Island of Lost Men
Island of Lost Men
(1939) as Tex Ballister The Real Glory
The Real Glory
(1939) as Lieut. Larson Eternally Yours (1939) as Don Burns Slightly Honorable (1939) as Russ Sampson I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby (1940) as Michael G. 'Sonny' McGann When the Daltons Rode (1940) as Bob Dalton Seven Sinners (1940) as Little Ned Trail of the Vigilantes (1940) as Swanee Texas Rangers Ride Again
Texas Rangers Ride Again
(1940) as Mace Townsley The Black Cat (1941) as Hubert A. Gilmore 'Gil' Smith Tight Shoes (1941) as Speedy Miller Badlands of Dakota
Badlands of Dakota
(1941) as Bob Holliday South of Tahiti (1941) as Chuck North to the Klondike (1942) as John Thorn Butch Minds the Baby (1942) as Aloysius 'Butch' Grogan Larceny, Inc.
Larceny, Inc.
(1942) as Jug Martin Broadway (1942) as Steve Crandall Men of Texas (1942) as Henry Clay Jackson Sin Town (1942) as Dude McNair Keeping Fit (1942) as Brod - Factory Worker The Runaround (1946) as Louis Prentiss Black Angel
Black Angel
(1946) as Capt. Flood Slave Girl (1947) as Chips Jackson The Flame (1947) as Ernie Hicks The Time of Your Life (1948) as Krupp (a bewildered policeman) Sealed Verdict
Sealed Verdict
(1948) as Capt. Kinsella Bad Men of Tombstone
Bad Men of Tombstone
(1949) as William Morgan A Kiss in the Dark (1949) as Mr. Botts Night Unto Night
Night Unto Night
(1949) as C.L. Shawn Anna Lucasta (1949) as Frank All the King's Men (1949) as Willie Stark Cargo to Capetown
Cargo to Capetown
(1950) as Johnny Phelan Convicted (1950) as George Knowland Born Yesterday (1950) as Harry Brock Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Awards (1951) as Himself The Mob (1951) as Johnny Damico Scandal Sheet (1952) as Mark Chapman aka George Grant Lone Star (1952) as Thomas Craden Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1952) as Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford
(uncredited) Stop, You're Killing Me
Stop, You're Killing Me
(1952) as Remy Marko Last of the Comanches
Last of the Comanches
(1953) as Sgt. Matt Trainor The Last Posse
The Last Posse
(1953) as Sheriff John Frazier Night People (1954) as Charles Leatherby Human Desire
Human Desire
(1954) as Carl Buckley Down Three Dark Streets
Down Three Dark Streets
(1954) as FBI Agent John 'Rip' Ripley New York Confidential (1955) as Charlie Lupo Big House, U.S.A.
Big House, U.S.A.
(1955) as Rollo Lamar Not as a Stranger (1955) as Dr. Aarons Il bidone
Il bidone
(1955) as Augusto Man on a Bus (1955) as Bus driver The Fastest Gun Alive
The Fastest Gun Alive
(1956) as Vinnie Harold Between Heaven and Hell (1956) as Capt. 'Waco' Grimes - 'G' Co. CO The Decks Ran Red
The Decks Ran Red
(1958) as Henry Scott Goliath and the Dragon
Goliath and the Dragon
(1960) as King Eurystheus Square of Violence
Square of Violence
(1961) as Dr. Stefan Bernardi Convicts 4
Convicts 4
(1962) as Warden The Castilian
The Castilian
(1963) as Don Sancho No temas a la ley (1963) as Man in hotel (uncredited) A House Is Not a Home (1964) as Harrigan Up from the Beach
Up from the Beach
(1965) as MP Major Kid Rodelo (1966) as Joe Harbin Mutiny at Fort Sharp (1966) as Colonel Lenox The Oscar (1966) as Sheriff The Texican
The Texican
(1966) as Luke Starr The Vulture (1966) as Brian F. Stroud Red Tomahawk
Red Tomahawk
(1967) as Columbus Smith Ransom Money (1970) as Inspector Joseph Medford Hell's Bloody Devils (1970) as Gavin The Naughty Cheerleader
The Naughty Cheerleader
(1970) as B.J Hankins Gregorio and His Angel (1970) as Gregorio The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go
The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go
(1970) as Parker Maharlika (1970) as Gen. Hadley Embassy (1972) as Frank Dunniger The Candidate (1972) as Jarmon as Narrator (voice, uncredited) Terror in the Wax Museum
Terror in the Wax Museum
(1973) as Amos Burns The Phantom of Hollywood
The Phantom of Hollywood
(1974) as Capt. O'Neal Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood
Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood
(1976) as Special
Special
Effects Man Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby
Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby
(1976) as Sheriff Holtzman Mayday at 40,000 Feet!
Mayday at 40,000 Feet!
(1976) as Marshal Riese Proof of the Man (1977) as Police Captain O'Brien The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover
J. Edgar Hoover
(1977) as J. Edgar Hoover The Hughes Mystery (1979) A Little Romance
A Little Romance
(1979) as Broderick 'Brod' Crawford Harlequin (1980) as Doc Wheelan There Goes the Bride (1980) as Gas Station Attendant Liar's Moon
Liar's Moon
(1982) as Col. Tubman The Uppercrust (1982) as Mike Carrady The Creature Wasn't Nice
The Creature Wasn't Nice
(1983) as Max the Computer (voice, uncredited) (final film role)

Radio appearances[edit]

Year Program Episode/source

1952 Hollywood Star Playhouse Santa Is No Saint[6]

1953 Cavalcade of America Star and Shield[7]

1954 Suspense Parole to Panic[8]

See also[edit]

Biography portal

References[edit]

^ Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford
at Find a Grave ^ Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford
obituary, Variety, April 30, 1986. ^ a b c Wiggins, Victoria, ed. (2007). 501 Movie Stars. Hauppage, New York: Quintessence. p. 219. ISBN 978-0-7641-6021-9.  ^ a b Jason, Rick, Scrapbooks of My Mind: A Hollywood Autobiography (2000) ^ a b Huffman, John P., '55 Highway Patrol Buick, Motor Trend (June 1997) ^ Kirby, Walter (December 21, 1952). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 44. Retrieved June 8, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  ^ Kirby, Walter (March 1, 1953). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 46. Retrieved June 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  ^ "Radio's Golden Age". Nostalgia Digest. 41 (3): 40–41. Summer 2015. 

External links[edit]

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Awards for Broderick Crawford

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Academy Award for Best Actor

1928–1950

Emil Jannings
Emil Jannings
(1928) Warner Baxter
Warner Baxter
(1929) George Arliss
George Arliss
(1930) Lionel Barrymore
Lionel Barrymore
(1931) Fredric March
Fredric March
/ Wallace Beery
Wallace Beery
(1932) Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton
(1933) Clark Gable
Clark Gable
(1934) Victor McLaglen
Victor McLaglen
(1935) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1936) Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1937) Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1938) Robert Donat
Robert Donat
(1939) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1940) Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
(1941) James Cagney
James Cagney
(1942) Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1943) Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby
(1944) Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1945) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1946) Ronald Colman
Ronald Colman
(1947) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1948) Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford
(1949) José Ferrer
José Ferrer
(1950)

1951–1975

Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
(1951) Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
(1952) William Holden
William Holden
(1953) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1954) Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
(1955) Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner
(1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1957) David Niven
David Niven
(1958) Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
(1959) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1960) Maximilian Schell
Maximilian Schell
(1961) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1962) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(1963) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1964) Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
(1965) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1966) Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(1967) Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson
(1968) John Wayne
John Wayne
(1969) George C. Scott1 (1970) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1971) Marlon Brando1 (1972) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1973) Art Carney
Art Carney
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975)

1976–2000

Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1976) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1978) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1983) F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1985) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1986) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1987) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1992) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1997) Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2000)

2001–present

Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2001) Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2013) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2017)

1 refused award that year

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Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1943) Alexander Knox
Alexander Knox
(1944) Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1945) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1946) Ronald Colman
Ronald Colman
(1947) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1948) Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford
(1949) José Ferrer
José Ferrer
(1950) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1951) Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
(1952) Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1953) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1954) Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
(1955) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1957) David Niven
David Niven
(1958) Anthony Franciosa
Anthony Franciosa
(1959) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1960) Maximilian Schell
Maximilian Schell
(1961) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1962) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(1963) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1964) Omar Sharif
Omar Sharif
(1965) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1966) Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(1967) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1968) John Wayne
John Wayne
(1969) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1970) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1971) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1972) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1976) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1978) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
/ Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1983) F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham
(1984) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1987) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1988) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1991) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1992) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Peter Fonda
Peter Fonda
(1997) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(1998) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1999) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2000) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2001) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2013) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2017)

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New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor

Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton
(1935) Walter Huston
Walter Huston
(1936) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1937) James Cagney
James Cagney
(1938) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1939) Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
(1940) Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
(1941) James Cagney
James Cagney
(1942) Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1943) Barry Fitzgerald
Barry Fitzgerald
(1944) Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1945) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1946) William Powell
William Powell
(1947) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1948) Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford
(1949) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1950) Arthur Kennedy
Arthur Kennedy
(1951) Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
(1952) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1953) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1954) Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
(1955) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1957) David Niven
David Niven
(1958) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1959) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1960) Maximilian Schell
Maximilian Schell
(1961) No award (1962) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1963) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1964) Oskar Werner
Oskar Werner
(1965) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1966) Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(1967) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(1968) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1969) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1970) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1971) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1972) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1976) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1978) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1983) Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(1984) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1987) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1992) David Thewlis
David Thewlis
(1993) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Peter Fonda
Peter Fonda
(1997) Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1998) Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth
(1999) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2000) Tom Wilkinson
Tom Wilkinson
(2001) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2004) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(2013) Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall
(2014) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet
(2017)

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