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The Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role is an award presented annually by the Screen Actors Guild to honour the finest male acting achievements in a motion picture in a lead role. The award is presented at a ceremony alongside the other guild awards since the awards inception in 1994

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History

A total of 14 Actors have been presented to 13 different actors over the 14 years of the awards existence, accounting for repeat winners. The first recipient of the Actor was Tom Hanks for Forrest Gump and the most recent recipient was Sean Penn for Milk. There has never been a tie for the award. The category stands alongside the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Motion Picture, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture as one of the awards presented by the Screen Actors Guild to honor single performance in a motion picture.

In addition, only four actors who've won this award have not gone on to win the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. These actors were Benicio del Toro for Traffic (who won for Best Supporting Actor), Russell Crowe for A Beautiful Mind, Daniel Day-Lewis for Gangs of New York, and Johnny Depp for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Superlatives

Superlative Leading Actor Supporting Actor Overall
Actor with most awards Daniel Day-Lewis 2 Daniel Day-Lewis 2
Actor with most nominations Russell Crowe, Sean Penn 4 Chris Cooper 3 Russell Crowe, Sean Penn 4
Actor with most nominations
without ever winning
Denzel Washington 2 Chris Cooper 3 Don Cheadle, Chris Cooper 3
Film with most nominations The Shawshank Redemption 2 The Birdcage, Crash,
No Country for Old Men, The Contender
2 Several films* 2
Oldest Winner Jack Nicholson
(As Good As It Gets, 1998)
60 Jack Nicholson
(As Good As It Gets, 1998)
60 Jack Nicholson
(As Good As It Gets, 1998)
60
Oldest Nominee Peter O'Toole
(Venus, 2007)
74 Christopher Plummer
(The Last Station, 2010)
82 Christopher Plummer
(The Last Station, 2010)
82
Youngest Winner Nicolas Cage
(Leaving Las Vegas, 1996)
32 Heath Ledger
(The Dark Knight, 2009)
28 Heath Ledger
(The Dark Knight, 2009)
28
Youngest Nominee Jamie Bell
(Billy Elliot, 2001)
14 Haley Joel Osment
(The Sixth Sense, 2000)
11 Haley Joel Osment
(The Sixth Sense, 2000)
11
* As Good as It Gets, The Birdcage, Crash, Forrest Gump, Good Will Hunting, Jerry Maguire, No Country for Old Men, Pulp Fiction, The Shawshank Redemption, The Contender

Winners and nominees

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Notes

1990s

Year Winners and nominees Film Role
1994 Tom Hanks Forrest Gump Forrest Gump †
Morgan Freeman The Shawshank Redemption Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding ‡
Paul Newman Nobody's Fool Sully Sullivan ‡
Tim Robbins The Shawshank Redemption Andy Dufresne
John Travolta Pulp Fiction Vincent Vega ‡
1995 Nicolas Cage Leaving Las Vegas Ben Sanderson †
Anthony Hopkins Nixon Richard Nixon
James Earl Jones Cry, the Beloved Country Stephen Kumalo
Sean Penn Dead Man Walking Matthew Poncelet ‡
Massimo Troisi The Postman (Il postino) Mario Ruoppolo ‡
1996 Geoffrey Rush Shine David Helfgott
Tom Cruise Jerry Maguire Jerry Maguire ‡
Ralph Fiennes The English Patient László de Almásy ‡
Woody Harrelson The People vs. Larry Flynt Larry Flynt
Billy Bob Thornton Sling Blade Karl Childers
1997 Jack Nicholson As Good as It Gets Melvin Udall †
Matt Damon Good Will Hunting Will Hunting ‡
Robert Duvall The Apostle Euliss "Sonny" Dewey ‡
Peter Fonda Ulee's Gold Ulysses "Ulee" Jackson ‡
Dustin Hoffman Wag the Dog Stanley Motss ‡
1998 Roberto Benigni Life Is Beautiful (La vita è bella) Guido Orefice †
Joseph Fiennes Shakespeare in Love William Shakespeare
Tom Hanks Saving Private Ryan John Miller ‡
Ian McKellen Gods and Monsters James Whale
Nick Nolte Affliction Wade Whitehouse ‡
1999 Kevin Spacey American Beauty Lester Burnham †
Jim Carrey Man on the Moon Andy Kaufman
Russell Crowe The Insider Jeffrey Wigand
Philip Seymour Hoffman Flawless Walt Koontz
Denzel Washington The Hurricane Rubin "Hurricane" Carter

2000s

Year Winners and nominees Film Role
2000 Benicio del Toro Traffic Javier Rodriguez
Jamie Bell Billy Elliot Billy Elliot
Russell Crowe Gladiator Maximus Decimus Meridius †
Tom Hanks Cast Away Chuck Noland ‡
Geoffrey Rush Quills Marquis de Sade
2001 Russell Crowe A Beautiful Mind John Forbes Nash
Kevin Kline Life as a House George Monroe
Sean Penn I Am Sam Sam Dawson ‡
Denzel Washington Training Day Alonzo Harris †
Tom Wilkinson In the Bedroom Matt Fowler ‡
2002 Daniel Day-Lewis Gangs of New York William "Bill the Butcher" Cutting ‡
Adrian Brody The Pianist Władysław Szpilman
Nicolas Cage Adaptation. Charlie Kaufman/Donald Kaufman ‡
Richard Gere Chicago Billy Flynn
Jack Nicholson About Schmidt Warren Schmidt ‡
2003 Johnny Depp Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Jack Sparrow ‡
Peter Dinklage The Station Agent Finbar McBride
Ben Kingsley House of Sand and Fog Massoud Behrani ‡
Bill Murray Lost in Translation Bob Harris ‡
Sean Penn Mystic River Jimmy Markum †
2004 Jamie Foxx Ray Ray Charles
Don Cheadle Hotel Rwanda Paul Rusesabagina
Johnny Depp Finding Neverland J. M. Barrie
Leonardo DiCaprio The Aviator Howard Hughes
Paul Giamatti Sideways Miles Raymond
2005 Philip Seymour Hoffman Capote Truman Capote
Russell Crowe Cinderella Man James J. Braddock
Heath Ledger Brokeback Mountain Ennis del Mar ‡
Joaquin Phoenix Walk the Line Johnny Cash
David Strathairn Good Night, and Good Luck. Edward R. Murrow
2006 Forest Whitaker The Last King of Scotland Idi Amin
Leonardo DiCaprio Blood Diamond Danny Archer ‡
Ryan Gosling Half Nelson Dan Dunne ‡
Peter O'Toole Venus Maurice ‡
Will Smith The Pursuit of Happyness Chris Gardner
2007 Daniel Day-Lewis There Will Be Blood Daniel Plainview †
George Clooney Michael Clayton Michael Clayton ‡
Ryan Gosling Lars and the Real Girl Lars Lindstrom
Emile Hirsch Into the Wild Christopher McCandless
Viggo Mortensen Eastern Promises Nikolai Luzhin ‡
2008 Sean Penn Milk Harvey Milk
Richard Jenkins The Visitor Walter Vale ‡
Frank Langella Frost/Nixon Richard Nixon
Brad Pitt The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Benjamin Button ‡
Mickey Rourke The Wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson ‡
2009 Jeff Bridges Crazy Heart Bad Blake †
George Clooney Up in the Air Ryan Bingham
Colin Firth A Single Man George Falconer
Morgan Freeman Invictus Nelson Mandela
Jeremy Renner The Hurt Locker William James

Trivia

Multiple winners

2 wins

Multiple nominees

2 nominations

3 nominations

  • Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, Cast Away)

4 nominations

  • Russell Crowe (The Insider, Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man)
  • Sean Penn (Dead Man Walking, I Am Sam, Mystic River, Milk)

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