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The Oscars – Best Actor Awards

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# 1: Who won the Best Actor Award for his role as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln 2013?

Abraham Lincoln Movie
Daniel Day-Lewis won his third award for the role as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln. Previously, he has won Academy Awards for Best Actor for his portrayals of Christy Brown in My Left Foot (1989) and Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (2007).

# 2: Which American actor appeared in most movies before winning an Oscar for Best Actor?

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Appearing the first time as an unbilled football player in Brown of Harvard (1926), John Wayne starred in over 170 movies. He had to wait until 1969 (almost 150 films) before receiving an Academy Award for his role in True Grit.

He was only nominated twice for Best Actor.

# 3: In 2014, Matthew McConaughey won the Oscar for his role in:

Matthew McConaughey - Best Actor Award
Matthew McConaughey won the Best Actor Award for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.

# 4: Who won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in Hamlet at the 21st Academy Awards in 1949?

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Hamlet won the award for Best Picture at the 21st Academy Awards in 1949. Laurence Olivier won the award for Best Actor in a leading role. Olivier also directed the film. It was the first time an actor directed himself in an Oscar-winning performance.

# 5: Who received an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Boys Town in 1939?

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The 11th Academy Awards in 1939, Spencer Tracy was awarded the Best Actor Oscar for his role in Boys Town. Spencer Tracy became the first lead actor to win two years in a row.

In 1941, MGM made a sequel, Men of Boys Town, with Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney reprising their roles from the earlier film.

# 6: Humphrey Bogart won his only Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in which movie?

Dark Passage
The Maltese Falcon
The African Queen
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The role of Charlie Allnutt in The African Queen won Bogart his only Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 1951.

# 7: In 2009, Sean Penn won the Best Actor Award for his role in this film:

The Tree of Life
Milk
The Assassination of Richard Nixon
All the King's Men
Sean Penn has won the Best Actor Academy Awards for his roles in the mystery drama Mystic River (2003) and the biopic Milk (2008).

# 8: In 1961, Peter Ustinov got an Oscar for his role as Batiatus in:

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Spartacus received four academy awards in 1961, including an Oscar to Peter Ustinov for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

# 9: In 2007, Forest Whitaker won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as which brutal Ugandan dictator?

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Forest Whitaker received outstanding critical acclaim for his performance as dictator Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland. He won Best Actor at the 79th Academy Awards in 2007.

# 10: Who received the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in The Color of Money (1986)?

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At the 59th Academy Awards in 1987, Paul Newman received the Best Actor Award for his role in The Color of Money, directed by Martin Scorsese (not nominated).

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Best Actor Awards

The first Oscar for Best Actor was presented in 1929 to actor Emil Jannings. He got the award for his performances in The Last Command (1928) and The Way of All Flesh (1927).

Not an easy one to remember, unless you are a real movie buff. But perhaps you remember some of these great actors. All of them have been awarded an Oscar for a leading or supporting role in a memorable movie.

The average score on this Best Actor Quiz is 7 correct answers. Can you do better?

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