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Gig Young
Gig Young
(born Byron Elsworth Barr; November 4, 1913 – October 19, 1978) was an American film, stage, and television actor. Known mainly for second leads and supporting roles, Young won an Academy Award for his performance as a slimy dance-marathon emcee in the 1969 film They Shoot Horses, Don't They? An alcoholic, Young was implicated in the murder–suicide that resulted in his and his wife's deaths in 1978.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Theatre 2.2 Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
as Byron Barr 2.3 The Gay Sisters
The Gay Sisters
and turning into Gig Young 2.4 Post-Warner Bros. 2.5 Come Fill the Cup
Come Fill the Cup
and first Oscar nomination 2.6 MGM 2.7 Broadway 2.8 Return to Warner Bros. 2.9 Teacher's Pet and second Oscar nomination 2.10 The Rogues 2.11 They Shoot Horses Don't They? 2.12 Career decline 2.13 Final years

3 Personal life 4 Death 5 Filmography 6 Awards and nominations 7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Born Byron Elsworth Barr in St. Cloud, Minnesota, he and his older siblings were raised by his parents, John and Emma Barr, in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
initially. His father was a reformatory chef.[1] When he was six, his family moved back to their hometown of Waynesville, North Carolina, where he was raised.[2] He returned to Washington and attended McKinley High school.[3] Career[edit] Theatre[edit] He developed a passion for the theatre while appearing in high school plays. After graduating from high school he worked as a used car salesman and studied acting at night at Phil Hayden Theatre
Theatre
school. He moved to Hollywood when a friend offered him a ride if he would pay for half the gas. After some amateur experience he applied for and received a scholarship to the acclaimed Pasadena Playhouse. "I had two jobs to support me, never rested, but it was great training and when I landed the part at Warner Bros I was ready for it," he said.[3] Barr made early appearances in Misbehaving Husbands
Misbehaving Husbands
(1940), credited as "Byron Barr", and in the short Here Comes the Cavalry (1941). While acting in Pancho, a south-of-the-border play by Lowell Barrington, he and the leading actor in the play, George Reeves, were spotted by a Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
talent scout. Both actors were signed to supporting player contracts with the studio.[4] Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
as Byron Barr[edit] His early work was un-credited or as Byron Barr (not to be confused with another actor with the same name, Byron Barr) or Byron Fleming. It included appearances in Sergeant York (1941), Dive Bomber (1941), Navy Blues (1941), and One Foot in Heaven
One Foot in Heaven
(1941). Barr had a bigger part in a short, The Tanks Are Coming (1941) which was nominated for an Oscar. He was also in They Died with Their Boots On
They Died with Their Boots On
(1941) and You're in the Army Now (1941). He had an uncredited bit part and nearly unseen, in his distinctive voice, he had one line, "How's the ice?", in the Bette Davis film The Man Who Came to Dinner.[5] He was also in Captains of the Clouds (1942), and The Male Animal
The Male Animal
(1942). Warners loaned him to Fox for The Mad Martindales
The Mad Martindales
(1942). The Gay Sisters
The Gay Sisters
and turning into Gig Young[edit] Six months into his Warners contract he was given his first notable role in a feature was in the 1942 film The Gay Sisters[6] — written by Stephen Longstreet[7] (1907–2002) — as a character named "Gig Young". Preview cards praised the actor "Gig Young" and the studio determined that "Gig Young" should become Barr's stage and professional name.[8][9] He admits to having "some hesitancy... but I weighed the disadvantages against the advantages of having it stick inedibly in the mind of audiences. There'd be no confusion with some other actor called Gig."[10] His parts began to get better: a co-pilot in Howard Hawks's Air Force (1943); and Bette Davis' love interest in Old Acquaintance
Old Acquaintance
(1943). Young took a hiatus from his movie career and enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1941 where he served as a pharmacist's mate until the end of World War II, serving in a combat zone in the Pacific.[11] On Young's return from the war, he was cast as Errol Flynn's rival for Eleanor Parker
Eleanor Parker
in Escape Me Never (1947). The film was directed by Peter Godfrey who also helmed Young and Parker in The Woman in White (1948), after which he left Warners, unhappy with his salary.[12] Post-Warner Bros.[edit] Young began freelancing at various studios, eventually obtaining a contract with Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures
before returning to freelancing. He came to be regarded as a popular and likable second lead, playing the brothers or friends of the principal characters. In a 1966 interview he said, "Whenever you play a second lead and lose the girl, you have to make your part interesting yet not compete with the leading man. There are few great second leads in this business. It's easier to play a lead - you can do whatever you want. If I'm good it always means the leading man has been generous."[13] Young was Porthos
Porthos
in MGM's hugely popular The Three Musketeers (1948).[14] Then he supported John Wayne
John Wayne
in Wake of the Red Witch (1948) at Republic Pictures
Republic Pictures
and Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford
in Columbia's Lust for Gold (1949). Young stayed at Columbia to support Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
and Robert Cummings in Tell It to the Judge (1949). Young began to appear in TV on shows such as The Silver Theatre, Pulitzer Prize Playhouse and The Bigelow Theatre.[15] Young had his first lead in a feature film at RKO in Hunt the Man Down (1951), a film noir. He went back to support roles for Target Unknown (1951) a war film at Universal; and Only the Valiant
Only the Valiant
(1951), a Gregory Peck western. He was second billed in an RKO Western, Slaughter Trail
Slaughter Trail
(1951). Come Fill the Cup
Come Fill the Cup
and first Oscar nomination[edit] Young received critical acclaim for his dramatic work as an alcoholic in the 1951 film Come Fill the Cup
Come Fill the Cup
with James Cagney, back at Warners. He was nominated for both an Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor. Young later gave Cagney a great deal of the credit for his performance.[13] MGM[edit] Young supported Van Johnson
Van Johnson
in the MGM
MGM
comedy Too Young to Kiss
Too Young to Kiss
(1952) which the studio liked so much they signed him to a term contract.[16] After supporting Peter Lawford
Peter Lawford
in You for Me (1952). MGM
MGM
promoted him to leading man for Holiday for Sinners
Holiday for Sinners
(1952) but the film was a box office failure. More popular was The Girl Who Had Everything
The Girl Who Had Everything
(1953) where Young lost Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
to Fernando Lamas. MGM
MGM
loaned Young to Republic Pictures
Republic Pictures
for City That Never Sleeps (1953), where he had the star role. Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
selected the film to open a Republic Pictures
Republic Pictures
retrospective that he'd curated, citing the movie's amazing energy and creativity in his introduction at New York's Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art
in 2018. Back at MGM, Young had the lead in a 3-D Western, Arena (1953), which was a hit. He was a second male lead again - to Michael Wilding - in the Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford
vehicle Torch Song (1953). Then he left MGM. "I played terrible parts there," he later said.[17] He decided to relocated to New York.[18] Broadway[edit] Young claims he rarely performed in comedies until he appeared on Broadway in Oh Men! Oh Women! (1953-54) which ran for 382 performances. Young recalled, "It was a big smash hit but never helped change my type in Hollywood for quite some time. I still played dull, serious parts like Errol Flynn's brother. Yet on Broadway they offered me nothing but comedies."[13] During this time Young appeared on TV shows shot in New York such as Robert Montgomery Presents, Schlitz Playhouse, Producers' Showcase
Producers' Showcase
and Lux Video Theatre. Return to Warner Bros.[edit] When Oh Men! ended its run, Young went back to Warner Bros where he lost Doris Day
Doris Day
to Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
in Young at Heart (1955). In 1955, Young became the host of Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Presents, an umbrella title for three television series (Casablanca, Kings Row, and Cheyenne) that aired during the 1955–1956 season on ABC Television.[19][20] He played a supporting role the same year in the Humphrey Bogart thriller The Desperate Hours. Young is also remembered by many James Dean
James Dean
fans for the "driving safety" interview made shortly before Dean's fatal car accident in September, 1955. Dean wears a cowboy outfit while playing with a lasso and counseling the audience to drive carefully. After appearing in Teahouse of the August Moon in New York[21] Young returned to Hollywood to lose Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
to Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
in Desk Set
Desk Set
(1957). He continued to appear on TV in such shows as The United States Steel Hour, Climax!, Goodyear Theatre
Theatre
and Studio One in Hollywood (the latter starring Elizabeth Montgomery
Elizabeth Montgomery
who he would later marry[22]).[23] Teacher's Pet and second Oscar nomination[edit] George Seaton
George Seaton
saw Young on Broadway and cast him as a tipsy but ultimately charming intellectual in Teacher's Pet starring Clark Gable and Doris Day. It earned Young a second Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination. "This one man changed my image from that one play," Young said.[13] Young was promptly reunited with Day in another comedy, The Tunnel of Love (1959), though still the second male lead - to Richard Widmark. At MGM
MGM
he lost Shirley Maclaine
Shirley Maclaine
to David Niven
David Niven
in Ask Any Girl (1959). Young had a change of pace in a Clifford Odets
Clifford Odets
drama, The Story on Page One (1959), although he was still second lead, to Anthony Franciosa On TV he was in the "Walking Distance" episode of The Twilight Zone and had some excellent parts - all male leads - in TV adaptations of The Philadelphia Story (1959), The Prince and the Pauper, Ninotchka (1960) and The Spiral Staircase (1961). Young returned to Broadway with Under the Yum-Yum Tree
Under the Yum-Yum Tree
(1960-61) which ran for a decent 173 performances. He was announced for Boys Night Out (1962)[24] but did not appear in the final film. He was going to be in Drink to Me Only with Pat Boone and Clifton Webb
Clifton Webb
for Vincent Sherman
Vincent Sherman
but it was not made.[25] Instead Young made another movie with Day, That Touch of Mink
That Touch of Mink
(1962), playing Cary Grant's best friend.[13] He was Elvis Presley's boxing promoter in Kid Galahad
Kid Galahad
(1962), and lost Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
to Anthony Perkins in Five Miles to Midnight (1962). After supporting Kirk Douglas in For Love or Money (1963), he was given a rare male lead in MGM's A Ticklish Affair
A Ticklish Affair
(1963), as Shirley Jones's love interest. He guest starred on The Alfred Hitchcock Hour and Kraft Suspense Theatre. The Rogues[edit] On the 1964–65 NBC
NBC
series The Rogues, he shared appearances on a rotating basis with David Niven
David Niven
and Charles Boyer.[26] It was one of Young's favorite roles, along with Come to the Cup, Teacher's Pet and They Shoot Horses Don't They. He later said, "I loved it, the public loved it, only NBC
NBC
didn't love it."[13] Young went on tour with a production of The Music Man, his first stage musical.[27] Young supported Rock Hudson
Rock Hudson
in the comedy Strange Bedfellows (1965) then had the lead in a British horror film, The Shuttered Room
The Shuttered Room
(1967). He starred in a TV movie, Companions in Nightmare (1968) and enjoyed a successful return to Broadway, in the hit comedy There's a Girl in My Soup (1967-68) which ran for 322 performances.[28] They Shoot Horses Don't They?[edit] Young won the Academy Award
Academy Award
for his role as Rocky, the dance marathon emcee and promoter in the 1969 film They Shoot Horses, Don't They?. Young had been foisted on Sydney Pollack
Sydney Pollack
by the head of ABC Pictures, Marty Baum, Young's former agent.[29] According to his fourth wife, Elaine Williams, "What he was aching for, as he walked up to collect his Oscar, was a role in his own movie—one that they could finally call 'a Gig Young
Gig Young
movie.' For Young, the Oscar was literally the kiss of death, the end of the line".[30] Young himself had said to Louella Parsons, after failing to win in 1951, "so many people who have been nominated for an Oscar have had bad luck afterwards."[30] However at the time Young called the Oscar "the greatest moment of his life."[31] Young had a good part in the popular Lovers and Other Strangers (1970), also from ABC Pictures, and toured in Nobody Loves an Albatross (1970) in summer stock. He was in the TV movie The Neon Ceiling (1971), his performance earning him an Emmy. A profile of Young around this time said "that well-established image of the boozy charmer Gig plays on and off camera fools you. That armour surrounds an intense dedicated artist, constantly involved with his profession."[32] Career decline[edit] Alcoholism
Alcoholism
began to cost him roles. He collapsed on the set of the comedy film Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles
during his first day of shooting due to alcohol withdrawal, and was fired.[33][34] He had a support role in Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
(1974), an action film from Sam Peckinpah; and was in a horror movie A Black Ribbon for Deborah (1974). He was in some TV movies The Great Ice Rip-Off (1974) and The Turning Point of Jim Malloy (1975) then Peckinpah used him again on The Killer Elite
The Killer Elite
(1975). Final years[edit] Young was one of several names in The Hindenburg (1975). He guest starred on McCloud, had a support role in Sherlock Holmes in New York (1976) and a semi-regular part in the TV series Gibbsville (1976-77), based on the movie The Turning Point of Jim Malloy. Young had a lead role in a Gene Roddenberry
Gene Roddenberry
TV pilot that did not go to series, Spectre (1977). His last role was in the 1978 film Game of Death, released nearly six years after the film's star, Bruce Lee, died during production in 1973.[35] Personal life[edit] Young was married five times. His first marriage to Sheila Stapler, a Pasadena Playhouse
Pasadena Playhouse
classmate, lasted seven years, ending in 1947. "We were too young, it couldn't have lasted," he later said.[3] In 1950, he married Sophie Rosenstein, the resident drama coach at Paramount, who was several years Young's senior. She was soon diagnosed with cancer, and died just short of two years after the couple's wedding. After her death, Young was engaged to actress Elaine Stritch.[36] Young met actress Elizabeth Montgomery
Elizabeth Montgomery
after she appeared in an episode of Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Presents in 1956, and the two married later that year.[33] In 1963, Montgomery divorced Young because of his alcoholism.[37] Young married his fourth wife, real estate agent Elaine Williams, nine months after his divorce from Montgomery was final. Williams was pregnant with Young's child at the time and gave birth to his only child, Jennifer, in April 1964. After three years of marriage, the couple divorced. During a legal battle over child support with Williams, Young denied that Jennifer was his biological child. After five years of court battles, Young lost his case.[38][39] On September 27, 1978, Young, age 64, married his fifth wife, a 31-year-old German magazine editor named Kim Schmidt.[40] He met Schmidt in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
while working on Game of Death.[41] Death[edit] On October 19, 1978, three weeks after his marriage to Schmidt, the couple were found dead at home in their Manhattan
Manhattan
apartment. Police theorized that Young shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself. A motive for the murder-suicide was never made clear.[42] Police said there was a diary opened to September 27 with "we got married today" written on it. The couple appear to have died around 2:30 pm and their bodies were found five hours later. Young was at one time under the care of the psychologist and psychotherapist Eugene Landy, who would later have his professional California medical license revoked amidst accusations of ethical violations and patient misconduct.[43] Young's remains were taken to Beverly Hills for his funeral service.[44] Young was buried in the Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesville, North Carolina[45] in his family's plot along with his parents, siblings and an uncle.[2] Young's will, which covered a $200,000 estate, left his Academy Award
Academy Award
to his agent, Martin Baum and Baum's wife, Bernice;[30] however, Young's daughter Jennifer launched a campaign in the early 1990s to get the award back from his agent, and struck an agreement that she would get the award back upon the agent's death, which occurred in 2010.[2] For his contribution to the television industry, Young has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard. Filmography[edit]

Film

Year Title Role Notes

1940 Misbehaving Husbands Floor Walker Credited as Byron Barr

1941 Here Comes the Cavalry Trooper Rollins Credited as Byron Barr

Sergeant York Marching soldier Uncredited

Dive Bomber Pilot Abbott Uncredited

Navy Blues Sailor in storeroom Uncredited

One Foot in Heaven First Groom Asking for Dog License Uncredited

The Tanks Are Coming Jim Allen Credited as Byron Barr

They Died with Their Boots On Lt. Roberts Uncredited

You're in the Army Now Soldier Uncredited

1942 The Man Who Came to Dinner Bit part Uncredited

Captains of the Clouds Student pilot Credited as Byron Barr

The Male Animal Student Uncredited

The Mad Martindales Peter Varney Credited as Byron Barr

The Gay Sisters Gig Young Credited as Byron Barr (credited as Gig Young
Gig Young
in later rereleases)

1943 Air Force Co-Pilot

Old Acquaintance Rudd Kendall

1946 They Made Me a Killer Steve Reynolds Credited as Byron Barr

1947 Escape Me Never Caryl Dubrok

1948 The Woman in White Walter Hartright

The Three Musketeers Porthos

Wake of the Red Witch Samuel 'Sam' Rosen

1949 Lust for Gold Pete Thomas

Tell It to the Judge Alexander Darvac

1950 Tarnished Joe Pettigrew

Hunt the Man Down Paul Bennett

1951 Target Unknown Capt. Reiner

Only the Valiant Lt. William Holloway

Slaughter Trail Ike Vaughn aka Murray

Come Fill the Cup Boyd Copeland Nominated: Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor

Too Young to Kiss John Tirsen

1952 You For Me Dr. Jeff Chadwick

Holiday for Sinners Dr. Jason Kent

1953 The Girl Who Had Everything Vance Court

City That Never Sleeps Johnny Kelly

Arena Hob Danvers

Torch Song Cliff Willard

1954 Rear Window Jeff's Editor Voice, Uncredited

Young at Heart Alex Burke

1955 The Desperate Hours Chuck Wright

1957 Desk Set Mike Cutler

1958 Teacher's Pet Dr. Hugo Pine Nominated: Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor Nominated: Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture

The Tunnel of Love Dick Pepper

1959 Ask Any Girl Evan Doughton

The Story on Page One Larry Ellis

1962 That Touch of Mink Roger

Kid Galahad Willy Grogan

Five Miles to Midnight David Barnes

1963 For Love or Money 'Sonny' John Dayton Smith

A Ticklish Affair Key Weedon

1965 Strange Bedfellows Richard Bramwell

1967 The Shuttered Room Mike Kelton

1969 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Rocky Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture Nominated: BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

1970 Lovers and Other Strangers Hal Henderson

1973 A Son-in-Law for Charlie McReady Charlie McReady

1974 Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia Quill

Deborah Ofenbauer

1975 Michele

The Killer Elite Lawrence Weyburn

The Hindenburg Edward Douglas

1977 Spectre Dr. Amos "Ham" Hamilton

1978 Game of Death Jim Marshall (final film role)

Television

Year Title Role Notes

1950 The Silver Theater

Episode: "Lady with Ideas"

1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse

Episode: "Ned McCobb's Daughter"

The Bigelow Theatre

Episode: "Lady with Ideas"

1953 Robert Montgomery Presents

Episode: "The Sunday Punch"

Schlitz Playhouse
Schlitz Playhouse
of Stars

Episode: "Part of the Game"

1954 Producers' Showcase Simon Gayforth Episode: "Tonight at 8:30", Segment "Shadow Play"

Lux Video Theatre

Episode: "Captive City"

1955–1956 Warner Brothers Presents Host 36 episodes

1956 The United States Steel Hour Dave Corman Episode: "Sauce for the Goose"

1957 Climax! Edgar Holt Episode: "Jacob and the Angels"

Studio One Philip Adams/Alan Fredericks Episode: "A Dead Ringer"

1958 Goodyear Theatre Herman Worth Episode: "The Spy"

1959 The Twilight Zone Martin Sloan Episode: "Walking Distance"

The Philadelphia Story C.K. Dexter Haven Television movie

1960 Ninotchka Leon Dolga Television movie

Shirley Temple's Storybook Miles Hendon Episode: "The Prince and the Pauper"

1961 The Spiral Staircase Stephen Warren Television movie

1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Duke Marsden Episode: "A Piece of the Action"

1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre Hugo Myrich Episode: "The End of the World, Baby"

1964–1965 The Rogues Tony Fleming 22 episodes

1965 The Andy Williams Show Himself 1 episode

1968 Companions in Nightmare Eric Nicholson Television movie

1971 The Neon Ceiling Jones Television movie Nominated: Emmy Award for Best Lead Actor – Single Appearance

1974 The Great Ice Rip-Off Harkey Rollins Television movie

1975 John O'Hara's Gibbsville a.k.a. The Turning Point of Jim Malloy Ray Whitehead Television movie

1976 McCloud Jack Haferman Episode: "The Day New York Turned Blue"

Sherlock Holmes in New York Mortimer McGrew Television movie

Gibbsville Ray Whitehead 6 episodes

1977 Spectre Dr. Ham Hamilton Television movie

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Result Category Film

1952 Academy Award Nominated Best Actor in a Supporting Role Come Fill the Cup

1959 Teacher's Pet

1970 Won They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

1971 BAFTA Award Nominated Best Supporting Actor They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

1971 Emmy Award Nominated Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role The Neon Ceiling

1959 Golden Globe Award Nominated Best Supporting Actor Teacher's Pet

1970 Won They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

1971 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Won Best Supporting Actor They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

1958 Laurel Award Nominated Top Male Comedy Performance Teacher's Pet (Placed 4th)

1959 Won Top Male Supporting Performance The Tunnel of Love

1963 Top Male Supporting Performance That Touch of Mink

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Awards for Gig Young

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor

1936–1950

Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
(1936) Joseph Schildkraut
Joseph Schildkraut
(1937) Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
(1938) Thomas Mitchell (1939) Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
(1940) Donald Crisp
Donald Crisp
(1941) Van Heflin
Van Heflin
(1942) Charles Coburn
Charles Coburn
(1943) Barry Fitzgerald
Barry Fitzgerald
(1944) James Dunn (1945) Harold Russell
Harold Russell
(1946) Edmund Gwenn
Edmund Gwenn
(1947) Walter Huston
Walter Huston
(1948) Dean Jagger
Dean Jagger
(1949) George Sanders
George Sanders
(1950)

1951–1975

Karl Malden
Karl Malden
(1951) Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
(1952) Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1953) Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien
(1954) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1955) Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
(1956) Red Buttons
Red Buttons
(1957) Burl Ives
Burl Ives
(1958) Hugh Griffith
Hugh Griffith
(1959) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1960) George Chakiris
George Chakiris
(1961) Ed Begley
Ed Begley
(1962) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1963) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1964) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1965) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1966) George Kennedy
George Kennedy
(1967) Jack Albertson
Jack Albertson
(1968) Gig Young
Gig Young
(1969) John Mills
John Mills
(1970) Ben Johnson (1971) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
(1972) John Houseman
John Houseman
(1973) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1974) George Burns
George Burns
(1975)

1976–2000

Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1976) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1977) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(1978) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1979) Timothy Hutton
Timothy Hutton
(1980) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1981) Louis Gossett Jr.
Louis Gossett Jr.
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) Don Ameche
Don Ameche
(1985) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(1988) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1989) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1990) Jack Palance
Jack Palance
(1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1995) Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr.
(1996) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1997) James Coburn
James Coburn
(1998) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1999) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2000)

2001–present

Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(2003) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(2004) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2005) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2012) Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2017)

v t e

Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Akim Tamiroff
Akim Tamiroff
(1943) Barry Fitzgerald
Barry Fitzgerald
(1944) J. Carrol Naish
J. Carrol Naish
(1945) Clifton Webb
Clifton Webb
(1946) Edmund Gwenn
Edmund Gwenn
(1947) Walter Huston
Walter Huston
(1948) James Whitmore
James Whitmore
(1949) Edmund Gwenn
Edmund Gwenn
(1950) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1951) Millard Mitchell
Millard Mitchell
(1952) Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1953) Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien
(1954) Arthur Kennedy
Arthur Kennedy
(1955) Earl Holliman
Earl Holliman
(1956) Red Buttons
Red Buttons
(1957) Burl Ives
Burl Ives
(1958) Stephen Boyd
Stephen Boyd
(1959) Sal Mineo
Sal Mineo
(1960) George Chakiris
George Chakiris
(1961) Omar Sharif
Omar Sharif
(1962) John Huston
John Huston
(1963) Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien
(1964) Oskar Werner
Oskar Werner
(1965) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1966) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1967) Daniel Massey (1968) Gig Young
Gig Young
(1969) John Mills
John Mills
(1970) Ben Johnson (1971) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
(1972) John Houseman
John Houseman
(1973) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1974) Richard Benjamin
Richard Benjamin
(1975) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1976) Peter Firth
Peter Firth
(1977) John Hurt
John Hurt
(1978) Melvyn Douglas/ Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1979) Timothy Hutton
Timothy Hutton
(1980) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1981) Louis Gossett Jr.
Louis Gossett Jr.
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria Brandauer
(1985) Tom Berenger
Tom Berenger
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1988) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1989) Bruce Davison
Bruce Davison
(1990) Jack Palance
Jack Palance
(1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(1995) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(1996) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1997) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(1998) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1999) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2000) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(2003) Clive Owen
Clive Owen
(2004) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2005) Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2012) Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(2015) Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
(2016) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2017)

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