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An incomplete list of the winners of the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Award for Best Actor :

Contents

1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

Winners

1940s

Year Winner Film Role
1945 Ray Milland The Lost Weekend Don Birnam
1946 Laurence Olivier Henry V King Henry V
1947 Michael Redgrave Mourning Becomes Electra
1948 Walter Huston The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Howard
1949 Ralph Richardson The Heiress Austin Sloper
The Fallen Idol Baines
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1950s

Year Winner Film Role
1950 Alec Guinness Kind Hearts and Coronets
1951 Richard Basehart Fourteen Hours
1952 Ralph Richardson Breaking the Sound Barrier
1953 James Mason The Desert Rats
Face to Face
The Man Between
Julius Caesar
1954 Bing Crosby The Country Girl
1955 Ernest Borgnine Marty
1956 Yul Brynner Anastasia
The King and I
The Ten Commandments
1957 Alec Guinness The Bridge on the River Kwai
1958 Spencer Tracy The Last Hurrah
The Old Man and the Sea
1959 Victor Sjöström Wild Strawberries

1960s

Year Winner Film Role
1960 Robert Mitchum Home from the Hill Wade Hunnicutt
The Sundowners
1961 Albert Finney Saturday Night and Sunday Morning Arthur Seaton
1962 Jason Robards, Jr. Long Day's Journey Into Night James Tyrone, Jr.
Tender is the Night Dick Diver
1963 Rex Harrison Cleopatra Julius Caesar
1964 Anthony Quinn Zorba the Greek (Alexis Zorbas) Alexis Zorba
1965 Lee Marvin Cat Ballou Kid Shelleen/Tim Strawn
Ship of Fools Bill Tenny
1966 Paul Scofield A Man for All Seasons Thomas More
1967 Peter Finch Far from the Madding Crowd William Boldwood
1968 Cliff Robertson Charly Charly Gordon
1969 Peter O'Toole Goodbye, Mr. Chips Arthur Chipping

1970s

Year Winner Film Role
1970 George C. Scott Patton George S. Patton
1971 Gene Hackman The French Connection Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle
1972 Peter O'Toole Man of La Mancha Don Quixote de La Mancha
The Ruling Class Jack Gurney
1973 Al Pacino Serpico Frank Serpico
Robert Ryan The Iceman Cometh Larry Slade
1974 Gene Hackman The Conversation Harry Caul
1975 Jack Nicholson One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Randle McMurphy
1976 David Carradine Bound for Glory Woody Guthrie
1977 John Travolta Saturday Night Fever Tony Manero
1978 Jon Voight Coming Home Luke Martin
Laurence Olivier The Boys from Brazil Ezra Lieberman
1979 Peter Sellers Being There Chance

1980s

Year Winner Film Role
1980 Robert DeNiro Raging Bull Jake LaMotta
1981 Henry Fonda On Golden Pond Norman Thayer
1982 Ben Kingsley Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi
1983 Tom Conti Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence John Lawrence
Reuben, Reuben Gowan McGland
1984 Victor Banerjee A Passage to India Aziz H. Ahmed
1985 William Hurt Kiss of the Spider Woman Luis Molina
Raúl Juliá Valentin Arregui
1986 Paul Newman The Color of Money Fast Eddie Felson
1987 Michael Douglas Wall Street Gordon Gekko
1988 Gene Hackman Mississippi Burning Rupert Anderson
1989 Morgan Freeman Driving Miss Daisy Hoke Colburn

1990s

Year Winner Film Role
1990 Robert DeNiro Awakenings Leonard Lowe
Robin Williams Malcolm Sayer
1991 Warren Beatty Bugsy Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel
1992 Jack Lemmon Glengarry Glen Ross Shelley Levene
1993 Anthony Hopkins The Remains of the Day James Stevens
1994 Tom Hanks Forrest Gump Forrest Gump
1995 Nicolas Cage Leaving Las Vegas Ben Sanderson
1996 Tom Cruise Jerry Maguire Jerry Maguire
1997 Jack Nicholson As Good as It Gets Melvin Udall
1998 Ian McKellen Gods and Monsters James Whale
1999 Russell Crowe The Insider Jeffrey Wigand

2000s

Year Winner Film Role
2000 Javier Bardem Before Night Falls Reinaldo Arenas
2001 Billy Bob Thornton Bandits
The Man Who Wasn't There
Monster's Ball
Terry Lee Collins
Ed Crane
Hank Grotowski
2002 Campbell Scott Roger Dodger Roger Swanson
2003 Sean Penn 21 Grams
Mystic River
Paul Rivers
Jimmy Markum
2004 Jamie Foxx Ray Ray Charles
2005 Philip Seymour Hoffman Capote Truman Capote
2006 Forest Whitaker The Last King of Scotland Idi Amin
2007 George Clooney Michael Clayton Michael Clayton
2008 Clint Eastwood Gran Torino Walt Kowalski
2009 George Clooney Up in the Air Ryan Bingham
Morgan Freeman Invictus Nelson Mandela

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