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AFI's 25 Greatest Male Screen Legends - 1999

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Humphrey Bogart (Won Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations)

Most noteworthy accomplishments:
1955 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: The Caine Mutiny (1954)

1952 - Won Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: The African Queen (1951)

1944 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Casablanca (1942)
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People who added this item 77 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
Cary Grant (Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 11 nominations)

Most noteworthy accomplishments:
1970 - Honorary Award for his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with the respect and affection of his colleagues.

1945 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: None But the Lonely Heart (1944)

1942 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Penny Serenade (1941)
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People who added this item 680 Average listal rating (440 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
James Stewart (Won Oscar. Another 24 wins & 19 nominations)

Most noteworthy accomplishments:
1985 - Honorary Award for his fifty years of memorable performances, for his high ideals both on and off the screen, with respect and affection of his colleagues.

1980 - Life Achievement Award by the American Film Institute

1960 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

1951 ~ Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Harvey (1950)

1947 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

1941 - Won Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: The Philadelphia Story (1940)

1940 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
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The Godfather (1972)
Marlon Brando (Won 2 Oscars. Another 26 wins & 21 nominations)

Most noteworthy accomplishments:
1990 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role for: A Dry White Season (1989)

1974 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Ultimo tango a Parigi (1972)

1973 - Won Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: The Godfather (1972)

1958 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Sayonara (1957)

1955 ~ Won Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: On the Waterfront (1954)

1954 ~ Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Julius Caesar (1953)

1953 ~ Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Viva Zapata! (1952)

1952 ~ Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
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Fred Astaire (Nominated for Oscar. Another 14 wins & 5 nominations)

Most noteworthy accomplishments:
1981 - Life Achievement Award by the American Film Institute

1975 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role for: The Towering Inferno (1974)

1950 - Honorary Award For his unique artistry and his contributions to the technique of musical pictures.
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People who added this item 256 Average listal rating (156 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Henry Fonda (Won Oscar. Another 12 wins & 10 nominations)

Most noteworthy accomplishments:
1982 - Won Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: On Golden Pond (1981)

1981 - Honorary Award: The consummate actor, in recognition of his brilliant accomplishments and enduring contribution to the art of motion pictures.

1978 - Life Achievement Award by the American Film Institute.

1958 - Nominated Oscar Best Picture for: 12 Angry Men (1957); Shared with: Reginald Rose

1941 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
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Clark Gable (Won Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations)

Most noteworthy accomplishments:
1940 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Gone with the Wind (1939)

1936 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

1935 - Won Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: It Happened One Night (1934)
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People who added this item 178 Average listal rating (102 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
James Cagney (Won Oscar. Another 7 wins & 3 nominations)

Most noteworthy accomplishments:
1974 - Life Achievement Award by the American Film Institute

1956 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Love Me or Leave Me (1955)

1943 - Won Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

1939 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
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People who added this item 112 Average listal rating (60 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8
Spencer Tracy (Won 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 16 nominations)

Most noteworthy accomplishments:
1968 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) Posthumously.

1962 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

1961 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Inherit the Wind (1960)

1959 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: The Old Man and the Sea (1958)

1956 ~ Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

1951 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Father of the Bride (1950)

1939 - Won Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Boys Town (1938)

1938 - Won Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Captains Courageous (1937)

1937 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: San Francisco (1936)
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People who added this item 328 Average listal rating (209 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
Limelight (1952)
Charlie Chaplin (Won Oscar. Another 17 wins & 3 nominations)

Most noteworthy accomplishments:
1973 - Won Oscar Best Music, Original Dramatic Score for: Limelight (1952) Shared with: Ray Rasch and Larry Russell

1972 - Honorary Award for the incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of this century.

1948 - Nominated Oscar Best Writing, Original Screenplay for: Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

1941 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: The Great Dictator (1940; Best Writing, Original Screenplay for: The Great Dictator (1940)

1929 - Honorary Award for: The Circus (1928) for versatility and genius in acting, writing, directing and producing The Circus.-
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High Noon (1952)
Gary Cooper (Won 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 6 nominations)

Most noteworthy accomplishments:
1961 - Honorary Award for his many memorable screen performances and the international recognition he, as an individual, has gained for the motion picture industry.

1953 - Won Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: High Noon (1952)

1944 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)

1943 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

1942 - Won Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Sergeant York (1941)

1937 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
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Gregory Peck (Won Oscar. Another 32 wins & 16 nominations)

Most noteworthy accomplishments:
1989 - Life Achievement Award by the American Film Institute

1968 - Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

1963 - Won Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

1950 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Twelve O'Clock High (1949)

1948 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

1947 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: The Yearling (1946)

1946 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)
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People who added this item 349 Average listal rating (229 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
True Grit (1969)
John Wayne (Won Oscar. Another 24 wins & 16 nominations)

Most noteworthy accomplishments:
1970 - Won Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: True Grit (1969)

1961 - Nominated Oscar Best Picture for: The Alamo (1960)

1950 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
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People who added this item 186 Average listal rating (109 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Hamlet (1948)
Laurence Olivier (Won Oscar. Another 33 wins & 26 nominations)

Most noteworthy accomplishments:
1979 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: The Boys from Brazil (1978)

1979 - Honorary Award for the full body of his work, for the unique achievements of his entire career and his lifetime of contribution to the art of film.

1977 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role for: Marathon Man (1976)

1973 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Sleuth (1972)

1966 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Othello (1965)

1961 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: The Entertainer (1960)

1957 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Richard III (1955)

1949 - Won Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Hamlet (1948)

Nominated Oscar Best Director for: Hamlet (1948)

1947 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France (1944)

1947 - Honorary Award for: The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France (1944)for his outstanding achievement as actor, producer and director in bringing 'Henry V' to the screen.

1941 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Rebecca (1940)

1940 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Wuthering Heights (1939)
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Gene Kelly (Nominated for Oscar. Another 9 wins & 6 nominations)

Most noteworthy accomplishments:
1985 - Life Achievement Award by the American Film Institute

1952 -Honorary Award in appreciation of his versatility as an actor, singer, director and dancer, and specifically for his brilliant achievements in the art of choreography on film.

1946 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Anchors Aweigh (1945)
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Citizen Kane (1941)
Orson Welles (Won Oscar. Another 14 wins & 9 nominations)

Most noteworthy accomplishments:
1975 - Life Achievement Award by the American Film Institute

1971 - Honorary Award for superlative artistry and versatility in the creation of motion pictures.

1942 - Won Oscar Best Writing, Original Screenplay for: Citizen Kane (1941). Shared with: Herman J. Mankiewicz.

Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Citizen Kane (1941)

Best Director for: Citizen Kane (1941)
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Kirk Douglas (Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 15 nominations)

Most noteworthy accomplishments:
1996 - Honorary Award for 50 years as a creative and moral force in the motion picture community.

1991 - Life Achievement Award by the American Film Institute

1957 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Lust for Life (1956)

1953 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

1950 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Champion (1949)
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People who added this item 478 Average listal rating (313 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
East of Eden (1955)
James Dean (Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations)

Most noteworthy accomplishments:
1957 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Giant (1956)

1956 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: East of Eden (1955)
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People who added this item 77 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
Elmer Gantry (1960)
Burt Lancaster (Won Oscar. Another 25 wins & 19 nominations)

Most noteworthy accomplishments:
1982 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Atlantic City (1980)

1963 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

1961 - Won Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Elmer Gantry (1960)

1954 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: From Here to Eternity (1953)
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People who added this item 670 Average listal rating (454 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
Duck Soup (1933)
The Marx Brothers; Groucho Marx (Won Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins), Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx

Most noteworthy accomplishments:
Groucho Marx - 1974 - Honorary Award in recognition of his brilliant creativity and for the unequaled achievements of the Marx Brothers in the art of motion picture comedy.
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People who added this item 607 Average listal rating (399 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
The General (1926)
Buster Keaton (4 wins)

Most noteworthy accomplishments:
1960 - Honorary Award for his unique talents which brought immortal comedies to the screen.
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People who added this item 89 Average listal rating (54 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
Sidney Poitier (Won Oscar. Another 11 wins & 10 nominations)

Most noteworthy accomplishments:
2002 - Honorary Award for his extraordinary performances and unique presence on the screen and for representing the industry with dignity, style and intelligence.

1992 - Life Achievement Award by the American Film Institute

1964 - Won Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Lilies of the Field (1963)

1959 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: The Defiant Ones (1958)
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People who added this item 38 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Robert Mitchum (Nominated for Oscar. Another 10 wins & 6 nominations)

Most noteworthy accomplishments:
1946 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role for: Story of G.I. Joe (1945)
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People who added this item 861 Average listal rating (586 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.4
Edward G. Robinson (5 wins)

Most noteworthy accomplishments:
1973 - Honorary Award who achieved greatness as a player, a patron of the arts, and a dedicated citizen ... in sum, a Renaissance man. From his friends in the industry he loves.
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People who added this item 359 Average listal rating (233 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
Stalag 17 (1953)
William Holden (Won Oscar. Another 8 wins & 11 nominations)

Most noteworthy accomplishments:
1977 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Network (1976)

1954 - Won Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Stalag 17 (1953)

1951 - Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Sunset Blvd. (1950)
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