Ganadores del Oscar al Mejor Actor

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1.
Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor, Inception
Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's. DiCaprio has gone from relatively humble beginnings, as a supporting cast member of the sitcom Growing Pains and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3, to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s, as the hunky lead actor in movies such as Romeo + Juliet and Titanic...
“ 2015. EL RENACIDO
DIR. ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU
5 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
2.
Eddie Redmayne
Edward John David Redmayne was born and raised in London, England, the son of Patricia (Burke) and Richard Charles Tunstall Redmayne, a businessman. His great-grandfather was Sir Richard Augustine Studdert Redmayne, a noted civil and mining engineer. Eddie is one of five children. He has English, Irish...
“ 2014. LA TEORÍA DEL TODO
DIR. JAMES MARSH
2 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
3.
Matthew McConaughey
American actor and producer Matthew David McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas. His mother, Mary Kathleen (McCabe), is a substitute school teacher originally from New Jersey. His father, James Donald McConaughey, was a Mississippi-born gas station owner who ran an oil pipe supply business. He is of Scottish...
“ 2013. CLUB DE COMPRADORES DE DALLAS
DIR. JEAN-MARC VALLÉE
1 NOMINACIÓN 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
4.
Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation and has earned numerous awards, including three Academy Awards for Best Actor for his performances in My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood and Lincoln, making him the only male actor in history to have three wins in the lead actor category and one of only three male actors to win three Oscars...
“ 2012. LINCOLN
DIR. STEVEN SPIELBERG
5 NOMINACIONES 3 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
5.
Jean Dujardin
Actor, The Artist
In 1995 he began his first one man show, the same year he met Bruno Salomone, Eric Collado, Emmanuel Joucla and Eric Massot with whom he created the "Nous C nous". In 1999, he became "Loulou" in Un gars, une fille. This part permitted him to show his talent to a larger public. Since the end of "Un gars, une fille" in 2003, he has appeared in many films.
“ 2011. EL ARTISTA
DIR. MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS
1 NOMINACIÓN 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
6.
Colin Firth
Colin Andrew Firth was born into an academic family in Grayshott, Hampshire, England. His mother, Shirley Jean (Rolles), was a comparative religion lecturer at the Open University, and his father, David Norman Lewis Firth, lectured on history at Winchester University College (formerly King Alfred's College) in Winchester...
“ 2010. EL DISCURSO DEL REY
DIR. TOM HOOPER
2 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
7.
Jeff Bridges
Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, the son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges (née Simpson). He grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges. Both boys popped up, without billing...
“ 2009. CORAZÓN SALVAJE
DIR. SCOTT COOPER
6 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
8.
Sean Penn
Sean Penn is a powerhouse film performer capable of intensely moving work, who has gone from strength to strength during a colourful film career, and who has drawn much media attention for his stormy private life and political viewpoints. Sean Justin Penn was born in Los Angeles, California, the second son of actress Eileen Ryan (née Annucci) and director...
“ 2008. MI NOMBRE ES HARVEY MILK
DIR. GUS VAN SANT
5 NOMINACIONES 2 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
9.
Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation and has earned numerous awards, including three Academy Awards for Best Actor for his performances in My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood and Lincoln, making him the only male actor in history to have three wins in the lead actor category and one of only three male actors to win three Oscars...
“ 2007. POZOS DE AMBICIÓN
DIR. PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON
5 NOMINACIONES 3 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
10.
Forest Whitaker
Actor, Platoon
Forest Steven Whitaker has packaged a king-size talent into his hulking 6' 2", 220 lb. frame. He won an Academy Award for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland, and has also won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. He is the fourth African-American male to win an Academy Award for Best Actor...
“ 2006. EL ÚLTIMO REY DE ESCOCIA
DIR. KEVIN MACDONALD
1 NOMINACIÓN 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
11.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Actor, Capote
Film and stage actor and theater director Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in the Rochester, New York, suburb of Fairport on July 23, 1967. He was the son of Marilyn (Loucks), a lawyer and judge, and Gordon Stowell Hoffman, a Xerox employee, and was mostly of German, Irish, English and Dutch ancestry...
“ 2005. CAPOTE
DIR. BENNETT MILLER
4 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
12.
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx is an American actor, singer, and comedian. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, for his work in the 2004 biographical film Ray. The same year, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the action film Collateral...
“ 2004. RAY
DIR. TAYLORD HACKFORD
2 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
13.
Sean Penn
Sean Penn is a powerhouse film performer capable of intensely moving work, who has gone from strength to strength during a colourful film career, and who has drawn much media attention for his stormy private life and political viewpoints. Sean Justin Penn was born in Los Angeles, California, the second son of actress Eileen Ryan (née Annucci) and director...
“ 2003. RÍO MÍSTICO
DIR. CLINT EASTWOOD
5 NOMINACIONES 2 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
14.
Adrien Brody
Adrien Nicholas Brody was born in Woodhaven, Queens, New York, the only child of retired history professor Elliot Brody and Hungarian-born photographer Sylvia Plachy. He accompanied his mother on assignments for the Village Voice, and credits her with making him feel comfortable in front of the camera...
“ 2002. EL PIANISTA
DIR. ROMAN POLANSKI
1 NOMINACIÓN 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
15.
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day. Denzel Hayes Washington...
“ 2001. DÍA DE ENTRENAMIENTO
DIR. ANTOINE FUQUA
6 NOMINACIONES 2 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
16.
Russell Crowe
Actor, Gladiator
Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom catered movie sets. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. Crowe's recent ancestry includes Welsh (where his paternal grandfather was born, in Wrexham), English...
“ 2000. GLADIADOR
DIR. RIDLEY SCOTT
3 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
17.
Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey Fowler better known by his stage name Kevin Spacey, is an American actor of screen and stage, film director, producer, screenwriter and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in the...
“ 1999. AMERICAN BEAUTY
DIR. SAM MENDES
2 NOMINACIONES 2 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
18.
“ 1998. LA VIDA ES BELLA
DIR. ROBERTO BENIGNI
1 NOMINACIÓN 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
19.
Jack Nicholson
With 12 Academy Award nominations (eight for Best Actor and four for Best Supporting Actor), Jack Nicholson is the most nominated male actor in Academy Awards history. Only Nicholson (1960s-2000s), Michael Caine (1960s-2000s), Paul Newman (1950s-1960s, 1980s-2000s), and Laurence Olivier (1930s-1970s) have been nominated for an acting (lead or supporting) Academy Award in five decades...
“ 1997. MEJOR... IMPOSIBLE
DIR. JAMES L. BROOKS
12 NOMINACIONES 3 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
20.
Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Roy Rush was born on July 6, 1951, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, to Merle (Bischof), a department store sales assistant, and Roy Baden Rush, an accountant for the Royal Australian Air Force. His mother was of German descent and his father had English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. He was raised in Brisbane, Queensland, after his parents split up...
“ 1996. SHINE
DIR. SCOTT HICKS
4 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
21.
Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage was born Nicolas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California, the son of comparative literature professor August Coppola (whose brother is director Francis Ford Coppola) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang. He is of Italian (father) and Polish, German, and English (mother) descent. Cage changed his name early in his career to make his own reputation...
“ 1995. ADIÓS A LAS VEGAS
DIR. MIKE FIGGIS
2 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
22.
Tom Hanks
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His father had English, and some German, ancestry, while his mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese. Tom grew up in what he has called a "fractured" family...
“ 1994. FORREST GUMP
DIR. ROBERT ZEMECKIS
5 NOMINACIONES 2 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
23.
Tom Hanks
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His father had English, and some German, ancestry, while his mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese. Tom grew up in what he has called a "fractured" family...
“ 1993. PHILADELPHIA
DIR. JONATHAN DEMME
5 NOMINACIONES 2 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
24.
Al Pacino
One of the greatest actors in all of film history, Al Pacino established himself during one of film's greatest decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies. Pacino was born on April 25, 1940, in the Bronx, New York, to an Italian-American family. His parents...
“ 1992. ESENCIA DE MUJER
DIR. MARTIN BREST
8 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
25.
Anthony Hopkins
Actor, Hannibal
Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Margam, Wales, to Muriel Anne (Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. His parents were both of half Welsh and half English descent. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. In 1965, he moved to London and joined the National Theatre...
“ 1991. EL SILENCIO DE LOS CORDEROS
DIR. JONATHAN DEMME
4 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
26.
Jeremy Irons
Elegant and handsome British actor Jeremy Irons was born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, a small island just off the south coast of England. He is the son of Barbara Anne Brereton (Sharpe) and Paul Dugan Irons, an accountant. Young Jeremy didn't prove very fond of figures. A typical islander, he used to go to mainland England only once a year...
“ 1990. EL MISTERIO DE VON BULOW
DIR. BARBET SCHROADER
1 NOMINACIÓN 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
27.
Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation and has earned numerous awards, including three Academy Awards for Best Actor for his performances in My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood and Lincoln, making him the only male actor in history to have three wins in the lead actor category and one of only three male actors to win three Oscars...
“ 1989. MI PIE IZQUIERDO
DIR. JIM SHERIDAN
5 NOMINACIONES 3 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
28.
Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Lee Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lillian (Gold) and Harry Hoffman, who was a furniture salesman and prop supervisor for Columbia Pictures. He was raised in a Jewish family (from Ukraine, Russia-Poland, and Romania). Hoffman graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955, and went to Santa Monica City College...
“ 1988. CUANDO LOS HERMANOS SE ENCUENTRAN
DIR. BARRY LEVINSON
7 NOMINACIONES 2 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
29.
Michael Douglas
Actor, The Game
An actor with over forty years of experience in theatre, film, and television, Michael Douglas branched out into independent feature production in 1975 with the Academy Award-winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Since then, as a producer and as an actor-producer, he has shown an uncanny knack for choosing projects that reflect changing trends and public concerns...
“ 1987. WALL STREET. EL PODER Y LA AVARICIA
DIR. OLIVER STONE
1 NOMINACIÓN 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
30.
Paul Newman
Paul Newman won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for his performance in the The Color of Money, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy Award, and many honorary awards. Despite being colorblind, he won several national championships as a driver in Sports Car Club of America road racing...
“ 1986. EL COLOR DEL DINERO
DIR. MARTIN SCORSESE
9 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
31.
William Hurt
William McChord Hurt was born in Washington, D.C., to Claire Isabel (McGill) and Alfred McChord Hurt, who worked at the State Department. He was trained at Tufts University and The Juilliard School and has been nominated for four Academy Awards, including the most recent nomination for his supporting role in David Cronenberg's A History of Violence...
“ 1985. EL BESO DE LA MUJER ARAÑA
DIR. HÉCTOR BABENCO
4 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
32.
F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham was born on October 24, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in El Paso, Texas. Primarily a stage actor, Abraham made his screen debut as an usher in the George C. Scott comedy They Might Be Giants. By the mid-1970s, Murray had steady employment as an actor, doing commercials and voice-over work...
“ 1984. AMADEUS
DIR. MILOS FORMAN
1 NOMINACIÓN 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
33.
Robert Duvall
Veteran actor and director Robert Selden Duvall was born on January 5, 1931, in San Diego, CA, to Mildred Virginia (Hart), an amateur actress, and William Howard Duvall, a career military officer who later became an admiral. Duvall majored in drama at Principia College (Elsah, IL), then served a two-year hitch in the army after graduating in 1953...
“ 1983. GRACIAS Y FAVORES
DIR. BRUCE BERESFORD
7 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
34.
Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Bhanji in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was a Kenyan-born medical doctor, of Gujarati Indian descent, and his mother, Anna Lyna Mary (Goodman), was an English actress. Ben began to act in stage plays during the 1960s. He soon became a successful stage actor...
“ 1982. GANDHI
DIR. RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH
4 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
35.
Henry Fonda
Henry Jaynes Fonda was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, to Elma Herberta (Jaynes) and William Brace Fonda, who worked in advertising and printing. His recent ancestry included Dutch, English, and Scottish. Fonda started his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theater troupe directed by Dorothy Brando...
“ 1981. EN EL ESTANQUE DORADO
DIR. MARK RYDELL
2 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
36.
Robert De Niro
Actor, Goodfellas
De Niro's longtime collaboration with Scorsese later earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull. He also earned nominations for the psychological thrillers Taxi Driver and Cape Fear, both directed by Scorsese. De Niro received additional Academy Award nominations for Michael Cimino's Vietnam war drama The Deer Hunter...
“ 1980. TORO SALVAJE
DIR. MARTIN SCORSESE
7 NOMINACIONES 2 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
37.
Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Lee Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lillian (Gold) and Harry Hoffman, who was a furniture salesman and prop supervisor for Columbia Pictures. He was raised in a Jewish family (from Ukraine, Russia-Poland, and Romania). Hoffman graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955, and went to Santa Monica City College...
“ 1979. KRAMER CONTRA KRAMER
DIR. ROBERT BENTON
7 NOMINACIONES 2 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
38.
“ 1978. EL REGRESO
DIR. HAL ASHBY
4 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
39.
Richard Dreyfuss
Actor, Jaws
Richard Dreyfuss is an American leading man, who has played his fair share of irritating pests and brash, ambitious hustlers. He was born Richard Stephen Dreyfus in Brooklyn, New York, to Geraldine (Robbins), an activist, and Norman Dreyfus, a restaurateur and attorney. His paternal grandparents were Austro-Hungarian Jewish immigrants, and his mother's family was Russian Jewish...
“ 1977. LA CHICA DEL ADIÓS
DIR. HERBERT ROSS
2 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
40.
Peter Finch
Actor, Network
Despite being one of the finest actors of his generation, Peter Finch will be remembered as much for his reputation as a hard-drinking, hell-raising womanizer as for his performances on the screen. He was born in London in 1916 and went to live in Sydney, Australia, at the age of ten. There, he worked in a series of dead-end jobs before taking up acting...
“ 1976. METWORK. UN MUNDO IMPLACABLE
DIR. SIDNEY LUMET
2 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
41.
Jack Nicholson
With 12 Academy Award nominations (eight for Best Actor and four for Best Supporting Actor), Jack Nicholson is the most nominated male actor in Academy Awards history. Only Nicholson (1960s-2000s), Michael Caine (1960s-2000s), Paul Newman (1950s-1960s, 1980s-2000s), and Laurence Olivier (1930s-1970s) have been nominated for an acting (lead or supporting) Academy Award in five decades...
“ 1975. ALGUIEN VOLÓ SOBRE EL NIDO DEL CUCO
DIR. MILOS FORMAN
12 NOMINACIONES 3 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
42.
“ 1974. HARRY Y TONTO
DIR. PAUL MAZURSKY
1 NOMINACIÓN 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
43.
Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon was born on February 8, 1925 in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. He initially acted on TV before moving to Hollywood for the big screen, cultivating a career that would span decades. An eight time Academy Award nominee, with two wins, Lemmon starred in over 60 films including Some Like It Hot...
“ 1973. SALVAD AL TIGRE
DIR. JOHN G. ALVIDSEN
8 NOMINACIONES 2 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
44.
Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in 1949...
“ 1972. EL PADRINO
DIR. FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
8 NOMINACIONES 2 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
45.
Gene Hackman
Actor, Unforgiven
Eugene Allen Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of Anna Lyda Elizabeth (Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman, who operated a newspaper printing press. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada, where his mother was born. After several moves...
“ 1971. CONTRA EL IMPERIO DE LA DROGA
DIR. WILLIAM FRIEDKIN
5 NOMINACIONES 2 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
46.
George C. Scott
George C. Scott was an immensely talented actor, a star of screen, stage and television. He was born in 1927 in Wise, Virginia, to Helena Agnes (Slemp) and George Dewey Scott. At the age of eight, his mother died, and his father, an executive at Buick, raised him. In 1945 he joined the US Marines and spent four years with them...
“ 1970. PATTON
DIR. FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER
4 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
47.
John Wayne
John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in Iowa, to Mary Alberta (Brown) and Clyde Leonard Morrison, a pharmacist. He was of English, Ulster-Scots, and Irish ancestry. Clyde developed a lung condition that required him to move his family from Iowa to the warmer climate of southern California, where they tried ranching in the Mojave Desert...
“ 1969. VALOR DE LEY
DIR. HENRY HATHAWAY
2 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
48.
Cliff Robertson
Actor, Spider-Man
A serious and talented actor, at his best playing somewhat troubled characters, Cliff Robertson has been a fairly successful leading man through most of his career without ever becoming a major star. Following strong stage and television experience, he made an interesting film debut in a supporting role in Picnic...
“ 1968. CHARLY
DIR. RALPH NELSON
1 NOMINACIÓN 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
49.
Rod Steiger
Rodney Stephen Steiger was born in Westhampton, New York, to Augusta Amelia (Driver) and Frederick Jacob Steiger, both vaudevillians. He was of German and Austrian ancestry. After his parents' divorce, Steiger was raised by his mother in Newark, New Jersey. He dropped out of Westside High school at age 16 and joined the Navy...
“ 1967. EN EL CALOR DE LA NOCHE
DIR. NORMAN JEWISON
3 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
50.
Paul Scofield
Though his number of film roles amount to a bit over 30, Paul Scofield has cast a giant shadow in the world of stage and film acting. He grew up in West Sussex, the son of a schoolmaster. He attended the Varndean School for Boys in Brighton. The love of acting came early. While still high school age...
“ 1966. UN HOMBRE PARA LA ETERNIDAD
DIR. FRED ZINNAMANN
2 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
51.
Lee Marvin
Actor, M Squad
Prematurely white-haired character star who began as a supporting player of generally vicious demeanor, then metamorphosed into a star of both action and drama projects, Lee Marvin was born in New York City, the son of Courtenay Washington (Davidge), a fashion writer, and Lamont Waltman Marvin, an advertising executive...
“ 1965. LA INGENUA EXPLOSIVA
DIR. ELLIOT SILVERSTEIN
1 NOMINACIÓN 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
52.
Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison was born Reginald Carey Harrison in Huyton, Lancashire, England, to Edith Mary (Carey) and William Reginald Harrison, a cotton broker. He changed his name to Rex as a young boy, knowing it was the Latin word for "King". Starting out on his theater career at age 18, his first job at the Liverpool Rep Theatre was nearly his last - dashing across the stage to say his one line...
“ 1964. MI BELLA DAMA
DIR. GEORGE CUKOR
2 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
53.
Sidney Poitier
A native of Cat Island, The Bahamas (though born in Miami during a mainland visit by his parents), Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of farmers Evelyn (Outten) and Reginald James Poitier, who also drove a cab. He had little formal education and at the age of 15 was sent to Miami to live with his brother...
“ 1963. LOS LIRIOS DEL VALLE
DIR. RALPH NELSON
2 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
54.
Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck first film, Days of Glory, was released in 1944. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor five times, four of which came in his first five years of film acting: for The Keys of the Kingdom (1944), The Yearling (1946), Gentleman's Agreement (1947), and Twelve O'Clock High (1949)...
“ 1962. MATAR UN RUISEÑOR
DIR. ROBERT MULLIGAN
5 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
55.
Maximilian Schell
Maximilian Schell was the most successful German-speaking actor in English-language films since Emil Jannings, the winner of the first Best Actor Academy Award. Like Jannings, Schell won the Oscar, but unlike him, he was a dedicated anti-Nazi. Indeed, with the exception of Maurice Chevalier and Marcello Mastroianni...
“ 1961. VENCEDORES O VENCIDOS
DIR. STANLEY KRAMER
3 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
56.
Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster, one of five children, was born in Manhattan, to Elizabeth (Roberts) and James Henry Lancaster, a postal worker. All of his grandparents were immigrants from Northern Ireland. He was a tough street kid who took an early interest in gymnastics. He joined the circus as an acrobat and worked there until he was injured...
“ 1960. EL FUEGO Y LA PALABRA
DIR. RICHARD BROOKS
4 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
57.
Charlton Heston
Actor, Ben-Hur
With features chiseled in stone, and renowned for playing a long list of historical figures, particularly in Biblical epics, the tall, well built and ruggedly handsome Charlton Heston was one of Hollywood's greatest leading men and remained active in front of movie cameras for over sixty years. As a Hollywood star...
“ 1959. BEN-HUR
DIR. WILLIAM WYLER
1 NOMINACIÓN 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
58.
David Niven
David Niven was named after the Saint's Day on which he was born, St. David, patron Saint of Wales. He attended Stowe School and Sandhurst Military Academy and served for two years in Malta with the Highland Light Infantry. At the outbreak of World War II, although a top-line star, he re-joined the army (Rifle Brigade)...
“ 1958. MESAS SEPARADAS
DIR. DELBERT MANN
1 NOMINACIÓN 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
59.
Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness was an English actor. After an early career on the stage, he was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including The Ladykillers and Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played eight different characters. He is also known for his six collaborations with David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (1946)...
“ 1957. EL PUENTE SOBRE EL RÍO KWAI
DIR. DAVID LEAN
4 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
60.
Yul Brynner
Exotic leading man of American films, famed as much for his completely bald head as for his performances, Yul Brynner masked much of his life in mystery and outright lies designed to tease people he considered gullible. It was not until the publication of the books "Yul: The Man Who Would Be King" and "Empire and Odyssey" by his son...
“ 1956. EL REY Y YO
DIR. WALTER LANG
1 NOMINACIÓN 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
61.
Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnino on January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut. His parents were Anna (Boselli), who had emigrated from Carpi (MO), Italy, and Camillo Borgnino, who had emigrated from Ottiglio (AL), Italy. As an only child, Ernest enjoyed most sports, especially boxing, but took no real interest in acting...
“ 1955. MARTY
DIR. DELBERT MANN
1 NOMINACIÓN 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
62.
Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in 1949...
“ 1954. LA LEY DEL SILENCIO
DIR. ELIA KAZAN
8 NOMINACIONES 2 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
63.
William Holden
William Holden was born William Franklin Beedle, Jr. in O'Fallon, Illinois, to Mary Blanche (Ball), a schoolteacher, and William Franklin Beedle, Sr., an industrial chemist. He came from a wealthy family (the Beedles) that moved to Pasadena, California, when he was three. In 1937, while studying chemistry at Pasadena Junior College...
“ 1953. TRAIDOR EN EL INFIERNO
DIR. BILLY WILDER
3 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
64.
Gary Cooper
Actor, High Noon
Born to Alice Cooper and Charles Cooper (not in film business). Gary attended school at Dunstable school England, Helena Montana and Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa. His first stage experience was during high school and college. Afterwards, he worked as an extra for one year before getting a part in a two reeler by Hans Tissler (an independent producer)...
“ 1952. SOLO ANTE EL PELIGRO
DIR. FRED ZINNEMANN
5 NOMINACIONES 2 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
65.
Humphrey Bogart
Actor, Casablanca
Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born in New York City, New York, to Maud Humphrey, a famed magazine illustrator and suffragette, and Belmont DeForest Bogart, a moderately wealthy surgeon (who was secretly addicted to opium). Bogart was educated at Trinity School, NYC, and was sent to Phillips Academy in Andover...
“ 1951. LA REINA DE ÁFRICA
DIR. JOHN HUSTON
3 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
66.
“ 1950. CYRANO DE BERGERAC
DIR. MICHAEL GORDON
3 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
67.
Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford is best remembered for two roles: his Oscar-winning turn as Willie Stark in All the King's Men, and as Chief Dan Matthews on the syndicated TV series Highway Patrol. He was also memorable as Judy Holliday's boisterous boyfriend in Born Yesterday. He was born William Broderick Crawford on December 9...
“ 1949. EL POLÍTICO
IR. ROBERT ROSSEN
1 NOMINACIÓN 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
68.
Laurence Olivier
Actor, Rebecca
Laurence Olivier could speak William Shakespeare's lines as naturally as if he were "actually thinking them", said English playwright Charles Bennett, who met Olivier in 1927. Laurence Kerr Olivier was born in Dorking, Surrey, England, to Agnes Louise (Crookenden) and Gerard Kerr Olivier, a High Anglican priest. His surname came from a great-great-grandfather who was of French Huguenot origin...
“ 1948. HAMLET
DIR. LAURENCE OLIVIER
10 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
69.
Ronald Colman
British leading man of primarily American films, one of the great stars of the Golden Age. Raised in Ealing, the son of a successful silk merchant, he attended boarding school in Sussex, where he first discovered amateur theatre. He intended to attend Cambridge and become an engineer, but his father's death cost him the financial support necessary...
“ 1947. DOBLE VIDA
DIR. GEORGE CUKOR
4 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
70.
Fredric March
Fredric March began a career in banking but in 1920 found himself cast as an extra in films being produced in New York. He starred on the Broadway stage first in 1926 and would return there between screen appearances later on. He won plaudits (and an Academy Award nomination) for his send-up of John Barrymore in The Royal Family of Broadway...
“ 1946. LOS MEJORES AÑOS DE NUESTRA VIDA
DIR. WILLIAM WYLER
5 NOMINACIONES 2 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
71.
Ray Milland
Ray Milland became one of Paramount's most bankable and durable stars, under contract from 1934 to 1948, yet little in his early life suggested a career as a motion picture actor. Milland was born Alfred Reginald Jones in the Welsh town of Neath, Glamorgan, to Elizabeth Annie (Truscott) and Alfred Jones...
“ 1945. DÍAS SIN HUELLAS
DIR. BILLY WILDER
1 NOMINACIÓN 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
72.
Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby was born Harry Lillis Crosby, Jr. in Tacoma, Washington, the fourth of seven children of Catherine Helen "Kate" (Harrigan) and Harry Lowe Crosby, a brewery bookkeeper. He was of English and Irish descent. Crosby studied law at Gonzaga University in Spokane but was more interested in playing the drums and singing with a local band...
“ 1944. SIGUIENDO MI CAMINO
DIR. LEO McCAREY
3 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
73.
Paul Lukas
Oscar-winning actor Paul Lukas was born in Hungary and graduated from the School for Dramatic Arts. In 1916 he went to Kosice (Kassa) to be an actor; in 1918 he became an actor specializing in comedy. For ten years he was the most popular character player and romantic lead of the company. In 1918 he began making in Budapest and in the 1920s he began appearing in films in Austria as well...
“ 1943. ALARMAS EN EL RHIN
DIR. HERMAN SHUMLIN
1 NOMINACIÓN 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
74.
James Cagney
Actor, White Heat
One of Hollywood's preeminent male stars of all time (eclipsed, perhaps, only by "King" Clark Gable and arguably by Gary Cooper or Spencer Tracy), and the cinema's quintessential "tough guy", James Cagney was also an accomplished--if rather stiff--hoofer and easily played light comedy. James Francis Cagney was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City...
“ 1942. YANQUI DANDY
DIR. MICHAEL CURTIZ
3 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
75.
Gary Cooper
Actor, High Noon
Born to Alice Cooper and Charles Cooper (not in film business). Gary attended school at Dunstable school England, Helena Montana and Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa. His first stage experience was during high school and college. Afterwards, he worked as an extra for one year before getting a part in a two reeler by Hans Tissler (an independent producer)...
“ 1941. EL SARGENTO YORK
DIR. HOWARD HAWKS
5 NOMINACIONES 2 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
76.
James Stewart
James Maitland Stewart was born on 20 May 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth Ruth (Johnson) and Alexander Maitland Stewart, who owned a hardware store. He was of Scottish, Ulster-Scots, and some English, descent. Stewart was educated at a local prep school, Mercersburg Academy, where he was a keen athlete (football and track)...
“ 1940. HISTORIAS DE FILADELFIA
DIR. GEORGE CUKOR
5 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
77.
Robert Donat
Robert Donat's pleasant voice and somewhat neutral English accent were carefully honed as a boy because he had a stammer and took elocution lessons starting at age 11 to overcome the impediment. It was not too surprising that freedom from such a vocal embarrassment was encouragement to act. His other handicap...
“ 1939. ADIÓS, SR. CHIPS
DIR. SAM WOOD
2 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
78.
Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy was born four years after his brother Carroll to truck salesman John Edward and Caroline Brown Tracy. He attended Marquette Academy along with Pat O'Brien and the two left school to enlist in the Navy at the start of World War I. He was still at Norfolk Navy Yard in Virginia at the end of the war...
“ 1938. FORJA DE HOMBRES
DIR. NORMAN TAUROG
9 NOMINACIONES 2 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
79.
Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy was born four years after his brother Carroll to truck salesman John Edward and Caroline Brown Tracy. He attended Marquette Academy along with Pat O'Brien and the two left school to enlist in the Navy at the start of World War I. He was still at Norfolk Navy Yard in Virginia at the end of the war...
“ 1937. CAPITANES INTRÉPIDOS
DIR. VICTOR FLEMING
9 NOMINACIONES 2 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
80.
Paul Muni
Actor, Scarface
Paul Muni was born Sept. 22, 1895, in Lemberg, Austro-Hungarian Empire, to Salli and Phillip Weisenfreund, who were both professionals. His family was Jewish, and spoke Yiddish. Paul was educated in New York and Cleveland public schools. He was described as 5 feet 10 inches, with black hair and eyes...
“ 1936. LA GRAN TRAGEDIA DE LOUIS PASTEUR
DIR. WILLIAM DIETERLE
6 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
81.
Victor McLaglen
Rambunctious British leading man (contrary to popular belief, he was of Scottish ancestry, not Irish) and later character actor primarily in American films, Victor McLaglen was a vital presence in a number of great motion pictures, especially those of director John Ford. McLaglen (pronounced Muh-clog-len...
“ 1935. EL DELATADOR
DIR. JOHN FORD
2 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
82.
Clark Gable
Clark Gable was an American film actor, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood" or just simply as "The King." The 1930s saw him at the peak of his acting ability and his popular appeal, as he often portrayed down-to-earth, bravado characters with a carefree attitude. He was known as the epitome of masculinity with his unmatched charm and knowing smile...
“ 1934. SUCEDIÓ UNA NOCHE
DIR. FRANK CAPRA
3 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
83.
Charles Laughton
Actor, Spartacus
Charles Laughton was born on July 1, 1899 in Yorkshire, England. He was the son of Robert Laughton, a Yorkshire hotel keeper. His mother was a devout Roman Catholic of Irish ancestry. Laughton briefly attended Scarborough College, a local boys' school in his area before attending Stonyhurst College, an English Jesult school...
“ 1933. LA VIDA PRIVADA DE ENRIQUE VIII
DIR. ALEZANDER KORDA
3 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
84.
Fredric March
Fredric March began a career in banking but in 1920 found himself cast as an extra in films being produced in New York. He starred on the Broadway stage first in 1926 and would return there between screen appearances later on. He won plaudits (and an Academy Award nomination) for his send-up of John Barrymore in The Royal Family of Broadway...
“ 1932. EL HOMBRE Y EL MONSTRUO
DIR. ROBERT MAMOULIAN
5 NOMINACIONES 2 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
85.
Wallace Beery
In 1902, 16-year-old Wallace Beery joined the Ringling Brothers Circus as an assistant to the elephant trainer. He left two years later after a leopard clawed his arm. Beery next went to New York, where he found work in musical variety shows. He became a leading man in musicals and appeared on Broadway and in traveling stock companies...
“ 1932. EL CAMPEÓN
DIR. KING VIDOR
2 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
86.
Lionel Barrymore
The legendary Lionel Barrymore, one of the great cinema character actors, was the oldest of the three Barrymmore siblings. Along with Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore, he shares a prominent place in American acting in the first half of the 20th Century. In addition to winning a Best Actor Academy Award (for A Free Soul)...
“ 1931. UN ALMA LIBRE
DIR. CLARENCE BROWN
1 NOMINACIÓN 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
87.
George Arliss
Actor, Disraeli
One of the oldest actors on the screen in the 1920s and 1930s, George Arliss starred on the London stage from an early age. He came to the United States and starred in several films, but it was his role as British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli in Disraeli that brought him his greatest success.
“ 1930. DISRAELI
DIR. ALFRED E. GREEN
2 NOMINACIONES 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
88.
Warner Baxter
Warner Baxter claimed to have an early pre-disposition toward show business: "I discovered a boy a block away who would eat worms and swallow flies for a penny. For one-third of the profits, I exhibited him in a tent." When he was age 9, his widowed mother moved to San Francisco where, following the earthquake of 1906...
“ 1929. EN EL VIEJO ARIZONA
DIR. IRVING CUMMINGS
1 NOMINACIÓN 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb
 
89.
Emil Jannings
His real name was Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz, and in the early 1900s, he was already working in the theater under Max Reinhardt's company. Important movies where he defined himself as a convincing actor were Madame DuBarry and Quo Vadis?, followed by The Last Laugh(aka The Last Laugh) in 1924 and Variety (aka Variety) in 1925...
“ 1928. EL DESTINO DE LA CARNE
DIR. VICTOR FLEMING
1 NOMINACIÓN 1 GANADO ” - Engerplanb