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on 22 Jun 2011 07:22

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They won their first Award after... Actors!

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1. Colin Firth
For: The King's Speech

Year: 2010

After how many movies?: 47 Movies!

Previously nominated? Yes, for A Single Man in 2009!

Further wins / nominations? No, not yet!
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (532 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
2. Jeff Bridges
For: Crazy Heart

Year: 2009

After how many movies?: 59 Movies!

Previously nominated? Yes, for 'The Contender' (2000), 'Starman' (1984), 'Thunderbolt & Lightfoot' (1974) & 'The Last Picture Show' (1971)

Further wins / nominations? Nominated for 'True Grit' (2010)
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (829 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
3. Sean Penn
For: Mystic River!

Year: 2003

After how many movies? 31 Movies!

Previously nominated? Yes, for 'I Am Sam' (2001), 'Sweet & Lowdown' (1999) & 'Dead Man Walking' (1995)

Further wins / nominations: Won the Academy Award For Best Actor for 'Milk' in 2008!
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (9 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating
4. Daniel Day-Levis
For: My Left Foot!

Year: 1989

After how many movies? 7 Movies!

Previously nominated? No!

Further wins / nominations: Nominated for Best Actor for 'In The Name Of The Father' in 1993 & for 'Gangs Of New York' in 2002.

Won the Academy Award For Best Actor for 'There Will Be Blood' in 2007!

Average listal rating (460 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
5. Forest Whitaker
For: The Last King Of Scotland!

Year: 2006!

After how many movies? 42 Movies!

Previously nominated? No!

Further wins / nominations: No, not yet!
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (905 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
6. Philip Seymour Hoffman
For: Capote!

Year: 2005!

After how many movies? 34 Movies!

Previously nominated? No!

Further wins / nominations: Nominated for 'Charlie Wilson's War' (2007) & 'Doubt' (2008)
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (359 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
7. Jamie Foxx
For: Ray!

Year: 2004!

After how many movies? 12 Movies!

Previously nominated? Yes, for 'Collateral' (2004) for Best Supporting Actor!

Further wins / nominations: No, not yet!
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (630 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
8. Adrien Brody
For: The Pianist!

Year: 2002!

After how many movies? 23 Movies!

Previously nominated? No!

Further wins / nominations: No, not yet!
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (915 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
9. Denzel Washington
For: Glory!

Year: 1989!

After how many movies? 9 Movies!

Previously nominated? Yes, for 'Cry Freedom' (1987)

Further wins / nominations: Nominated for 'Malcolm X' (1992) & 'The Hurricane' (1999)

Won the Academy Award For Best Actor for 'Training Day' in 2001!
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (954 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
10. Russell Crowe
For: Gladiator!

Year: 2000!

After how many movies? 19 Movies!

Previously nominated? Yes, for 'The Insider' (1999)

Further wins / nominations: Nominated for 'A Beautiful Mind' (2001)
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (1177 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
11. Kevin Spacey
For: The Usual Suspects!

Year: 1995!

After how many movies? 14 Movies!

Previously nominated? No!

Further wins / nominations: Won the Academy Award For Best Actor for 'American Beauty' in 1999!
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (216 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
12. Roberto Benigni
For: Life Is Beautiful!

Year: 1997!

After how many movies? 20 Movies!

Previously nominated? No!

Further wins / nominations: No, not yet!
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (1735 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
13. Jack Nicholson
For: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest!

Year: 1975!

After how many movies? 27 Movies!

Previously nominated? Yes, for 'Chinatown' (1974), 'The Last Detail' (1973), 'Five Easy Pieces' (1970) & 'Easy Rider' (1969)

Further wins / nominations:
Nominated for:
'Reds' (1981)
'Prizzi's Honour' (1985)
'Ironweed' (1987)
'A Few Good Men' (1992)
'About Schmidt' (2002)

Won the Academy Award For Best Supporting Actor for 'Terms Of Endearment' in 1983!

Won the Academy Award for Best Actor for 'As Good As It Gets' in 1997!
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (712 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
14. Geoffrey Rush
For: Shine!

Year: 1996!

After how many movies? 3 Movies!

Previously nominated? No!

Further wins / nominations:
Nominated for:
'Shakespeare In Love' (1998)
'Quills' (2000)
'King's Speech' (2010)
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (1582 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
15. Nicolas Cage
For: Leaving Las Vegas!

Year: 1995!

After how many movies? 26 Movies!

Previously nominated? No!

Further wins / nominations: Nominated for 'The Adaptation' in 2002!
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (2248 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
16. Tom Hanks
For: Philadelphia!

Year: 1993!

After how many movies? 18 Movies!

Previously nominated? Yes, for 'Big' (1988)

Further wins / nominations:
Nominated for:
'Saving Private Ryan' (1998)
'Cast Away' (2000)

Won the Academy Award For Best Actor for 'Forrest Gump' in 1994!
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (1493 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
17. Al Pacino
For: Scent Of A Woman!

Year: 1992!

After how many movies? 19 Movies!

Previously nominated? Yes, nominated for:
'Glengarry Glenn Rose' (1992)
'Dick Tracy' (1990)
'... And Justice For All' (1979)
'Dog Day Afternoon' (1975)
'The Godfather Part II' (1974)
'Serpico' (1973)
'The Godfather' (1972)

Further wins / nominations: No, not yet!
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (1357 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
18. Anthony Hopkins
For: Silence Of The Lambs!

Year: 1991!

After how many movies? 44 Movies!

Previously nominated? No!

Further wins / nominations:
Nominated for:
'The Remains Of The Day' (1993)
'Nixon' (1995)
'Amistad' (1997)
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (526 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
19. Jeremy Irons
For: Reversal Of Fortune!

Year: 1990!

After how many movies? 12 Movies!

Previously nominated? No!

Further wins / nominations: No, not yet!
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (1195 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
20. Dustin Hoffman
For: Kramer Vs. Kramer!

Year: 1979!

After how many movies? 15 Movies!

Previously nominated? Yes, nominated for:
'Lenny' (1974)
'Midnight Cowboy' (1969)
'The Graduate' (1967)

Further wins / nominations:
Nominated for:
'Tootsie' (1982)
'Wag The Dog' (1997)

Won the Academy Award For Best Actor for 'Rain Man' in 1988!
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (449 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
21. Michael Douglas
For: Wall Street!

Year: 1987!

After how many movies? 14 Movies!

Previously nominated? No, but he won the Academy Award For Best Producer (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest)

Further wins / nominations: No, not yet!
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (460 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating
22. Paul Newman
For: The Colour Of Money!

Year: 1986!

After how many movies? 49 Movies!

Previously nominated? Yes, nominated for:
'The Verdict' (1982)
'Absence Of Mind' (1981)
'Cool Hand Luke' (1967)
'Hud' (1963)
'The Hustler' (1961)
'Cat On A Hot Tin Roof' (1958)

Further wins / nominations: Yes, nominated for:
'Nobody's Fool' (1994)
'Road To Perdition' (2002)
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (285 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
23. William Hurt
For: Kiss Of The Spider Woman!

Year: 1985!

After how many movies? 6 Movies!

Previously nominated? No!

Further wins / nominations: Yes, nominated for:
'Children Of A Lesser God' (1986)
'Broadcast News' (1987)
'A History Of Violence' (2005)
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (120 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
24. F. Murray Abraham
For: Amadeus!

Year: 1984!

After how many movies? 7 Movies!

Previously nominated? No!

Further wins / nominations: No, not yet!
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (563 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
25. Robert Duvall
For: Tender Mercies!

Year: 1983!

After how many movies? 34 Movies!

Previously nominated? Yes, nominated for:
'The Great Santini' (1979)
'Apocalypse Now' (1979)
'The Godfather' (1972)

Further wins / nominations: Yes, nominated for:
'The Apostle' (1997)
'A Civil Action' (1998)
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (431 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
26. Ben Kingsley
For: Gandhi!

Year: 1982!

After how many movies? 2 Movies!

Previously nominated? No!

Further wins / nominations: Yes, nominated for:
'Bugsy' (1991)
'Sexy Beast' (2000)
'House Of Sand And Fog' (2003)
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (252 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
27. Henry Fonda
For: On Golden Pond!

Year: 1981!

After how many movies? 102 Movies!

Previously nominated? Yes, nominated for:
'The Grapes Of Wrath' (1940)

Further wins / nominations: No! On Golden Pond was his last film! He died one year later!
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (2055 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
28. Robert De Niro
For: The Godfather Part II!

Year: 1974

After how many movies? 11 Movies!

Previously nominated? No!

Further wins / nominations: Yes, nominated for:
'Taxi Driver' (1976)
'The Deer Hunter' (1978)
'Awakenings' (1990)
'Cape Fear' (1991)

Won the Academy Award For Best Actor for 'Raging Bull' in 1980!
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (457 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
29. Jon Voight
For: Coming Home!

Year: 1978!

After how many movies? 12 Movies!

Previously nominated? Yes, for 'Midnight Cowboy' (1969)

Further wins / nominations: Yes, nominated for:
'Runaway Train' (1985)
'Ali' (2001)

Average listal rating (202 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
30. Richard Dreyfuss
For: The Goodbye Girl!

Year: 1977!

After how many movies? 11 Movies!

Previously nominated? No!

Further wins / nominations: Yes, nominated for 'Mr. Holland's Opus' (1995)
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (50 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
31. Peter Finch
For: Network!

Year: 1976!

After how many movies? 48 Movies!

Previously nominated? Yes, for 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' (1971)

Further wins / nominations: No. Peter Finch died one year later after when he made Network and became the first actor to have won a post-houmous Academy Award For Best Actor!
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (23 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
32. Art Carney
For: Harry & Tonto!

Year: 1974!

After how many movies? 3 Movies!

Previously nominated? No!

Further wins / nominations: No. Even though he had a healthy career, he wasn't nominated again. He died ten years after his last film: Last Action Hero (1993)
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (274 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
33. Jack Lemmon
For: Save The Tiger!

Year: 1973!

After how many movies? 29 Movies!

Previously nominated? Yes, nominated for:
'Days Of Wine & Roses' (1962)
'The Apartment' (1960)
'Some Like It Hot' (1959)
'Mister Roberts' (1955)

Further wins / nominations: Yes, nominated for:
'The China Syndrome' (1979)
'Tribute' (1980)
'Missing' (1982)

His final film was 'The Legend Of Beggar Vance' (2000) as an uncredited role of the narrator. He died one year later!
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (790 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
34. Marlon Brando
For: On The Waterfront!

Year: 1954!

After how many movies? 5 Movies!

Previously nominated? Yes, nominated for:
'Julius Caesar' (1953)
'Viva Zapata' (1952)
'A Streetcar Named Desire' (1951)

Further wins / nominations: Yes, nominated for:
'Sayonara' (1957)
'A Dry White Season' (1989)

Won the Academy Award For Best Actor for 'The Godfather' in 1972! He becomes the 2nd person to decline the Award!

Final film was 'The Score' (2001). He died 3 years later!
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (556 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
35. Gene Hackman
For: The French Connection!

Year: 1971!

After how many movies? 15 Movies!

Previously nominated? Yes, nominated for:
'I Never Sang For My Father' (1970)
'Bonnie & Clyde' (1967)

Further wins / nominations: Yes, nominated for:
'Mississippi Burning' (1988)

Won the Academy Award For Best Supporting Actor for 'Unforgiven' in 1992!
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (128 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
36. George C. Scott
For: Patton!

Year: 1970!

After how many movies? 11 Movies!

Previously nominated? Yes, nominated for:
'An Anatomy Of A Murder' (1959)

Further wins / nominations: Yes, nominated for:
'The Hospital' (1971)

His last film was 'Rocky Marciano' (1999). He died in the same year!
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (245 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
37. John Wayne
For:

Year:

After how many movies?

Previously nominated?

Further wins / nominations:
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Average listal rating (75 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
38. Cliff Robertson
For: Charly!

Year: 1968!

After how many movies? 21 Movies!

Previously nominated? No!

Further wins / nominations: No, not yet!

Just in case if you're wondering, he plays Ben Parker (Uncle Ben) in the first Spider-Man movie!
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (88 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
39. Rod Steiger
For: In The Heat Of The Night!

Year: 1967!

After how many movies? 26 Movies!

Previously nominated? Yes, nominated for:
'Pawnbroker' (1965)
'On The Waterfront' (1954)

Further wins / nominations: No! He died in the same year after when he made his last movie 'Poolhall Junkie' (2002)
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (26 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
40. Paul Scofield
For: A Man For All Seasons!

Year: 1966!

After how many movies? 3 Movies!

Previously nominated? No!

Further wins / nominations: Yes, nominated for:
'Quiz Show' (1994)

His last film was 'Animal Farm' (1999). He died in 2008!
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (121 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
41. Lee Marvin
For: Cat Ballou!

Year: 1965!

After how many movies? 21 Movies!

Previously nominated? No!

Further wins / nominations: No! He died one year later after his last film 'Delta Force' (1986)
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (73 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
42. Rex Harrison
For: My Fair Lady!

Year: 1964!

After how many movies? 31 Movies!

Previously nominated? Yes, nominated for:
'Cleopatra' (1963)

Further wins / nominations: No! His last film was 'A Time To Die' (1982). He died in 1990!
Happy Vader's rating:

Average listal rating (148 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
43. Sidney Poitier
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Average listal rating (303 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
44. Gregory Peck
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Average listal rating (36 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
45. Maximilian Schell
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Average listal rating (141 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
46. Burt Lancaster
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Academy Award For Best Actor In A Leading Role & Academy Award For Best Actor In A Supporting Role!

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Comments

Posted: 3 years ago at Jul 29 14:51
Posted: 3 years ago at Aug 17 5:49
It's interesting how you create this list to remind people that sometimes it needs TIMES and EFFORT before you finally achieve success. I always hate it when people only aim for instant fame, money and success without even paying attention to the process to get there. Especially in this era of "instant" reality shows. Most people today think it's enough just to win or participate in American Idol to be considered a real singer. Oh please!

Many great icons of music in the last few decades get to their level after years of hard work and crafting/perfecting their music/musicianship throughout the times. The Beatles had to perform live hundreds of time from one stage to another for many years before finally grabbing the attention of the music company which later signed them in and made them the international superstar like we know them now. Or how about the black opera singer, Leontyne Price, who had to endure years of racism in the deep America south before finally proving that she has what it takes to become the first black opera singer to sing a leading role at the prestigious Metropolitan Opera in the early '60s (and with that she broke barriers and made history). For these people, their music is not just about the melody and rhythm but also the fire and passion they bring to their performance that stems from the salt of their life experience and struggle. That's what makes them so genuine as opposed to all these overrated superficial artists nowadays who have been polished massively by their music labels to sell records.

And that's also applies to REAL actors too as you have mentioned in your list (and I mean "real" actors as in actors who truly ACT and put ART above anything else instead of crappy actors of mediocre talent who is more infallible as a red carpet personality every time awards seasons near the corner so they will have their pics appear in best dressed - or even worst dressed - list the next morning).

Sorry I'm ranting here LOL, but you get my point.
Edit: 3 years ago
Posted: 3 years ago at Aug 17 6:10
Speaking about the Oscars, I remember when I was a little kid and teenager, I really looked up to Oscars. I thought it was the BEST award show in the world and EVERY person that has ever brought home the little golden statuette is truly the best in their field. I was really naive at that time. But as I grow older, my understanding about the Oscars (and the movie industry as a whole) has increased and now my eyes are open. I still think Oscar is a great award show but now I don't look at it with much awe as I did a few years back, because now I realize that Oscar has a lot to do with who you are and who you know in Hollywood. It's basically just a show about movie industry celebrating itself where the people involved within give one another a pat in the back. There are many instances where truly great performances are overlooked or didn't win due to some silly politics rather than the artistry merit. And sometimes, those who do win (esp for acting prizes) are being awarded more for sentimental reasons, personal popularity, atonement for past mistakes, or presented as a "career honor" to recognize a distinguished nominee's entire body of work. The Oscar definitely has its share of good and bad moments.

That being said, I want to ask you (or anyone here), do you have a favourite actor/actress who has won an Oscar before yet your most favourite performance from him/her is from another movie?

Like me, I have always admired Meryl Streep and yes she gave a hair-rising performance in "Sophie's Choice" and pretty much deserves the Oscar she received for it. But I actually like her acting much more in "A Cry in the Dark", "The Devil Wears Prada" and "The Manchurian Candidate", two of the latter films were made long after she has passed her prime (well I still think she's superb even until now, she's like a fine wine - she gets better with age - but it's not like the '70s or '80s where she dominated the screen).

Or Nicole Kidman who, despite giving an Oscar-worthy performance in "The Hours", actually intrigues me more as an actress in "To Die For" and "Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus".

Or Jodie Foster with "The Silence of the Lambs", yet my most favorite performance from her is in "Nell".

Or how about Al Pacino who won for "Scent of a Woman" when he should've won earlier for "The Godfather" either Part 1 or 2 - which IMO is still THE BEST movie ever. I guess this is one classic case of "atonement" where the Oscar committee tried to make up the past mistake they have made when they passed his performance for other actors by making him win this time even when it doesn't have the same level of quality of his previous performance.

And many examples like that.
Edit: 3 years ago
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Feb 11 16:12
terrific list, bud..a few too many explanation marks for my liking, but that's just me being petty..you've got my vote
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Mar 18 1:22
Christian Bale too
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Mar 18 2:24
A very nice List! Congrats for the work!
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Mar 18 5:02
@Mike: Thanks a lot!

@Darko Z: Yea, him too but I don't think I will ever finish the list... been WIP for a long time now!

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