Best Actors Who Won The Oscar in the '40s

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The Top Ten

1 James Stewart - The Philadelphia Story James Stewart - The Philadelphia Story James Stewart (May 20, 1908 - July 2, 1997) was an American movie star, who is widely considered to be one of the greatest actors of all time. He is best remembered for his roles in Rear Window, It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Stewart was known for his distinctive drawl ...read more.
2 Laurence Olivier - Hamlet Laurence Olivier - Hamlet Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier was an English actor who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century. ...read more.
3 Broderick Crawford - All the King's Men
4 James Cagney - Yankee Doodle Dandy James Cagney - Yankee Doodle Dandy
5 Gary Cooper - Sergeant York Gary Cooper - Sergeant York Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper; May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was an American film actor known for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style and screen performances. His career spanned thirty-five years, from 1925 to 1960, and included leading roles in eighty-four feature films. He ...read more.
6 Ronald Colman - A Double Life
7 Paul Lukas - Watch on the Rhine
8 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.
9 Bing Crosby - Going My Way Bing Crosby - Going My Way Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby, Jr. was an American singer and actor. Crosby's trademark warm bass-baritone voice made him the best-selling recording artist of the 20th century, having sold over one billion records, tapes, compact discs and digital downloads around the world.
10 Fredric March - The Best Years of Our Lives
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