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Poll: Best Actor Oscar Winner for playing someone mentally or physically handicapped

Of these Oscar winners for Best Actor for the role, which actor that played a character that was severely mentally or physically handicapped or disabled do you think gave the best performance?

Discuss here:

Note 1: This poll does not include roles where actors had a disease, such as Tom Hanks in Philadelphia. It also does not include roles where the actor suffers from drug or alcohol addiction.

Note 2: Watch for the list of actresses also.

Note 3: The words used to describe the handicap or disability of the character are directly from this website. Whether or not they are "politically correct" is unimportant.

Make Your Choice

  1. Vote!

    Dustin Hoffman

    Raymond Babbitt in "Rain Man" (Autistic Savant)
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    Daniel Day-Lewis

    Christy Brown in "My Left Foot" (Cerebral Palsy)
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    Cliff Robertson

    Charly Gordon in "Charly" (Mentally Retarded)
  4. Vote!

    Al Pacino

    Frank Slade in "Scent of a Woman" (Blind)
  5. Vote!

    Tom Hanks

    Title character in "Forrest Gump" (Simple Man with Low IQ)
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    Jack Nicholson

    Melvin Udall from "As Good As It Gets" (Obsessive/Compulsive)
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    John Wayne

    THE Rooster Cogburn in "True Grit" (Blind in one eye)
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    Jamie Foxx

    Ray Charles in "Ray" (Blind)
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    Fredric March

    Al Stephenson in "The Best Years of Our Lives" (PTSD)
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    Colin Firth

    King George VI in "The King's Speech" (Stuttering)

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