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Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien
(September 10, 1915 – May 9, 1985) was an American actor who appeared in more than 100 films from the 1940s to the 1970s, often playing character parts. He received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the corresponding Golden Globe for his supporting role in The Barefoot Contessa
The Barefoot Contessa
(1954), as well as a second Golden Globe and another Academy Award nomination for Seven Days in May
Seven Days in May
(1964). His other notable films include The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939), The Killers (1946), White Heat
White Heat
(1949), D.O.A. (1949), Julius Caesar (1953), 1984 (1956), The Girl Can't Help It (1956), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1961), and The Wild Bunch
The Wild Bunch
(1969).

Contents

1 Early years

1.1 Theatre

2 Film actor

2.1 World War II 2.2 Warner Bros. 2.3 Freelance 2.4 TV 2.5 Later career

3 Recording 4 Personal life 5 Final years and death 6 Walk of Fame 7 Complete filmography 8 Partial television credits 9 Theatre 10 References 11 External links

Early years[edit] O'Brien was born Eamon Joseph O'Brien[1] in Brooklyn, New York,[2] of English and Irish stock, the seventh and last child of Agnes and James O'Brien. When he was four years old, O'Brien's father died. He put on magic shows for children in his neighborhood with coaching from a neighbor, Harry Houdini. He performed under the title, "Neirbo the Great" ("neirbo" being "O'Brien" spelled backwards). An aunt who taught high school English and speech took him to the theatre from an early age and he developed an interest in acting.[2][3] O'Brien began acting in plays at school. After attending Fordham University[4] for six months, he went to Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre
Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre
on a scholarship.[2] He studied for two years under such teachers as Sanford Meisner; his classmates included Betty Garrett. "It was simply the best training in the world for a young actor, singer or dancer," said O'Brien. "What these teachers encouraged above all was getting your tools ready – your body, your voice, your speech."[5] In addition to studying at the Playhouse, O'Brien took classes with the Columbia Laboratory Players group, which emphasized training in Shakespeare.[5] Theatre[edit] O'Brien began working in summer stock in Yonkers. He made his first Broadway appearance at age 21 in Daughters of Atreus.[6] He played a grave digger in Hamlet, went on tour with Parnell, then appeared in Maxwell Anderson's The Star Wagon, starring Lillian Gish and Burgess Meredith. Film actor[edit] O'Brien's theatre work attracted the attention of Pandro Berman
Pandro Berman
at RKO, who offered him a role as the romantic lead in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939). He returned to Broadway to play Mercutio opposite Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
and Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh
in Romeo and Juliet. RKO offered O'Brien a long term contract. His roles included A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (1941) and Parachute Battalion
Parachute Battalion
(1941). The latter starred Nancy Kelly
Nancy Kelly
who O'Brien would later marry, although the union lasted less than a year. O'Brien made Obliging Young Lady
Obliging Young Lady
with Eve Arden, and Powder Town. He was loaned to Universal to appear opposite Deanna Durbin
Deanna Durbin
in The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943), after which he joined the armed services. World War II[edit] During World War II, O'Brien served in the U.S. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces
and appeared in the Air Forces' Broadway play Winged Victory by Moss Hart. He appeared alongside Red Buttons, Karl Malden, Kevin McCarthy, Gary Merrill, Barry Nelson, and Martin Ritt. When the play was filmed in 1944, O'Brien reprised his stage performance, co-starring with Judy Holliday. He toured in the production for two years, appearing alongside a young Mario Lanza.[3][5] Warner Bros.[edit] In 1948, O'Brien signed a long-term contract with Warner Bros., who cast him in the screen version of Lillian Hellman's Another Part of the Forest. This starred Fredric March, who also appeared with O'Brien in An Act of Murder
An Act of Murder
(1948). He was then cast as the undercover cop in White Heat
White Heat
(1949) opposite James Cagney. "He [Cagney] said he had only one rule," O'Brien noted. "He would tap his heart and he would say, "Play it from here, kid." He always did and I believe it's the best rule for any performer. He could play a scene 90 ways and never repeat himself. He did this to keep himself fresh. I try to do this whenever possible."[5] In 1949, 3,147 members of the Young Women's League of America, a national charitable organisation of spinsters, voted that O'Brien had more "male magnetism" than any other man in America today. "All women adore ruggedness," said organisation president Shirley Connolly. "Edmund O'Brien's magnetic appearance and personality most fully stir women's imaginative impulses. We're all agreed that he has more male magnetism than any of the 60,000,000 men in the United States today. (Runners up were Ezio Pinza, William O'Dwyer
William O'Dwyer
and Doak Walker.)[7] Following an appearance in Backfire (1950), his contract with Warner Bros. ended. Freelance[edit] O'Brien then made one of his most famous movies, D.O.A. (1950 film), where he plays a man investigating his own murder. He followed this with 711 Ocean Drive
711 Ocean Drive
(1950). However his career then hit a slump. According to TCM, "In the early '50s, O'Brien started struggling with his weight, which could change significantly between films. He had no problems if that relegated him to character roles, but for a few years, it was hard to come by anything really first rate."[3] "The funny thing about Hollywood is that they are interested in having you do one thing and do it well and do it ever after," said O'Brien. "That's the sad thing about being a leading man – while the rewards may be great in fame and finances, it becomes monotonous for an actor. I think that's why some of the people who are continually playing themselves are not happy."[5] He made some notable movies including two for Ida Lupino, The Hitch-Hiker and The Bigamist. He also played Casca in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's film of Julius Caesar (1953). O'Brien worked heavily in television, on such shows as Pulitzer Prize Playhouse, Lux Video Theatre
Lux Video Theatre
and Schlitz Playhouse of Stars. He announced plans to direct his own films.[8] In 1951 he was in a well-publicized brawl with Serge Rubinstein at a cafe.[9] From 1950 to 1952, O'Brien starred in the radio drama Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, playing the title role.[10] His other work in radio included Philip Morris Playhouse on Broadway.[11] Mankiewicz cast O'Brien in as press agent Oscar Muldoon in The Barefoot Contessa.[3] O'Brien won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for that role.[12] O'Brien followed this with a number of important roles, including Pete Kelly's Blues, 1984, A Cry in the Night (1956), and The Girl Can't Help It.[3] TV[edit] O'Brien appeared extensively in television, including the 1957 live 90-minute broadcast on Playhouse 90
Playhouse 90
of The Comedian, a drama written by Rod Serling
Rod Serling
and directed by John Frankenheimer
John Frankenheimer
in which Mickey Rooney portrayed a television comedian while O'Brien played a writer driven to the brink of insanity. In 1958 he directed and starred in a TV drama written by his brother, "The Town That Slept With the Lights On", about two Lancaster murders that so frightened the community that residents began sleeping with their lights on. From 1959–60 O'Brien portrayed the title role in the syndicated crime drama Johnny Midnight, about a New York City actor-turned-private detective. The producers refused to cast him unless he shed at least 50 pounds, so he went on a crash vegetarian diet and quit drinking.[5] "I seldom get very far away from crime," he recalled. I've found it pays . . . I tried non-crime films like Another Part of the Forest
Another Part of the Forest
. . . good picture, good cast, but no good at the box office . . . But you just put a gun in your hands and run through the streets during cops and robbers and you're all set."[5] O'Brien also had his own production company, O'Brien-Frazen.[13] O'Brien had roles on many television series, including an appearance on Target: The Corruptors!, The Eleventh Hour, Breaking Point and Mission: Impossible. O'Brien walked off the set of The Last Voyage
The Last Voyage
in protest at safety issues during the shoot. He later came back and found out he had been written out of the film. He was cast as a reporter in Lawrence of Arabia (1962), but had a heart attack during filming and was replaced by Arthur Kennedy. O'Brien recovered to direct his first feature Man Trap (1961). He continued to receive good roles: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) and The Birdman of Alcatraz (1962). In the mid-'60s O'Brien co-starred with Roger Mobley and Harvey Korman in the "Gallegher" episodes of NBC's Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color. From 1963–65 he co-starred in the NBC
NBC
legal drama Sam Benedict. O'Brien had a choice role in Seven Days in May
Seven Days in May
(1964) which saw him receive a second Oscar nomination. "I've never made any kind of personality success," he admitted in a 1963 interview. "People never say 'that's an Eddie O'Brien part.' They say, 'That's a part Eddie O'Brien can play.' "[14] ""I'd like to be able to say something important," he added. "To say something to people about their relationship with each other. If it touches just one guy, helps illustrate some points of view about living, then you've accomplished something."[14] He had a role in another TV series, The Long Hot Summer but left after 12 episodes due to creative differences. He was replaced by Dan O'Herlihy.[5] Later career[edit] O'Brien worked steadily throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s. However his memory problems were beginning to take their toll. A heart attack meant he had to drop out of The Glass Bottom Boat
The Glass Bottom Boat
(1966). "It would be awfully hard to do a series again," he said in a 1971 interview. "I wouldn't go for an hour show again. They don't have much of a chance against the movies."[15] He was a cast member of The Other Side of the Wind, Orson Welles' unfinished 1970s movie. In 1971, he was hospitalized with a "slight pulmonary condition."[16] His last works, both in 1974, were an episode of the television series Police Story and main role in the film 99 and 44/100% Dead. Recording[edit] In 1957 O'Brien recorded a spoken-word album of The Red Badge of Courage (Caedmon TC 1040). Billboard said, " Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien
brings intensity in the narrative portions and successfully impersonates the varied characters in dialog."[17] Personal life[edit] O'Brien was divorced from actresses Nancy Kelly
Nancy Kelly
1941–1942[18] and Olga San Juan. San Juan was the mother of his three children, including television producer Bridget O'Brien and actors Maria O'Brien and Brendan O'Brien. Final years and death[edit] O'Brien fell ill with Alzheimer's Disease. In a 1983 interview, his daughter Maria remembers seeing her father in a straitjacket at a Veterans' Hospital. "He was screaming. He was violent. I remember noticing how thin he'd gotten. We didn't know, because for years he'd been sleeping with all his clothes on. We saw him a little later and he was walking around like all the other lost souls there."[14] He died May 9, 1985, at St. Erne's Sanitorium[2] in Inglewood, California, of Alzheimer's disease.[19] He was survived by his three children.[2][14] Walk of Fame[edit] For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Edmond O'Brien has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
at 1725 Vine Street, and a second star at 6523 Hollywood Blvd. for his contribution to the television industry. Both were dedicated on February 8, 1960.[20] Complete filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Gringoire

1941 A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob Stephen Herrick

Parachute Battalion William 'Bill' Mayberry Burke

1942 Obliging Young Lady 'Red' Reddy, aka Professor Stanley

Powder Town J. Quincy 'Penji' Pennant

1943 The Amazing Mrs. Holliday Tom Holliday

1944 Winged Victory Irving Miller credited as Sgt. Edmond O'Brien

1946 The Killers Jim Riordan

1947 The Web Bob Regan

A Double Life Bill Friend

1948 Another Part of the Forest Benjamin 'Ben' Hubbard

For the Love of Mary Lt. Tom Farrington

Fighter Squadron Major Ed Hardin

An Act of Murder David Douglas

1949 Task Force Radio Announcing Pearl Harbor Attack Voice, uncredited

White Heat Hank Fallon Vic Pardo

1950 Backfire Steve Connelly

D.O.A. Frank Bigelow

711 Ocean Drive Mal Granger

The Admiral Was a Lady Jimmy Stevens

Between Midnight and Dawn Officer Dan Purvis

1951 The Redhead and the Cowboy Maj. Dunn Jeffers

Two of a Kind Michael 'Lefty' Farrell

Warpath John Vickers

Silver City Larkin Moffatt

1952 The Greatest Show on Earth Midway Barker at End Uncredited

Denver and Rio Grande Jim Vesser

The Turning Point John Conroy

1953 The Hitch-Hiker Roy Collins

Man in the Dark Steve Rawley

Cow Country Ben Anthony

Julius Caesar Casca

China Venture Capt. Matt Reardon

The Bigamist Harry Graham Harrison Graham

1954 Shield for Murder Detective Lt. Barney Nolan

The Shanghai Story Dr. Dan Maynard

The Barefoot Contessa Oscar Muldoon Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor (3rd place, tied with Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
for The Caine Mutiny)

1955 Pete Kelly's Blues Fran McCarg

1956 1984 Winston Smith of the Outer Party

D-Day the Sixth of June Lt. Col. Alexander Timmer

A Cry in the Night Capt. Dan Taggart

The Rack Lt. Col. Frank Wasnick

The Girl Can't Help It Marty 'Fats' Murdock

1957 The Big Land Joe Jagger

Stopover Tokyo George Underwood

1958 The World Was His Jury David Carson

Sing, Boy, Sing Joseph Sharkey

1959 Up Periscope Commander Paul Stevenson

The Restless and the Damned Mike Buchanan aka L'Ambitieuse

1960 The Last Voyage Second Engineer Walsh

The 3rd Voice The Voice Voice

1961 The Great Impostor Capt. Glover – HMCS Cayuga

Man-Trap Voice of Photographer Uncredited

1962 Moon Pilot McClosky ('Mac')

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Dutton Peabody Western Heritage Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture

Birdman of Alcatraz Tom Gaddis

The Longest Day Maj. Gen. Raymond D. Barton

1964 Seven Days in May Sen. Raymond Clark Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture Nominated-Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

Rio Conchos Col. Theron Pardee

The Hanged Man Arnie Seeger

1965 Sylvia Oscar Stewart

Synanon Chuck Dederich

1966 Fantastic Voyage General Carter

The Doomsday Flight The Man TV movie

1967 The Viscount Ricco Barone

To Commit a Murder Sphax (publisher)

The Outsider Marvin Bishop TV movie

1968 Flesh and Blood Harry TV movie

1969 The Wild Bunch Freddie Sykes

The Love God? Osborn Tremaine

1970 The Intruders Col. William Bodeen TV movie

Dream No Evil Timothy MacDonald

1971 River of Mystery R.J. Twitchell TV movie

What's a Nice Girl Like You...? Morton Stillman TV movie

1972 Jigsaw Det. Ed Burtelson TV movie

They Only Kill Their Masters George

1973 Isn't It Shocking? Justin Oates TV movie

Lucky Luciano Commissioner Harry J. Anslinger Credited as Edmund O'Brien

1974 99 and 44/100% Dead Uncle Frank Kelly

Juicio de Socrates Socrates Short

Partial television credits[edit]

Year Series Role Episode(s)

1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse Ben Jordan "Icebound"

1953–1958 Schlitz Playhouse of the Stars Captain Simpson

Rick Saunders

Jim Reardon "The Long Shot" (1953) "Lineman's Luck" (1953) "The Net Draws Tight" (1954) "Tower Room 14-A (1957)" "The Town That Slept with the Lights On" (1957)

1954 The Ford Television Theatre Captain Joyce "Charlie C Company"

1954–1956 Climax! Joel Flint Leo Waldek "An Error in Chemistry" (1954) "Figures in Clay" (1956)

1955 Stage 7 Clinton Sturgess "Debt in Honor"

The Red Skelton Show Grizzled Old Prospector Episode #4.23

Damon Runyon Theater Duke Martin "Old Em's Kentucky Home"

Playwrights '56 Sidney "The Heart's a Forgotten Hotel"

The Star and the Story Ray Ericson "Dark Stranger"

1956 Screen Directors Playhouse Thaddeus Kubaczik "A Ticket for Thaddeus"

1957–1959 Playhouse 90 Al Preston Joe Ferguson Roy Brenner "The Comedian" (1957) "The Male Animal" (1958) "The Blue Men" (1959)

Zane Grey Theatre Russ Andrews Marshal Ben Clark "A Gun Is for Killing" (1957) "Lonesome Road" (1959)

1958 Suspicion (TV series) Sgt. Miles Odeen "Death Watch"

Lux Playhouse Big Jim Webber "Coney Island Winter"

1959 Laramie Captain Sam Prado "The Iron Captain"

1960 Johnny Midnight Johnny Midnight 39 episodes

1961 The Dick Powell Show Sid Williams "Killer in the House"

Target: The Corruptors! Ollie Crown "The Invisible Government"

1962–1963 Sam Benedict Sam Benedict 28 episodes

1964 The Greatest Show on Earth Mike O'Kelley "Clancy"

Breaking Point Roger Conning "The Tides of Darkness"

The Eleventh Hour Buck Denholt "The Color of Sunset"

1965 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Jefferson Crowley 6 episodes

The Long, Hot Summer Will 'Boss' Varner 13 episodes

1967 The Virginian Thomas Manstead "Ah Sing vs. Wyoming"

1969 The Bold Ones: The Protectors Warden Millbank "If I Should Wake Before I Die"

1970 Insight Houseworthy – Tycoon "The 7 Minute Life of James Houseworthy"

The Young Lawyers MacGillicuddy "MacGillicuddy Always Was a Pain in the Neck"

1971 The Name of the Game Bergman "LA 2017"

The High Chaparral Morgan MacQuarie "The Hostage"

1972 Cade's County Clint Pritchard "The Brothers"

The Streets of San Francisco Officer Gustav 'Gus' Charnovski, SFPD "The Thirty-Year Pin"

McMillan & Wife Mr. Fontaine "Cop of the Year"

1973 The New Temperatures Rising Show Dr. Banning "Super Doc"

1974 Police Story Chief Frank Modeer "Chain of Command"

Theatre[edit]

Hamlet (Oct 1936) Daughters of Atreus (Oct 1936) The Star Wagon (Sept 1937 – April 1938) Julius Caesar (May 1938) King Henry IV Part I (Jan–April 1939) Leave Her to Heaven (Feb–March 1940) Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
(May–June 1940) Winged Victory (Nov 1943 – May 1944) I've Got Sixpence (Dec 1952)

References[edit]

^ Fisher, Scott M. (June 2016). "Edmond O'Brien: "I Should Have Liked to Create Lastingly"". Classic Images (492): 68–77.  ^ a b c d e "Edmond O'Brien, Actor, Dies at 69". The New York Times. May 10, 1985. Retrieved 5 July 2015.  ^ a b c d e "Overview for Edmond O'Brien". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 1 October 2017.  ^ "Oscar-winning actor Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien
dies". Santa Cruz Sentinel. May 10, 1985. p. 10. Retrieved July 4, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  ^ a b c d e f g h Pam Munter, "Edmund O'Brien: The Prince of Noir", Classic Images ^ Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien
Profile, New York Times. By staff. Retrieved February 5, 2013. ^ "Spinsters Call Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien
Most Magnetic". Los Angeles Times. December 27, 1949.  ^ " Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien
the Actor, Has Directing Plans". Chicago Daily Tribune. July 19, 1953.  ^ " Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien
Tangles with Serge Rubinstein". Chicago Daily Tribune. September 8, 1951.  ^ Walter Ames (July 4, 1950). " Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien
Profits by Making Mistakes; 'Rate Your Mate' Is Tabbed for Future". Los Angeles Times.  ^ " Philip Morris Playhouse on Broadway". The Digital Deli Too. Archived from the original on 11 August 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015.  ^ "Edmond O'Brien". oscars.org. Retrieved 5 July 2015. [permanent dead link] ^ Freida Zylstra (February 3, 1961). " Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien
Has Private Eye for Kitchen, Too". Chicago Daily Tribune.  ^ a b c d BAKER, BOB (10 May 1985). "Versatile Character Actor Edmond O'Brien, 69, Dies". Retrieved 1 October 2017 – via LA Times.  ^ "Edmond O'Brien: TV's Perennial Pro". Chicago Tribune. February 27, 1971.  ^ " Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien
Due to Leave Hospital". Los Angeles Times. September 11, 1971.  ^ "Review and Ratings of New Popular Albums" (PDF). Billboard. July 29, 1957. p. 34. Retrieved 5 July 2015.  ^ Vosburgh, Dick (January 20, 1995). "Obituary: Nancy Kelly". The Independent. Retrieved 4 July 2015.  ^ "Eugene Register-Guard - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved 1 October 2017.  ^ "Edmond O'Brien". Hollywood Walk of Fame. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 

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Awards for Edmond O'Brien

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Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

1936–1950

Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
(1936) Joseph Schildkraut
Joseph Schildkraut
(1937) Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
(1938) Thomas Mitchell (1939) Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
(1940) Donald Crisp
Donald Crisp
(1941) Van Heflin
Van Heflin
(1942) Charles Coburn
Charles Coburn
(1943) Barry Fitzgerald
Barry Fitzgerald
(1944) James Dunn (1945) Harold Russell
Harold Russell
(1946) Edmund Gwenn
Edmund Gwenn
(1947) Walter Huston
Walter Huston
(1948) Dean Jagger
Dean Jagger
(1949) George Sanders
George Sanders
(1950)

1951–1975

Karl Malden
Karl Malden
(1951) Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
(1952) Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1953) Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien
(1954) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1955) Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
(1956) Red Buttons
Red Buttons
(1957) Burl Ives
Burl Ives
(1958) Hugh Griffith
Hugh Griffith
(1959) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1960) George Chakiris
George Chakiris
(1961) Ed Begley
Ed Begley
(1962) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1963) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1964) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1965) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1966) George Kennedy
George Kennedy
(1967) Jack Albertson
Jack Albertson
(1968) Gig Young
Gig Young
(1969) John Mills
John Mills
(1970) Ben Johnson (1971) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
(1972) John Houseman
John Houseman
(1973) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1974) George Burns
George Burns
(1975)

1976–2000

Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1976) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1977) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(1978) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1979) Timothy Hutton
Timothy Hutton
(1980) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1981) Louis Gossett Jr.
Louis Gossett Jr.
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) Don Ameche
Don Ameche
(1985) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(1988) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1989) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1990) Jack Palance
Jack Palance
(1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1995) Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr.
(1996) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1997) James Coburn
James Coburn
(1998) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1999) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2000)

2001–present

Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(2003) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(2004) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2005) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2012) Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Akim Tamiroff
Akim Tamiroff
(1943) Barry Fitzgerald
Barry Fitzgerald
(1944) J. Carrol Naish
J. Carrol Naish
(1945) Clifton Webb
Clifton Webb
(1946) Edmund Gwenn
Edmund Gwenn
(1947) Walter Huston
Walter Huston
(1948) James Whitmore
James Whitmore
(1949) Edmund Gwenn
Edmund Gwenn
(1950) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1951) Millard Mitchell
Millard Mitchell
(1952) Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1953) Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien
(1954) Arthur Kennedy
Arthur Kennedy
(1955) Earl Holliman
Earl Holliman
(1956) Red Buttons
Red Buttons
(1957) Burl Ives
Burl Ives
(1958) Stephen Boyd
Stephen Boyd
(1959) Sal Mineo
Sal Mineo
(1960) George Chakiris
George Chakiris
(1961) Omar Sharif
Omar Sharif
(1962) John Huston
John Huston
(1963) Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien
(1964) Oskar Werner
Oskar Werner
(1965) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1966) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1967) Daniel Massey (1968) Gig Young
Gig Young
(1969) John Mills
John Mills
(1970) Ben Johnson (1971) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
(1972) John Houseman
John Houseman
(1973) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1974) Richard Benjamin
Richard Benjamin
(1975) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1976) Peter Firth
Peter Firth
(1977) John Hurt
John Hurt
(1978) Melvyn Douglas/ Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1979) Timothy Hutton
Timothy Hutton
(1980) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1981) Louis Gossett Jr.
Louis Gossett Jr.
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria Brandauer
(1985) Tom Berenger
Tom Berenger
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1988) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1989) Bruce Davison
Bruce Davison
(1990) Jack Palance
Jack Palance
(1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(1995) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(1996) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1997) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(1998) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1999) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2000) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(2003) Clive Owen
Clive Owen
(2004) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2005) Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2012) Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(2015) Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
(2016) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2017)

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