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Brian Manion Dennehy[1] (born July 9, 1938) is an American actor of film, stage, and television. A winner of one Golden Globe, two Tony Awards and a recipient of six Primetime Emmy Award nominations, he gained initial recognition for his role as Sheriff Will Teasle in First Blood
First Blood
(1982). He has had roles in numerous films including Gorky Park, Silverado, Cocoon, F/X, Romeo + Juliet, and Knight of Cups.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Film 2.2 Television 2.3 Theater

3 Influence in popular media 4 Personal life 5 Filmography

5.1 Film 5.2 Television

6 Awards and nominations 7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Dennehy was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the son of Hannah (Mannion) and Edward Dennehy, a wire service editor for the Associated Press.[2] He has two brothers, Michael and Edward.[3][4] He is of Irish ancestry and was raised Roman Catholic.[5][6] The family relocated to Long Island, New York, where Dennehy attended Chaminade High School in the town of Mineola. A football scholarship paved the way to Columbia University
Columbia University
in New York City, where he played football, earned a BA in history and became a member of the Sigma Chi
Sigma Chi
fraternity. He went on to graduate studies in dramatic arts at Yale University. He played rugby union for Old Blue RFC. Prior to pursuing acting Dennehy worked as a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch in their Manhattan office in the mid 1970s.[7] Career[edit] Film[edit] Dennehy is primarily known as a dramatic actor. His breakthrough role was as the overzealous sheriff Will Teasle in First Blood
First Blood
(1982) opposite Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
as John Rambo. His earlier films included several comedies, like Semi-Tough
Semi-Tough
with Burt Reynolds (in which he portrayed a pro football player), Foul Play with Chevy Chase, and 10 with Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
(as an Acapulco
Acapulco
bartender). He later portrayed a corrupt sheriff in the western Silverado and an alien in Cocoon, both released in 1985. Memorable supporting parts featured Dennehy in such films as Split Image (1982), Legal Eagles
Legal Eagles
(1986), F/X: Murder By Illusion (1986), Presumed Innocent (1990) and F/X2: The Deadly Art of Illusion (1991).Prophet of Evil (1993) Dennehy gradually became a valuable character actor but also achieved leading-man status in the thriller Best Seller
Best Seller
(1987) co-starring James Woods. He also starred in the Peter Greenaway
Peter Greenaway
film The Belly of an Architect, for which he won the Best Actor Award at the 1987 Chicago
Chicago
International Film Festival. Commenting upon this unusual venture, Dennehy said, "I've been in a lot of movies but this is the first film I've made." He went on to star as Harrison in the Australian film The Man from Snowy River II in 1988. One of his most well-known roles came in the 1995 Chris Farley-David Spade comedy Tommy Boy as Big Tom Callahan. He also was reunited with his 10 co-star Bo Derek
Bo Derek
in Tommy Boy, in which she played his wife. Dennehy had a voice role in the animated movie Ratatouille as Django, the rat chef Remy's father. He appeared as the superior officer of Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
and Al Pacino
Al Pacino
in the 2008 cop drama Righteous Kill
Righteous Kill
and as the father of Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
in the 2010 suspense film The Next Three Days. Dennehy starred as Clarence Darrow
Clarence Darrow
in Alleged, a film based on the Scopes Monkey Trial, the famous court battle over the teaching of evolution in American public schools.[8] Television [edit] Dennehy began his professional acting career in small guest roles in such 1970s and 1980s series as Kojak, Lou Grant, Dallas and Dynasty. He also appeared in an episode of Miami Vice
Miami Vice
during the 1987–88 season.

Dennehy in October 2003

Dennehy portrayed Sergeant Ned T. "Frozen Chosen" Coleman in the television movie A Rumor of War (1980) opposite Brad Davis. He continued to appear in such high-profile television films as Skokie (1981), Split Image (1982), Day One, (1989), A Killing in a Small Town (1990) opposite Barbara Hershey. He also played the title role in HBO's Teamster
Teamster
Boss: The Jackie Presser
Jackie Presser
Story. Dennehy had a lead role as fire chief/celebrity dad Leslie "Buddy" Krebs in the short-lived 1982 series Star of the Family. Despite his star power, that show was canceled after a half a season. Dennehy was nominated for Emmy Awards
Emmy Awards
six times for his television movies. He was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie for his performance as John Wayne Gacy
John Wayne Gacy
in To Catch a Killer, and he was nominated that same year in a different category, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie, for The Burden of Proof (1992). Other Emmy nominatations were for his work in A Killing in a Small Town, Murder in the Heartland
Murder in the Heartland
(1993) and for the Showtime cable TV movie Our Fathers (2005), which was about the Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. In 2000, Dennehy was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie for a television presentation of his performance as Willy Loman
Willy Loman
in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman
which he had performed on Broadway. The performance did, however, precipitate a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award. He has starred in the popular crime drama Jack Reed TV movies. He also appeared as a recurring character in the NBC
NBC
sitcom Just Shoot Me!. Dennehy was parodied in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) and an episode of The Simpsons. In January 2007, he starred in the episode "Scheherazade" of Law & Order: Special
Special
Victims Unit as a retired criminal who wants to reconnect with his daughter and admit his crimes before dying of a terminal disease thus eventually clearing a wrongfully imprisoned inmate. In April 2008, Dennehy guest-starred as a Teamster
Teamster
boss in an episode of 30 Rock. Dennehy guest-starred in a 2009 episode of Rules of Engagement as the father of the main character, Jeff.[9] Dennehy has also narrated many television programs.[10] He narrated Canadian-Irish docudrama Death or Canada.[11][12] Dennehy is set to star in the upcoming Amazon Studios
Amazon Studios
series Cocked which will costar Jason Lee, Dreama Walker, Diora Baird, and Sam Trammell. Most recently Dennehy starred as Elizabeth Keen's grandfather on the NBC
NBC
series The Blacklist. Theater[edit] Dennehy has won two Tony Awards, both times for Best Lead Actor in a Play. The first win was for Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman
(for which he also won a Laurence Olivier Award for the production's London run), in 1999, and the second was for Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night in 2003. Both productions were directed by Robert Falls and were originally produced at the Goodman Theatre
Goodman Theatre
company in Chicago. On stage, Dennehy has made frequent performances in the Chicago theater world, and made his Broadway debut in 1995 in Brian Friel's Translations. In 1999, he was the first male performer to be voted the Sarah Siddons Award for his work in Chicago
Chicago
theater. He made a return to Broadway in 2007 as Matthew Harrison Brady in Inherit the Wind opposite Christopher Plummer, then returned again opposite Carla Gugino in a 2009 revival of Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms. In fall 1992, he played the lead role of Hickey in Robert Falls's production of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.[13] In 2008, Dennehy appeared at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, appearing in All's Well That Ends Well
All's Well That Ends Well
as the King of France, and a double bill of plays, Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape
Krapp's Last Tape
and Eugene O'Neill's Hughie, where Dennehy reprised the role of Erie Smith. In 2010, he was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.[14] In December 2010, he returned to Ireland to play Bull McCabe in the Olympia Theatre of Dublin's stage version of John B. Keane's The Field.[13][15][16] In 2011, Dennehy returned to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival
Stratford Shakespeare Festival
in the role of Sir Toby Belch in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. He also played Max in Harold Pinter's The Homecoming, which is the first Pinter work to be produced there. In April through June 2012, he played the role of Larry Slade in the Eugene O'Neill
Eugene O'Neill
play The Iceman Cometh at the Goodman Theatre
Goodman Theatre
in Chicago,[17] which he reprised in 2015 when the production, with most of the Goodman Theater production cast, was revived at the BAM Harvey Theater in New York City.[18] Influence in popular media[edit] In the comic book series Ultimate Spider-Man, that series' version of the villain Norman Osborn
Norman Osborn
was rendered by artist Mark Bagley
Mark Bagley
to resemble actor Brian Dennehy, as per writer Brian Michael Bendis' instructions.[19] Dennehy is a 2006 album by the rapper Serengeti (real name David Cohn). The album's title track is performed from the point of view of "Kenny Dennis", a Chicago
Chicago
resident and avid sports fan in his 40s whose favorite actors are Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
and Tom Berenger. Cohn, watching a broadcast of the Little League World Series
Little League World Series
in which the competitors were asked their favorite actors and athletes, imagined someone naming Dennehy as his favorite actor. He then used this as the starting point to develop the rest of the Kenny character, which has become a recurring alter ego for Serengeti.[20] Personal life[edit] Dennehy enlisted in the United States Marine Corps
United States Marine Corps
in 1958 and served in Okinawa[21] until 1963. In numerous interviews, Dennehy claimed to be a Vietnam veteran who served a five-year tour there and recounted harrowing tales of combat,[22] but according to the book Stolen Valor, Dennehy never served in Vietnam and never saw active combat.[22] The author of Stolen Valor wrote to Dennehy regarding the discrepancy, but received no reply from the actor, although Dennehy later admitted in an interview that he had lied about his service and apologized for it.[22] He has been married twice and has five children including the actress Elizabeth Dennehy. Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1977 Semi-Tough T.J. Lambert

1977 Looking for Mr. Goodbar Surgeon

1977 Bumpers Ernie Stapp

1978 Foul Play Fergie

1978 F.I.S.T. Frank Vasco

1979 10 Don the Bartender

1979 Butch and Sundance: The Early Days O.C. Hanks

1980 Little Miss Marker Herbie

1982 Split Image Kevin Stetson

1982 First Blood Sheriff Will Teasle

1983 Gorky Park William Kirwill

1983 Never Cry Wolf Rose Little

1984 Finders Keepers Mayor Frizzoli

1984 The River Rat Doc Cole

1985 Silverado Sheriff Cobb

1985 Cocoon Walter

1985 Twice in a Lifetime Nick

1985 The Check Is in the Mail Richard Jackson

1986 F/X Lt. Leo McCarthy

1986 Legal Eagles C.J. Cavanaugh

1987 The Belly of an Architect Stourley Kracklite

1987 Best Seller Lt. Dennis Meechum

1988 Miles from Home Frank Roberts, Sr.

1988 The Man from Snowy River II Harrison

1988 Cocoon: The Return Walter

1989 Georg Elser – Einer aus Deutschland Wagner

1989 Indio Whytaker

1990 Blue Heat Frank Daly

1990 Presumed Innocent Raymond Horgan 1991

1991 F/X2 Leo McCarthy

1992 Gladiator Jimmy Horn

1994 Jackaboy Blue Guggles McMillian

1995 Tommy Boy Big Tom Callahan II

1995 The Stars Fell on Henrietta Big Dave McDermot

1996 Romeo + Juliet Ted Montague

1998 Dish Dogs Frost

1999 The Virtuoso Unknown

1999 Out of the Cold David Bards

1999 Silicon Towers Unknown

2001 Summer Catch John Schiffner

2001 Three Blind Mice Matthew Hope

2002 Stolen Summer Father Kelly

2002 Code Yellow: Hospital at Ground Zero Narrator

2002 Drawing First Blood Himself Short film

2004 She Hate Me Chairman Billy Church

2005 Assault on Precinct 13 Jasper O'Shea

2005 Tommy Boy: Behind the Laughter Himself Short film

2005 10th and Wolf Horvath

2006 The Ultimate Gift Gus

2006 Everyone's Hero Babe Ruth Voice

2007 Ratatouille Django Voice

2007 War Eagle, Arkansas Unknown

2008 Righteous Kill Lt. Hingus

2009 Factory 9 Unknown

2010 Alleged Clarence Darrow

2010 The Next Three Days George Brennan

2010 Meet Monica Velour Pop Pop

2010 Every Day Ernie

2011 The Big Year Raymond Harris

2013 The Challenger Chairman William Rogers

2015 Knight of Cups Joseph

2018 The Seagull Sorin Post-production

2018 Tag

Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1977 Kojak Peter Connor Episode: "The Godson"

1977 Serpico Jody Episode: "Sanctuary"

1977 Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye Longshoreman Television movie

1977 Lanigan's Rabbi Burton Tree Episode: "Corpse of the Year"

1977 It Happened at Lakewood Manor Fire Chief Television movie

1977 Police Woman Burrows Episode: "Shadow of Doubt"

1977 Lou Grant Wilson Episode: "Nazi"

1977 M*A*S*H Ernie Connors Episode: "Souvenirs"

1977 Lucan Fisher Episode: "Listen to the Heart Beat"

1977 The Fitzpatricks Coach Hatfield Episode: "Superman"

1978 A Real American Hero Buford Pusser Television movie

1978 Pearl Sgt. Otto Chain 3 episodes

1978 Dallas Luther Frick Episode: "Winds of Vengeance"

1978 Ruby and Oswald George Paulsen Television movie

1978 A Death in Canaan Barney Parsons Television movie

1978 The Tony Randall Show Brian Sr. Episode: "Bobby and Brian"

1979 Dummy Ragoti Television movie

1979 Big Shamus, Little Shamus Arnie Sutter 2 episodes

1979 The Jericho Mile Dr. D Television movie

1979 Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story Mr. O'Neil Television movie

1980 A Rumor of War Sgt. Ned Coleman Television movie

1979 Knots Landing James Cargill Episode: "Chance of a Lifetime"

1980 The Seduction of Miss Leona Bliss Dawson Television movie

1981 Dynasty D.A. Jake Dunham 5 episodes

1981 Darkroom Roland Episode: "Make-Up"

1981 Skokie Chief Arthur Buchanan Television movie

1981 Fly Away Home Tim Arnold Television movie

1982 Star of the Family Leslie Krebs 10 episodes

1983 I Take These Men Phil Zakarian Television movie

1983 Blood Feud Edward Grady Partin Television movie

1984 Cagney and Lacey Michael MacGruder Episode: "The Bounty Hunter"

1984 Hunter Dr. Bolin Episode: "Hunter"

1984 Off Sides (Pigs vs. Freaks) Sgt. Cheever Television movie

1985 Evergreen Matthew Malone 3 episodes

1985 The Last Place on Earth Frederick Cook 2 episodes

1985 Tall Tales & Legends Buffalo Bill Episode: "Annie Oakley"

1986 Acceptable Risks Don Sheppard Television movie

1987 The Lion of Africa Sam Marsh Television movie

1987 Miami Vice Reverend Billy Bob Proverb Episode: "Amen...Send Money"

1987 Faerie Tale Theatre King Neptune (Narrator) (voice) Episode: "The Little Mermaid"

1988 A Father's Revenge Paul Hobart Television movie

1989 Day One General Leslie Groves Television movie

1989 Perfect Witness James Falcon Television movie

1990 A Killing in a Small Town Ed Reivers Television movie

1990 Rising Son Gus Robinson Television movie

1989 Pride and Extreme Prejudice Bruno Morenz Television movie

1991 In Broad Daylight Len Rowan Television movie

1992 The Diamond Fleece Lt. Merritt Outlaw Television movie

1992 Teamster
Teamster
Boss: The Jackie Presser
Jackie Presser
Story Jackie Presser Television movie

1992 To Catch a Killer John Wayne Gacy Television movie

1992 The Burden of Proof Dixon Hartnell Television movie

1992 Deadly Matrimony Sgt. Jack Reed Television movie

1993 Foreign Affairs Chuck Mumpson Television movie

1993 Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story Ervil LaBaron Television movie

1993 Final Appeal Perry Sundquist Television movie

1993 Jack Reed: Badge of Honor Jack Reed Television movie

1993 Murder in the Heartland John McCarthur Television movie

1994 Leave of Absence Sam Television movie

1994 Midnight Movie James Boyce Television movie

1994 Jack Reed: A Search for Justice Jack Reed Television movie

1994 Birdland Dr. Brian McKenzie 4 episodes

1995 Jack Reed: One of Our Own Jack Reed Television movie

1995 Shadow of a Doubt Charlie Sloan Television movie

1996 Dead Man's Walk Major Chvallie 2 episodes

1996 Jack Reed: A Killer Among Us Jack Reed Television movie

1996 Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance Jack Reed Television movie

1996 A Season in Purgatory Gerald Bradly Television movie

1996 Undue Influence Paul Madriani Television movie

1996 Nostromo Joshua C. Holyrod 4 episodes

1997 Indefensible: The Truth About Edward Brannigan Eddie Brannigan Television movie

1998–2003 Just Shoot Me Red Finch 4 episodes

1998 Voyage of Terror U.S. President Television movie

1998 Thanks of a Grateful Nation Senator Riegle Television movie

1999 Netforce Lowell Davidson Television movie

1999 Sirens Lt. Denby Television movie

1999 Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke Louis Bromfield Television movie

2000 Fail Safe Gen. Bogan Television movie

2000 Death of a Salesman Willy Loman Television movie

2001 Warden of Red Rock Sheriff Church Television movie

2001 The Fighting Fitzgeralds Fitzgerald 10 episodes

2002 A Season on the Brink Bobby Knight Television movie

2003 The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron Mr. Blue Television movie

2003 The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone Tom Stone Television movie

2004 Category 6: Day of Destruction Andy Goodman Television movie

2005 Our Fathers Father Dominic Spagnolia Television movie

2005 The Exonerated Gary Gauger Television movie

2005 The West Wing Senator Rafe Framingham Episode: "Ninety Miles Away"

2006 The 4400 Mitch Baldwin season 3 episode 8

2007 Law and Order: Special
Special
Victims Unit Judson Episode: "Scheherezade"

2007 Marco Polo Kublai Khan Television movie

2007 Masters of Science Fiction Bedzyk Episode: "The Discarded"

2008 30 Rock Mickey J Episode: "Sandwich Day"

2009 Rules of Engagement Roy Episode: "Dad's Visit"

2010 Rizzoli & Isles Detective Kenny Leahy Episode: "Boston Strangler Redux"

2012 The Good Wife Bucky 2 episodes

2013 The Challenger Chairman William Rogers Television movie

2013 The Big C Mr. Tolkey Episode: "The Finale"

2015 Public Morals Joe Patton 7 episodes

2016 The Blacklist Dom Episode: "The Artax Network"

2017 Hap and Leonard Sheriff Valentine Otis 6 episodes

2017 A Very Merry Toy Store Joe Haggarty Television Movie

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result

1990 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie A Killing in a Small Town Nominated

1992 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie The Burden of Proof Nominated

1992 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie To Catch a Killer Nominated

1993 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Murder in the Heartland Nominated

1994 CableACE Awards Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Foreign Affairs Won

1997 Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film A Season of Purgatory Nominated

1999 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actor in a Play Death of a Salesman Won

1999 Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Thanks of a Grateful Nation Nominated

1999 Tony Awards Best Actor in a Play Death of a Salesman Won

2000 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Death of a Salesman Nominated

2001 Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Awards Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film Death of a Salesman Won

2001 Producers Guild Awards Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television Death of a Salesman Won

2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Death of a Salesman Won

2003 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actor in a Play Long Day's Journey Into Night Nominated

2003 Tony Awards Best Actor in a Play Long Day's Journey Into Night Won

2005 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Our Fathers Nominated

2005 Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Our Fathers Nominated

References[edit]

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Biography". Yahoo! Movies. 2008. Retrieved April 10, 2008.  ^ Parsi, Novid (January 7, 2010). "Dennehy's Last Tape". Time Out. Retrieved June 24, 2010. I come from an Irish Catholic family,...  ^ Harmetz, Aljean (April 23, 1989). "FILM; For Brian Dennehy, Character Tells All". The New York Times. Retrieved June 24, 2010.  ^ " Brian Dennehy
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'60 - cover story".  ^ http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2009/08/brian_dennehy_fred_thompson_to.html ^ "Exclusive: Brian Dennehy
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narrates film on Toronto's role in Irish famine". The Star. Retrieved March 20, 2009.  ^ a b "The Bull in winter". The Irish Times. January 1, 2011.  ^ "Theater Hall of Fame Ceremony, Honoring Linda Lavin, Brian Dennehy, Michael Blakemore, Presented Jan. 24". Playbill. Archived from the original on 2014-02-22.  ^ Fintan O'Toole (January 1, 2011). "Real-life dramas? We don't do those. But John B Keane did". The Irish Times.  ^ Emer O'Kelly (January 23, 2011). "The ignoble passions of The Field fail to ignite". Independent.ie.  ^ Bullen, Robert (May 8, 2012). "Goodman's Iceman Cometh, Starring Nathan Lane, Chills to the Core". Huffington Post.  ^ Isherwood, Charles (February 12, 2015). "Review: 'The Iceman Cometh' Revived, With Nathan Lane
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Awards for Brian Dennehy

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play

Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1975) John Wood (1976) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1977) Barnard Hughes
Barnard Hughes
(1978) Philip Anglim (1979) John Rubinstein
John Rubinstein
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1982) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(1983) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1984) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1985) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) Ron Silver
Ron Silver
(1988) Philip Bosco (1989) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1990) Ron Rifkin
Ron Rifkin
(1991) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(1992) Ron Leibman (1993) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(1994) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1995) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1996) David Morse / Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1997) Anthony LaPaglia
Anthony LaPaglia
(1998) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(1999) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(2000) Richard Easton (2001) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(2002) Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard
(2003) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(2004) Brían F. O'Byrne (2005) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2006) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2007) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2010) Bobby Cannavale
Bobby Cannavale
(2011) James Corden
James Corden
(2012) Tracy Letts
Tracy Letts
(2013) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2014) Alex Sharp
Alex Sharp
(2015) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2016) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(2017)

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Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film

Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
(1981) Anthony Andrews
Anthony Andrews
(1982) Richard Chamberlain
Richard Chamberlain
(1983) Ted Danson
Ted Danson
(1984) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1985) James Woods
James Woods
(1986) Randy Quaid
Randy Quaid
(1987) Michael Caine/ Stacy Keach
Stacy Keach
(1988) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1989) James Garner
James Garner
(1990) Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
(1991) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1992) James Garner
James Garner
(1993) Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
(1994) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1995) Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(1996) Ving Rhames (1997) Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci
(1998) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1999) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(2000) James Franco
James Franco
(2001) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(2002) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2003) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2004) Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
(2005) Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy
(2006) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2007) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2008) Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon
(2009) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2010) Idris Elba
Idris Elba
(2011) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(2012) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2013) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2014) Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac
(2015) Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston
(2016) Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
(2017)

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Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor

Antony Sher (1985) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1986) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1987) Oliver Ford Davies
Oliver Ford Davies
(1989/1990) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1991) Nigel Hawthorne (1992) Robert Stephens
Robert Stephens
(1993) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(1994) David Bamber (1995) Alex Jennings (1996) Antony Sher (1997) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Henry Goodman
Henry Goodman
(2000) Conleth Hill
Conleth Hill
(2001) Roger Allam
Roger Allam
(2002) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2003) Matthew Kelly (2004) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2005) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(2006) Rufus Sewell
Rufus Sewell
(2007) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2008) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(2009) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2010) Roger Allam
Roger Allam
(2011) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
and Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Miller
(2012) Luke Treadaway (2013) Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
(2014) Mark Strong
Mark Strong
(2015) Kenneth Cranham (2016) Jamie Parker (2017)

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Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
(1994) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1995) Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(1996) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1997) Christopher Reeve
Christopher Reeve
(1998) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1999) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(2000) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2001) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
(2002) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2003) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2004) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(2005) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(2006) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(2007) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2008) Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon
(2009) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2010) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2011) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(2012) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2013) Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo
(2014) Idris Elba
Idris Elba
(2015) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2016) Alexander Skarsgård
Alexander Skarsgård
(2017)

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Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

José Ferrer
José Ferrer
/ Fredric March
Fredric March
(1947) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
/ Paul Kelly / Basil Rathbone
Basil Rathbone
(1948) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1949) Sidney Blackmer
Sidney Blackmer
(1950) Claude Rains
Claude Rains
(1951) José Ferrer
José Ferrer
(1952) Tom Ewell
Tom Ewell
(1953) David Wayne
David Wayne
(1954) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1955) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1956) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1957) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1958) Jason Robards, Jr. (1959) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1960) Zero Mostel
Zero Mostel
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Arthur Hill (1963) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1964) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1965) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1966) Paul Rogers (1967) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1968) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1969) Fritz Weaver
Fritz Weaver
(1970) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(1971) Cliff Gorman (1972) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1973) Michael Moriarty (1974) John Kani
John Kani
and Winston Ntshona (1975) John Wood (1976) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1977) Barnard Hughes
Barnard Hughes
(1978) Tom Conti
Tom Conti
(1979) John Rubinstein
John Rubinstein
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Roger Rees
Roger Rees
(1982) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(1983) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1984) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1985) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) Ron Silver
Ron Silver
(1988) Philip Bosco (1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Nigel Hawthorne (1991) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1992) Ron Leibman (1993) Stephen Spinella (1994) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1995) George Grizzard
George Grizzard
(1996) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1997) Anthony LaPaglia
Anthony LaPaglia
(1998) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(1999) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(2000) Richard Easton (2001) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(2002) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(2003) Jefferson Mays
Jefferson Mays
(2004) Bill Irwin
Bill Irwin
(2005) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2006) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2007) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2010) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2011) James Corden
James Corden
(2012) Tracy Letts
Tracy Letts
(2013) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2014) Alex Sharp
Alex Sharp
(2015) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2016) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(2017)

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