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F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham
(born Murray Abraham;[1][2] October 24, 1939)[3] is an American actor. He became widely known during the 1980s after winning the Academy Award for Best Actor
Academy Award for Best Actor
for his role as Antonio Salieri in Amadeus (1984). He has appeared in many roles, both leading and supporting, in films such as All the President's Men (1976), Scarface (1983), The Name of the Rose (1986), Last Action Hero
Last Action Hero
(1993), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), Finding Forrester
Finding Forrester
(2000), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) and The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel
(2014). He is also known for his television and theatre work and is now a regular cast member on the award-winning television series Homeland.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Film and television 2.2 Theater

3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television

5 Theatre

5.1 Broadway 5.2 Off-Broadway 5.3 West End

6 Awards and honors

6.1 Theatre 6.2 Film 6.3 Television 6.4 Audio Recording 6.5 Awards for lifetime achievement

7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Abraham was born Murray Abraham on October 24, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Fahrid "Fred" Abraham,[4] an auto mechanic, and his wife Josephine (née Stello), a housewife.[3][5] His father was Assyrian[6] and emigrated from Syria at age 5 during the 1920s famine; his paternal grandfather was a chanter in the Syriac Orthodox Church.[3] His mother, one of 14 children, was Italian American, and the daughter of an immigrant who worked in the coal mines of Western Pennsylvania.[3] He had two brothers, Robert and Jack, who were killed in separate car accidents.[4] Abraham was raised in El Paso, Texas, near the Mexican border. He attended Vilas Grammar School, and graduated from El Paso High School in 1958.[7] He was a gang member during his teenage years.[3] He attended Texas Western College (later named University of Texas at El Paso), where he was given the best actor award by Alpha Psi Omega
Alpha Psi Omega
for his portrayal of the Indian Nocona in Comanche Eagle during the 1959–60 season. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, then studied acting under Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
in New York City. He began his acting career on the stage, debuting in a Los Angeles production of Ray Bradbury's The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit. Abraham added "F." to his stage name in honor of his father, Fahrid.[8] He has stated "Murray Abraham just doesn't seem to say anything. It just is another name, so I thought I'd frame it."[2] Career[edit] Film and television[edit] Abraham made his screen debut as an usher in the George C. Scott comedy They Might Be Giants (1971). By the mid-1970s, Murray had steady employment as an actor, doing commercials and voice-overs. Abraham can be seen as one of the undercover police officers along with Al Pacino
Al Pacino
in Sidney Lumet's Serpico
Serpico
(1973), and in television roles including the bad guy in one fourth-season episode of Kojak ("The Godson"). He played a cabdriver in the theatrical version of The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975), a mechanic in the theatrical version of The Sunshine Boys
The Sunshine Boys
(1975), and a police officer in the film All the President's Men (1976). Despite these small roles, Abraham continued to do commercials and voice-over work for income. But in 1978, he decided to give them up. Frustrated with the lack of substantial roles, Abraham said, "No one was taking my acting seriously. I figured if I didn't do it, then I'd have no right to the dreams I've always had." His wife, Kate Hannan, went to work as an assistant and Abraham became a "house husband". He described, "I cooked and cleaned and took care of the kids. It was very rough on my macho idea of life. But it was the best thing that ever happened to me."[9] Abraham appeared as drug dealer Omar Suárez alongside Pacino again in the gangster film Scarface (1983). He gained visibility voicing a talking bunch of grapes in a series of television commercials for Fruit of the Loom
Fruit of the Loom
underwear.[10] Abraham won the Academy Award for Best Actor
Academy Award for Best Actor
for his role as envious composer Antonio Salieri
Antonio Salieri
in Amadeus (1985), an award for which Tom Hulce, playing Mozart in that movie, had also been nominated. He won a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award, among other awards, and his role in the film, directed by Miloš Forman, is still his most iconic. (He later continued the classical-music theme by narrating the plot summaries of the operas of Wagner's Ring Cycle
Ring Cycle
in the 1990 PBS
PBS
broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera, to the largest viewing audience of the Ring Cycle in history, conducted by James Levine.) After Amadeus, he next appeared in The Name of the Rose (1986), in which he played Bernardo Gui, nemesis to Sean Connery's William of Baskerville. In its DVD commentary, his director on the film, Jean-Jacques Annaud, described Abraham as an "egomaniac" on the set, who considered himself more important than Sean Connery, since Connery did not have an Oscar.[11] That said, the film was a critical success.[12] Abraham had tired of appearing as heavies and wanted to return to his background in comedy, as he explained to People Weekly Magazine in an interview he gave at the time of its release.[13] Though Abraham had fewer prominent roles in the next decade or so, he became known for his roles in Woody Allen's Mighty Aphrodite
Mighty Aphrodite
(1995), Ahdar Ru'afo in Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), and Gus Van Sant's Finding Forrester
Finding Forrester
(2000), where he once again played nemesis to Connery. He had a significant role in The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990), but chose not to be credited due to a contract dispute.[3] Abraham's relatively low-profile film career subsequent to his Academy Award win has been widely considered an example of the "Oscar jinx". According to film critic Leonard Maltin, professional failure following an early success is referred to in Hollywood
Hollywood
circles as the " F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham
syndrome".[14] Abraham rejected this notion and told Maltin, "The Oscar is the single most important event of my career. I have dined with kings, shared equal billing with my idols, lectured at Harvard and Columbia. If this is a jinx, I'll take two." In the same interview, Abraham said, "Even though I won the Oscar, I can still take the subway in New York, and nobody recognizes me. Some actors might find that disconcerting, but I find it refreshing." A 2009 guest appearance on Saving Grace began a new phase of Abraham's career, wherein he has become gradually more prolific onscreen. Further guest appearances include roles on Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Louie, among others, as well as a recurring role on The Good Wife between 2011 and 2014. Additionally, Abraham was the primary narrator for the PBS
PBS
series Nature between 2007 and 2010, narrating 32 episodes (plus one more in 2013). Abraham's most notable television role came about through Showtime's drama series Homeland, in which he portrayed black ops specialist Dar Adal. This role resulted in his first Emmy Award
Emmy Award
nomination in 2015. He has featured prominently in two widely acclaimed 2010s films: first as folk music impresario Bud Grossman in the Coen brothers' drama Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), then as the mysterious Mr. Moustafa in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel
(2014). Theater[edit] Since Amadeus, he has mainly focused on classical theatre, and has starred in many Shakespearean
Shakespearean
productions such as Othello
Othello
and Richard III. He was highlighted in many other plays by the likes of Samuel Beckett and Gilbert and Sullivan, and played the lead in Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya
Uncle Vanya
(for which he received an Obie Award). Abraham has focused on stage work throughout his career, giving notable performances as Pozzo in Mike Nichols's production of Waiting for Godot, Malvolio in Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
for the New York Shakespeare Festival, and Shylock
Shylock
in The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice
for the Off-Broadway Theatre for a New Audience
Theatre for a New Audience
(TFANA) in March 2007, which was performed at the Duke Theatre in New York and also at the Swan Theatre, part of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He reprised this role in February 2011, when he replaced Al Pacino
Al Pacino
in the Public Theater's production. In the 1997/98 Broadway season, he starred in the new chamber musical Triumph of Love opposite Betty Buckley, based on Marivaux's classic comedy. The production did not find a large audience, running 85 performances, after its pre-opening preview period.[15] He has also taught theater at Brooklyn College.[16] In 2016, he played the title role in Classic Stage Company's production of Nathan the Wise.[17] F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham
also joined The Mirror Theater Ltd's Mirror Repertory Company in 1984. He joined MRC the week after winning his Oscar for Best Actor
Oscar for Best Actor
for his work in Amadeus because he wanted to work with MRC Artist-in-Resience Geraldine Page, and would star opposite her in MRC’s The Madwoman of Chaillot.[18] In 1994, Abraham portrayed Roy Cohn
Roy Cohn
in the first Broadway production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America
Angels in America
at the Walter Kerr Theater, replacing Ron Leibman in the role. Personal life[edit] Abraham has been married to Kate Hannan since 1962; they have two children,[19] Mick and Jamili, and one grandchild, Hannan.[20] In January 2010, Abraham was the on-the-scene hero of a real-life crime scene at the Classic Stage Company
Classic Stage Company
in New York City, when he scuffled with a thief in the dressing room area during a public rehearsal.[21] Abraham has spoken about his faith: "I've attended many churches. I grew up as an Orthodox Christian and I was an altar boy. I love the Society of Friends, the Quakers. I attended their meetings for almost 15 years. I'm now [in 2008] attending the First Presbyterian Church of New York because they're such a generous, terrific church with outreach. They reach out to old people, to homeless, to A.A., to cross-dressers; it's truly a church of the teachings of Christ. Religion is essential to my life."[22] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1971 They Might Be Giants Clyde

1973 Serpico Serpico's partner Uncredited

1975 The Prisoner of Second Avenue Taxi driver

1975 The Sunshine Boys Car mechanic

1976 All the President's Men Paul Leeper

1976 The Ritz Chris

1978 The Big Fix Eppis

1983 Scarface Omar Suárez

1984 Amadeus Antonio Salieri Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actor Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Nominated – BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for Best Actor in a Leading Role

1986 The Name of the Rose Bernardo Gui

1988 The Third Solution Father Carafa

1989 Slipstream Cornelius

1989 Beyond the Stars Dr. Harry Bertram

1989 The Favorite Abdul Hamid

1989 An Innocent Man Virgil Cane

1990 Cadence Capt. Ramon Garcia Uncredited

1990 The Battle of the Three Kings Osrain

1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities D.A. Abe Weiss Uncredited

1991 Mobsters Arnold Rothstein

1991 Money Will Scarlet

1991 By the Sword Max Suba

1991 Eye of the Widow Kharoun

1992 Through an Open Window Narrator Short film

1993 National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon Dr. Harold Leacher

1993 Sweet Killing Zargo

1993 Last Action Hero Detective John Practice

1994 Fresh Chess Hustler Uncredited

1994 L'Affaire (fr) Lucien Haslans

1994 Surviving the Game Wolfe Sr.

1994 Nostradamus Scalinger

1995 Mighty Aphrodite Leader

1996 Children of the Revolution Joseph Stalin

1997 Mimic Dr. Gates

1997 Una vacanza all'inferno Belisario

1997 Eruption President Mendoza

1998 Star Trek: Insurrection Ahdar Ru’afo

1999 Muppets from Space Noah Cameo

1999 The All New Adventures of Laurel & Hardy in For Love or Mummy Henry Covington

2000 Finding Forrester Prof. Robert Crawford

2000 David Proshker Narrator Short film

2001 The Knights of the Quest Delfinello da Coverzano

2001 Thir13en Ghosts Cyrus Kristicos

2002 Ticker Airport Guru Short film

2002 Joshua Father Tardone

2003 Five Moons Square The Entity

2003 Rua Alguem 5555: My Father Paul Minsky

2004 Another Way of Seeing Things Narrator Short film

2004 Too Much Romance... It's Time for Stuffed Peppers Jeffrey

2004 The Bridge of San Luis Rey Viceroy of Peru

2006 The Stone Merchant Shahid

2006 Quiet Flows the Don (it) Pantaley

2006 The Inquiry Nathan

2007 Wine and Kisses Ruggero

2007 Blood Monkey Professor Hamilton Direct-to-DVD

2008 Carnera: The Walking Mountain Léon Sée

2008 A House Divided Grandfather Wahid

2009 Perestroika Prof. Gross

2009 Barbarossa Siniscalco Barozzi

2010 The Unseen World John Henry Newman

2012 Goltzius and the Pelican Company The Margrave of Alsace

2012 September Eleven 1683 Father Marco d'Aviano

2013 Dead Man Down Gregor

2013 Inside Llewyn Davis Bud Grossman

2013 The Gambler Who Wouldn't Die Braque

2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel Mr. Moustafa Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

2014 The Mystery of Dante Dante Alter Ego

2014 A Little Game Norman Wallach

2018 Isle of Dogs Jupiter Voice

2019 How to Train Your Dragon 3 Grimmel Voice[23]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1974 How to Survive a Marriage Joshua Browne

1976 All in the Family Clerk Episode: "The Unemployment Story: Part 1"

1977 Kojak Solly Nurse / Eddie Gordon 2 episodes

1977 A.E.S. Hudson Street Dr. Menzies Aired pilot; replaced by Gregory Sierra

1977 The Andros Targets Bobby Carr Episode: "The Killing of a Porno Queen"

1977 Sex and the Married Woman Duke Skaggs Television film

1982–1983 Marco Polo Jacopo 6 episodes

1986 Dream West Abraham Lincoln 2 episodes

1989 The Betrothed Innominato 2 episodes

1990 A Season of Giants Pope Julius II Television film

1992 The First Circle Joseph Stalin Television film

1993 Journey To The Center Of The Earth Professor Harlech Television film

1993 Il caso Dozier Goldstein Television film

1996 Dead Man's Walk Captain Caleb Cobb TV miniseries

1999 Excellent Cadavers Tommaso Buscetta Television film

1999 Esther Mordechai Television film

2000 The Darkling Bruno Rubin Television film

2000 ill it Un dono semplice Thomas Barlow Television film

2003 Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites Narrator Television documentary

2003 Pompeii: The Last Day Narrator Television documentary

2005 NOVA - Newton's Dark Secrets Narrator Television documentary

2008 Shark Swarm Bill Girdler Television film

2008 The Wolf That Changed America Narrator Television documentary

2009 Saving Grace Matthew Episode: "What Would You Do?"

2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Dr. Theodore Nichols Episode: "Three-In-One"

2010 Bored to Death Professor Richard Hawkes Episode: "I've Been Living Like a Demented God!"

2011–2012, 2014 The Good Wife Burl Preston 4 episodes

2011–2012, 2014 Louie John / Uncle Excelsior / Louie's father 3 episodes

2012 Blue Bloods Leon Goodwin Episode: "The Job"

2012–present Homeland Dar Adal 38 episodes Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

2013 Do No Harm Cozar Episode: "Six Feet Deep"

2013 Elementary Daniel Gottlieb Episode: "A Landmark Story"

2016 Inside Amy Schumer Diplomat Episode: "Madame President"

2017 Curb Your Enthusiasm Himself Episode: "Fatwa!"

Theatre[edit] Broadway[edit]

The Ritz (1975–76) ... Chris Legend (1976) ... Jesse Lymburner Teibele and Her Demon (1979–80) ... Alchonon Macbeth
Macbeth
(1986–87) ... Macbeth Angels in America
Angels in America
(1994) ... Roy Cohn A Month in the Country (1995) ... Ignaty Illyich Shpichelsky Triumph of Love (1997–98) ... Hermocrates Mauritius (2007) ... Sterling It's Only a Play (2014–15) ... Ira Drew

Off-Broadway[edit]

The Fantasticks
The Fantasticks
(1967) ... The Actor (Henry) Landscape of the Body (1977) ... Holahan Uncle Vanya
Uncle Vanya
(1983–84) ... Astrov Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
(1986) ... Malvolio Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot
(1988) ... Pozzo A Life in the Theatre
A Life in the Theatre
(1992) ... Robert King Lear
King Lear
(1996) ... Lear The Jew of Malta
The Jew of Malta
(2007) ... Barabas Almost an Evening (2008) ... Control/God Who Judges The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice
(2011) ... Shylock Nathan the Wise
Nathan the Wise
(2016) ... Nathan

West End[edit]

The Mentor (2017) ... Benjamin Rubin

Awards and honors[edit] Theatre[edit]

1980: Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, for Teibele and Her Demon – Nominated 1984: Obie Award
Obie Award
for Best Performance, for Uncle Vanya
Uncle Vanya
– Won 1992: Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, for A Life in the Theatre – Nominated 2011: Obie Award
Obie Award
for "sustained excellence of performance", for The Merchant of Venice – Won[24] 2015: Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, for It's Only a Play – Nominated

Film[edit]

1984: Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, for Amadeus – Won 1985: Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor (Tied with Albert Finney
Albert Finney
for Under the Volcano
Under the Volcano
(1984)), for Amadeus – Won 1985: Academy Award for Best Actor
Academy Award for Best Actor
in a Leading Role, for Amadeus – Won 1985: Golden Globe
Golden Globe
for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, for Amadeus – Won 1985: Albert Schweitzer Award for Classic Film Acting, for Amadeus – Won 1986: BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for Best Actor, for Amadeus – Nominated 2015: Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel
– Nominated

Television[edit]

2014: Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Homeland – Nominated 2015: Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for Homeland – Nominated

Audio Recording[edit]

1987: Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Spoken Word Album
Best Spoken Word Album
for Interview With The Vampire - Nominated

Awards for lifetime achievement[edit] In July 2004, during a ceremony in Rome, he was awarded the "Premio per gli Italiani nel Mondo". This is a prize distributed by the Marzio Tremaglia foundation and the Italian government to Italian emigrants and their descendants who have distinguished themselves abroad. In 2009, he was recognized by the Alumni Association of the City College of New York with John H. Finley Award in recognition of exemplary dedicated service to the City of New York. In 2010, Abraham was the recipient of The Gielgud Award (Theatre) for that year.[25] In 2015, Abraham was an inductee to the American Theater Hall of Fame.[26] He also has an honorary doctorate from Rider University
Rider University
in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. References[edit]

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the Man to Beat for the Oscar : People.com". People Magazine. Retrieved 20 September 2016.  ^ How I Got My Equity Card. Actorsequity.org. Retrieved on 2012-10-15. ^ F. Murray Abraham, Oscar Winner, Seeks Tolerance Through Arts Archived 2008-01-15 at the Wayback Machine.. America.gov (2006-09-20). Retrieved on 2012-10-15. ^ Tales from the Morgue: Hometown stars – F. Murray Abraham. Elpasotimes.typepad.com (2008-07-10). Retrieved on 2012-10-15. ^ Farber, Stephen (September 20, 1984). "The New York Times: Best Pictures". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 September 2016.  ^ His Meanie Role in Amadeus Makes Nice Guy F. Murray Abraham
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the Man to Beat For the Oscar. People.com. Retrieved 2014-08-01. ^ F. Murray Abraham
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Biography – Yahoo! Movies. Movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved on 2012-10-15. ^ Jean-Jacques Annaud, The Name of the Rose, DVD commentary, Warner Home Video, 2004. ^ "The Name of the Rose (Der Name der Rose)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-11-14.  ^ Stark, John (6 October 1986). "An Evil F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham
Fights Friar Sean Connery
Sean Connery
in The Name of the Rose". People. Vol. 26 no. 14. p. 112. Retrieved 24 November 2017.  ^ "Is winning an Oscar a curse or a blessing?". Archived from the original on December 7, 2008. Retrieved 2007-05-20. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) film.com (2007). ^ The official source for Broadway Information. IBDB. Retrieved on 2012-10-15. ^ Span, Paula (29 September 1986). "F. Murray Abraham, Take 1". Washington Post. Retrieved 17 June 2017.  ^ "Theater: F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham
Anchors Nathan The Wise by Michael Giltz, The Huffington Post, 14 April 2016 ^ Nemy, Enid. "BROADWAY." The New York Times. The New York Times, 25 Apr. 1985. Web. 25 Jan. 2017. <https://www.nytimes.com/1985/04/26/arts/broadway.html>. ^ "The Movie : F. Murray Abraham". Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-28. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) . amadeusimmortal.com ^ González, María Cortés. "Josephine Abraham, 96, loved life, according to famous son F. Murray Abraham". ElPasoTimes.com. El Paso Times and MediaNews Group. Archived from the original on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2013.  ^ Healy, Patrick (January 26, 2010). "F. Murray Abraham: Action Hero". The New York Times. Retrieved May 2, 2010.  ^ (Arts & Entertainment) author: John Del Signore Archived 2015-08-26 at the Wayback Machine. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (November 14, 2017). " F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham
To Get Evil For 'How To Train Your Dragon 3'". Deadline. Retrieved November 14, 2017.  ^ Rizzo, Frank. (2011-05-18) F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham
Receives Obie for Tresnjak Production of "Merchant" Archived 2012-07-07 at Archive.is. Blogs.courant.com. Retrieved on 2012-10-15. ^ F. Murray Abraham
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Awards for F. Murray Abraham

v t e

Academy Award
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

v t e

Golden Globe Award
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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Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor

Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1975) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1976) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(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) F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham
/ Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
/ Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(1987) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(1999) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2000) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2001) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
/ Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
/ 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) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2011) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2012) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(2013) Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
(2014) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2015) Adam Driver
Adam Driver
(2016) Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet
(2017)

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