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Academy Award for Best Actor

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1927/1928 ~ Emil Jannings as Gen. Dolgorucki/Grand Duke Sergius Alexander and "The Way of All Flesh" as August Schilling

(2 wins, but back then, actors received one Oscar for multiple films)

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Richard Barthelmess - The Noose as Nickie Elkins
The Patent Leather Kid as Patent Leather Kid
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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.7
1928/1929 ~ Warner Baxter as The Cisco Kid

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George Bancroft - Thunderbolt as Thunderbolt Jim Lang
Chester Morris - Alibi as Chick Williams (No. 1065)
Paul Muni - The Valiant as James Dyke
Lewis Stone - The Patriot as Count Pahlen
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People who added this item 23 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.4
Disraeli (1929)
1929/1930 ~ George Arliss as Benjamin Disraeli

Nominees:
George Arliss - The Green Goddess as The Raja of Rukh
Wallace Beery - The Big House as 'Machine Gun' Butch Schmidt
Maurice Chevalier - The Big Pond as Pierre Mirande and The Love Parade as Count Alfred Renard
Ronald Colman - Bulldog Drummond as Capt. Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond and Condemned as Michel
Lawrence Tibbett - The Rogue Song as Yegor
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People who added this item 34 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0
1930/1931 ~ Lionel Barrymore as Stephen Ashe

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Adolphe Menjou - The Front Page as Walter Burns
Jackie Cooper - Skippy as Skippy Skinner
Richard Dix - Cimarron as Yancey Cravat
Fredric March - The Royal Family of Broadway as Tony Cavendish
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1931/1932 ~ Fredric March as Dr. Henry L. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde

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Wallace Beery - The Champ as Champ (tie)
Alfred Lunt - The Guardsman as The Actor
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People who added this item 59 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
1932/1933 ~ Charles Laughton as King Henry VIII

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Leslie Howard - Berkeley Square as Peter Standish
Paul Muni - I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang as James Allen
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People who added this item 855 Average listal rating (512 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
1934 ~ Clark Gable as Peter Warne

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Frank Morgan - The Affairs of Cellini as Alessandro - Duke of Florence
William Powell - The Thin Man as Nick Charles
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1935 ~ Victor McLaglen as Gypo Nolan

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Clark Gable - Mutiny on the Bounty as Christian
Charles Laughton - Mutiny on the Bounty as Bligh
Franchot Tone - Mutiny on the Bounty as Byam
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1936 ~ Paul Muni as Louis Pasteur

Nominees:
Gary Cooper - Mr. Deeds Goes to Town as Longfellow Deeds
Walter Huston - Dodsworth as Sam Dodsworth
William Powell - My Man Godfrey as Godfrey
Spencer Tracy - San Francisco as Father Mullin
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People who added this item 133 Average listal rating (68 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8
1937 ~ Spencer Tracy as Manuel

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Charles Boyer - Conquest as Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte
Fredric March - A Star Is Born as Norman Maine
Robert Montgomery - Night Must Fall as Danny
Paul Muni - The Life of Emile Zola as Emile Zola
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People who added this item 75 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
Boys Town (1938)
1938 ~ Spencer Tracy as Father Flanagan

Nominees:
Charles Boyer - Algiers as Pepe le Moko
James Cagney - Angels with Dirty Faces as Rocky Sullivan
Robert Donat - The Citadel as Andrew
Leslie Howard - Pygmalion as Professor Henry Higgins
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1939 ~ Robert Donat as Mr. Chips

Nominees:
Laurence Olivier - Wuthering Heights as Heathcliff
Clark Gable - Gone with the Wind as Rhett Butler - a Visitor from Charleston
Mickey Rooney - Babes in Arms as Mickey Moran
James Stewart - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as Jefferson Smith
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1940 ~ James Stewart as Macaulay Connor

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Charles Chaplin - The Great Dictator as Adenoid Hynkel (Dictator of Tomania)/A Jewish Barber
Henry Fonda - The Grapes of Wrath as Tom Joad
Raymond Massey - Abe Lincoln in Illinois as Abraham Lincoln
Laurence Olivier - Rebecca as 'Maxim' de Winter
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People who added this item 198 Average listal rating (106 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
1941 ~ Gary Cooper as Alvin Cullum York

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Cary Grant - Penny Serenade as Roger Adams
Walter Huston - The Devil and Daniel Webster as Mr. Scratch
Robert Montgomery - Here Comes Mr. Jordan as Joe Pendleton
Orson Welles - Citizen Kane as Charles Foster Kane
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1942 ~ James Cagney as George M. Cohan

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Ronald Colman - Random Harvest as Charles Rainier
Gary Cooper - The Pride of the Yankees as Henry Louis 'Lou' Gehrig
Walter Pidgeon - Mrs. Miniver as Clem Miniver
Monty Woolley - The Pied Piper as Howard
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People who added this item 31 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
1943 ~ Paul Lukas as Kurt Muller

Nominees:
Humphrey Bogart - Casablanca as Rick Blaine
Gary Cooper - For Whom the Bell Tolls as Robert Jordan
Walter Pidgeon - Madame Curie as Pierre Curie
Mickey Rooney - The Human Comedy as Homer Macauley
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People who added this item 101 Average listal rating (53 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
1944 ~ Bing Crosby as Father Chuck O'Malley

Nominees:
Charles Boyer - Gaslight as Gregory Anton
Barry Fitzgerald - Going My Way as Father Fitzgibbon
Cary Grant - None but the Lonely Heart as Ernie Mott
Alexander Knox - Wilson as Woodrow Wilson
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1945 ~ Ray Milland as Don Birnam

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Bing Crosby - The Bells of St. Mary's as Father Chuck O'Malley
Gene Kelly - Anchors Aweigh as Joseph Brady
Gregory Peck - The Keys of the Kingdom as Father Francis Chisholm
Cornel Wilde - A Song to Remember as Frédéric Chopin
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1946 ~ Fredric March as Al Stephenson

Nominees:
Laurence Olivier - Henry V as King Henry V of England
Larry Parks - The Jolson Story as Al Jolson
Gregory Peck - The Yearling as Ezra 'Penny' Baxter
James Stewart - It's a Wonderful Life as George Bailey
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People who added this item 42 Average listal rating (23 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
A Double Life (1947)
1947 ~ Ronald Colman as Anthony John

Nominees:
John Garfield - Body and Soul as Charlie Davis
Gregory Peck - Gentleman's Agreement as Philip Schuyler Green aka Greenberg
Michael Redgrave - Mourning Becomes Electra as Orin Mannon
William Powell - Life with Father as Clarence Day, Sr.
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People who added this item 223 Average listal rating (122 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
1948 ~ Laurence Olivier as Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Nominees:
Lew Ayres - Johnny Belinda as Dr. Robert Richardson
Montgomery Clift - The Search as Ralph 'Steve' Stevenson
Dan Dailey - When My Baby Smiles at Me as 'Skid' Johnson
Clifton Webb - Sitting Pretty as Lynn Belvedere
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1949 ~ Broderick Crawford as Willie Stark

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Kirk Douglas - Champion as Michael 'Midge' Kelly
Gregory Peck - Twelve O'Clock High as General Savage
Richard Todd - The Hasty Heart as Cpl. Lachlan 'Lachie' MacLachlan
John Wayne - Sands of Iwo Jima as Sgt. John M. Stryker
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People who added this item 47 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
1950 ~ José Ferrer as Cyrano de Bergerac

Nominees:
Louis Calhern - The Magnificent Yankee as Oliver Wendell Holmes
William Holden - Sunset Boulevard as Joe Gillis
James Stewart - Harvey as Elwood P. Dowd
Spencer Tracy - Father of the Bride as Stanley T. Banks
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1951 ~ Humphrey Bogart as Charlie Allnut

Nominees:
Marlon Brando - A Streetcar Named Desire as Stanley Kowalski
Montgomery Clift - A Place in the Sun as George Eastman
Arthur Kennedy - Bright Victory as Larry Nevins
Fredric March - Death of a Salesman as Willy Loman
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People who added this item 718 Average listal rating (470 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
1952 ~ Gary Cooper as Marshal Will Kane

Nominees:
Marlon Brando - Viva Zapata! as Emiliano Zapata
Kirk Douglas - The Bad and the Beautiful as Jonathan
José Ferrer - Moulin Rouge as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec / The Comte de Toulouse-Lautrec
Alec Guinness - The Lavender Hill Mob as Henry Holland
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People who added this item 398 Average listal rating (245 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
1953 ~ William Holden as Sgt. J.J. Sefton

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Marlon Brando - Julius Caesar as Mark Antony
Richard Burton - The Robe as Marcellus Gallio
Montgomery Clift - From Here to Eternity as Pvt. Robert E. Lee 'Prew' Prewitt
Burt Lancaster - From Here to Eternity as 1st Sgt. Milton Warden
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1954 ~ Marlon Brando as Terry Malloy

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Humphrey Bogart - The Caine Mutiny as Lt. Cmdr. Philip Francis Queeg
Bing Crosby - The Country Girl as Frank Elgin
James Mason - A Star Is Born as Norman Maine
Dan O'Herlihy - The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe as Robinson Crusoe
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People who added this item 236 Average listal rating (133 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Marty (1955)
1955 ~ Ernest Borgnine as Marty Piletti

Nominees:
James Cagney - Love Me or Leave Me as Martin Snyder
James Dean - East of Eden as Cal Trask (posthumous nomination)
Frank Sinatra - The Man with the Golden Arm as Frankie Machine
Spencer Tracy - Bad Day at Black Rock as John J. Macreedy
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People who added this item 331 Average listal rating (200 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
1956 ~ Yul Brynner as King Mongkut of Siam

Nominees:
James Dean - Giant as Jett Rink (posthumous nomination)
Kirk Douglas - Lust for Life as Vincent Van Gogh
Rock Hudson - Giant as "Bick Benedict"
Laurence Olivier - Richard III as Richard III
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1957 ~ Alec Guinness as Col. Nicholson

Nominees:
Marlon Brando - Sayonara as Maj. Lloyd 'Ace' Gruver - USAF
Anthony Franciosa - A Hatful of Rain as Polo Pope
Charles Laughton - Witness for the Prosecution as Sir Wilfrid Robarts, lawyer
Anthony Quinn - Wild Is the Wind as Gino
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1958 ~ David Niven as Major Angus Pollock

Nominees:
Tony Curtis - The Defiant Ones as John 'Joker' Jackson
Paul Newman - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as Brick Pollitt
Sidney Poitier - The Defiant Ones as Noah Cullen
Spencer Tracy - The Old Man and the Sea as The Old Man / Narrator
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People who added this item 1343 Average listal rating (783 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
1959 ~ Charlton Heston as Judah Ben-Hur

Nominees:
Laurence Harvey - Room at the Top as Joe Lampton
Jack Lemmon - Some Like It Hot as Jerry - 'Daphne'
Paul Muni - The Last Angry Man as Dr. Sam Abelman
James Stewart - Anatomy of a Murder as Paul Biegler
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People who added this item 83 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Elmer Gantry (1960)
1960 ~ Burt Lancaster as Elmer Gantry

Nominees:
Trevor Howard - Sons and Lovers as Walter Morel
Jack Lemmon - The Apartment as C. C. 'Bud' Baxter
Laurence Olivier - The Entertainer as Archie Rice
Spencer Tracy - Inherit the Wind as Henry Drummond
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1961 ~ Maximilian Schell as Hans Rolfe

Nominees:
Charles Boyer - Fanny as Cesar
Paul Newman - The Hustler as Eddie Felson
Spencer Tracy - Judgment at Nuremberg as Chief Judge Dan Haywood
Stuart Whitman - The Mark as Jim Fuller
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1962 ~ Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch

Nominees:
Burt Lancaster - Birdman of Alcatraz as Robert Stroud
Jack Lemmon - Days of Wine and Roses as Joe Clay
Marcello Mastroianni - Divorce, Italian Style as Ferdinando Cefalù
Peter O'Toole - Lawrence of Arabia as T. E. Lawrence
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1963 ~ Sidney Poitier as Homer Smith

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Albert Finney - Tom Jones as Tom Jones
Richard Harris - This Sporting Life as Frank Machin
Rex Harrison - Cleopatra as Caesar
Paul Newman - Hud as Hud Bannon
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People who added this item 1329 Average listal rating (744 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
1964 ~ Rex Harrison as Professor Henry Higgins

Nominees:
Richard Burton - Becket as Thomas à Becket
Peter O'Toole - Becket as King Henry II
Anthony Quinn - Zorba the Greek as Alexis Zorba
Peter Sellers - Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb as Group Captain Lionel Mandrake / President Merkin Muffley / Dr. Strangelove
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People who added this item 157 Average listal rating (110 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
Cat Ballou (1965)
1965 ~ Lee Marvin as Kid Shelleen/Tim Strawn

Nominees:
Richard Burton - The Spy Who Came in from the Cold as Alec Leamas
Laurence Olivier - Othello as Othello
Rod Steiger - The Pawnbroker as Sol Nazerman
Oskar Werner - Ship of Fools as Willie Schumann
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1966 ~ Paul Scofield as Sir Thomas More

Nominees:
Alan Arkin - The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming as Lt. Rozanov
Richard Burton - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? as George
Michael Caine - Alfie as Alfie Elkins
Steve McQueen - The Sand Pebbles as Holman
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1967 ~ Rod Steiger as Police Chief Bill Gillespie

Nominees:
Warren Beatty - Bonnie and Clyde as Clyde Barrow
Dustin Hoffman - The Graduate as Benjamin Braddock
Paul Newman - Cool Hand Luke as Luke Jackson
Spencer Tracy - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner as Matt Drayton (posthumous nomination)
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People who added this item 66 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
Charly (1968)
1968 ~ Cliff Robertson as Charly Gordon

Nominees:
Alan Arkin - The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter as John Singer
Alan Bates - The Fixer as Yakov Bok
Ron Moody - Oliver! as Fagin
Peter O'Toole - The Lion in Winter as Henry II
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People who added this item 401 Average listal rating (255 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
1969 ~ John Wayne as Marshal Reuben J. 'Rooster' Cogburn

Nominees:
Richard Burton - Anne of the Thousand Days as King Henry VIII
Dustin Hoffman - Midnight Cowboy as Enrico Salvatore 'Ratso' Rizzo
Peter O'Toole - Goodbye, Mr. Chips as Arthur Chipping
Jon Voight - Midnight Cowboy as Joe Buck
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People who added this item 667 Average listal rating (410 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
1970 ~ George C. Scott as Gen. George S. Patton Jr. (declined)

Nominees:
Melvyn Douglas - I Never Sang for My Father as Tom Garrison
James Earl Jones - The Great White Hope as Jack Jefferson
Jack Nicholson - Five Easy Pieces as Robert Eroica Dupea
Ryan O'Neal - Love Story as Oliver Barrett IV
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People who added this item 1022 Average listal rating (628 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
1971 ~ Gene Hackman as Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle

Nominees:
Peter Finch - Sunday Bloody Sunday as Dr. Daniel Hirsh
Walter Matthau - Kotch as Joseph P. Kotcher
George C. Scott - The Hospital as Dr. Herbert Bock
Topol - Fiddler on the Roof as Tevye
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People who added this item 6097 Average listal rating (3812 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.2
1972 ~ Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone (declined)

Nominees:
Michael Caine - Sleuth as Milo Tindle
Laurence Olivier - Sleuth as Andrew Wyke
Peter O'Toole - The Ruling Class as Jack Gurney, 14th Earl of Gurney
Paul Winfield - Sounder as Nathan Lee Morgan
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People who added this item 60 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.9
1973 ~ Jack Lemmon as Harry Stoner

Nominees:
Marlon Brando - Last Tango in Paris as Paul
Jack Nicholson - The Last Detail as SM1 Billy 'Bad Ass' Buddusky
Al Pacino - Serpico as Frank Serpico
Robert Redford - The Sting as Johnny Hooker
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1974 ~ Art Carney as Harry Coombes

Nominees:
Albert Finney - Murder on the Orient Express as Hercule Poirot
Dustin Hoffman - Lenny as Lenny Bruce
Jack Nicholson - Chinatown as Jake 'J.J.' Gittes
Al Pacino - The Godfather Part II as Don Michael Corleone
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1975 ~ Jack Nicholson as R.P. McMurphy

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Walter Matthau - The Sunshine Boys as Willy Clark
Al Pacino - Dog Day Afternoon as Sonny Wortzik
Maximilian Schell - The Man in the Glass Booth as Arthur Goldman
James Whitmore - Give 'em Hell, Harry! as Harry Truman
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People who added this item 1052 Average listal rating (650 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
1976 ~ Peter Finch as Howard Beale (posthumous win)

Nominees:
Robert De Niro - Taxi Driver as Travis Bickle
Giancarlo Giannini - Seven Beauties as Pasqualino Frafuso
William Holden - Network as Max Schumacher
Sylvester Stallone - Rocky as Rocky Balboa
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1977 ~ Richard Dreyfuss as Elliot Garfield

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Woody Allen - Annie Hall as Alvy Singer
Richard Burton - Equus as Martin Dysart
Marcello Mastroianni - A Special Day as Gabriele
John Travolta - Saturday Night Fever as Tony Manero
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