And the Oscar goes to…(Best Actor)

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After seeing female movie icons and Oscar winners,  it’s time to give the males a chance to shine. Presenting some of the most talented actors in the American film industry, all with at least one Academy Award under their belt. Once again, scroll down and enjoy.

 

P.S. I’m all for Jean Dujardin to win the Best Actor award tomorrow. He rightfully deserves it. I would say the closest competitor he has would be George Clooney(based purely on his Golden Globe win), but I’m crossing my fingers and toes for Dujardin to lift that trophy high.

 

Spencer Tracy accepting his award for his role in Captain Courageous. Just the next year, he would be taking home another Oscar for Boys Town. Altogether, he has 9 Oscar nominations to his name.

 

A very dapper looking Gary Cooper holding high his golden statuette for his role in Sergeant York. Later on in his career, he goes on to accept the Oscar once again for the film High Noon.

 

Laurence Olivier examines his statuette after his Best Actor win for the movie Hamlet.

 

The iconic Marlon Brando looks absolutely charming whilst accepting the Oscar for his role as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront. But most people will remember him from his later Best Actor winning role: The Godfather.

 

A dashing Humphrey Bogart celebrating his win for his performance in the movie The African Queen.

 

Alas I was unable to find a photo of John  Wayne with his Oscar statuette. But he won the Best Actor award for his turn in the iconic western True Grit.

 

Jack Nicholson is a man with serious acting chops. He has 2 Best Actor trophies  to boast of (for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and As Good As It Gets), and an impressive 8 Academy Award nominations to his name.

 

Al Pacino holds that gold statuette high for his win in the movie Scent of a Woman. Like Marlon Brando, Al will be known for his other roles in The Godfather, and Scarface.

 

Dustin Hoffman exuding much charm and dignity while posing with the Oscar in his hands. This amazing actor won his Oscar for his impressive performance in Kramer vs. Kramer, and collected yet another trophy later in his career for the film Rain Man.

 

It will always be remembered that Anthony Hopkins won Best Actor for his role as the horrific Hannibal Lector in The Silence of the Lambs. Still one of the most stunning performances in a movie till date.

 

Sean Penn smiles with his statuette,  presented to him for his performance in Milk. This was his second award, with his first a few years before, for his role in Mystic River.

 

Tom Hanks modestly holds up his award for his winning role in one of my all-time favourite movies, Forrest Gump. Just the previous year, he won the Best Actor for Philadelphia.

 

Jeff Bridges has dominated Best Actor nominations in recent years, winning one for his role as Bad Blake in Crazy Heart, and procuring an Oscar nom for reprising John Wayne’s classic character in the remake of True Grit. It is probably a good idea to look out for him in future award spots…

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