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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: 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).

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

Dark Passage
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
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.

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

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

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

Leonardo DiCaprio
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: 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.

# 8: 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).

# 9: Jack Nicholson has been awarded an Oscar for his role in which of these films?

As Good as It Gets
Easy Rider
A Few Good Men
About Schmidt
Jack Nicholson was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in Easy Rider and A Few Good Men, but did not win. He was nominated for the Oscar in a leading role with As Good as It Gets and About Schmidt. He won the Oscar for his role as Melvin Udall in As Good as It Gets. Helen Hunt, who plays a single mother with a chronically ill son, won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

# 10: 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.

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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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