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Trevor Wallace Howard-Smith (29 September 1913 – 7 January 1988), known as Trevor Howard, was an English actor.[1] After varied stage work, he achieved star status with his role in the film Brief Encounter (1945), followed by The Third Man
The Third Man
(1949). This led to many popular appearances on film and TV.


1 Biography

1.1 Early life 1.2 Second World War 1.3 Early films 1.4 Stardom 1.5 International star 1.6 Character actor 1.7 Final films

2 Honours 3 Death 4 Complete filmography 5 Television credits 6 See also 7 References 8 Sources 9 External links


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Early life[edit] Howard was born in Cliftonville, Kent, England, the son of Mabel Grey (Wallace) and Arthur John Howard.[2] His father was an insurance underwriter for Lloyds of London and he spent the first eight years of his life travelling around the world.[3][4] He was educated at Clifton College (to which he left in his will a substantial legacy for a drama scholarship) and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
(RADA).[5] In 1933, at the end of his first year, he was chosen as best actor in his class for his performance as Benedict in a school production of Much Ado About Nothing. While Howard was still studying, he made his professional debut at the Gate Theatre in Revolt in a Reformatory (1934). When he left school he worked regularly on stage, including in Sheridan's The Rivals, several performances at Stratford Upon Avon, and in a two year run in the original production of French Without Tears.[6][7] Second World War[edit] Although stories of his courageous wartime service in the British Army's Royal Corps of Signals
Royal Corps of Signals
earned him much respect among fellow actors and fans alike, files held in the Public Record Office
Public Record Office
reveal that he had actually been discharged from the British Army
British Army
in 1943 for mental instability and having a "psychopathic personality". The story, which surfaced in Terence Pettigrew's biography of the actor, published by Peter Owen in 2001, was initially denied by Howard's widow, actress Helen Cherry. Later, confronted with official records, she told The Daily Telegraph
The Daily Telegraph
(24 June 2001) that his mother had claimed he was a holder of the Military Cross. She added that Howard had an honourable military record and "had nothing to be ashamed of".[8] Early films[edit] After a theatrical role in The Recruiting Officer
The Recruiting Officer
(1943), Howard began working in films with an uncredited part The Way Ahead
The Way Ahead
(1944), directed by Carol Reed.[9] He was in a big stage hit, A Soldier for Christmas (1944) and a production of Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie (1944). Howard received his first credit for The Way to the Stars (1945), playing a pilot.[1] Stardom[edit] Howard's performance in The Way Ahead
The Way Ahead
came to the attention of David Lean, who was looking for someone to play the role of Alec in Brief Encounter (1945). Lean recommended him to Noël Coward, who agreed with the suggestion, and the success of the film launched Howard's film career.[10] He followed it with I See a Dark Stranger
I See a Dark Stranger
(1946) with Deborah Kerr, and Green for Danger (1947), starring Alastair Sim. Both films were successful as was They Made Me a Fugitive
They Made Me a Fugitive
(1947). That year British exhibitors voted Howard the 10th most popular British star at the box office.[11] So Well Remembered
So Well Remembered
(1948) was made with American talent and money and was a hit in Britain but lost money overall. Howard was reunited with Lean for The Passionate Friends
The Passionate Friends
(1949), but the film was not a success. However The Third Man
The Third Man
(1949), which Howard starred in alongside Orson Welles
Orson Welles
and Joseph Cotten
Joseph Cotten
for Carol Reed from a story by Graham Greene, was a huge international success, and became the film of which Howard was most proud.[12] During filming in Vienna, Howard was keen to get to his favourite bar for a drink as soon as filming had finished for the evening. On one occasion, Howard was in too much of a hurry to change out of his uniform as a British Army major. After a few drinks, he got into an argument and attracted the attention of a real major, who ordered the Military Police to arrest Howard as an impostor. Howard was forced to apologise and was summoned to appear before the British commanding general, Sir Alexander Galloway.[13] Howard was the lead in Golden Salamander (1950) and played Peter Churchill in Odette (1950) with Anna Neagle, a big hit in Britain. It was directed by Herbert Wilcox
Herbert Wilcox
who put Howard under contract.[14] He loaned Howard to Betty Box
Betty Box
and Ralph Thomas to make The Clouded Yellow (1950), a popular thriller with Jean Simmons. These films helped Howard be voted the 2nd biggest British star at the box office in 1951[15] and the 5th biggest (and eleventh bigger over-all) in 1951.[16] Howard was reunited with Carol Reed
Carol Reed
for Outcast of the Islands
Outcast of the Islands
(1952) and he made a war film, Gift Horse (1952). That year he made his final appearance in Britain's ten most popular actors, coming in at number nine.[17] He was in another adaptation of a Graham Greene
Graham Greene
story, The Heart of the Matter (1953). Greene also wrote and produced Howard's next film, the British-Italian The Stranger's Hand
The Stranger's Hand
(1954). Howard was in a French movie, The Lovers of Lisbon (1955), then supported Jose Ferrer in a war film from Warwick Pictures, The Cockleshell Heroes (1955), which was popular in Britain.[18] International star[edit] Howard's first Hollywood film was Run for the Sun
Run for the Sun
(1956), where he played a villain to Richard Widmark's hero. He made a cameo in Around the World in 80 Days (1956) and again played a villain to an American star, Victor Mature, in Warwick's Interpol (1957). Howard starred in Manuela (1957) then supported William Holden
William Holden
in Carol Reed's The Key (1958), for which he received the Best Actor award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. When William Holden
William Holden
dropped out of the lead of The Roots of Heaven (1958), Howard stepped in - the star part in a Hollywood film (although top billing went to Errol Flynn). After a thriller Moment of Danger
Moment of Danger
(1960) he was in Sons and Lovers (1960), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. He was nominated for a BAFTA on four other occasions. and received two other Emmy nominations, one as a lead and the other as a supporting actor. He also received three Golden Globe Award nominations. Howard was reunited with Holden for The Lion (1962). He was Captain Bligh to Marlon Brando's Fletcher Christian
Fletcher Christian
in Mutiny on the Bounty (1962). He was in a production of Hadda Gabbler (1962) US TV[19] and played the Victorian prime minister in The Invincible Mr Disraeli (1963), an episode of the Hallmark Hall of Fame
Hallmark Hall of Fame
for which he won an Emmy award
Emmy award
for his role then supported Robert Mitchum
Robert Mitchum
in Man in the Middle (1964) and Cary Grant
Cary Grant
in Father Goose (1964). After a cameo in Operation Crossbow (1965), Howard supported Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
in Von Ryan's Express (1965), Brando and Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner
in Morituri (1965), and Rod Taylor
Rod Taylor
in The Liquidator (1965). After a cameo in The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966) he made two with Brynner, Triple Cross (1966) and The Long Duel
The Long Duel
(1967). Character actor[edit] Howard had a change of pace supporting Hayley Mills
Hayley Mills
in Pretty Polly (1968). He went back to military roles: The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968), as Lord Cardigan, and Battle of Britain (1969). He had support parts in Lola (1969) and Ryan's Daughter
Ryan's Daughter
(1970), the latter for David Lean. He made a Swedish film The Night Visitor
The Night Visitor
(1971) then settled into a career as a character actor: To Catch a Spy
To Catch a Spy
(1971), supporting Kirk Douglas; Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), as Sir William Cecil; Kidnapped (1971); Pope Joan (1972); Ludwig (1972); The Offence
The Offence
(1972), with Sean Connery; A Doll's House (1973), for Joseph Losey; Who? (1974), supporting Elliott Gould; and Catholics (1974) for British TV. He was in some horror films - Craze (1974), Persecution (1974) - and the more prestigious 11 Harrowhouse (1974). In The Count of Monte Cristo (1975) he mentored Richard Chamberlain. He was military men in Hennessy (1975) and Conduct Unbecoming (1975). Around this time he complained that he had to work so hard because of the high rate of tax in Britain.[20] Howard could be found in Albino (1976), shot in Rhodesia; The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones (1976); Aces High (1976); Eliza Fraser (1976), shot in Australia[21]; The Last Remake of Beau Geste
The Last Remake of Beau Geste
(1977); and Stevie (1978). He was one of many names in Superman (1978), Hurricane (1979), Meteor (1979) and The Sea Wolves
The Sea Wolves
(1980). He appeared in a TV series Shillingbury Tales (1980-81) and had a rare lead in Sir Henry at Rawlinson End (1980). Howard was also top billed in Windwalker (1981). He and Celia Johnson from Brief Encounter
Brief Encounter
were reunited in Staying On
Staying On
(1980) for British TV. Final films[edit] Howard managed to appear in some prestigious movies towards the end of his career: The Deadly Game (1982), The Missionary
The Missionary
(1982), Gandhi (1982), George Washington (1984), Shaka Zulu (1986), Dust (1985) and Peter the Great (1986). At the time of filming White Mischief (1988) on location in Kenya during 1987, Howard was seriously ill and suffering from alcoholism. The company wanted to sack him, but co-star Sarah Miles
Sarah Miles
was determined that Howard's distinguished film career would not end that way. In an interview with Terence Pettigrew for his biography of Howard, Miles describes how she gave an ultimatum to the executives, threatening to quit the production if they got rid of him.[22] The Dawning
The Dawning
(1988) was his final film. One of his strangest films, and one he took great delight in, was Vivian Stanshall's Sir Henry at Rawlinson End (1980), in which he played the title role. His wife, Helen Cherry, starred with him in the film 11 Harrowhouse (1974). Throughout his film career, Howard insisted that all his contracts include a clause excusing him from work whenever a cricket Test Match was being played.[23] Howard recorded two Shakespeare
performances, the first, recorded in the 1960s, was as Petruchio
opposite Margaret Leighton's Kate in Caedmon Records' complete recording of The Taming of the Shrew; the second was in the title role of King Lear
King Lear
for the BBC World Service
BBC World Service
in 1986.[citation needed] Honours[edit] A British government document leaked to the Sunday Times
Sunday Times
in 2003 shows that Howard was among almost 300 individuals to decline official honours. He declined a CBE in 1982.[24] Death[edit] He died on 7 January 1988 from hepatic failure and cirrhosis of the liver in Arkley, Barnet, aged 74, and was survived by his widow Helen Cherry.[25] Complete filmography[edit]

The Way Ahead
The Way Ahead
(1944) as Officer on Ship (uncredited) The Way to the Stars
The Way to the Stars
(1945) as Squadron Leader Carter Brief Encounter
Brief Encounter
(1945) as Alec Harvey I See a Dark Stranger
I See a Dark Stranger
(1946) as David Baynes Green for Danger (1946) as Dr. Barnes They Made Me a Fugitive
They Made Me a Fugitive
(1947) as Clem So Well Remembered
So Well Remembered
(1947) as Richard Whiteside The Passionate Friends
The Passionate Friends
(1949) as Professor Steven Stratton The Third Man
The Third Man
(1949) as Maj. Calloway Golden Salamander (1950) as David Redfern Odette (1950) as Captain Peter Churchill
Peter Churchill
/ Raoul The Clouded Yellow (1950) as Maj. David Somers Lady Godiva Rides Again
Lady Godiva Rides Again
(1951) as Guest at Theater Accepting Program (uncredited) Outcast of the Islands
Outcast of the Islands
(1952) as Peter Willems Gift Horse (1952) as Lieutenant Commander Hugh Alginon Fraser The Heart of the Matter (1953) as Harry Scobie La mano dello straniero
La mano dello straniero
(1954) as Major Roger Court Les amants du Tage (1955) as Inspector Lewis The Cockleshell Heroes
The Cockleshell Heroes
(1955) as Captain Thompson Run for the Sun
Run for the Sun
(1956) as Browne Around the World in 80 Days (1956) as Denis Fallentin – Reform Club Member Interpol (1957) as Frank McNally Manuela (1957) as James Prothero A Day in Trinidad, Land of Laughter (1957 short) as Narrator The Key (1958) as Captain Chris Ford The Roots of Heaven (1958) as Morel Malaga (1960) as John Bain Sons and Lovers (1960) as Walter Morel The Lion (1962) as John Bullit Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) as Captain William Bligh Man in the Middle (1963) as Major John Darryl Kensington Father Goose (1964) as Houghton Operation Crossbow (1965) as Professor Lindermann Von Ryan's Express
Von Ryan's Express
(1965) as Maj. Eric Fincham Morituri (1965) as Colonel Statter The Liquidator (1965) as Mostyn The Poppy Is Also a Flower
The Poppy Is Also a Flower
(1966) as Sam Lincon Triple Cross (1966) as Distinguished Civilian The Long Duel
The Long Duel
(1967) as Young Pretty Polly (1967) as Robert Hook The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) as Lord Cardigan Battle of Britain (1969) as Air Vice-Marshal Sir Keith Park Twinky (1969) as Lola's Grandfather Ryan's Daughter
Ryan's Daughter
(1970) as Father Hugh Collins The Night Visitor
The Night Visitor
(1971) as The Inspector To Catch a Spy
To Catch a Spy
(1971) as Sir Trevor Dawson Mary, Queen of Scots (1971) as William Cecil Kidnapped (1971) as Lord Advocate Grant Pope Joan (1972) as Pope Leo Ludwig (1972) as Richard Wagner The Offence
The Offence
(1972) as Detective Superintendent Cartwright A Doll's House (1973) as Dr Rank Who? (1973) as Colonel Azarin Catholics (1973) as The Abbot Craze (1974) as Supt. Bellamy 11 Harrowhouse (1974) as Clyde Massey Persecution (1974) aka Sheba, The Graveyard, The Terror of Sheba as Paul Bellamy Cause for Concern (1974) as Narrator The Count of Monte Cristo (1975 TV film) as Abbe Faria Hennessy (1975) as Commander Rice Conduct Unbecoming (1975) as Colonel Benjamin Strang Albino (1976) as Johannes The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones (1976) as Squire Western Aces High (1976) as Silkin Eliza Fraser (1976) as Captain Foster Fyans The Last Remake of Beau Geste
The Last Remake of Beau Geste
(1977) as Sir Hector Babel Yemen (1977 short) as Narrator Slavers (1978) as Alec Mackenzie Stevie (1978) as The Man Superman (1978) as 1st Elder The Spirit of Adventure: Night Flight (1979 TV movie) as Riviere Hurricane (1979) as Father Malone Meteor (1979) as Sir Michael Hughes Flashpoint Africa (1980) as Programme Controller The Shillingbury Blowers (1980) as Dan 'Saltie' Wicklow The Sea Wolves
The Sea Wolves
(1980) as Jack Cartwright Sir Henry at Rawlinson End (1980) as Sir Henry Rawlinson Windwalker (1980) as Windwalker Staying On
Staying On
(1980 TV movie) as Colonel Tusker Smalley Arch of Triumph (1980) Light Years Away, aka Les Années lumière (1981) as Yoshka Poliakeff The Great Muppet Caper
The Great Muppet Caper
(1981) as Aggressive Man in Restaurant (uncredited) No Country for Old Men (1981 TV movie) Inside the Third Reich (1982 TV movie) as Professor Heinrich Tessnow Deadly Game (1982 TV movie) as Gustave Kummer The Missionary
The Missionary
(1982) as Lord Henry Ames Gandhi (1982) as Judge R.S. Broomfield Sword of the Valiant
Sword of the Valiant
(1984) as The King Dust (1985) as Le père God Rot Tunbridge Wells! (1985) as Georg Frederich Handel Memory of the Camps
Memory of the Camps
(1985 documentary) as Narrator Time After Time (1986) as Brigadier Foreign Body (1986) as Dr Stirrup Christmas Eve (1986 TV film) as Maitland Hand in Glove (1987 TV film) as Vicar White Mischief (1988) as Jack Soames The Unholy (1988) as Father Silva The Dawning
The Dawning
(1988) as Grandfather

Television credits[edit]

George Washington (1984 miniseries) as Lord Fairfax Shaka Zulu (1986–1989) as Lord Charles Somerset (last appearance) Peter the Great (1986 TV series) as Sir Isaac Newton

See also[edit]

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Drazin, Charles (1999). In Search of the Third Man. Methuen. ISBN 0413739309.  Knight, Vivienne (1986). Trevor Howard: A Gentleman and a Player. Muller, Blond & White. ISBN 978-0584111361.  Munn, Michael (June 1989). Trevor Howard: The Man and his Films. Robson Books Ltd. ISBN 978-0860515395.  Pettigrew, Terence (2001). Trevor Howard: A Personal Biography. Peter Owen. ISBN 978-0720611243. 

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BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role


Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1952) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1953) Kenneth More
Kenneth More
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1954) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
British, Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
Foreign (1955) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, François Périer
François Périer
Foreign (1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
British, Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
Foreign (1957) Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard
British, Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
Foreign (1958) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
British, Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
Foreign (1959) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
Foreign (1960) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, Paul Newman
Paul Newman
Foreign (1961) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
British, Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
Foreign (1962) Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
British, Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
Foreign (1963) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
British, Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
Foreign (1964) Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
British, Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
Foreign (1965) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
British, Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
Foreign (1966) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
British, Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
Foreign (1967)


Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1968) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1969) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1970) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1971) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1972) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1975) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1976) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1977) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1978) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1979) John Hurt
John Hurt
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
/ Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) John Cleese
John Cleese
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(1994) Nigel Hawthorne (1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle
(1997) Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell
(2000) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2001) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(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) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2013) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Robert Cummings
Robert Cummings
(1955) Lloyd Nolan
Lloyd Nolan
(1956) Jack Palance
Jack Palance
(1957) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1958) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1959) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1960) Maurice Evans (1961) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1962) Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard
(1963) Jack Klugman
Jack Klugman
(1964) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1965) Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson
(1966) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1967) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1968) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1969) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1970) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1971) Keith Michell
Keith Michell
(1972) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1973) Anthony Murphy (1973) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1974) William Holden
William Holden
(1974) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1975) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1975) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1976) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1976) Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
(1977) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1977) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1978) Michael Moriarty (1978) Peter Strauss (1979) Powers Boothe
Powers Boothe
(1980) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1981) Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
(1982) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(1983) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1984) Richard Crenna
Richard Crenna
(1985) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1986) James Woods
James Woods
(1987) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1988) James Woods
James Woods
(1989) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1990) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1991) Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
(1992) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1993) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1994) Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
(1995) Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(1996) Armand Assante
Armand Assante
(1997) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1998) Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci
(1999) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(2000) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2001) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(2002) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
(2003) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2004) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2005) Andre Braugher
Andre Braugher
(2006) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(2007) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2008) Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
(2009) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2010) Barry Pepper
Barry Pepper
(2011) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(2012) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2013) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
(2014) Richard Jenkins
Richard Jenkins
(2015) Courtney B. Vance
Courtney B. Vance
(2016) Riz Ahmed
Riz Ahmed

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