Oscars: Best Actor Winners

73rd Annual Academy Awards
73rd Annual Academy Awards
386900 163: Actor Russell Crowe poses for photographers during the 73rd Annual Academy Awards March 25, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Crowe is wearing an Armani suit. (Photo by Getty Images)
Rex Harrison Holds Oscar Beside A. Hepburn
Rex Harrison Holds Oscar Beside A. Hepburn
British actor Rex Harrison (1908 - 1990) holds his Best Actor Oscar for the film, 'My Fair Lady,' while standing with his costar, actor Audrey Hepburn (1929 - 1993) during the Academy Award ceremonies, Santa Monica, California, April 5, 1965. The film was directed by George Cukor. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
B. Fitzgerald & B. Crosby Hold Oscars
B. Fitzgerald & B. Crosby Hold Oscars
Irish-born actor Barry Fitzgerald (1888 - 1966) (left) holds his Oscar for Best Supporting Actor while American actor Bing Crosby (1904 - 1977) holds his Oscar for Best Actor, both for their roles in 'Going My Way,' Academy Awards, Los Angeles, California, March 15, 1945. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
75th Annual Academy Awards - Deadline Photoroom
75th Annual Academy Awards - Deadline Photoroom
HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 23: Actor Adrien Brody poses with his Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role award for "The Pianist" during the 75th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on March 23, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
Backstage At 1963 Oscars
Backstage At 1963 Oscars
L-R: Actors Gregory Peck (1916 - 2003), Sophia Loren, Joan Crawford (1904 - 1977) and Maximilian Schell stand backstage at the Academy Awards, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, April 8, 1963. Both Peck and Crawford hold Oscar statuettes. Peck won Best Actor for director Robert Mulligan's film "To Kill a Mockingbird." Crawford accepted the Best Actress award for Anne Bancroft for director Arthur Penn's film "The Miracle Worker." Loren and Schell were winners of the Best Actress and Actor awards the year before. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Victor McLaglen
Victor McLaglen
circa 1935: Victor McLaglen (1886 - 1959), the character actor who appeared in British and Hollywood silent and sound films. One of six brothers who were all actors. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)
Oscar Time For Milland
Oscar Time For Milland
12th March 1946: Ingrid Bergman (1915 - 1982) presenting Ray Milland (1907 - 1986) with the Oscar for best actor at the Academy Award ceremony in Hollywood. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Kevin Spacey holds his Oscar for Best Performance
Kevin Spacey holds his Oscar for Best Performance
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: Kevin Spacey holds his Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role during the 72nd Academy Awards 26 March 2000 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor Tom Hanks holds up his Oscar as he drinks
US actor Tom Hanks holds up his Oscar as he drinks
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: US actor Tom Hanks holds up his Oscar as he drinks a glass of water while attending the Governor's Ball after the 67th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles 27 March. Hanks won as best actor for his role in the film "Forrest Gump" which also won five other awards, including best film and best director. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
Jack Nicholson holds the Oscar he won for Best Act
Jack Nicholson holds the Oscar he won for Best Act
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: Jack Nicholson holds the Oscar he won for Best Actor for "As Good As It Gets" 23 March at the 70th Annual Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor Denzel Washington holds his Oscar  after
US actor Denzel Washington holds his Oscar after
HOLLYWOOD, UNITED STATES: US actor Denzel Washington holds his Oscar after winning the award for best actor in a leading role for his portrayal of Alonzo, a narcotics officer who has crossed the dangerous line between cop and criminal, in the movie "Training Day" 24 March, 2002 at the 74th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA. AFP PHOTO/Mike NELSON (Photo credit should read MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Stewart & Rogers Celebrate Oscar Wins
Stewart & Rogers Celebrate Oscar Wins
American actors James Stewart (1908 - 1997) and Ginger Rogers (1911 - 1995), arms locked and Oscars in hand, gaze into each other's eyes at the 1940 Academy Awards banquet, Los Angeles, California, February 27, 1941. Stewart won Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in 'The Philadelphia Story' while Rogers won Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in 'Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman.' (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
79th Annual Academy Awards - Press Room
79th Annual Academy Awards - Press Room
HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 25: Winner of Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for "The Last King Of Scotland" Forest Whitaker poses in the press room during the 79th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre on February 25, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
In this 1969 photo, US actor John Wayne
In this 1969 photo, US actor John Wayne
Hollywood, UNITED STATES: In this 1969 photo, US actor John Wayne accepts his Best Actor Oscar from US singer and actress Barbara Streisand. Wayne won for his role in "True Grit." The 100th anniversary of Wayne's birth is being observed 26 May 2007. Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in Winterset, Iowa. His career began in silent movies in the 1920s and was a major star from the 1940s to the 1970s. He died 11 June 1979. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)
81st Annual Academy Awards - Show
81st Annual Academy Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 22: (EDITORS NOTE: NO ONLINE, NO INTERNET, EMBARGOED FROM INTERNET AND TELEVISION USAGE UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE LIVE OSCARS TELECAST) Actor Sean Penn accepts his Best Actor award for "Milk" during the 81st Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on February 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
82nd Annual Academy Awards - Press Room
82nd Annual Academy Awards - Press Room
HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 07: (EDITORS NOTE: NO ONLINE, NO INTERNET, EMBARGOED FROM INTERNET AND TELEVISION USAGE UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE LIVE OSCARS TELECAST) Actor Jeff Bridges, winner of Best Actor award for "Crazy Heart," poses in the press room at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
84th Annual Academy Awards - Governors Ball
84th Annual Academy Awards - Governors Ball
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Jean Dujardin, winner of the Best Actor Award for 'The Artist,' attends the 84th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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