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Fredric March
Fredric March
(born Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel; August 31, 1897 – April 14, 1975) was a "distinguished stage actor and one of Hollywood's most celebrated, versatile stars of the 1930s and 40s."[1][2] He won the Academy Award for Best Actor
Academy Award for Best Actor
for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) and The Best Years of Our Lives
The Best Years of Our Lives
(1946), as well as the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for Years Ago (1947) and Long Day's Journey into Night (1956). March is the only actor to have won both the Academy Award
Academy Award
and the Tony Award twice.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Tributes 5 Filmography and awards 6 Radio appearances 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Early life[edit] March was born in Racine, Wisconsin, the son of Cora Brown Marcher (1863–1936), a schoolteacher, and John F. Bickel (1859–1941), a devout Presbyterian
Presbyterian
Church elder who worked in the wholesale hardware business.[3] March attended the Winslow Elementary School (established in 1855), Racine High School, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison where he was a member of Alpha Delta Phi.[citation needed] He began a career as a banker, but an emergency appendectomy caused him to re-evaluate his life; and in 1920 he began working as an extra in movies made in New York City, using a shortened form of his mother's maiden name. He appeared on Broadway in 1926, and by the end of the decade, signed a film contract with Paramount Pictures.[citation needed] March served in the United States Army during World War I
World War I
as an artillery lieutenant. Career[edit] March received an Oscar nomination for the 4th Academy Awards
4th Academy Awards
in 1930 for The Royal Family
The Royal Family
of Broadway, in which he played a role modeled on John Barrymore. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor
Academy Award for Best Actor
for the 6th Academy Awards
Academy Awards
in 1932 for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
(tied with Wallace Beery for The Champ, although March accrued one more vote than Beery[4]). This led to roles in a series of classic films based on stage hits and classic novels like Design for Living (1933) with Gary Cooper and Miriam Hopkins; Death Takes a Holiday
Death Takes a Holiday
(1934); Les Misérables (1935) with Charles Laughton; Anna Karenina (1935) with Greta Garbo; Anthony Adverse
Anthony Adverse
(1936) with Olivia de Havilland; and as the original Norman Maine in A Star is Born (1937) with Janet Gaynor, for which he received his third Oscar nomination.

Warner Baxter, June Lang
June Lang
and March in The Road to Glory
The Road to Glory
(1936)

March with Janet Gaynor
Janet Gaynor
in A Star is Born (1937)

March resisted signing long-term contracts with the studios,[4][5] enabling him to play roles in films from a variety of studios. He returned to Broadway after a ten-year absence in 1937 with a notable flop, Yr. Obedient Husband, but after the success of Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth
The Skin of Our Teeth
he focused as much on Broadway as on Hollywood. He won two Best Actor Tony Awards: in 1947 for the play Years Ago, written by Ruth Gordon; and in 1957 for his performance as James Tyrone in the original Broadway production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night. He also had major successes in A Bell for Adano in 1944 and Gideon in 1961, and played Ibsen's An Enemy of the People on Broadway in 1951. During this period he also starred in films, including I Married a Witch
I Married a Witch
(1942) and Another Part of the Forest (1948), and won his second Oscar in 1946 for The Best Years of Our Lives. March also branched out into television, winning Emmy nominations for his third attempt at The Royal Family
The Royal Family
for the series The Best of Broadway as well as for television performances as Samuel Dodsworth and Ebenezer Scrooge. On March 25, 1954, March co-hosted the 26th Annual Academy Awards
Academy Awards
ceremony from New York City, with co-host Donald O'Connor in Los Angeles.

Henry Drummond (Tracy, left) and Matthew Harrison Brady (March), right) in Inherit the Wind. Previously, March had taken the role in The Desperate Hours originally offered to Tracy. Both men had also played Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde.

March's neighbor in Connecticut, playwright Arthur Miller, was thought to favor March to inaugurate the part of Willy Loman
Willy Loman
in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman
(1949). However, March read the play and turned down the role, whereupon director Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
cast Lee J. Cobb as Willy, and Arthur Kennedy as one of Willy's sons, Biff Loman, two men that the director had worked with in the film Boomerang (1947). March later regretted turning down the role and finally played Willy Loman
Willy Loman
in Columbia Pictures's 1951 film version of the play, directed by Laslo Benedek, receiving his fifth and final Oscar nomination as well as a Golden Globe Award. March also played one of two leads in The Desperate Hours (1955) with Humphrey Bogart. Bogart and Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
had both insisted upon top billing and Tracy withdrew, leaving the part available for March. In 1957, March was awarded The George Eastman Award, given by George Eastman House for "distinguished contribution to the art of film."[6] On February 12, 1959, March appeared before a joint session of the 86th United States Congress, reading of the Gettysburg Address
Gettysburg Address
as part of a commemorations of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth.[7] March co-starred with Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
in the 1960 Stanley Kramer film Inherit the Wind, in which he played a dramatized version of famous orator and political figure William Jennings Bryan. March's Bible-thumping character provided a rival for Tracy's Clarence Darrow-inspired character. In the 1960s, March's film career proceeded with a performance as President Jordan Lyman in the political thriller Seven Days in May
Seven Days in May
(1964) in which he co-starred with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, and Edmond O'Brien; the part earned March a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actor. March made several spoken word recordings, including a version of Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant issued in 1945, in which he narrated and played the title role, and The Sounds of History, a twelve volume LP set accompanying the twelve volume set of books The Life History of the United States, published by Time-Life. The recordings were narrated by Charles Collingwood, with March and his wife Florence Eldridge performing dramatic readings from historical documents and literature. Following surgery for prostate cancer in 1970, it seemed his career was over, yet he managed to give one last performance in The Iceman Cometh (1973), as the complicated Irish saloon keeper, Harry Hope. Personal life[edit]

March in 1946

March was married to actress Florence Eldridge
Florence Eldridge
from 1927 until his death in 1975, and they had two adopted children. He died from prostate cancer, at age 77, in Los Angeles, California; he was buried at his estate in New Milford, Connecticut. Throughout his life, he and his wife were supporters of the Democratic Party. Tributes[edit] March has a star for motion pictures on the Hollywood
Hollywood
Walk of Fame at 1620 Vine Street.[8] In addition, the 500-seat theater at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
is named after March,[9] as well as the 168-seat Fredric March
Fredric March
Play Circle Theater
Theater
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Memorial Union.[10] Biographies of March include Fredric March: Craftsman First, Star Second by Deborah C. Peterson (1996),[11] and Fredric March: A Consummate Actor (2013) by Charles Tranberg.[4] Filmography and awards[edit]

Films

Year Title Role Notes

1921 The Great Adventure uncredited extra

Paying the Piper uncredited extra

The Education of Elizabeth uncredited extra

The Devil uncredited extra

1929 The Dummy Trumbull Meredith

The Wild Party James 'Gil' Gilmore

The Studio Murder Mystery Richard Hardell

Paris Bound Jim Hutton

Jealousy Pierre

Footlights and Fools Gregory Pyne lost film; the soundtrack survives

The Marriage Playground Martin Boyne

1930 Sarah and Son Howard Vanning

Paramount on Parade Doughboy
Doughboy
(cameo)

Ladies Love Brutes Dwight Howell

True to the Navy Bull's Eye McCoy

Manslaughter Dan O'Bannon

Laughter Paul Lockridge

The Royal Family
The Royal Family
of Broadway Tony Cavendish Nominated — Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actor

1931 Honor Among Lovers Jerry Stafford

The Night Angel Rudek Berken

My Sin Dick Grady

1932 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr Edward Hyde Academy Award for Best Actor
Academy Award for Best Actor
(tied with Wallace Beery
Wallace Beery
for The Champ)

Strangers in Love Buddy Drake/Arthur Drake

Merrily We Go to Hell Jerry Corbett

Make Me a Star himself behind-the-scenes drama

Smilin' Through Kenneth Wayne

The Sign of the Cross Marcus Superbus

Hollywood
Hollywood
on Parade No. A-1 himself short film

1933 Tonight Is Ours Sabien Pastal

The Eagle and the Hawk Jerry H. Young With Cary Grant
Cary Grant
and Carole Lombard

Design for Living Thomas B. 'Tom' Chambers With Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
and Miriam Hopkins

1934 All of Me Don Ellis With Miriam Hopkins
Miriam Hopkins
and George Raft

Death Takes a Holiday Prince Sirki/Death

Good Dame Mace Townsley

The Affairs of Cellini Benvenuto Cellini

The Barretts of Wimpole Street Robert Browning With Norma Shearer
Norma Shearer
and Charles Laughton

We Live Again Prince Dmitri Nekhlyudov

Hollywood
Hollywood
on Parade No. B-6 himself short film

1935 Les Misérables Jean Valjean/Champmathieu

Anna Karenina Count Vronsky With Greta Garbo

The Dark Angel Alan Trent

Screen Snapshots Series 14, No. 11 himself short film

1936 The Road to Glory Lieutenant Michel Denet

Mary of Scotland Bothwell With Katharine Hepburn Directed by John Ford

Anthony Adverse Anthony Adverse With Olivia de Havilland

Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 3 himself short film

1937 A Star Is Born Norman Maine Nominated — Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actor With Janet Gaynor

Nothing Sacred Wallace 'Wally' Cook

Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 5 himself short film

1938 The Buccaneer Jean Lafitte

There Goes My Heart Bill Spencer

Trade Winds Sam Wye

1939 The 400 Million Narrator Documentary of Chinese history

1940 Susan and God Barrie Trexel

Victory Hendrik Heyst

Lights Out in Europe Narrator War documentary about the outbreak of World War II in Europe

1941 So Ends Our Night Josef Steiner

One Foot in Heaven William Spence

Bedtime Story Lucius 'Luke' Drake With Loretta Young
Loretta Young
and Robert Benchley

1942 I Married a Witch Jonathan Wooley/Nathaniel Wooley/Samuel Wooley With Veronica Lake
Veronica Lake
and Robert Benchley

Lake Carrier Narrator Documentary short

1944 Valley of the Tennessee Narrator voice only

The Adventures of Mark Twain Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Tomorrow, the World! Mike Frame

1946 The Best Years of Our Lives Al Stephenson Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actor Nominated — New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor With Myrna Loy

1948 Another Part of the Forest Marcus Hubbard

An Act of Murder Judge Calvin Cooke

1949 Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus

The Ford Theatre
Ford Theatre
Hour

Television Episode: "The Twentieth Century"

1950 The Titan: Story of Michelangelo Narrator documentary about the life and works of Michelangelo Buonarroti

The Nash Airflyte Theater

Television Episode: "The Boor"

1951 It's a Big Country Joe Esposito

Death of a Salesman Willy Loman Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Volpi Cup
Volpi Cup
for Best Actor Nominated — Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actor Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor

Lux Video Theatre

Television Episode: "The Speech"

1952 Lux Video Theatre

Television Episode: "Ferry Crisis at Friday Point"

Toast of the Town himself later known as The Ed Sullivan Show

1953 25th Academy Awards himself presenter Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actress to Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
for Come Back, Little Sheba

Omnibus

Television Episode: "The Last Night of Don Juan"

Man on a Tightrope Karel Cernik With Terry Moore and Gloria Grahame

The Bridges at Toko-Ri Rear Admiral George Tarrant

1954 26th Academy Awards himself Co-hosted from New York, with Donald O'Connor
Donald O'Connor
in Hollywood

Executive Suite Loren Phineas Shaw Venice Film Festival
Venice Film Festival
Special
Special
Jury Prize for Ensemble Acting (shared with the principal cast) Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor

The Best of Broadway Tony Cavendish Television Episode: "The Royal Family" (based on March's Broadway play and film of the same name) Nominated — Emmy Award for Best Single Performance by an Actor

Shower of Stars Ebenezer Scrooge Television Episode: "A Christmas Carol" Nominated — Emmy Award for Best Single Performance by an Actor

What's My Line? himself

1955 The Desperate Hours Dan C. Hilliard With Humphrey Bogart

1956 Alexander the Great Philip II of Macedon

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Ralph Hopkins

Producers' Showcase Sam Dodsworth Television Episode: "Dodsworth" Nominated — Emmy Award for Best Single Performance by an Actor

Shower of Stars Eugene Tesh Television Episode: "The Flattering World"

Island of Allah Narrator

1957 Toast of the Town himself later known as The Ed Sullivan Show

Albert Schweitzer Narrator documentary

1958 The DuPont Show of the Month Arthur Winslow Television Episode: "The Winslow Boy"

Tales from Dickens Host also known as Fredric March
Fredric March
Presents Tales From Dickens, March hosted seven episodes during 1958 and 1959. Episodes: "Bardell Versus Pickwick", "Uriah Heep", "A Christmas Carol", "David and Betsy Trotwood", "David and His Mother", "Christmas at Dingley Dell" and "The Runaways"

1959 Middle of the Night Jerry Kingsley Nominated — Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Written by Paddy Chayevsky

1960 Inherit the Wind Matthew Harrison Brady Won — Silver Bear for Best Actor (Berlin Film Festival)[12] Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor With Spencer Tracy

1961 The Young Doctors Dr. Joseph Pearson

1962 I Sequestrati di Altona (The Condemned of Altona) Albrecht von Gerlach

1963 A Tribute to John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
from the Arts Host broadcast on November 24, 1963, two days after the assassination of John F. Kennedy

1964 Seven Days in May President Jordan Lyman David di Donatello
David di Donatello
Award for Best Foreign Actor Nominated — Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama With Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
and Kirk Douglas

The Presidency: A Splendid Mystery Narrator Television

Pieta Narrator documentary

1967 Hombre Dr. Alex Favor Nominated — Laurel Award for Top Male Supporting Performance With Paul Newman

1970 …tick…tick…tick… Mayor Jeff Parks

1973 The Iceman Cometh Harry Hope With Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
and Robert Ryan

Radio appearances[edit]

Year Program Episode/source

1942 Lux Radio Theatre One Foot in Heaven[13]

1946 Academy Award A Star Is Born[14]

1953 Theatre Guild on the Air Cass Timberlane[15]

1953 Star Playhouse A Bell for Adano[16]

1953 Star Playhouse There Shall Be No Night[17]

See also[edit]

Biography portal

List of actors with Academy Award
Academy Award
nominations

References[edit]

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^ http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/121733%7C56086/Fredric-March/ ^ Obituary Variety, April 16, 1975, page 95. ^ https://archive.org/stream/playeraprofileof002609mbp/playeraprofileof002609mbp_djvu.txt ^ a b c Tranberg, Charles (2013). Fredric March: A Consummate Actor. Duncan, Oklahoma: BearManor Media. ISBN 9781593937454.  ^ "Fredric March: A Consummate Actor - An Interview with author Charles Tranberg". Let's Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood. Blogspot.com.au.  ^ "Awards granted by George Eastman House
George Eastman House
International Museum of Photography & Film". George Eastman House. Archived from the original on April 15, 2012. Retrieved April 25, 2013.  ^ "Nation Honor Lincoln On Sesquicentennial" (PDF). Yonkers Herald-Statesman. Northern Illinois University Libraries. Associated Press. February 11, 1959. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 1, 2013. Retrieved April 25, 2013. Congress gets into the act tomorrow, when a joint session will be held. Carl Sandburg, famed Lincoln biographer, will give and address, and actor Fredric March will read the Gettysburg Address.  ^ " Fredric March
Fredric March
Hollywood
Hollywood
Walk of Fame". www.walkoffame.com. Retrieved 2016-12-01.  ^ http://www.uwosh.edu/theatre/Theatre/ThFaci.html ^ http://www.union.wisc.edu/playcircle.htm ^ Peterson, Deborah C. (1996). Fredric March: Craftsman First, Star Second. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. ISBN 9780313298028.  ^ "Berlinale: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-01-17.  ^ "Those Were the Days". Nostalgia Digest. 43 (2): 33. Spring 2017.  ^ "Those Were The Days". Nostalgia Digest. 41 (3): 32–39. Summer 2015.  ^ Kirby, Walter (February 15, 1953). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 42. Retrieved June 21, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  ^ Kirby, Walter (October 11, 1953). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 50. Retrieved July 6, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  ^ Kirby, Walter (November 29, 1953). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 50. Retrieved July 14, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 

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Awards for Fredric March

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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

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David di Donatello
David di Donatello
Award for Best Foreign Actor

Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1957) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
/ Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton
(1958) Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1959) Cary Grant
Cary Grant
(1960) Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
(1961) Anthony Perkins
Anthony Perkins
/ Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1962) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1963) Fredric March
Fredric March
/ Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1964) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1965) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
(1966) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
/ Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1967) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
/ Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1968) Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(1969) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
/ Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1970) Ryan O'Neal
Ryan O'Neal
(1971) Chaim Topol
Chaim Topol
(1972) Yves Montand
Yves Montand
/ Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1973) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
/ Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1974) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
/ Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
/ Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1975) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
/ Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1976) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
/ Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(1977) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1978) Richard Gere
Richard Gere
/ Michel Serrault
Michel Serrault
(1979) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
/ Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria Brandauer
(1982) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1983) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1984) Tom Hulce
Tom Hulce
(1985) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1986) Dexter Gordon
Dexter Gordon
(1987) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1988) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1989) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1990) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1991) John Turturro
John Turturro
(1992) Daniel Auteuil
Daniel Auteuil
(1993) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1994) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1995) Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel
(1996)

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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Silver Bear for Best Actor

Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1956) Pedro Infante
Pedro Infante
(1957) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(1958) Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1959) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1960) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1961) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1962) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(1963) Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(1964) Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
(1965) Jean-Pierre Léaud
Jean-Pierre Léaud
(1966) Michel Simon
Michel Simon
(1967) Jean-Louis Trintignant
Jean-Louis Trintignant
(1968) Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1971) Alberto Sordi
Alberto Sordi
(1972) Vlastimil Brodský (1975) Gerhard Olschewski (1976) Fernando Fernán Gómez
Fernando Fernán Gómez
(1977) Craig Russell (1978) Michele Placido
Michele Placido
(1979) Andrzej Seweryn
Andrzej Seweryn
(1980) Anatoly Solonitsyn
Anatoly Solonitsyn
/ Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1981) Stellan Skarsgård
Stellan Skarsgård
/ Michel Piccoli
Michel Piccoli
(1982) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(1983) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1984) Fernando Fernán Gómez
Fernando Fernán Gómez
(1985) Tuncel Kurtiz (1986) Gian Maria Volontè
Gian Maria Volontè
(1987) Jörg Pose / Manfred Möck (1988) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1989) Iain Glen
Iain Glen
(1990) Maynard Eziashi (1991) Armin Mueller-Stahl
Armin Mueller-Stahl
(1992) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1995) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(1996) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(1997) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(1998) Michael Gwisdek
Michael Gwisdek
(1999) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2000) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2001) Jacques Gamblin
Jacques Gamblin
(2002) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2003) Daniel Hendler
Daniel Hendler
(2004) Lou Taylor Pucci
Lou Taylor Pucci
(2005) Moritz Bleibtreu
Moritz Bleibtreu
(2006) Julio Chávez (2007) Reza Naji
Reza Naji
(2008) Sotigui Kouyaté (2009) Grigoriy Dobrygin
Grigoriy Dobrygin
/ Sergei Puskepalis
Sergei Puskepalis
(2010) Peyman Moaadi
Peyman Moaadi
/ Shahab Hosseini
Shahab Hosseini
/ Ali-Asghar Shahbazi / Babak Karimi (2011) Mikkel Følsgaard
Mikkel Følsgaard
(2012) Nazif Mujić (2013) Liao Fan
Liao Fan
(2014) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(2015) Majd Mastoura (2016) Georg Friedrich (2017)

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Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

José Ferrer
José Ferrer
/ Fredric March
Fredric March
(1947) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
/ Paul Kelly / Basil Rathbone
Basil Rathbone
(1948) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1949) Sidney Blackmer
Sidney Blackmer
(1950) Claude Rains
Claude Rains
(1951) José Ferrer
José Ferrer
(1952) Tom Ewell
Tom Ewell
(1953) David Wayne
David Wayne
(1954) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1955) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1956) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1957) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1958) Jason Robards, Jr. (1959) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1960) Zero Mostel
Zero Mostel
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Arthur Hill (1963) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1964) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1965) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1966) Paul Rogers (1967) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1968) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1969) Fritz Weaver
Fritz Weaver
(1970) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(1971) Cliff Gorman (1972) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1973) Michael Moriarty (1974) John Kani
John Kani
and Winston Ntshona (1975) John Wood (1976) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1977) Barnard Hughes
Barnard Hughes
(1978) Tom Conti
Tom Conti
(1979) John Rubinstein
John Rubinstein
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Roger Rees
Roger Rees
(1982) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(1983) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1984) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1985) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) Ron Silver
Ron Silver
(1988) Philip Bosco (1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Nigel Hawthorne (1991) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1992) Ron Leibman (1993) Stephen Spinella (1994) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1995) George Grizzard
George Grizzard
(1996) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1997) Anthony LaPaglia
Anthony LaPaglia
(1998) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(1999) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(2000) Richard Easton (2001) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(2002) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(2003) Jefferson Mays
Jefferson Mays
(2004) Bill Irwin
Bill Irwin
(2005) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2006) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2007) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2010) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2011) James Corden
James Corden
(2012) Tracy Letts
Tracy Letts
(2013) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2014) Alex Sharp
Alex Sharp
(2015) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2016) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(2017)

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Volpi Cup
Volpi Cup
for Best Actor

1934–68

Wallace Beery
Wallace Beery
(1934) Pierre Blanchar
Pierre Blanchar
(1935) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1936) Emil Jannings
Emil Jannings
(1937) Leslie Howard (1938) Ermete Zacconi
Ermete Zacconi
(1941) Fosco Giachetti
Fosco Giachetti
(1942) Pierre Fresnay
Pierre Fresnay
(1947) Ernst Deutsch
Ernst Deutsch
(1948) Joseph Cotten
Joseph Cotten
(1949) Sam Jaffe
Sam Jaffe
(1950) Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1951) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1952) Henri Vilbert (1953) Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1954) Curd Jürgens/ Kenneth More
Kenneth More
(1955) Bourvil
Bourvil
(1956) Anthony Franciosa
Anthony Franciosa
(1957) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1958) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1959) John Mills
John Mills
(1960) Toshiro Mifune
Toshiro Mifune
(1961) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1962) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1963) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1964) Toshiro Mifune
Toshiro Mifune
(1965) Jacques Perrin
Jacques Perrin
(1966) Ljubiša Samardžić
Ljubiša Samardžić
(1967) John Marley (1968)

1983–2000

Guy Boyd/George Dzundza/David Alan Grier/Mitchell Lichtenstein/Matthew Modine/Michael Wright (1983) Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
(1984) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1985) Carlo Delle Piane
Carlo Delle Piane
(1986) Hugh Grant/ James Wilby (1987) Don Ameche/ Joe Mantegna
Joe Mantegna
(1988) Marcello Mastroianni/ Massimo Troisi
Massimo Troisi
(1989) Oleg Borisov
Oleg Borisov
(1990) River Phoenix
River Phoenix
(1991) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1992) Fabrizio Bentivoglio/ Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1993) Xia Yu/ Roberto Citran
Roberto Citran
(1994) Götz George/ Ian Hart (1995) Liam Neeson/ Chris Penn
Chris Penn
(1996) Wesley Snipes
Wesley Snipes
(1997) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(1998) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(1999) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2000)

2001–present

Luigi Lo Cascio
Luigi Lo Cascio
(2001) Stefano Accorsi
Stefano Accorsi
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2004) David Strathairn
David Strathairn
(2005) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2006) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(2007) Silvio Orlando
Silvio Orlando
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo
(2010) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2011) Philip Seymour Hoffman/ Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2012) Themis Panou (2013) Adam Driver
Adam Driver
(2014) Fabrice Luchini
Fabrice Luchini
(2015) Oscar Martínez (2016) Kamel El Basha (2017)

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New York Drama Critics Award for Best Actor

Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1943) Elliott Nugent (1944) Frank Fay (1945) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1946) Dudley Digges/ Fredric March
Fredric March
(1947) Paul Kelly (1948)

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