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Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
(French: [bwaje]; 28 August 1899 – 26 August 1978) was a French actor who appeared in more than 80 films between 1920 and 1976.[1] After receiving an education in drama, Boyer started on the stage, but he found his success in American films during the 1930s. His memorable performances were among the era's most highly praised, in romantic dramas such as The Garden of Allah (1936), Algiers (1938), and Love Affair (1939), as well as the mystery-thriller Gaslight (1944). He received four Academy Award nominations for Best Actor.

Contents

1 Early years 2 Stardom 3 After World War II 4 Later career 5 Radio 6 Personal life 7 Filmography

7.1 Features 7.2 Short subjects 7.3 Television

8 Broadway 9 Award nominations

9.1 Academy Awards 9.2 Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Awards

10 References

10.1 Bibliography

11 External links

Early years[edit] Boyer was born in Figeac, Lot, France, the son of Augustine Louise Durand and Maurice Boyer, a merchant.[2] Boyer (which means "cowherd" in the Occitan language) was a shy, small town boy who discovered the movies and theatre at the age of eleven. Boyer performed comic sketches for soldiers while working as a hospital orderly during World War I.[3] He began studies briefly at the Sorbonne, and was waiting for a chance to study acting at the Paris Conservatory.[4] He went to the capital city to finish his education, but spent most of his time pursuing a theatrical career. In 1920, his quick memory won him a chance to replace the leading man in a stage production, and he scored an immediate hit.[3] In the 1920s, he not only played a suave and sophisticated ladies' man on the stage but also appeared in several silent films. MGM
MGM
signed Boyer to a contract, and he loved life in the United States, but nothing much came of his first American stay from 1929 to 1931. At first, he performed film roles only for the money and found that supporting roles were unsatisfying. However, with the coming of sound, his deep voice made him a romantic star.[3] His first Hollywood break came with a very small role in Jean Harlow's Red-Headed Woman
Red-Headed Woman
(1932).[5] After starring in a French adaptation of Liliom (1934), directed by Fritz Lang, he began to receive public favor;[6] Boyer landed his first leading Hollywood role in the romantic musical Caravan (1934) with Loretta Young.[7] Subsequently, he co-starred with Claudette Colbert
Claudette Colbert
in the psychiatric drama Private Worlds (1935). Stardom[edit] Until the early 1930s, Boyer mainly continued making French films, and Mayerling, co-starring Danielle Darrieux
Danielle Darrieux
in 1936, made him an international star. This was followed by Orage (1938), opposite Michèle Morgan. The offscreen Boyer was bookish and private, far removed from the Hollywood high life. But onscreen he made audiences swoon as he romanced Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
in Break of Hearts
Break of Hearts
(1935), Marlene Dietrich
Marlene Dietrich
in his first Technicolor
Technicolor
film, The Garden of Allah (1936), Jean Arthur
Jean Arthur
in History Is Made at Night (1937), Greta Garbo
Greta Garbo
in Conquest (1937), and Irene Dunne
Irene Dunne
in Love Affair (1939).[3]

With Sigrid Gurie
Sigrid Gurie
and Hedy Lamarr
Hedy Lamarr
in Algiers (1938)

In 1938, he landed his famous role as Pepe le Moko, the thief on the run in Algiers, an English-language remake of the classic French film Pepe le Moko
Pepe le Moko
with Jean Gabin. Although in the movie Boyer never said to costar Hedy Lamarr
Hedy Lamarr
"Come with me to the Casbah," this line was in the movie trailer. The line would stick with him, thanks to generations of impressionists and Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
parodies.[3][8] Boyer's role as Pepe Le Moko was already world-famous when animator Chuck Jones based the character of Pepé Le Pew, the romantic skunk introduced in 1945's Odor-able Kitty, on Boyer and his most well-known performance.[9] Boyer's vocal style was also parodied on the Tom and Jerry cartoons, most notably when Tom was trying to woo a female cat. (See The Zoot Cat). Boyer played in three classic film love stories: All This, and Heaven Too (1940) with Bette Davis; as the ruthless cad in Back Street (1941) with Margaret Sullavan; and Hold Back the Dawn
Hold Back the Dawn
(1941) with Olivia de Havilland and Paulette Goddard.[10] In contrast to his glamorous image, Boyer began losing his hair early, had a pronounced paunch, and was noticeably shorter than leading ladies like Ingrid Bergman. When Bette Davis
Bette Davis
first saw him on the set of All This, and Heaven Too, she did not recognize him and tried to have him removed.[9] In 1943, he was awarded an Honorary Oscar Certificate for "progressive cultural achievement" in establishing the French Research Foundation in Los Angeles as a source of reference (certificate). Boyer never won an Oscar, though he was nominated for Best Actor four times in Conquest (1937), Algiers (1938), Gaslight (1944) and Fanny (1961), the latter also winning him a nomination for the Laurel Awards for Top Male Dramatic Performance. He is particularly well known for Gaslight in which he played a thief/murderer who tries to convince his newlywed wife that she is going insane. After World War II[edit]

Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
in 1955

In 1947, he was the voice of Capt. Daniel Gregg in the Lux Radio Theater's presentation of The Ghost and Mrs. Muir,[11] played in the film by Rex Harrison. In 1948, he was made a chevalier of the French Légion d'honneur. When another film with Bergman, Arch of Triumph (1948), failed at the box office, he started looking for character parts. Apart from leads in several French films such as Max Ophüls' The Earrings of Madame de... (1953, again with Danielle Darrieux) and Nana (1955, opposite Martine Carol), he also moved into television as one of the pioneering producers and stars of Four Star Theatre; Four Star Productions would make him and partners David Niven
David Niven
and Dick Powell
Dick Powell
rich.[3] In 1956, Boyer was a guest star on I Love Lucy. He appeared as the mystery guest on the March 10, 1957 episode of What's My Line?[12] On 17 March 1957, he starred in an adaptation for TV of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, There Shall Be No Night, by Robert E. Sherwood. The performance starred Katharine Cornell, and was broadcast on NBC
NBC
as part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame.[13] He was nominated for the Golden Globe
Golden Globe
as Best Actor for the 1952 film The Happy Time; and also nominated for the Emmy
Emmy
for Best Continuing Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic Series for his work in Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956). In 1951, he appeared on the Broadway stage in one of his most notable roles, that of Don Juan, in a dramatic reading of the third act of George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman. This is the act popularly known as Don Juan
Don Juan
in Hell. In 1952, he won Broadway's 1951 Special Tony Award for Don Juan
Don Juan
in Hell. It was directed by actor Charles Laughton. Laughton co-starred as the Devil, with Cedric Hardwicke
Cedric Hardwicke
as the statue of the military commander slain by Don Juan, and Agnes Moorehead as Dona Anna, the commander's daughter, one of Juan's former conquests. The production was a critical success, and was subsequently recorded complete by Columbia Masterworks, one of the first complete recordings of a non-musical stage production ever made. As of 2006, however, it has never been released on CD, but in 2009 it became available as an MP3 download.[14] Boyer co-starred again with Claudette Colbert
Claudette Colbert
in the Broadway comedy The Marriage-Go-Round (1958–1960), but said to the producer, "Keep that woman away from me".[15] He was also nominated for the Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic) in the 1963 Broadway production of Lord Pengo. Later that same year Boyer performed in Man and Boy on the London and New York stage.[16] Later career[edit]

Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
at 6300 Hollywood Blvd.

With Elsa Martinelli
Elsa Martinelli
in The Rogues (1964)

Onscreen, he continued in older roles: in Fanny (1961) starring Leslie Caron; Barefoot in the Park (1967) with Robert Redford
Robert Redford
and Jane Fonda; and the French film Stavisky
Stavisky
(1974, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo), the latter winning him the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor,[3] and also received the Special
Special
Tribute at Cannes Film Festival.[17] Another notable TV series, The Rogues, starred Boyer with David Niven and Gig Young; the show lasted through the 1964–1965 season. His career lasted longer than that of other romantic actors, winning him the nickname "the last of the cinema's great lovers."[10] He recorded a laid-back album called Where Does Love Go in 1966. The album consisted of famous love songs sung (or rather spoken) with Boyer's distinctive deep voice and French accent. The record was reportedly Elvis Presley's favorite album for the last 11 years of his life, the one he most listened to.[18] Later in life, he turned to character roles in such films as: Around the World in 80 Days (1956), How to Steal a Million
How to Steal a Million
(1966, featuring Audrey Hepburn), Is Paris Burning? (1966), and Casino Royale (1967). He had a notable part as a corrupt city official in the 1969 film version of The Madwoman of Chaillot, featuring Katharine Hepburn. His last major film role in Hollywood was that of the High Lama in a poorly received musical version of Lost Horizon (1973). A year later, he gave a final outstanding performance in his native language as Baron Raoul in Alain Resnais's Stavisky
Stavisky
(1974) In 1960, Boyer was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
with a motion pictures star and a television star. Both stars are located at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard.[19][20] Radio[edit] Boyer was the star of Hollywood Playhouse on NBC
NBC
in the 1930s, but he left in 1939 "for war service in France," returning on the January 3, 1940, broadcast.[21] When he went on vacation in the summer of 1940, an item in a trade publication reported: "It is an open secret that he doesn't like the present policy of a different story and characters each week. Boyer would prefer a program in which he could develop a permanent characterization."[22] Boyer would later star in his own radio show entitled "Presenting Charles Boyer" during 1950 over NBC. Personal life[edit] In addition to French and English, Boyer spoke Italian, German, and Spanish.[4][23] Boyer was the husband of British actress Pat Paterson, whom he met at a dinner party in 1934. The two became engaged after two weeks of courtship and were married three months later.[9] Later, they would move from Hollywood to Paradise Valley, Arizona.[24] The marriage lasted 44 years until her death. Boyer had become a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1942.[25] Boyer's only child, Michael Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
(9 December 1943 – 21 September 1965),[26] committed suicide at age 21. He was playing Russian roulette
Russian roulette
after separating from his girlfriend.[27] On 26 August 1978, two days after his wife's death from cancer, and two days before his own 79th birthday, Boyer committed suicide with an overdose of Seconal
Seconal
while at a friend's home in Scottsdale. He was taken to the hospital in Phoenix, where he died.[24] He was interred in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California, alongside his wife and son. Filmography[edit] Features[edit]

L'Homme du large (1920) as Guenn la Taupe - le mauvais génie de Michel Chantelouve (1921) as Roger de Thièvres Le Grillon du foyer (1922) as Edouard Caleb Esclave (1922) as Claude Laporte Infernal Circle (1928) Captain Fracasse (1929) as Duc de Vallombreuse La Barcarolle d'amour (1930) as Andre le Kerdec Revolt in the Prison (1930) as Fred Morgan The Magnificent Lie (1931) as Jacques Le Procès de Mary Dugan (1931) as Le procureur Tumultes (1932) as Ralph Schwarz The Man from Yesterday (1932) as Rene Gaudin Red-Headed Woman
Red-Headed Woman
(1932) as Albert La Bataille (1933) as Le marquis Yorisaka I.F.1 ne répond plus (1933) as Ellisen The Empress and I (1933) L'Épervier (1933) as Comte Georges de Dasetta F.P.1 Doesn't Answer (1933) The Battle (1934) as Marquis Yorisaka Liliom (1934) as Liliom Zadowski The Only Girl (1934) as The Duke Caravan (1934) as Latzi Le Bonheur (1935) as Philippe Lutcher Private Worlds
Private Worlds
(1935) as Dr. Charles Monet Break of Hearts
Break of Hearts
(1935) as Franz Roberti Shanghai (1935) as Dimitri Koslov Mayerling (1936) as L'archiduc Rodolphe The Garden of Allah (1936) as Boris Androvsky I Loved a Soldier (1936, unfinished film) as Leutnant Baron Almasy History Is Made at Night (1937) as Paul Dumond Conquest (1937) as Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte Tovarich (1937) as Prince Mikail Alexandrovitch Ouratieff Orage (1938) as André Pascaud Algiers (1938) as Pepe le Moko Love Affair (1939) as Michel When Tomorrow Comes (1939) as Philip Chagal Le Corsaire (1939) All This, and Heaven Too
All This, and Heaven Too
(1940) as Duc de Praslin Back Street (1941) as Walter Saxel Hold Back the Dawn
Hold Back the Dawn
(1941) as Georges Iscovescu Appointment for Love
Appointment for Love
(1941) as Andre 'Pappy' Cassil Tales of Manhattan
Tales of Manhattan
(1942) as Paul Orman Flesh and Fantasy
Flesh and Fantasy
(1943) as Paul Gaspar (Episode 3) The Heart of a Nation
The Heart of a Nation
(1943, US version only) as Introductory Narrator [US version only] The Constant Nymph (1943) as Lewis Dodd Gaslight (1944) as Gregory Anton Together Again (1944) as George Corday The Fighting Lady
The Fighting Lady
(1944, French version only) as Narrator Confidential Agent
Confidential Agent
(1945) as Luis Denard The Battle of the Rails (1946) as Narrator (voice, uncredited) Cluny Brown
Cluny Brown
(1946) as Adam Belinski A Woman's Vengeance
A Woman's Vengeance
(1948) as Henry Maurier Arch of Triumph (1948) as Dr. Ravic The 13th Letter
The 13th Letter
(1951) as Dr. Paul Laurent The First Legion
The First Legion
(1951) as Father Marc Arnoux The Happy Time
The Happy Time
(1952) as Jacques Bonnard Thunder in the East (1952) as Prime Minister Singh The Earrings of Madame de...
The Earrings of Madame de...
(1953) as Général André de… Boum sur Paris (1953) as Himself The Cobweb (1955) as Dr. Douglas N. Devanal Nana (1955) as Comte Muffat Lucky to Be a Woman (1956) as Count Gregorio Sennetti Around the World in 80 Days (1956) as Monsieur Gasse, balloonist Paris, Palace Hotel (1956) as Henri Delormel It Happened on the 36 Candles (1957) as Himself (uncredited) La Parisienne (1957) as Le prince Charles Maxime (1958) as Maxime Cherpray The Buccaneer (1958) as Dominique You Fanny (1961) as Cesar Midnight Folly (fr) (1961) as Pierre The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962) as Marcelo Desnoyers Adorable Julia (1962) as Michael Grosselyn Love Is a Ball
Love Is a Ball
(1963) as M. Etienne Pimm A Very Special Favor (1965) as Michel Boullard How to Steal a Million
How to Steal a Million
(1966) as DeSolnay Is Paris Burning? (1966) as Docteur Monod Casino Royale (1967) as Le Grand Barefoot in the Park (1967) as Victor Velasco Hot Line (1968) as Vostov The April Fools
The April Fools
(1969) as Andre Greenlaw The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969) as The Broker Lost Horizon (1973) as The High Lama Stavisky
Stavisky
(1974) as Le baron Jean Raoul A Matter of Time (1976) as Count Sanziani (final film role)

Short subjects[edit]

The Candid Camera Story (Very Candid) of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures 1937 Convention (1937) as Himself (uncredited) Hollywood Goes to Town (1938) as Himself Les îles de la liberté (1943) as Narrator Congo (1945) as Voice On Stage! (1949) as Himself 1955 Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (1955) as Himself (uncredited)

Television[edit]

Four Star Playhouse
Four Star Playhouse
(29 episodes, 1952–1956) as Various characters Toast of the Town
Toast of the Town
(2 episodes, 1953) as Himself Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
Theater (1953) as Himself / Host The Jackie Gleason Show
The Jackie Gleason Show
(1 episode, 1953) as Himself I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
(1 episode, 1956) as Himself Climax!
Climax!
(1 episode, 1956) as Himself Hallmark Hall of Fame
Hallmark Hall of Fame
(1 episode, 1957) Playhouse 90
Playhouse 90
(1 episode, 1957) as Himself A Private Little Party for a Few Chums (1957) as Himself Goodyear Theatre (unknown episodes, 1957–1958) as Alternate Lead Player (1957-1958) Alcoa Theatre
Alcoa Theatre
(3 episodes, 1957–1958) as Man / Lemerrier / Dr. Jacques Roland What's My Line?
What's My Line?
(4 episodes, 1957–1958, 1962–1963) as Himself - Mystery Guest The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
(1 episode, 1960) as Himself The Dick Powell
Dick Powell
Show (4 episodes, 1962–1963) as Carlos Morell / Andreas A Golden Prison: The Louvre (1964, presenter) as Narrator The Rogues (8 episodes, 1964–1965) as Marcel St. Clair The Bell Telephone Hour
The Bell Telephone Hour
(1 episode, 1966) as Himself The Name of the Game (1 episode, 1969) as Henri Jarnoux Film '72
Film '72
(1 episode, 1976) as Himself

Broadway[edit]

Red Gloves (1948–1949) Don Juan
Don Juan
in Hell (1951–1952) Kind Sir (1953–1954) The Marriage-Go-Round (1958–1960) Lord Pengo (1962–1963) Man and Boy (1963)

Award nominations[edit] Academy Awards[edit]

Year Category Film Result

1937 Best Actor Conquest Nominated

1938 Best Actor Algiers Nominated

1944 Best Actor Gaslight Nominated

1961 Best Actor Fanny Nominated

Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Awards[edit]

Year Category Film Result

1952 Best Actor - Drama The Happy Time Nominated

References[edit]

^ Obituary Variety, 30 August 1978. ^ John Arthur Garraty, Mark Christopher Carnes and American Council of Learned Societies (1999). American national biography. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-512782-9.  ^ a b c d e f g TCM Film Guide, p. 29. ^ a b Swindell, Larry (1983). Charles Boyer: The Reluctant Lover. Doubleday.  ^ " Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
– Biography". Classic Movie Favorites. Retrieved 24 September 2008.  ^ "Charles Boyer". All-Movie Guide. Retrieved 21 June 2009.  ^ Erickson, Hal. "Caravan". All-Movie Guide. Retrieved 21 June 2009.  ^ Boller, Jr., Paul F.; George, John (1989). They Never Said It: A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, and Misleading Attributions. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-505541-1.  ^ a b c TCM Film Guide, p. 31. ^ a b "Charles Boyer". TCM Movie Database. Archived from the original on 18 April 2009. Retrieved 21 June 2009.  ^ "Lux Radio Theatre Log". Audio Classics Archive. Retrieved 19 May 2010.  ^ What's My Line?
What's My Line?
- James C. Hagerty; Charles Boyer; James Michener (panel) (Mar 10, 1957) ^ "HALLMARK HALL OF FAME: THERE SHALL BE NO NIGHT, ACT 1 (TV)". The Paley Center for Media. Retrieved 18 May 2010.  ^ " Don Juan
Don Juan
in Hell by George Bernard Shaw". Amazon.com. Saland Publishing. 28 April 2009.  ^ Dick, Bernard F. (2008). Claudette Colbert: She Walked in Beauty. University Press of Mississippi.  ^ "Man & Boy". The Actors Company Theatre. Archived from the original on 28 July 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2010.  ^ " Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
Awards". Hollywood.com. Retrieved 24 September 2008.  ^ "Clambake – United Artists 1967". For Elvis Fans Only. EPE. Archived from the original on 28 August 2008. Retrieved 24 September 2008.  ^ " Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
- Charles Boyer". walkoffame.com. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved November 29, 2017. Only the motion pictures star is listed  ^ "Hollywood Star Walk - Charles Boyer". latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 29, 2017. Both stars are listed  ^ "Boyer Returns" (PDF). Broadcasting. December 15, 1939. p. 82. Retrieved 13 July 2015. [permanent dead link] ^ "Jergens Summer Plans" (PDF). Broadcast inf. May 15, 1940. p. 36. Retrieved 13 July 2015. [permanent dead link] ^ Wilson, Paul F. " Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
(1899–1978)". Find A Grave. Retrieved 21 June 2009.  ^ a b "Celebrity Sightings – B". Bankruptcy & Debt Information from Doney & Associates. Retrieved 24 September 2008.  ^ British Film Institute (1995). Ginette Vincendeau, ed. Encyclopedia of European Cinema (Cassell FilmStudies). London: Continuum International Publishing Group (formerly Cassell Academic).  ^ "Entry for Michael C. Boyer". California Department of Health Services Office of Health Information and Research. Rootsweb. Retrieved 28 April 2012.  ^ Donnelley, Paul. Fade To Black: A Book Of Movie Obituaries, 2nd Edition. London: Omnibus Press, 2005, First edition 2003. ISBN 978-1-84449-430-9.

Bibliography[edit]

TCM Film Guide (2006). The 50 Most Unforgettable Actors of the Studio Era: Leading Men. San Francisco, California: Chronicle Books.  Swindell, Larry (1983). Charles Boyer. The Reluctant Lover. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc. ISBN 0-385-17052-1. 

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Academy Honorary Award

1928–1950

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
/ Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
(1928) Walt Disney
Walt Disney
(1932) Shirley Temple
Shirley Temple
(1934) D. W. Griffith
D. W. Griffith
(1935) The March of Time
The March of Time
/ W. Howard Greene and Harold Rosson (1936) Edgar Bergen
Edgar Bergen
/ W. Howard Greene / Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art
Film Library / Mack Sennett
Mack Sennett
(1937) J. Arthur Ball / Walt Disney
Walt Disney
/ Deanna Durbin
Deanna Durbin
and Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
/ Gordon Jennings, Jan Domela, Devereaux Jennings, Irmin Roberts, Art Smith, Farciot Edouart, Loyal Griggs, Loren L. Ryder, Harry D. Mills, Louis Mesenkop, Walter Oberst / Oliver T. Marsh and Allen Davey / Harry Warner
Harry Warner
(1938) Douglas Fairbanks
Douglas Fairbanks
/ Judy Garland
Judy Garland
/ William Cameron Menzies / Motion Picture Relief Fund (Jean Hersholt, Ralph Morgan, Ralph Block, Conrad Nagel)/ Technicolor
Technicolor
Company (1939) Bob Hope
Bob Hope
/ Nathan Levinson (1940) Walt Disney, William Garity, John N. A. Hawkins, and the RCA Manufacturing Company / Leopold Stokowski
Leopold Stokowski
and his associates / Rey Scott / British Ministry of Information (1941) Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
/ Noël Coward
Noël Coward
/ Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
(1942) George Pal
George Pal
(1943) Bob Hope
Bob Hope
/ Margaret O'Brien
Margaret O'Brien
(1944) Republic Studio, Daniel J. Bloomberg, and the Republic Studio Sound Department / Walter Wanger
Walter Wanger
/ The House I Live In / Peggy Ann Garner (1945) Harold Russell
Harold Russell
/ Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
/ Ernst Lubitsch
Ernst Lubitsch
/ Claude Jarman Jr. (1946) James Baskett
James Baskett
/ Thomas Armat, William Nicholas Selig, Albert E. Smith, and George Kirke Spoor
George Kirke Spoor
/ Bill and Coo / Shoeshine (1947) Walter Wanger
Walter Wanger
/ Monsieur Vincent
Monsieur Vincent
/ Sid Grauman
Sid Grauman
/ Adolph Zukor
Adolph Zukor
(1948) Jean Hersholt
Jean Hersholt
/ Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
/ Cecil B. DeMille
Cecil B. DeMille
/ The Bicycle Thief (1949) Louis B. Mayer
Louis B. Mayer
/ George Murphy
George Murphy
/ The Walls of Malapaga (1950)

1951–1975

Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly
/ Rashomon
Rashomon
(1951) Merian C. Cooper
Merian C. Cooper
/ Bob Hope
Bob Hope
/ Harold Lloyd
Harold Lloyd
/ George Mitchell / Joseph M. Schenck / Forbidden Games
Forbidden Games
(1952) 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation / Bell & Howell Company / Joseph Breen / Pete Smith (1953) Bausch & Lomb Optical Company / Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
/ Kemp Niver / Greta Garbo / Jon Whiteley
Jon Whiteley
/ Vincent Winter / Gate of Hell (1954) Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1955) Eddie Cantor
Eddie Cantor
(1956) Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
/ Gilbert M. "Broncho Billy" Anderson / Charles Brackett / B. B. Kahane (1957) Maurice Chevalier
Maurice Chevalier
(1958) Buster Keaton
Buster Keaton
/ Lee de Forest
Lee de Forest
(1959) Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
/ Stan Laurel
Stan Laurel
/ Hayley Mills
Hayley Mills
(1960) William L. Hendricks / Fred L. Metzler / Jerome Robbins
Jerome Robbins
(1961) William J. Tuttle
William J. Tuttle
(1964) Bob Hope
Bob Hope
(1965) Yakima Canutt
Yakima Canutt
/ Y. Frank Freeman
Y. Frank Freeman
(1966) Arthur Freed (1967) John Chambers / Onna White (1968) Cary Grant
Cary Grant
(1969) Lillian Gish
Lillian Gish
/ Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(1970) Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
(1971) Charles S. Boren / Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson
(1972) Henri Langlois
Henri Langlois
/ Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
(1973) Howard Hawks
Howard Hawks
/ Jean Renoir
Jean Renoir
(1974) Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford
(1975)

1976–2000

Margaret Booth (1977) Walter Lantz
Walter Lantz
/ Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
/ King Vidor
King Vidor
/ Museum of Modern Art Department of Film (1978) Hal Elias / Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1979) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(1980) Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
(1981) Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
(1982) Hal Roach
Hal Roach
(1983) James Stewart
James Stewart
/ National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
(1984) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
/ Alex North (1985) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1986) Eastman Kodak
Kodak
Company / National Film Board of Canada
National Film Board of Canada
(1988) Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
(1989) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
/ Myrna Loy
Myrna Loy
(1990) Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
(1991) Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini
(1992) Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
(1993) Michelangelo Antonioni
Michelangelo Antonioni
(1994) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
/ Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
(1995) Michael Kidd
Michael Kidd
(1996) Stanley Donen
Stanley Donen
(1997) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1998) Andrzej Wajda
Andrzej Wajda
(1999) Jack Cardiff
Jack Cardiff
/ Ernest Lehman (2000)

2001–present

Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
/ Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(2001) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(2002) Blake Edwards
Blake Edwards
(2003) Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet
(2004) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(2005) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2006) Robert F. Boyle (2007) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
/ Roger Corman
Roger Corman
/ Gordon Willis
Gordon Willis
(2009) Kevin Brownlow / Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard
/ Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(2010) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
/ Dick Smith (2011) D. A. Pennebaker
D. A. Pennebaker
/ Hal Needham
Hal Needham
/ George Stevens Jr.
George Stevens Jr.
(2012) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
/ Steve Martin
Steve Martin
/ Piero Tosi (2013) Jean-Claude Carrière
Jean-Claude Carrière
/ Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki
/ Maureen O'Hara
Maureen O'Hara
(2014) Spike Lee
Spike Lee
/ Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(2015) Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
/ Lynn Stalmaster / Anne V. Coates / Frederick Wiseman (2016) Charles Burnett / Owen Roizman / Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland
/ Agnès Varda (2017)

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Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award

Katharine Cornell
Katharine Cornell
(1935) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1936) Maurice Evans (1937) Cedric Hardwicke
Cedric Hardwicke
(1938) Raymond Massey
Raymond Massey
(1939) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1940) Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1941) Judith Evelyn
Judith Evelyn
(1942) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1943) Lynn Fontanne
Lynn Fontanne
(1944) Mady Christians
Mady Christians
(1945) Louis Calhern
Louis Calhern
(1946) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1947) Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
(1948) Robert Morley
Robert Morley
(1949) Grace George
Grace George
(1950) Claude Rains
Claude Rains
(1951) Julie Harris (1952) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1953) Josephine Hull (1954) Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
(1955) David Wayne
David Wayne
(1956) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1957) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1958) Cyril Ritchard
Cyril Ritchard
(1959) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1960) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
(1963) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1964) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1965) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1966) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1967) Zoe Caldwell (1968) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1969) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1970) Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayle
(1971) Eileen Atkins / Claire Bloom
Claire Bloom
(1972) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1973) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1974) John Wood (1975) Eva Le Gallienne
Eva Le Gallienne
(1976) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1977) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1978) Frances Sternhagen
Frances Sternhagen
(1979) Roy Scheider
Roy Scheider
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Milo O'Shea
Milo O'Shea
(1982) Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrmann
/ Kate Nelligan (1983) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1984) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1985) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1988) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins
(1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(1991) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1992) Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea
(1993) Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
(1994) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1995) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1996) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
/ Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1997) Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(1998) Kathleen Chalfant (1999) Eileen Heckart (2000) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
/ Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(2001) Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
(2002) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(2003) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2004) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2005) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2006) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2007) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina
(2010) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2011) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2012) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
(2014) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(2015) Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016) Ben Platt (2017)

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New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor

Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1969) Chief Dan George
Chief Dan George
(1970) Ben Johnson (1971) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1972) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1973) Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
(1974) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(1975) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1976) Maximilian Schell
Maximilian Schell
(1977) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(1978) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1979) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1980) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1981) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
(1984) Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria Brandauer
(1985) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1986) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1987) Dean Stockwell
Dean Stockwell
(1988) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1989) Bruce Davison
Bruce Davison
(1990) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1995) Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
(1996) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1997) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(1998) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1999) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2000) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(2001) Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid
(2002) Eugene Levy
Eugene Levy
(2003) Clive Owen
Clive Owen
(2004) William Hurt
William Hurt
(2005) Jackie Earle Haley
Jackie Earle Haley
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo
(2010) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
(2011) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2012) Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2017)

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