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The Oscars – Best Actor Awards

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# 1: 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.

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

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

# 3: 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.

# 4: 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.

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

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

# 6: For which film did Leonardo DiCaprio win his first Best Actor Award?

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In 2016, Leonardo DiCaprio had been nominated for six Academy Awards (five for acting and one for producing). For his role as Hugh Glass in The Revenant, he won his first Academy Award for Best Actor.

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

Forest Whitaker won the Academy Award
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.

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

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

# 9: Who plays the role as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the award winning The Silence of the Lambs (1991)?

The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American film directed by Jonathan Demme. Jodie Foster plays the role as Clarice Starling and Anthony Hopkins the role as Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Anthony Hopkins won the Academy Award for Best Actor. The film won five Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director (Demme), Best Actor (Hopkins), Best Actress (Foster), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Ted Tally).

# 10: 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).

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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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