BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role


BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role has been presented to its winners since 1952 and actors of all nationalities are eligible to receive the award.

Winners 1968-present

In 1968, the two prizes of British and Foreign actor were combined to create a single Best Actor award. Its current title, for Best Actor in a Leading Role, has been used since 1995.

*2008 - Daniel Day-Lewis - "There Will Be Blood" as Daniel Plainview
**George Clooney - "Michael Clayton" as Michael Clayton
**James McAvoy - "Atonement" as Robbie Turner
**Viggo Mortensen - "Eastern Promises" as Nikolai
**Ulrich Mühe - "The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen)" as Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler

*2007 - Forest Whitaker - "The Last King of Scotland" as Idi Amin
**Daniel Craig – "Casino Royale" as James Bond
**Peter O'Toole – "Venus" as Maurice
**Leonardo DiCaprio – "The Departed" as Billy Costigan
**Richard Griffiths – "The History Boys" as Hector

*2006 - Philip Seymour Hoffman - "Capote" as Truman Capote
**Joaquin Phoenix – "Walk the Line" as Johnny Cash
**Heath Ledger – "Brokeback Mountain" as Ennis Del Mar
**David Strathairn – "Good Night, and Good Luck." as Edward R. Murrow
**Ralph Fiennes – "The Constant Gardener" as Justin Quayle

*2005 - Jamie Foxx - "Ray" as Ray Charles
**Leonardo DiCaprio – "The Aviator" as Howard Hughes
**Johnny Depp – "Finding Neverland" as Sir James Matthew Barrie
**Jim Carrey – "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" as Joel Barish
**Gael García Bernal – "The Motorcycle Diaries (Diarios de motocicleta)" as Ernesto Guevara

*2004 - Bill Murray - "Lost in Translation" as Bob Harris
**Benicio del Toro – "21 Grams" as Jack Jordan
**Sean Penn – "21 Grams" as Paul Rivers
**Sean Penn – "Mystic River" as Jimmy Markum
**Jude Law – "Cold Mountain" as Inman
**Johnny Depp – "" as Captain Jack Sparrow

*2003 - Daniel Day-Lewis - "Gangs of New York" as Bill Cutting
**Jack Nicholson – "About Schmidt" as Warren Schmidt
**Nicolas Cage – "Adaptation." as Charlie/Donald Kaufman
**Adrien Brody – "The Pianist" as Wladyslaw Szpilman
**Michael Caine – "The Quiet American" as Thomas Fowler

*2002 - Russell Crowe - "A Beautiful Mind" as John Nash
**Tom Wilkinson – "In the Bedroom" as Matt Fowler
**Jim Broadbent – "Iris" as John Bayley
**Ian McKellen – "" as Gandalf
**Kevin Spacey – "The Shipping News" as Quoyle

*2001 - Jamie Bell - "Billy Elliot" as Billy Elliot
**Tom Hanks – "Cast Away" as Chuck Noland
**Russell Crowe – "Gladiator" as Maximus
**Geoffrey Rush – "Quills" as Marquis de Sade
**Michael Douglas – "Wonder Boys" as Prof. Grady Tripp

*2000 - Kevin Spacey - "American Beauty" as Lester Burnham
**Om Puri – "East Is East" as George Khan
**Ralph Fiennes – "The End of the Affair" as Maurice Bendrix
**Russell Crowe – "The Insider" as Jeffrey Wigand
**Jim Broadbent – "Topsy-Turvy" as W. S. Gilbert

*1999 - Roberto Benigni - "Life Is Beautiful (La vita è bella)" as Guido
**Michael Caine – "Little Voice" as Ray Say
**Tom Hanks – "Saving Private Ryan" as Captain John H. Miller
**Joseph Fiennes – "Shakespeare in Love" as William Shakespeare

*1998 - Robert Carlyle - "The Full Monty" as Gaz
**Kevin Spacey – "L.A. Confidential" as Jack Vincennes
**Billy Connolly – "Mrs Brown" as John Brown
**Ray Winstone – "Nil by Mouth" as Ray

*1997 - Geoffrey Rush - "Shine" as David Helfgott
**Ralph Fiennes – "The English Patient" as Count Laszlo de Almásy
**Ian McKellen – "Richard III" as Richard III
**Timothy Spall – "Secrets & Lies" as Maurice Purley

*1996 - Nigel Hawthorne - "The Madness of King George" as George III
**Jonathan Pryce – "Carrington" as Lytton Strachey
**Nicolas Cage – "Leaving Las Vegas" as Ben Sanderson
**Massimo Troisi – "Il Postino" as Mario Ruoppolo

*1995 - Hugh Grant - "Four Weddings and a Funeral" as Charles
**Tom Hanks – "Forrest Gump" as Forrest Gump
**Terence Stamp – "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" as Ralph / Bernadette Bassenger
**John Travolta – "Pulp Fiction" as Vincent Vega

*1994 - Anthony Hopkins - "Shadowlands" as C. S. Lewis
**Anthony Hopkins – "The Remains of the Day" as James Stevens
**Liam Neeson – "Schindler's List" as Oskar Schindler
**Daniel Day-Lewis – "In the Name of the Father" as Gerry Conlon

*1993 - Robert Downey Jr. - "Chaplin" as Charlie Chaplin
** Stephen Rea - "The Crying Game" as Fergus
** Tim Robbins - "The Player" as Griffin Mill
** Daniel Day Lewis - "The Last of the Mohicans" as Nathaniel Poe

*1992 - Anthony Hopkins - "The Silence of the Lambs" as Dr. Hannibal Lecter
** Kevin Costner - "Dances with Wolves" as Lieutenant Dunbar
** Alan Rickman - "Truly, Madly, Deeply" as Jamie
** Gérard Depardieu - "Cyrano de Bergerac" as Cyrano de Bergerac

*1991 - Philippe Noiret - "Nuovo cinema Paradiso" as Alfredo
** Robert De Niro - "Goodfellas" as Jimmy Conway
** Sean Connery - "The Hunt for Red October" as Captain Marko Ramius
** Tom Cruise - "Born on the Fourth of July" as Ron Kovic

*1990 - Daniel Day-Lewis - "My Left Foot" as Christy Brown
** Dustin Hoffman - "Rain Man" as Raymond Babbit
** Robin Williams - "Dead Poets Society" as John Keating
** Kenneth Branagh - "Henry V" as Henry V

*1989 - John Cleese - "A Fish Called Wanda" as Archie Leach
** Kevin Kline - "A Fish Called Wanda" as Otto West
** Michael Douglas - "Fatal Attraction" as Dan Gallagher
** Robin Williams - "Good Morning, Vietnam" as Adrian Cronauer

*1988 - Sean Connery - "Der Name der Rose" as William of Baskerville
** Gérard Depardieu - "Jean de Florette"
** Yves Montand - "Jean de Florette"
** Gary Oldman - "Prick Up Your Ears"

*1987 - Bob Hoskins - "Mona Lisa" as George
** Woody Allen - "Hannah and Her Sisters"
** Michael Caine - "Hannah and Her Sisters"
** Paul Hogan - "Crocodile Dundee"

*1986 - William Hurt - "Kiss of the Spider Woman" as Luis Molina
** F. Murray Abraham - "Amadeus"
** Harrison Ford - "Witness"
** Victor Banerjee - "A Passage to India"

*1985 Haing S. Ngor - "The Killing Fields" as Dith Pran
** Sam Waterston - "The Killing Fields"
** Tom Courtenay - "The Dresser"
** Albert Finney - "The Dresser"

*1984 - Michael Caine - "Educating Rita" as Dr. Frank Bryant and Dustin Hoffman - "Tootsie " as Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels
** Michael Caine - "The Honorary Consul"
** Robert De Niro - "The King of Comedy"

*1983 - Ben Kingsley - "Gandhi" as Mahatma Gandhi
** Warren Beatty - "Reds"
** Henry Fonda - "On Golden Pond"
** Albert Finney - "Shoot the Moon"
** Jack Lemmon - "Missing"

*1982 - Burt Lancaster - "Atlantic City" as Lou Pascal
** Jeremy Irons - "The French Lieutenant's Woman"
** Robert De Niro - "Raging Bull"
** Bob Hoskins - "The Long Good Friday"

*1981 - John Hurt - "The Elephant Man" as John Merrick
** Dustin Hoffman - "Kramer vs. Kramer"
** Roy Scheider - "All That Jazz"
** Peter Sellers - "Being There"

*1980 - Jack Lemmon - "The China Syndrome" as Jack Godell
** Woody Allen - "Manhattan"
** Robert De Niro - "The Deer Hunter"
** Martin Sheen - "Apocalypse Now"

*1979 - Richard Dreyfuss - "The Goodbye Girl" as Elliot Garfield
** Peter Ustinov - "Death on the Nile"
** Anthony Hopkins - "Magic"

*1978 - Peter Finch - "Network" as Howard Beale
** William Holden - "Network"
** Woody Allen - "Annie Hall"
** Sylvester Stallone - "Rocky"

*1977 - Jack Nicholson - "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" as Randle McMurphy
** Robert De Niro - "Taxi Driver"
** Dustin Hoffman - "All the President's Men"
** Dustin Hoffman - "Marathon Man"
** Walter Matthau - "The Bad News Bears"
** Walter Matthau - "The Sunshine Boys"

*1976 - Al Pacino - "The Godfather Part II" as Michael Corleone, and Al Pacino - "Dog Day Afternoon" as Sonny Wortzik
** Richard Dreyfuss - "Jaws"
** Gene Hackman - "French Connection II"
** Gene Hackman - "Night Moves"
** Dustin Hoffman - "Lenny"

*1975 - Jack Nicholson - "Chinatown" as J.J. 'Jake' Gittes, and Jack Nicholson - "The Last Detail" as Billy Buddusky
** Gene Hackman - "The Conversation"
** Albert Finney - "Murder on the Orient Express"
** Al Pacino - "Serpico"

*1974 - Walter Matthau - "Charley Varrick" as Charley Varrick, and Walter Matthau - "Pete 'n' Tillie" as Pete
** Marlon Brando - "Ultimo tango a Parigi"
** Donald Sutherland - "Steelyard Blues"
** Donald Sutherland - "Don't Look Now"
** Laurence Olivier - "Sleuth"

*1973 - Gene Hackman - "The French Connection" as Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle, and Gene Hackman - "The Poseidon Adventure" as Reverend Frank Scott
** Marlon Brando - "The Godfather"
** Marlon Brando - "The Nightcomers"
** George C. Scott - "The Hospital"
** George C. Scott - "They Might Be Giants"
** Robert Shaw - "Young Winston"

*1972 - Peter Finch - "Sunday Bloody Sunday" as Dr. Daniel Hirsh
** Albert Finney - "Gumshoe"
** Dustin Hoffman - "Little Big Man"
** Dirk Bogarde - "Morte a Venezia"

*1971 - Robert Redford - "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" as the Sundance Kid, Robert Redford - "Downhill Racer" as David Chappellet, and Robert Redford - "Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here" as Deputy Sheriff Christopher Cooper
** Paul Newman - "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"
** George C. Scott - "Patton"
** Elliott Gould - "MASH"
** Elliott Gould - "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice"

*1970 - Dustin Hoffman - "John and Mary" as John, and Dustin Hoffman - "Midnight Cowboy" as Enrico 'Ratso' Rizzo
** Walter Matthau - "Hello, Dolly!"
** Walter Matthau - "The Secret Life of an American Wife"
** Nicol Williamson - "Inadmissible Evidence"
** Alan Bates - "Women in Love"

*1969 - Spencer Tracy - "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" as Matt Drayton
** Ron Moody - "Oliver!"
** Trevor Howard - "The Charge of the Light Brigade"
** Nicol Williamson - "The Bofors Gun"

Winners 1952-67

BAFTA Award for Best British Actor

*1968 Paul Scofield - "A Man for All Seasons"
** Dirk Bogarde - "Accident"
** James Mason - "The Deadly Affair"
** Dirk Bogarde - "Our Mother's House"
** Richard Burton - "The Taming of the Shrew"

*1967 Richard Burton - "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold" and Richard Burton - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
** Michael Caine - "Alfie"
** Ralph Richardson - "Doctor Zhivago"
** Ralph Richardson - "Khartoum"
** David Warner - ""
** Ralph Richardson - "The Wrong Box"

*1966 Dirk Bogarde - "Darling"
** Harry Andrews - "The Hill"
** Michael Caine - "The Ipcress File"
** Rex Harrison - "My Fair Lady"

*1965 Richard Attenborough - "Guns at Batasi" and Richard Attenborough - "Seance on a Wet Afternoon"
** Peter O'Toole - "Becket"
** Peter Sellers - ""
** Tom Courtenay - "King & Country"
** Peter Sellers - "The Pink Panther"

*1964 - Dirk Bogarde - "The Servant"
** Tom Courtenay - "Billy Liar"
** Richard Harris - "This Sporting Life"
** Albert Finney - "Tom Jones"
** Hugh Griffith - "Tom Jones"

*1963 - Peter O'Toole - "Lawrence of Arabia"
** Richard Attenborough - "The Dock Brief"
** Alan Bates - "A Kind of Loving"
** James Mason - "Lolita"
** Peter Sellers - "Only Two Can Play"
** Laurence Olivier - "Term of Trial"

*1962 - Peter Finch - "No Love for Johnnie"
** Dirk Bogarde - "Victim"

*1961 - Peter Finch - "The Trials of Oscar Wilde"
** Richard Attenborough - "The Angry Silence"
** Laurence Olivier - "The Entertainer"
** Albert Finney - "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning"
** John Fraser - "The Trials of Oscar Wilde"
** Alec Guinness - "Tunes of Glory"
**John Mills - "Tunes of Glory"

*1960 - Peter Sellers - "I'm All Right Jack"
** Laurence Olivier - "The Devil's Disciple"
** Laurence Harvey - "Expresso Bongo"
** Richard Burton - "Look Back in Anger"
** Peter Finch - "The Nun's Story"
** Stanley Baker - "Yesterday's Enemy"
** Gordon Jackson - "Yesterday's Enemy"

*1959 - Trevor Howard - "The Key"
** I.S. Johar - "Harry Black"
** Anthony Quayle - "Ice-Cold in Alex"
** Laurence Harvey - "Room at the Top"
** Donald Wolfit - "Room at the Top"
** Michael Craig - "Sea of Sand"
**Terry-Thomas - "tom thumb "

*1958 - Alec Guinness - "The Bridge on the River Kwai"
** Trevor Howard - "Manuela"
** Laurence Olivier - "The Prince and the Showgirl"
** Michael Redgrave - "Time Without Pity"
** Peter Finch - "Windom's Way"

*1957 - Peter Finch - "A Town Like Alice"
** Jack Hawkins - "The Long Arm"
** Kenneth More - "Reach for the Sky"

*1956 - Laurence Olivier - "Richard III"
** Alfie Bass - "The Bespoke Overcoat"
** Kenneth More - "The Deep Blue Sea"
** Michael Redgrave - "The Night My Number Came Up"
** Alec Guinness - "The Prisoner"
** Jack Hawkins - "The Prisoner"

*1955 - Kenneth More - "Doctor in the House"
** David Niven - "Carrington V.C."
** John Mills - "Hobson's Choice"
** Robert Donat - "Lease of Life"
** Maurice Denham - "The Purple Plain"
** Donald Wolfit - "Svengali"

*1954 - John Gielgud - "Julius Caesar"
** Jack Hawkins - "The Cruel Sea"
** Kenneth More - "Genevieve"
** Trevor Howard - "The Heart of the Matter"
** Duncan Macrae - "The Kidnappers"

*1953 - Ralph Richardson - "The Sound Barrier"
** Laurence Olivier - "Carrie"
** Alastair Sim - "Folly to Be Wise"
** Jack Hawkins - "Mandy"
** James Hayter - "The Pickwick Papers"
** Nigel Patrick - "The Sound Barrier"

BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor

*1968 - Rod Steiger - "In the Heat of the Night"
** Warren Beatty - "Bonnie and Clyde"
** Orson Welles - "Campanadas a medianoche"
** Sidney Poitier - "In the Heat of the Night"

*1967 - Rod Steiger - "The Pawnbroker"
** Sidney Poitier - "A Patch of Blue"
** Jean-Paul Belmondo - "Pierrot le fou"
** Oskar Werner - "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold"

*1966 - Lee Marvin - "Cat Ballou" and Lee Marvin - "The Killers"
** Anthony Quinn - "Alexis Zorbas"
** Innokenti Smoktunovsky - "Gamlet"
** Jack Lemmon - "Good Neighbor Sam"
** Jack Lemmon - "How to Murder Your Wife"
** Oskar Werner - "Ship of Fools"

*1965 - Marcello Mastroianni - "Ieri, oggi, domani"
** Cary Grant - "Charade"
** Sterling Hayden - ""
** Sidney Poitier - "Lilies of the Field"

*1964 - Marcello Mastroianni - "Divorzio all'italiana"
** Franco Citti - "Accattone"
** Howard Da Silva - "David and Lisa"
** Jack Lemmon - "Days of Wine and Roses"
** Paul Newman - "Hud"
** Gregory Peck - "To Kill a Mockingbird"

*1963 - Burt Lancaster - "Birdman of Alcatraz"
** Charles Laughton - "Advise and Consent"
** Robert Ryan - "Billy Budd"
** Anthony Quinn - "Lawrence of Arabia"
** George Hamilton - "Light in the Piazza"
** Kirk Douglas - "Lonely Are the Brave"
** Jean-Paul Belmondo - "Léon Morin, prêtre"
** Georges Wilson - "Une aussi longue absence"

*1962 - Paul Newman - "The Hustler"
** Vladimir Ivashov - "Ballada o soldate"
** Alberto Sordi - "The Best of Enemies"
** Montgomery Clift - "Judgment at Nuremberg"
** Maximilian Schell - "Judgment at Nuremberg"
** Sidney Poitier - "A Raisin in the Sun"
** Philippe Leroy - "Le Trou"

*1961 - Jack Lemmon - "The Apartment"
** George Hamilton - " Crime & Punishment"
** Burt Lancaster - "Elmer Gantry"
** Fredric March - "Inherit the Wind"
** Spencer Tracy - "Inherit the Wind"
** Yves Montand - "Let's Make Love"

*1960 - Jack Lemmon - "Some Like It Hot"
** James Stewart - "Anatomy of a Murder"
** Takashi Shimura - "Ikiru"
** Jean Desailly - "Maigret tend un piège"
** Jean Gabin - "Maigret tend un piège"
** Zbigniew Cybulski - "Popiól i diament"

*1959 - Sidney Poitier - "The Defiant Ones"
** Paul Newman - "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
** Tony Curtis - "The Defiant Ones"
** Curd Jürgens - "The Enemy Below"
** Curd Jürgens - "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness"
** Spencer Tracy - "The Last Hurrah"
** Glenn Ford - "The Sheepman"
** Victor Sjöström - "Smultronstället"
** Charles Laughton - "Witness for the Prosecution"
** Marlon Brando - "The Young Lions"

*1958 - Henry Fonda - "12 Angry Men"
** Sidney Poitier - "Edge of the City"
** Ed Wynn - "The Great Man"
** Robert Mitchum - "Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison"
** Pierre Brasseur - "Porte des Lilas"
** Tony Curtis - "Sweet Smell of Success"
** Richard Basehart - "Time Limit"
** Jean Gabin - "La Traversée de Paris"

*1957 - François Périer - "Gervaise"
** Karl Malden - "Baby Doll"
** Pierre Fresnay - "Le Défroqué"
** Frank Sinatra - "The Man with the Golden Arm"
** Spencer Tracy - "The Mountain"
** William Holden - "Picnic"
** James Dean - "Rebel Without a Cause"
** Gunnar Björnstrand - "Sommarnattens leende"

*1956 - Ernest Borgnine - "Marty"
** James Dean - "East of Eden"
** Jack Lemmon - "Mister Roberts"
** Frank Sinatra - "Not as a Stranger"
** Toshirô Mifune - "Shichinin no samurai"
** Takashi Shimura - "Shichinin no samurai"

*1955 - Marlon Brando - "On the Waterfront"
** José Ferrer - "The Caine Mutiny"
** Fredric March - "Executive Suite"
** James Stewart - "The Glenn Miller Story"
** Neville Brand - "Riot in Cell Block 11"

*1954 - Marlon Brando - "Julius Caesar"
** Spencer Tracy - "The Actress"
** Claude Laydu - "Journal d'un curé de campagne"
** Marcel Mouloudji - "Nous sommes tous des assassins"
** Eddie Albert - "Roman Holiday"
** Gregory Peck - "Roman Holiday"
** Van Heflin - "Shane"

*1953 - Marlon Brando - "Viva Zapata!"
** Humphrey Bogart - "The African Queen"
** Fredric March - "Death of a Salesman"
** Pierre Fresnay - "Dieu a besoin des hommes"
** Francesco Golisano - "Miracolo a Milano"
** Gregory Peck - "Roman Holiday"
** Van Heflin - "Shane"

External links

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