Best Actor In a Leading Role, Oscar Winning Performance

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The Top Ten

1 Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump
2 Tom Hanks - Philadelphia
3 Robert DeNiro - Raging Bull
4 Marlon Brando - The Godfather Marlon Brando - The Godfather Marlon Brando, Jr. was an American actor, film director, and activist. He is credited with bringing a gripping realism to film acting, and is often cited as one of the greatest and most influential actors of all time.
5 Jack Nicholson - One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest

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6 Anthony Hopkins - The Silence Of The Lambs Anthony Hopkins - The Silence Of The Lambs
7 Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is an English actor. He holds both British and Irish citizenship. He has won 3 Academy Awards for Best Actor for My Left Foot, There Will be Blood, and Lincoln.
8 Dustin Hoffman - Rain Man Dustin Hoffman - Rain Man Dustin Lee Hoffman is an American actor and director with a career in film, television, and theatre since 1960. He has been known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and vulnerable characters.
9 Gregory Peck - To Kill A Mockingbird
10 Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant

The Contenders

11 Marlon Brando - On The Waterfront Marlon Brando - On The Waterfront Marlon Brando, Jr. was an American actor, film director, and activist. He is credited with bringing a gripping realism to film acting, and is often cited as one of the greatest and most influential actors of all time.
12 Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club Matthew David McConaughey is an American actor and producer. He first gained notice for his breakout role in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused, and went on to appear in films such as the slasher Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, the legal thriller A Time to Kill, Steven Spielberg's ...read more.
13 Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything
14 Sean Penn - Milk
15 Ray Milland - The Lost Weekend Ray Milland - The Lost Weekend Ray Milland, born Alfred Reginald Jones (3 January 1907 – 10 March 1986) was a Welsh actor and director. His screen career ran from 1929 to 1985, and he is best remembered for his Academy Award-winning portrayal of an alcoholic writer in The Lost Weekend (1945), a sophisticated leading man opposite ...read more.
16 Fredric March - The Best Years of Our Lives
17 Humphrey Bogart - The African Queen Humphrey Bogart - The African Queen Humphrey DeForest Bogart was an American screen actor whose performances in iconic 1940s films noir such as The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and The Big Sleep earned him status as a cultural icon.
18 Ben Kingsley - Gandhi Ben Kingsley - Gandhi Sir Ben Kingsley is an English actor. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has won an Oscar, Grammy, BAFTA, two Golden Globes and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
19 F. Murray Abraham - Amadeus
20 William Hurt - Kiss of the Spider Woman
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1. Anthony Hopkins - The Silence Of The Lambs
2. Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant
3. Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club
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1. Marlon Brando - The Godfather
2. Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump
3. Jack Nicholson - One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
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2. Anthony Hopkins - The Silence Of The Lambs
3. Marlon Brando - The Godfather
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