Oscar voor beste mannelijke hoofdrol

De Oscar voor beste mannelijke hoofdrol (ook bekend als de Academy Award voor beste mannelijke hoofdrol, eerder de Oscar/Academy Award voor beste acteur genoemd) is een jaarlijkse prijs van de Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Het is een van de belangrijkste Oscars, voor de beste acteur in een hoofdrol van het voorgaande jaar. Welke acteurs daarvoor in aanmerking komen wordt bepaald door mensen die werkzaam zijn in de filmindustrie. Uiteindelijk worden er maximaal vijf bekendgemaakt die zijn genomineerd voor de prijs. Tijdens de jaarlijkse uitreiking wordt bekendgemaakt welke van deze vijf acteurs de prijs wint.

Winnaars en genomineerden


De winnaars staan bovenaan in vette letters op een gele achtergrond. De overige acteurs en films die werden genomineerd staan eronder vermeld in alfabetische volgorde.[1]


Jaar Acteur Film
Emil Jannings The Last Command en The Way of All Flesh
Richard Barthelmess The Noose en The Patent Leather Kid
[noot 1]
Warner Baxter In Old Arizona
George Bancroft Thunderbolt
Chester Morris Alibi
Paul Muni The Valiant
Lewis Stone The Patriot


Jaar Acteur Film
George Arliss Disraeli
George Arliss The Green Goddess
Wallace Beery The Big House
Maurice Chevalier The Big Pond en The Love Parade
Ronald Colman Bulldog Drummond en Condemned
Lawrence Tibbett The Rogue Song
Lionel Barrymore A Free Soul
Jackie Cooper Skippy
Richard Dix Cimarron
Fredric March The Royal Family of Broadway
Adolphe Menjou The Front Page
[noot 2]
Fredric March Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Wallace Beery The Champ
Alfred Lunt The Guardsman
[noot 3]
Charles Laughton The Private Life of Henry VIII
Leslie Howard Berkeley Square
Paul Muni I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
[noot 4]
Clark Gable It Happened One Night
Frank Morgan The Affairs of Cellini
William Powell The Thin Man
[noot 5]
Victor McLaglen The Informer
Clark Gable Mutiny on the Bounty
Charles Laughton Mutiny on the Bounty
Paul Muni[noot 6] Black Fury
Franchot Tone Mutiny on the Bounty
Paul Muni The Story of Louis Pasteur
Gary Cooper Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Walter Huston Dodsworth
William Powell My Man Godfrey
Spencer Tracy San Francisco
Spencer Tracy Captains Courageous
Charles Boyer Conquest
Fredric March A Star Is Born
Robert Montgomery Night Must Fall
Paul Muni The Life of Emile Zola
Spencer Tracy Boys Town
Charles Boyer Algiers
James Cagney Angels with Dirty Faces
Robert Donat The Citadel
Leslie Howard Pygmalion
Robert Donat Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Clark Gable Gone with the Wind
Laurence Olivier Wuthering Heights
Mickey Rooney Babes in Arms
James Stewart Mr. Smith Goes to Washington


Jaar Acteur Film
James Stewart The Philadelphia Story
Charlie Chaplin The Great Dictator
Henry Fonda The Grapes of Wrath
Raymond Massey Abe Lincoln in Illinois
Laurence Olivier Rebecca
Gary Cooper Sergeant York
Cary Grant Penny Serenade
Walter Huston The Devil and Daniel Webster
Robert Montgomery Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Orson Welles Citizen Kane
James Cagney Yankee Doodle Dandy
Ronald Colman Random Harvest
Gary Cooper The Pride of the Yankees
Walter Pidgeon Mrs. Miniver
Monty Woolley The Pied Piper
Paul Lukas Watch on the Rhine
Humphrey Bogart Casablanca
Gary Cooper For Whom the Bell Tolls
Walter Pidgeon Madame Curie
Mickey Rooney The Human Comedy
Bing Crosby Going My Way
Charles Boyer Gaslight
Barry Fitzgerald Going My Way
Cary Grant None But the Lonely Heart
Alexander Knox Wilson
Ray Milland The Lost Weekend
Bing Crosby The Bells of St. Mary's
Gene Kelly Anchors Aweigh
Gregory Peck The Keys of the Kingdom
Cornel Wilde A Song to Remember
Fredric March The Best Years of Our Lives
Laurence Olivier Henry V
Larry Parks The Jolson Story
Gregory Peck The Yearling
James Stewart It's a Wonderful Life
Ronald Colman A Double Life
John Garfield Body and Soul
Gregory Peck Gentleman's Agreement
Michael Redgrave Mourning Becomes Electra
William Powell Life with Father
Laurence Olivier Hamlet
Lew Ayres Johnny Belinda
Montgomery Clift The Search
Dan Dailey When My Baby Smiles at Me
Clifton Webb Sitting Pretty
Broderick Crawford All the King's Men
Kirk Douglas Champion
Gregory Peck Twelve O'Clock High
Richard Todd The Hasty Heart
John Wayne Sands of Iwo Jima


Jaar Acteur Film
José Ferrer Cyrano de Bergerac
Louis Calhern The Magnificent Yankee
William Holden Sunset Blvd.
James Stewart Harvey
Spencer Tracy Father of the Bride
Humphrey Bogart The African Queen
Marlon Brando A Streetcar Named Desire
Montgomery Clift A Place in the Sun
Arthur Kennedy Bright Victory
Fredric March Death of a Salesman
Gary Cooper High Noon
Marlon Brando Viva Zapata!
Kirk Douglas The Bad and the Beautiful
José Ferrer Moulin Rouge
Alec Guinness The Lavender Hill Mob
William Holden Stalag 17
Marlon Brando Julius Caesar
Richard Burton The Robe
Montgomery Clift From Here to Eternity
Burt Lancaster From Here to Eternity
Marlon Brando On the Waterfront
Humphrey Bogart The Caine Mutiny
Bing Crosby The Country Girl
James Mason A Star Is Born
Dan O'Herlihy The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
Ernest Borgnine Marty
James Cagney Love Me or Leave Me
James Dean East of Eden
Frank Sinatra The Man with the Golden Arm
Spencer Tracy Bad Day at Black Rock
Yul Brynner The King and I
James Dean Giant
Kirk Douglas Lust for Life
Rock Hudson Giant
Laurence Olivier Richard III
Alec Guinness The Bridge on the River Kwai
Marlon Brando Sayonara
Anthony Franciosa A Hatful of Rain
Charles Laughton Witness for the Prosecution
Anthony Quinn Wild Is the Wind
David Niven Separate Tables
Tony Curtis The Defiant Ones
Paul Newman Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Sidney Poitier The Defiant Ones
Spencer Tracy The Old Man and the Sea
Charlton Heston Ben-Hur
Laurence Harvey Room at the Top
Jack Lemmon Some Like It Hot
Paul Muni The Last Angry Man
James Stewart Anatomy of a Murder


Jaar Acteur Film
Burt Lancaster Elmer Gantry
Trevor Howard Sons and Lovers
Jack Lemmon The Apartment
Laurence Olivier The Entertainer
Spencer Tracy Inherit the Wind
Maximilian Schell Judgment at Nuremberg
Charles Boyer Fanny
Paul Newman The Hustler
Spencer Tracy Judgment at Nuremberg
Stuart Whitman The Mark
Gregory Peck To Kill a Mockingbird
Burt Lancaster Birdman of Alcatraz
Jack Lemmon Days of Wine and Roses
Marcello Mastroianni Divorzio all'italiana
Peter O'Toole Lawrence of Arabia
Sidney Poitier Lilies of the Field
Albert Finney Tom Jones
Richard Harris This Sporting Life
Rex Harrison Cleopatra
Paul Newman Hud
Rex Harrison My Fair Lady
Richard Burton Becket
Peter O'Toole Becket
Anthony Quinn Zorba the Greek
Peter Sellers Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Lee Marvin Cat Ballou
Richard Burton The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Laurence Olivier Othello
Rod Steiger The Pawnbroker
Oskar Werner Ship of Fools
Paul Scofield A Man for All Seasons
Alan Arkin The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
Richard Burton Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Michael Caine Alfie
Steve McQueen The Sand Pebbles
Rod Steiger In the Heat of the Night
Warren Beatty Bonnie and Clyde
Dustin Hoffman The Graduate
Paul Newman Cool Hand Luke
Spencer Tracy Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Cliff Robertson Charly
Alan Arkin The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Alan Bates The Fixer
Ron Moody Oliver!
Peter O'Toole The Lion in Winter
John Wayne True Grit
Richard Burton Anne of the Thousand Days
Dustin Hoffman Midnight Cowboy
Peter O'Toole Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Jon Voight Midnight Cowboy


Jaar Acteur Film
George C. Scott Patton
Melvyn Douglas I Never Sang for My Father
James Earl Jones The Great White Hope
Jack Nicholson Five Easy Pieces
Ryan O'Neal Love Story
Gene Hackman The French Connection
Peter Finch Sunday Bloody Sunday
Walter Matthau Kotch
George C. Scott The Hospital
Topol Fiddler on the Roof
Marlon Brando The Godfather
Michael Caine Sleuth
Laurence Olivier Sleuth
Peter O'Toole The Ruling Class
Paul Winfield Sounder
Jack Lemmon Save the Tiger
Marlon Brando Last Tango in Paris
Jack Nicholson The Last Detail
Al Pacino Serpico
Robert Redford The Sting
Art Carney Harry and Tonto
Albert Finney Murder on the Orient Express
Dustin Hoffman Lenny
Jack Nicholson Chinatown
Al Pacino The Godfather Part II
Jack Nicholson One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Walter Matthau The Sunshine Boys
Al Pacino Dog Day Afternoon
Maximilian Schell The Man in the Glass Booth
James Whitmore Give 'em Hell, Harry!
Peter Finch Network
Robert De Niro Taxi Driver
Giancarlo Giannini Seven Beauties
William Holden Network
Sylvester Stallone Rocky
Richard Dreyfuss The Goodbye Girl
Woody Allen Annie Hall
Richard Burton Equus
Marcello Mastroianni A Special Day
John Travolta Saturday Night Fever
Jon Voight Coming Home
Warren Beatty Heaven Can Wait
Gary Busey The Buddy Holly Story
Robert De Niro The Deer Hunter
Laurence Olivier The Boys from Brazil
Dustin Hoffman Kramer vs. Kramer
Jack Lemmon The China Syndrome
Roy Scheider All That Jazz
Peter Sellers Being There
Al Pacino ...And Justice for All


Jaar Acteur Film
Robert De Niro Raging Bull
Robert Duvall The Great Santini
John Hurt The Elephant Man
Jack Lemmon Tribute
Peter O'Toole The Stunt Man
Henry Fonda On Golden Pond
Warren Beatty Reds
Burt Lancaster Atlantic City
Dudley Moore Arthur
Paul Newman Absence of Malice
Ben Kingsley Gandhi
Dustin Hoffman Tootsie
Jack Lemmon Missing
Paul Newman The Verdict
Peter O'Toole My Favorite Year
Robert Duvall Tender Mercies
Michael Caine Educating Rita
Tom Conti Reuben, Reuben
Tom Courtenay The Dresser
Albert Finney The Dresser
F. Murray Abraham Amadeus
Jeff Bridges Starman
Albert Finney Under the Volcano
Tom Hulce Amadeus
Sam Waterston The Killing Fields
William Hurt Kiss of the Spider Woman
Harrison Ford Witness
James Garner Murphy's Romance
Jack Nicholson Prizzi's Honor
Jon Voight Runaway Train
Paul Newman The Color of Money
Dexter Gordon 'Round Midnight
Bob Hoskins Mona Lisa
William Hurt Children of a Lesser God
James Woods Salvador
Michael Douglas Wall Street
William Hurt Broadcast News
Marcello Mastroianni Dark Eyes
Jack Nicholson Ironweed
Robin Williams Good Morning, Vietnam
Dustin Hoffman Rain Man
Gene Hackman Mississippi Burning
Tom Hanks Big
Edward James Olmos Stand and Deliver
Max von Sydow Pelle the Conqueror
Daniel Day-Lewis My Left Foot
Kenneth Branagh Henry V
Tom Cruise Born on the Fourth of July
Morgan Freeman Driving Miss Daisy
Robin Williams Dead Poets Society


Jaar Acteur Film
Jeremy Irons Reversal of Fortune
Kevin Costner Dances with Wolves
Robert De Niro Awakenings
Gérard Depardieu Cyrano de Bergerac
Richard Harris The Field
Anthony Hopkins The Silence of the Lambs
Warren Beatty Bugsy
Robert De Niro Cape Fear
Nick Nolte The Prince of Tides
Robin Williams The Fisher King
Al Pacino Scent of a Woman
Robert Downey jr. Chaplin
Clint Eastwood Unforgiven
Stephen Rea The Crying Game
Denzel Washington Malcolm X
Tom Hanks Philadelphia
Daniel Day-Lewis In the Name of the Father
Laurence Fishburne What's Love Got to Do with It
Anthony Hopkins The Remains of the Day
Liam Neeson Schindler's List
Tom Hanks Forrest Gump
Morgan Freeman The Shawshank Redemption
Nigel Hawthorne The Madness of King George
Paul Newman Nobody's Fool
John Travolta Pulp Fiction
Nicolas Cage Leaving Las Vegas
Richard Dreyfuss Mr. Holland's Opus
Anthony Hopkins Nixon
Sean Penn Dead Man Walking
Massimo Troisi The Postman (Il Postino)
Geoffrey Rush Shine
Tom Cruise Jerry Maguire
Ralph Fiennes The English Patient
Woody Harrelson The People vs. Larry Flynt
Billy Bob Thornton Sling Blade
Jack Nicholson As Good as It Gets
Matt Damon Good Will Hunting
Robert Duvall The Apostle
Peter Fonda Ulee's Gold
Dustin Hoffman Wag the Dog
Roberto Benigni Life Is Beautiful
Tom Hanks Saving Private Ryan
Ian McKellen Gods and Monsters
Nick Nolte Affliction
Edward Norton American History X
Kevin Spacey American Beauty
Russell Crowe The Insider
Richard Farnsworth The Straight Story
Sean Penn Sweet and Lowdown
Denzel Washington The Hurricane


Jaar Acteur Film
Russell Crowe Gladiator
Javier Bardem Before Night Falls
Tom Hanks Cast Away
Ed Harris Pollock
Geoffrey Rush Quills
Denzel Washington Training Day
Russell Crowe A Beautiful Mind
Sean Penn I Am Sam
Will Smith Ali
Tom Wilkinson In the Bedroom
Adrien Brody The Pianist
Nicolas Cage Adaptation.
Michael Caine The Quiet American
Daniel Day-Lewis Gangs of New York
Jack Nicholson About Schmidt
Sean Penn Mystic River
Johnny Depp Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Ben Kingsley House of Sand and Fog
Jude Law Cold Mountain
Bill Murray Lost in Translation
Jamie Foxx Ray
Don Cheadle Hotel Rwanda
Johnny Depp Finding Neverland
Leonardo DiCaprio The Aviator
Clint Eastwood Million Dollar Baby
Philip Seymour Hoffman Capote
Terrence Howard Hustle & Flow
Heath Ledger Brokeback Mountain
Joaquin Phoenix Walk the Line
David Strathairn Good Night, and Good Luck
Forest Whitaker The Last King of Scotland
Leonardo DiCaprio Blood Diamond
Ryan Gosling Half Nelson
Peter O'Toole Venus
Will Smith The Pursuit of Happyness
Daniel Day-Lewis There Will Be Blood
George Clooney Michael Clayton
Johnny Depp Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Tommy Lee Jones In the Valley of Elah
Viggo Mortensen Eastern Promises
Sean Penn Milk
Richard Jenkins The Visitor
Frank Langella Frost/Nixon
Brad Pitt The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke The Wrestler
Jeff Bridges Crazy Heart
George Clooney Up in the Air
Colin Firth A Single Man
Morgan Freeman Invictus
Jeremy Renner The Hurt Locker


Jaar Acteur Film
Colin Firth The King's Speech
Javier Bardem Biutiful
Jeff Bridges True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg The Social Network
James Franco 127 Hours
Jean Dujardin The Artist
Demián Bichir A Better Life
George Clooney The Descendants
Gary Oldman Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt Moneyball
Daniel Day-Lewis Lincoln
Bradley Cooper Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix The Master
Denzel Washington Flight
Matthew McConaughey Dallas Buyers Club
Christian Bale American Hustle
Bruce Dern Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor 12 Years a Slave
Eddie Redmayne The Theory of Everything
Steve Carell Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton Birdman
Leonardo DiCaprio The Revenant
Bryan Cranston Trumbo
Matt Damon The Martian
Michael Fassbender Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne The Danish Girl
Casey Affleck Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling La La Land
Viggo Mortensen Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington Fences
Gary Oldman Darkest Hour
Timothée Chalamet Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya Get Out
Denzel Washington Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Rami Malek Bohemian Rhapsody
Christian Bale Vice
Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe At Eternity's Gate
Viggo Mortensen Green Book
Joaquin Phoenix Joker
Antonio Banderas Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Adam Driver Marriage Story
Jonathan Pryce The Two Popes


Jaar Acteur Film
Anthony Hopkins The Father
Riz Ahmed Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Gary Oldman Mank
Steven Yeun Minari
Will Smith King Richard
Javier Bardem Being the Ricardos
Benedict Cumberbatch The Power of the Dog
Andrew Garfield Tick, Tick... Boom!
Denzel Washington The Tragedy of Macbeth
Brendan Fraser The Whale
Austin Butler Elvis
Colin Farrell The Banshees of Inisherin
Paul Mescal Aftersun
Bill Nighy Living
Cillian Murphy Oppenheimer
Bradley Cooper Maestro
Colman Domingo Rustin
Paul Giamatti The Holdovers
Jeffrey Wright American Fiction



In de geschiedenis van de Academy Awards won alleen Daniel Day-Lewis drie keer de trofee voor beste acteur. Spencer Tracy was de eerste acteur die de trofee meer dan één keer won.

Drie trofeeën voor beste acteur:

De onderstaande acteurs wonnen de prijs twee keer (alfabetisch):