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Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner
(born Yuliy Borisovich Briner, Russian: Юлий Борисович Бринер; July 11, 1920 – October 10, 1985)[1] was a Russian-born film and stage actor.[2] Brynner was best known for his portrayal of King
King
Mongkut
Mongkut
of Siam in the Rodgers and Hammerstein
Rodgers and Hammerstein
musical The King
King
and I, for which he won two Tony Awards and an Academy Award for the film version. He played the role 4,625 times on stage. He also starred as Ramesses II
Ramesses II
in the 1956 Cecil B. DeMille
Cecil B. DeMille
blockbuster The Ten Commandments, and played General Bounine in the 1956 film Anastasia, the gunman Chris Adams in The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
and its first sequel Return of the Seven, and the android "The Gunslinger" in Westworld and its sequel Futureworld. Brynner was noted for his distinctive voice and for his shaved head, which he maintained as a personal trademark long after adopting it in 1951 for his role in The King
King
and I. Earlier, he was a model and television director, and later a photographer and the author of two books.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 World War Two 2.2 Broadway 2.3 The King
King
and I 2.4 Film stardom 2.5 The Magnificent Seven 2.6 Box office decline 2.7 Later films

3 Photographer, author and musician 4 Personal life 5 Citizenship 6 Illness and death 7 Awards 8 Honors 9 Other 10 Filmography

10.1 Box office ranking

11 Select stage work 12 References 13 Further reading 14 External links

Early life[edit]

Statue of Brynner in front of his birthplace in Vladivostok, Russia

Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner
was born Yuliy Borisovich Briner July 11, 1920[3][4] in Vladivostok, Far Eastern Republic
Far Eastern Republic
(present-day Primorsky Krai, Russia).[5] He enjoyed telling tall tales and exaggerating his background and early life for the press, claiming that he was born "Taidje Khan" of part- Mongol
Mongol
parentage, on the Russian island of Sakhalin.[6] In reality of Swiss-German, Russian, and partial Buryat ancestry, he was born at home in a four-story residence at 15 Aleutskaya Street, Vladivostok. He had an elder sister, Vera.[7] He occasionally referred to himself as Julius Briner,[1] Jules Bryner or Youl Bryner.[3] The 1989 biography by his son, Rock Brynner, clarified some of these issues.[6] His father, Boris Yuliyevich Briner, was a mining engineer and inventor, who was of Swiss-German and Russian descent, whose father, Jules Briner, was a Swiss citizen who moved to Vladivostok
Vladivostok
in the 1870s and established a successful import/export company.[8] Brynner's paternal grandmother, Natalya Yosifovna Kurkutova, was a native of Irkutsk
Irkutsk
and a Eurasian of part Buryat ancestry. Brynner's mother, Marousia Dimitrievna (née Blagovidova), came from the Russian intelligentsia and studied to be an actress and singer. Brynner felt a strong personal connection to the Romani people; in 1977, Brynner was named honorary president of the International Romani Union, an office that he kept until his death.[9][10] Boris Briner's work required extensive travel, and in 1923, he fell in love with an actress, Katya Kornukova, at the Moscow Art Theatre, and soon after abandoned his family. Yul's mother took his elder sister, Vera (January 17, 1916 – December 13, 1967), and him to Harbin, China, where they attended a school run by the YMCA. In 1932, fearing a war between China
China
and Japan, she took them to Paris.[8] Brynner played his guitar in Russian nightclubs in Paris, sometimes accompanying his sister, playing Russian and Roma songs. He trained as a trapeze acrobat and worked in a French circus troupe for five years,[11] but after sustaining a back injury, he turned to acting.[8][12] In 1938, his mother was diagnosed with leukemia, and they briefly moved back to Harbin.[8] In 1940, speaking little English, he and his mother emigrated to the United States aboard the President Cleveland, arriving in New York City on October 25, 1940, where his sister already lived.[3][8] Vera, a singer, starred in The Consul
The Consul
on Broadway in 1950[13] and appeared at The Metropolitan Opera
The Metropolitan Opera
as Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus
Die Fledermaus
and on television in the title role of Carmen. She later taught voice in New York.[14] Career[edit] World War Two[edit] During World War II, Brynner worked as a French-speaking radio announcer and commentator for the US Office of War Information, broadcasting to occupied France.[15] At the same time, he studied acting in Connecticut with the Russian teacher Michael Chekhov. Broadway[edit] Brynner's first Broadway performance was a small part in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
in December 1941. Brynner found little acting work during the next few years,[8] but among other acting stints, he co-starred in a 1946 production of Lute Song with Mary Martin. He also did some modelling work and was photographed nude by George Platt Lynes.[16] Brynner's first marriage was to actress Virginia Gilmore
Virginia Gilmore
in 1944, and soon after he began working as a director at the new CBS
CBS
television studios, directing Studio One, among other shows. He made his film debut in Port of New York released in November 1949. The King
King
and I[edit]

Brynner with Gertrude Lawrence
Gertrude Lawrence
in the original production of The King and I (1951)

The next year, at the urging of Martin, he auditioned for Rodgers and Hammerstein's new musical in New York. He recalled that, as he was finding success as a director on television, he was reluctant to go back on the stage. Once he read the script, however, he was fascinated by the character of the King
King
and was eager to perform in the project.[17] His role as King
King
Mongkut
Mongkut
in The King
King
and I (4,625 times on stage) became his best known role. He appeared in the original 1951 production and later touring productions, as well as a 1977 Broadway revival, a London production in 1979, and another Broadway revival in 1985. He won Tony Awards for both the first and the last of these Broadway productions. He also appeared in the 1956 film version, for which he won an Academy Award as Best Actor and in Anna and the King, a short-lived TV version on CBS
CBS
in 1972. Brynner is one of only eight people who have won both a Tony and an Academy Award for the same role.[18] His connection to the story and the role of King
King
Mongkut
Mongkut
is so deep that he was mentioned in the song "One Night in Bangkok", from the 1984 musical Chess, the second act of which is set in Bangkok. In 1951, Brynner shaved his head for his role in The King
King
and I.[19][20] Following the huge success of the Broadway production and subsequent film, Brynner continued to shave his head for the rest of his life, though he wore a wig for certain roles. Brynner's shaven head was unusual at the time, and his striking appearance helped to give him an exotic appeal.[21] Some fans shaved off their hair to imitate him,[22] and a shaven head was often referred to as the "Yul Brynner look".[23][24][25] Brynner reprised his "Shall We Dance?" segment with Patricia Morison
Patricia Morison
on the TV special General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein, broadcast March 28, 1954 on all four American TV networks of the time. Film stardom[edit]

Drawing of Brynner by Nicholas Volpe
Nicholas Volpe
after he won an Oscar for The King
King
and I (1956)

Brynner's second film was the film version of The King
King
and I (1956) with Deborah Kerr. It was a huge success critically and commercially. Cecil B. de Mille
Cecil B. de Mille
hired him for The Ten Commandments (1956) to play Ramesses II
Ramesses II
opposite Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
after seeing him in the stage version of The King
King
and I, telling Brynner backstage that he was the only person for the role.[26] He rounded out his year with Anastasia (1956) co starring with Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
under the direction of Anatole Litvak. Both films were big hits and Brynner became one of the most in-demand stars in Hollywood. MGM cast him as one of The Brothers Karamazov (1957), which was another commercial success. Less so was The Buccaneer (1958) in which Brynner played Jean Lafitte; he co-starred with Heston and the film was produced by De Mille but directed by Anthony Quinn. MGM used Brynner again in The Journey (1959), opposite Kerr under the direction of Litvak, but the film lost money. So too did The Sound and the Fury (1959) based on the novel by William Faulkner
William Faulkner
with Joanne Woodward. However Brynner then received an offer to replace Tyrone Power
Tyrone Power
who had died during the making of Solomon and Sheba
Solomon and Sheba
(1959) with Gina Lollobrigida. The movie was a huge hit. It did mean though that a proposed Brynner film about Spartacus
Spartacus
had to be postponed; when the Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
film came out Brynner elected not to make it.[27] Brynner tried comedy with two films directed by Stanley Donen: Once More, with Feeling! (1960) and Surprise Package (1960) but public response was underwhelming. He made a cameo in Testament of Orpheus (1960). The Magnificent Seven[edit] The public did like The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
(1960) a Western remake of Seven Samurai
Seven Samurai
for [Mirische Company]. It was a box office disappointment on initial release in the US but proved hugely popular in Europe and was very durable. It led to Brynner signing a three-picture deal with the Mirisches.[28] He made a cameo in Goodbye Again (1961). Box office decline[edit] Brynner focused on action films. He did Escape from Zahrain
Escape from Zahrain
(1962) with Ronald Neame
Ronald Neame
and Taras Bulba (1962) with Tony Curtis
Tony Curtis
for J. Lee Thompson. Both films were commercial disappointments; Taras Bulba was popular but failed to recoup its large cost. The first film under his three-picture deal with Mirisch was Flight from Ashiya (1963) with George Chakiris. It was followed by Kings of the Sun (1963), also with Chakiris, directed by Thompson. Neither film was particularly popular; nor was Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964), a Western. Morituri (1965), opposite Marlon Brando, failed to reverse the series of unsuccessful movies. He had cameos in Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) and The Poppy Is Also a Flower
The Poppy Is Also a Flower
(1966). Brynner enjoyed his first hit in a number of years with Return of the Seven (1966), reprising his role from the original. Less popular was Triple Cross (1966), a war movie with Christopher Plummer; The Double Man (1967), a spy thriller; The Long Duel
The Long Duel
(1967), an Imperial adventure tale opposite Trevor Howard; Villa Rides (1968), a Western; and The File
File
of the Golden Goose (1969). Brynner went to Yugoslavia to appear in a war film, Battle of Neretva (1969). He supported Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
in the big budget flop The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969). Brynner appeared in drag (as a torch singer) in an unbilled role in the Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
comedy The Magic Christian (1969).[29] Later films[edit] Brynner went to Italy to make a Spaghetti Western, Adiós, Sabata (1970) and supported Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
in The Light at the Edge of the World (1971). He remained in lead roles for Romance of a Horsethief (1971) and a Western Catlow
Catlow
(1971). Brynner had a small role in Fuzz (1972) then reprised his most famous part in the TV series Anna and the King
King
(1972) which ran for 12 episodes. After Night Flight from Moscow
Night Flight from Moscow
(1973) in Europe, Brynner had his first hit in years with Westworld (1973). Brynner's next two films were variations on this performance: The Ultimate Warrior (1975) and Futureworld
Futureworld
(1976). Brynner returned to Broadway in Home Sweet Homer, a notorious flop musical. His final movie was Death Rage
Death Rage
(1976), an Italian action film. Photographer, author and musician[edit] In addition to his work as a director and performer, Brynner was an active photographer and wrote two books. His daughter Victoria put together Yul Brynner: Photographer (ISBN 0-8109-3144-3), a collection of his photographs of family, friends, and fellow actors, as well as those he took while serving as a UN special consultant on refugees. Brynner wrote Bring Forth the Children: A Journey to the Forgotten People of Europe and the Middle East (1960), with photographs by himself and Magnum photographer Inge Morath, and The Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner
Cookbook: Food Fit for the King
King
and You (1983 ISBN 0-8128-2882-8). He was also an accomplished guitarist. In his early period in Europe, he often played and sang gypsy songs in Parisian nightclubs with Aliosha Dimitrievitch. He sang some of those same songs in the film The Brothers Karamazov.[citation needed] In 1967, Dimitrievitch and he released a record album The Gypsy and I: Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner
Sings Gypsy Songs (Vanguard VSD 79265). Personal life[edit] Brynner married four times. The first three marriages ended in divorce. He fathered three children and adopted two. His first wife was actress Virginia Gilmore
Virginia Gilmore
(1944–1960) with whom he had one child, Yul 'Rock' Brynner (born December 23, 1946). His father nicknamed him "Rock" when he was six years old in honor of boxer Rocky Graziano. Rock is a historian, novelist, and university history lecturer at Marist College
Marist College
in Poughkeepsie, New York and Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut. In 2006, Rock wrote a book about his father and his family history titled Empire and Odyssey: The Brynners in Far East Russia
Russia
and Beyond. He regularly returned to Vladivostok, the city of his father's birth, for the "Pacific Meridian" Film Festival. Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner
had a long affair with Marlene Dietrich, who was 19 years his senior, beginning during the first production of The King
King
and I.[30] In 1959, Brynner fathered a daughter, Lark Brynner, with Frankie Tilden, who was 20 years old. Lark lived with her mother and Brynner supported her financially. His second wife, from 1960 to 1967, Doris Kleiner, was a Chilean model whom he married on the set during shooting of The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
in 1960. They had one child, Victoria Brynner (born November 1962), whose godmother was Audrey Hepburn.[31] Belgian novelist and artist Monique Watteau was also romantically linked with Brynner, from 1961–1967.[32] His third wife, Jacqueline Thion de la Chaume (1971–1981), a French socialite, was the widow of Philippe de Croisset (son of French playwright Francis de Croisset
Francis de Croisset
and a publishing executive). Brynner and Jacqueline adopted two Vietnamese children: Mia (1974) and Melody (1975). The first house Brynner owned was the Manoir de Criqueboeuf, a 16th-century manor house that Jacqueline and he purchased.[33] His 1980 announcement that he would continue in the role of the King
King
for another long tour and Broadway run, together with his affairs with female fans and his neglect of his wife and children, purportedly broke up this marriage.[34] On April 4, 1983, aged 62, Brynner married his fourth and final wife, Kathy Lee (born 1957), a 24-year-old ballerina from Ipoh, Malaysia, whom he had met in a production of The King
King
and I . They remained married for the last two years of his life.[35] Citizenship[edit] Brynner, a Swiss citizen, was naturalized as a U.S. citizen after applying in 1943, at the age of 22, while living in New York as an actor and radio announcer.[3] However, in June 1965, he renounced his US citizenship at the U.S. Embassy in Berne, Switzerland, for tax reasons. He had lost his tax exemption as an American resident abroad by working too long in the United States and would have been bankrupted by his tax and penalty debts.[33] Illness and death[edit] Brynner began smoking heavily at age 12, and although his promotional photos often showed him with a cigarette in hand, he quit the habit in 1971. In September 1983, he found a lump on his vocal cords. In Los Angeles, only hours before his 4,000th performance in The King
King
and I, he received the test results indicating that while his throat was fine, he had inoperable lung cancer. He and the national tour of the musical were forced to take a few months off while he underwent radiation therapy, which hurt his throat and made it impossible for him to sing or speak easily.[8] The tour then resumed.[36][37] In January 1985, nine months before his death, the tour reached New York for a farewell Broadway run. Aware he was dying, he gave an interview on Good Morning America
Good Morning America
discussing the dangers of smoking and expressing his desire to make an anti-smoking commercial. The Broadway production of The King
King
and I ran from January 7 to June 30 of that year, with Mary Beth Peil
Mary Beth Peil
as Anna. His last performance marked the 4625th time he had played the role of the King. Meanwhile, Brynner and the American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society
created a public service announcement using a clip from the Good Morning America
Good Morning America
interview. Brynner died of lung cancer on October 10, 1985, in New York City.[38][39] A few days after his death, the recorded anti-cigarette public service announcement was shown on all the major US television networks and in many other countries. In it, he expressed his desire to make an anti-smoking commercial after discovering how sick he was, and that his death was imminent. He then looked directly into the camera for 30 seconds and said, "Now that I'm gone, I tell you: Don't smoke. Whatever you do, just don't smoke. If I could take back that smoking, we wouldn't be talking about any cancer. I'm convinced of that." He was interred in the grounds of the Saint-Michel-de-Bois-Aubry Orthodox monastery, near Luzé, between Tours
Tours
and Poitiers
Poitiers
in France (47.009N, 0.486E). Awards[edit]

In 1952, he received the Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of the King
King
in The King
King
and I. In 1985, he received a special Tony Award
Tony Award
honoring his 4625 performances in The King
King
and I.[40] He won the 1956 Academy Award for Best Actor
Academy Award for Best Actor
for his portrayal of the King
King
of Siam in the film version of The King
King
and I,[41] and made the "Top 10 Stars of the Year" list in both 1957 and 1958. In 1960, he was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
with a motion pictures star at 6162 Hollywood Boulevard.[42]

Honors[edit] On September 28, 2012, a 2.4-m-tall statue was inaugurated at Yul Brynner Park, in front of the home where he was born at Aleutskaya St. No. 15 in Vladivostok, Russia. Created by local sculptor Alexei Bokiy, the monument was carved in granite from China. The grounds for the park were donated by the city of Vladivostok, which also paid additional costs. Vladivostok
Vladivostok
Mayor Igor Pushkariov, US Consul General Sylvia Curran, and Yul's son, Rock Brynner, participated in the ceremony, along with hundreds of local residents.[43] Other[edit]

The cottage at his childhood country home, at Sidimi, near Vladivostok, is a family museum.[citation needed] In a label-initiated publicity stunt, the 1960s surf group "The De-Fenders" shaved their heads and recast themselves as "The Brymers", inspired by Brynner.[44] The physical appearance of Marvel Comics
Marvel Comics
character Professor X
Professor X
was based on Brynner.[45][46]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

1949 Port of New York Paul Vicola

1956 The King
King
and I King
King
Mongkut
Mongkut
of Siam Academy Award for Best Actor National Board of Review Award for Best Actor (also for Anastasia and The Ten Commandments) Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Nominated – New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor

The Ten Commandments Ramesses National Board of Review Award for Best Actor (also for The King
King
and I and Anastasia)

Anastasia General Sergei Pavlovich Bounine National Board of Review Award for Best Actor (also for The King
King
and I and The Ten Commandments)

1958 The Brothers Karamazov Dmitri Karamazov

The Buccaneer Jean Lafitte

1959 The Journey Major Surov

The Sound and the Fury Jason Compson

Solomon
Solomon
and Sheba Solomon

1960 Once More, with Feeling! Victor Fabian

Testament of Orpheus L'huissier / Court usher Uncredited

Surprise Package Nico March

The Magnificent Seven Chris Larabee Adams Nominated – Laurel Award for Top Action Performance

1961 Goodbye Again Extra in nightclub scene Uncredited

1962 Escape from Zahrain Sharif

Taras Bulba Taras Bulba

1963 Kings of the Sun Chief Black Eagle

1964 Flight from Ashiya Sgt. Mike Takashima

Invitation to a Gunfighter Jules Gaspard d'Estaing

1965 Morituri Captain Mueller

1966 Cast a Giant Shadow Asher Gonen

The Poppy Is Also a Flower Colonel Salem (also titled Danger Grows Wild)

Return of the Seven Chris

Triple Cross Baron Von Grunen

1967 The Double Man Dan Slater / Kalmer

The Long Duel Sultan

1968 Villa Rides Pancho Villa

1969 The File
File
of the Golden Goose Peter Novak

Battle of Neretva Vlado (Vladimir Smirnov)

The Madwoman of Chaillot The Chairman

The Magic Christian Transvestite Cabaret Singer Uncredited

1970 Adiós, Sabata Sabata / Indio Black

1971 The Light at the Edge of the World Jonathan Kongre

Romance of a Horsethief Captain Stoloff

Catlow Catlow

1972 Fuzz The Deaf Man

1972 Anna and the King King
King
Mongkut
Mongkut
of Siam TV series, 13 episodes

1973 Night Flight from Moscow Col. Alexei Vlassov

Westworld The Gunslinger

1975 The Ultimate Warrior Carson

1976 Futureworld The Gunslinger

Death Rage Peter Marciani (final film role)

Short subjects

On Location with Westworld (1973) Lost to the Revolution (1980) (narrator)

Box office ranking[edit] At the height of his career Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner
was voted by exhibitors as among the most popular stars at the box office:

1956 – 21st (US) 1957 – 10th (US), 10th (UK) 1958 – 8th (US) 1959 – 24th (US) 1960 – 23rd (US)

Select stage work[edit]

Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
(1941) (Broadway) Lute Song (1946) (Broadway and US national tour) The King
King
and I (1951) (Broadway and US national tour) Home Sweet Homer (1976) (Broadway) The King
King
and I (1977) (Broadway, London and US national tour) The King
King
and I (1985) (Broadway)

References[edit]

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Berkeley Books: 1991; ISBN 0-425-12547-5 ^ Briner Residence Archived 22 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine. ^ a b c d e f g Rochman, Sue. "A King's Legacy", Cancer Today magazine, Winter 2011 (December 5, 2011); accessed January 20, 2013 ^ "Gypsies Appeal to U.N. for Aid And Protection of Civil Rights". The New York Times. June 4, 1978. Retrieved September 19, 2008.  ^ " Yul Brynner
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Further reading[edit]

Capua, Michelangelo (2006). Yul Brynner: A Biography. McFarland. ISBN 0-7864-2461-3. 

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Awards for Yul Brynner

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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)

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National Board of Review Award for Best Actor

Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1945) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1946) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1947) Walter Huston
Walter Huston
(1948) Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
(1949) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1950) Richard Basehart
Richard Basehart
(1951) Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
(1952) James Mason
James Mason
(1953) Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby
(1954) Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
(1955) Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner
(1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1957) Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1958) Victor Sjöström
Victor Sjöström
(1959) Robert Mitchum
Robert Mitchum
(1960) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1961) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1962) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1963) Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
(1964) Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
(1965) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1966) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1967) Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson
(1968) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1969) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1970) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1971) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1972) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
/ Robert Ryan
Robert Ryan
(1973) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975) David Carradine
David Carradine
(1976) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
/ Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1978) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Tom Conti
Tom Conti
(1983) Victor Banerjee
Victor Banerjee
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
/ Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
(1985) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1986) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1987) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1988) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1989) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
/ Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1990) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1991) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1996) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(1999) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2000) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2001) Campbell Scott
Campbell Scott
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2007) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2008) George Clooney
George Clooney
/ Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(2009) Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg
(2010) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2011) Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper
(2012) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
/ Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac
(2014) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2017)

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Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

David Wayne
David Wayne
(1947) Myron McCormick
Myron McCormick
(1950) Russell Nype (1951) Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner
(1952) Hiram Sherman
Hiram Sherman
(1953) Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
(1954) Cyril Ritchard
Cyril Ritchard
(1955) Russ Brown (1956) Sydney Chaplin (1957) David Burns (1958) Russell Nype (1959) Tom Bosley
Tom Bosley
(1960) Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
(1961) Charles Nelson Reilly
Charles Nelson Reilly
(1962) David Burns (1963) Jack Cassidy
Jack Cassidy
(1964) Victor Spinetti
Victor Spinetti
(1965) Frankie Michaels (1966) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
(1967) Hiram Sherman
Hiram Sherman
(1968) Ron Holgate (1969) René Auberjonois
René Auberjonois
(1970) Keene Curtis (1971) Larry Blyden
Larry Blyden
(1972) George S. Irving (1973) Tommy Tune
Tommy Tune
(1974) Ted Ross
Ted Ross
(1975) Sammy Williams (1976) Lenny Baker (1977) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(1978) Henderson Forsythe (1979) Mandy Patinkin
Mandy Patinkin
(1980) Hinton Battle (1981) Cleavant Derricks (1982) Charles Coles (1983) Hinton Battle (1984) Ron Richardson
Ron Richardson
(1985) Michael Rupert (1986) Michael Maguire (1987) Bill McCutcheon (1988) Scott Wise (1989) Michael Jeter
Michael Jeter
(1990) Hinton Battle (1991) Scott Waara (1992) Anthony Crivello (1993) Jarrod Emick (1994) George Hearn (1995) Wilson Jermaine Heredia (1996) Chuck Cooper (1997) Ron Rifkin
Ron Rifkin
(1998) Roger Bart (1999) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(2000) Gary Beach (2001) Shuler Hensley
Shuler Hensley
(2002) Dick Latessa
Dick Latessa
(2003) Michael Cerveris
Michael Cerveris
(2004) Dan Fogler
Dan Fogler
(2005) Christian Hoff
Christian Hoff
(2006) John Gallagher Jr.
John Gallagher Jr.
(2007) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(2008) Gregory Jbara
Gregory Jbara
(2009) Levi Kreis (2010) John Larroquette
John Larroquette
(2011) Michael McGrath (2012) Gabriel Ebert (2013) James Monroe Iglehart (2014) Christian Borle
Christian Borle
(2015) Daveed Diggs (2016) Gavin Creel
Gavin Creel
(2017)

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