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Forest Steven Whitaker III (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director. Whitaker has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Bird, The Crying Game, Platoon, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, The Great Debaters, The Butler and Arrival.[1][2][3] He also starred in blockbusters such as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as Saw Gerrera
Saw Gerrera
and Black Panther as Zuri. For his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin
Idi Amin
in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland, Whitaker won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award, National Board of Review
National Board of Review
Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and various critics groups awards for a lead acting performance.

Contents

1 Early life and education 2 Career

2.1 Film work 2.2 Television work 2.3 Theatre 2.4 Producing and directing 2.5 JuntoBox Films

3 Honors 4 Activism

4.1 Charity work 4.2 Politics

5 Personal life 6 Filmography

6.1 Film 6.2 Television

7 References 8 External links

Early life and education[edit] Whitaker was born on July 15, 1961,[4] the son of Laura Francis (née Smith), a special education teacher who put herself through college and earned two master's degrees while raising her children, and Forest Steven Jr., an insurance salesman.[5][6] His mother had Akan ancestry, while his father was of Igbo descent.[7] When Whitaker was four, his family moved to Carson, California.[8] Whitaker has two younger brothers, Kenn (an actor) and Damon, and an older sister, Deborah. His first role as an actor was the lead in Dylan Thomas' play Under Milk Wood.[8] Whitaker attended Palisades Charter High School
Palisades Charter High School
and played on the football team and sang in the choir, graduating in 1979. Whitaker entered California State Polytechnic University, Pomona[9] on a football scholarship, but a back injury made him change his major to music (singing). He toured England
England
with the Cal Poly Chamber Singers in 1980. While still at Cal Poly, he briefly changed his major to drama. He was accepted to the Music Conservatory at the University of Southern California to study opera as a tenor, and subsequently was accepted into the University's Drama Conservatory.[6] He graduated from USC with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting
Acting
in 1982.[10] He also earned a scholarship to the Berkeley, California
Berkeley, California
branch of the Drama Studio London.[11] Whitaker was pursuing a degree in "The Core of Conflict: Studies in Peace and Reconciliation" at New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Gallatin School of Individualized Study
in 2004.[12] Career[edit] Film work[edit]

Whitaker presenting the film My Own Love Song
My Own Love Song
in Paris, 2010

Whitaker has a long history of working with well-regarded film directors and actors. In his first onscreen performance of note, he had a supporting role playing a high school football player in the 1982 film version of Cameron Crowe's coming-of-age teen-retrospective Fast Times at Ridgemont High.[6] In 1986, he appeared in Martin Scorsese's The Color of Money
The Color of Money
and Oliver Stone's Platoon. The following year, he co-starred in the comedy Good Morning, Vietnam. In 1988, Whitaker appeared in the film Bloodsport and had his first lead role starring as musician Charlie "Bird" Parker in Clint Eastwood's Bird. To prepare himself for the part, he sequestered himself in a loft with only a bed, couch, and saxophone,[1] having also conducted extensive research and taken alto sax lessons.[13] His performance, which has been called "transcendent",[3] earned him the Best Actor award at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival[14] and a Golden Globe nomination. Whitaker continued to work with a number of well-known directors throughout the 1990s. He starred in the 1990 film Downtown and was cast in the pivotal role of Jody, a captive British soldier in the 1992 film The Crying Game, for which he used an English accent. Todd McCarthy of Variety described Whitaker's performance as "big-hearted", "hugely emotional", and "simply terrific".[15] In 1994, he was a member of the cast that won the first ever National Board of Review Award for Best Acting
Acting
by an Ensemble for Robert Altman's film, Prêt-à-Porter. He gave a "characteristically emotional performance"[16] in Wayne Wang
Wayne Wang
and Paul Auster's 1995 film, Smoke. In 1996, he played a role of a good-natured man in Phenomenon, alongside John Travolta
John Travolta
and Robert Duvall, which earned him a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor – Drama, and was also nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. Whitaker played a serene, pigeon-raising, bushido-following, mob hit man in Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, a 1999 film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. Many consider this to have been a "definitive role" for Whitaker.[3] In a manner similar to his preparation for Bird, he again immersed himself in his character's world—he studied Eastern philosophy and meditated for long hours "to hone his inner spiritual hitman."[1] Jarmusch has told interviewers that he developed the title character with Whitaker in mind; The New York Times review of the film observed that "[I]t's hard to think of another actor who could play a cold-blooded killer with such warmth and humanity."[17] Whitaker next appeared in what has been called one of the worst films ever made,[18] the 2000 production of Battlefield Earth, based on the novel of the same name by L. Ron Hubbard. The film was widely criticized as a notorious commercial and critical disaster.[18][19] However, Whitaker's performance was lauded by the film's director, Roger Christian, who commented that, "Everybody's going to be very surprised" by Whitaker, who "found this huge voice and laugh."[20] Battlefield Earth won seven Razzie Awards; Whitaker was nominated for Worst Supporting Actor, but lost to his co-star, Barry Pepper.[21] Whitaker later expressed his regret for participating in the film.[22]

Whitaker at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival

In 2001, Whitaker had a small, uncredited role in the Wong Kar-wai-directed The Follow, one of five short films produced by BMW that year to promote its cars.[23] He co-starred in Joel Schumacher's 2002 thriller, Phone Booth, with Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
and Colin Farrell. That year, he also co-starred with Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
in Panic Room. His performance as the film's "bad guy" was described as "a subtle chemistry of aggression and empathy."[8] Whitaker's 2006 portrayal of Idi Amin
Idi Amin
in the film The Last King of Scotland earned him positive reviews by critics as well as multiple awards and honors.[24][25] To portray the dictator, Whitaker gained 50 pounds, learned to play the accordion, and immersed himself in research.[26] He read books about Amin, watched news and documentary footage featuring Amin, and spent time in Uganda
Uganda
meeting with Amin's friends, relatives, generals, and victims; he also learned Swahili and mastered Amin's East African accent.[1] His performance earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor, making him the fourth African-American actor in history to do so, joining the ranks of Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx.[27] For that same role, he was also recognized with the British Academy Film Award, Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award, National Board of Review
National Board of Review
Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and accolades from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, London Film Critics’ Circle Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, National Society of Film Critics, and New York Film Critics Circle among others.[28] In 2007, Whitaker played Dr. James Farmer Sr. in The Great Debaters, for which he received an Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor.[29] In 2008, Whitaker appeared in three films, first as a business man known only as Happiness, who likes butterflies, in the film The Air I Breathe. He also portrayed a rogue police captain in Street Kings, and a heroic tourist in Vantage Point. In 2013, after a small career slump where he starred in a few straight-to-video films, Whitaker has enjoyed a career resurgence, having played the lead role in Lee Daniels' The Butler, which has become one of his greatest critical and commercial successes to date.[30][31] Whitaker also starred in the film Black Nativity and co-starred in 2013's The Last Stand, playing an FBI agent chasing an escaped drug cartel leader. Whitaker played Saw Gerrera
Saw Gerrera
in the 2016 film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.[32][33] Television work[edit] After completing several films in the early 1980s, Whitaker gained additional roles in multiple television shows. On the series, Diff'rent Strokes, he played a bully in the 1985 episode "Bully for Arnold".[34] That same year, Whitaker also played the part of a comic book salesman in the Amazing Stories episode "Gather Ye Acorns".[35] He appeared in the first and second parts of North and South in 1985 and 1986. Throughout the 1990s, Whitaker mainly had roles in television films which aired on HBO, including Criminal Justice, The Enemy Within, and Witness Protection. From 2002 to 2003, Whitaker was the host and narrator of 44 new episodes of the Rod Serling
Rod Serling
classic, The Twilight Zone, which lasted one season on UPN.[36] After working in several film roles, he returned to television in 2006 when he joined the cast of FX's police serial The Shield, as Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh, who was determined to prove that the lead character, Vic Mackey, is a dirty cop. As opposed to his previous character work, Whitaker stated that he merely had to draw on his childhood years growing up in South Central Los Angeles for the role.[3] He received rave reviews for his performance—Variety called it a "crackling-good guest stint"[37]—and he reprised the role in the show's 2007 season. In the fall of 2006, Whitaker started a multi-episode story arc on ER as Curtis Ames, a man who comes into the ER with a cough, but quickly faces the long-term consequences of a paralyzing stroke; he sues, then takes out his anger on Dr. Luka Kovač, who he blames for the strokes. Whitaker received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his performance in the series.[38] Also in 2006, Whitaker appeared in T.I.'s music video "Live in the Sky" alongside Jamie Foxx.[39] Whitaker was cast in the Criminal Minds
Criminal Minds
spin-off, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, that was subsequently cancelled by CBS on May 17, 2011.[40] In December 2016, it was announced that Whitaker would reprise his role as Saw Gerrera
Saw Gerrera
from Rogue One
Rogue One
for the Star Wars Rebels
Star Wars Rebels
animated series.[41] Theatre[edit] Whitaker made his Broadway debut in 2016 in a revival of Eugene O'Neill's play Hughie at the Booth Theatre, directed by Michael Grandage.[42] Producing and directing[edit] Whitaker branched out into producing and directing in the 1990s. He co-produced and co-starred in A Rage in Harlem in 1991. He made his directorial debut with a grim film about inner-city gun violence, Strapped, for HBO
HBO
in 1993. In 1995, he directed his first theatrical feature, Waiting to Exhale, which was based on the Terry McMillan novel of the same name. Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
observed that the tone of the film resembled Whitaker's own acting style: "measured, serene, confident."[43] Whitaker also directed co-star Whitney Houston's music video of the movie's theme song, "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)". Whitaker continued his directing career with the 1998 romantic comedy, Hope Floats, starring Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock
and Harry Connick, Jr.
Harry Connick, Jr.
He directed Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes
in the romantic comedy, First Daughter in 2004 while also serving as executive producer; he had previously co-starred with Holmes in Phone Booth in 2002. He had previously gained experience as the executive producer of several made-for-television movies, most notably the 2002 Emmy-award-winning Door to Door, starring William H. Macy. He produced these projects through his production company, Spirit Dance Entertainment, which he shut down in 2005 to concentrate on his acting career.[3][13] For Significant Productions Whitaker and his partner Nina Yang Bongiovi produced the film Fruitvale Station, which won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival,[44] as well as Repentance (2014), Dope (2015) and the upcoming Sorry to Bother You.[45] Significant also produced a documentary shot in the hospice at Angola prison in Louisiana, 'Serving Life'(2011) for Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
as the first commission for OWN and Oprah's Doc Club.[46] JuntoBox Films[edit] Whitaker plays an active role as co-chair of JuntoBox Films since his initial involvement as co-chair with the collaborative film studio starting in March 2012.[47] JuntoBox was developed as a social-media platform for filmmakers and fans to share ideas to create films and then collaborate to make them. Since Whitaker joined as co-chair, five projects have been greenlit for production.[48] Honors[edit] In addition to the numerous awards Whitaker won for his performance in The Last King of Scotland, he has also received several other honors. In September 2006, the 10th Annual Hollywood Film Festival
Hollywood Film Festival
presented him with its "Hollywood Actor of the Year Award," calling him "one of Hollywood's most accomplished actors."[49] He was honored at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2007, where he received the American Riviera Award.[50] Previously, in 2005, the Deauville (France) Festival of American Film paid tribute to him.[51] On April 16, 2007, Whitaker was the recipient of the 2,335th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
for his contributions to the motion pictures industry at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.[52][53][54][55] He received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Xavier University of Louisiana
Xavier University of Louisiana
in 2009 at the 82nd Commencement Ceremony.[56] He received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from California State University, Dominguez Hills on May 16, 2015.[57] Activism[edit] Charity work[edit] Whitaker, who is a vegetarian,[2] recorded a public service announcement with his daughter, True, promoting vegetarianism on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
(PETA).[58] He is also a supporter and public advocate for Hope North, a boarding school and vocational training center in northern Uganda
Uganda
for escaped child soldiers, orphans, and other young victims of the country's civil war.[59] Whitaker founded the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI), a non-governmental organization in 2012. WPDI implements peace-building programs in conflict affected communities in the different regions of the world, including Africa, Latin America and the United States.[60] In a 2015 interview with Grant Schreiber of Real Leaders,[61] Whitaker attributed his social impact work to the influence of his mother, a teacher at a school for the mentally challenged. "I really learned how to care for people by watching my mother interact with autistic children," he said. Politics[edit] In politics, Whitaker supported and spoke on behalf of Senator Barack Obama in his 2008 presidential campaign.[62] On April 6, 2009, he was given a chieftaincy title in Imo State, Nigeria. Whitaker, who was named a chief among the Igbo community of Nkwerre, was given the title Nwannedinamba of Nkwerre, which means A Brother in a Foreign Land. Whitaker was inducted as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation, in a ceremony at UNESCO
UNESCO
headquarters on June 21, 2011. As Goodwill Ambassador, Whitaker works with UNESCO
UNESCO
to support and develop initiatives that empower youths and keep them from entering or remaining in cycles of violence. At the induction ceremony, U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO
UNESCO
David Killion described Whitaker as a "perfect choice as a Goodwill Ambassador... he has exemplified compassion in every area of his life, with humility and grace. He does this because it's the right thing to do."[63] In 2010, Whitaker received the Artist Citizen of the World Award (France).[64] Whitaker co-founded the International Institute for Peace (IIP) at Rutgers University
Rutgers University
in Newark, New Jersey.[65] Launched during the international Newark Peace Education Summit, IIP's mission is to develop programs and strategic partnerships to address issues such as increasing citizen security through community-building; the role of women and spiritual and religious leaders in peacebuilding; the impact of climate change; and the reduction of poverty. IIP operates under the auspices of UNESCO.[citation needed] Personal life[edit] In 1996, Whitaker married actress Keisha Nash, whom he met on the set of Blown Away.[2] They have four children: two daughters together (Sonnet and True), and his son (Ocean) and her daughter (Autumn) from their previous relationships. Whitaker studies yoga and has a black belt in kenpō.[2] He also trains in arnis under Dan Inosanto. Whitaker's left eye ptosis has been called "intriguing" by some critics[66] and gives him "a lazy, contemplative look".[67] Whitaker has explained that the condition is hereditary and that he has considered having surgery to correct it, not for cosmetic reasons but because it affects his vision.[68] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Actor

Year Title Role Notes

1982 Tag: The Assassination Game Gowdy's Bodyguard

1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Charles Jefferson

1985 Vision Quest Balldozer

1985 North and South Cuffey

1986 Color of Money, TheThe Color of Money Amos

1986 North and South, Book II Cuffey

1986 Platoon Big Harold

1987 Stakeout Jack Pismo

1987 Good Morning, Vietnam Edward Garlick

1988 Bird Charlie "Bird" Parker, Jr. Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor Nominated – Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

1988 Bloodsport Rawlins

1989 Johnny Handsome Dr. Steven Fisher

1990 Downtown Dennis Curren

1991 Diary of a Hitman Dekker

1991 Rage in Harlem, AA Rage in Harlem Jackson

1992 Article 99 Dr. Sid Handleman

1992 Crying Game, TheThe Crying Game Jody

1992 Consenting Adults David Duttonville

1993 Bank Robber Officer Battle

1993 Body Snatchers Major Collins

1994 Blown Away Anthony Franklin

1994 Prêt-à-Porter Cy Bianco National Board of Review
National Board of Review
Award for Best Cast

1994 Jason's Lyric Maddog

1995 Species Dan Smithson, Empath

1995 Smoke Cyrus Cole

1996 Phenomenon Nate Pope Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor – Drama Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

1998 Body Count Crane

1999 Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Ghost Dog

1999 Light It Up Officer Dante Jackson

1999 Witness Protection US Marshal Steven Beck

2000 Battlefield Earth Ker Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor

2000 Four Dogs Playing Poker Mr. Ellington

2001 Fourth Angel, TheThe Fourth Angel Agent Jules Bernard

2001 The Hire: The Follow The Employer Uncredited[69]

2001 Green Dragon Addie

2002 Panic Room Burnham Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor

2002 Phone Booth Captain Ed Ramey Theatrical release was delayed due to the Beltway sniper attacks
Beltway sniper attacks
in October 2002[70] Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

2004 First Daughter Narrator Also directed

2005 A Little Trip to Heaven Abe Holt

2005 American Gun Carter Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead

2005 Mary Ted Younger

2006 Even Money Clyde Snow

2006 The Marsh Geoffrey Hunt

2006 Everyone's Hero Lonnie Brewster (voice)

2006 Last King of Scotland, TheThe Last King of Scotland Idi Amin Academy Award for Best Actor African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role BET Award for Best Actor Black Reel Award for Best Actor Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama Hollywood Film Award for Actor of the Year Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actor of the Year Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture National Board of Review
National Board of Review
Award for Best Actor National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association for Best Actor Nominated – BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent Film Nominated – Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor 2nd Place – Awards Circuit Community Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

2007 Air I Breathe, TheThe Air I Breathe Happiness

2007 Ripple Effect

2007 Great Debaters, TheThe Great Debaters James L. Farmer, Sr. Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

2008 Vantage Point Howard Lewis

2008 Street Kings Capt. Jack Wander

2008 Dragon Hunters Lian Chu (voice – English version)

2008 Winged Creatures Charlie Archenault

2009 Powder Blue Charlie Direct-to-video

2009 Where the Wild Things Are Ira (voice) Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Voice Performance

2009 Hurricane Season Al Collins Direct-to-video

2010 Repo Men Jake Freivald

2010 Lullaby for Pi George

2010 My Own Love Song Joey

2010 Experiment, TheThe Experiment Barris Direct-to-video

2010 Our Family Wedding Bradford Boyd

2011 Catch .44 Ronny Direct-to-video

2012 Freelancers Dennis LaRue Direct-to-video

2012 A Dark Truth Francisco Francis Direct-to-video

2012 Ernest & Celestine Ernest (voice)

2013 Fruitvale Station

Producer Nominated – Acapulco Black Film Festival Award for Artist of the Year Nominated – Acapulco Black Film Festival Award for Movie of the Year AFI Award for Movie of the Year

2013 The Last Stand Agent John Bannister

2013 Zulu Ali Sokhela

2013 Pawn Will Direct-to-video

2013 Lee Daniels' The Butler Cecil Gaines African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture AARP Movies for Grownups Award for Best Actor AARP Movies for Grownups Award for Best Grownup Love Story Nominated – Acapulco Black Film Festival Award for Best Actor Nominated – Acapulco Black Film Festival Award for Artist of the Year Nominated – Acapulco Black Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble Cast Nominated – Alliance of Women Film Journalists
Alliance of Women Film Journalists
Award for Best Ensemble Cast Nominated – BET Award for Best Actor Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

2013 Black Nativity Reverend Cornell Nominated – Acapulco Black Film Festival Award for Artist of the Year Nominated – Acapulco Black Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble Cast

2013 Out of the Furnace Wesley Barnes Nominated – Acapulco Black Film Festival Award for Artist of the Year

2014 Repentance[71] Angel Sanchez

2014 Two Men in Town William Garnett

2015 Taken 3 Franck Dotzler

2015 Dope Narrator Also producer

2015 Southpaw Titus "Tick" Wills Nominated – Indiana Film Journalist Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

2016 Arrival Colonel Weber

2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Saw Gerrera

2018 Sorry to Bother You

Producer

2018 Burden Reverend Kennedy

2018 Black Panther Zuri

2018 Finding Steve McQueen Howard Lambert In post-production

2018 LAbyrinth Jack Jackson In post-production

2018 How It Ends Tom In post-production

2019 Ghost Dog
Ghost Dog
2 Ghost Dog In Development

Director

Year Title Notes

1993 Strapped

1995 Waiting to Exhale

1998 Hope Floats Nominated – Acapulco Black Film Festival Award for Best Director Nominated – Black Film Award for Best Director

2004 First Daughter

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1982 Making the Grade

Episode: "Marriage David Style"

1983 Cagney & Lacey Night Manager Episode: "The Grandest Jewel Thief of Them All"

1984 Trapper John, M.D. Lewis Jordan Episode: "School Nurse"

1984 Hill Street Blues Floyd Green Episode: "Blues for Mr. Green"

1985 Diff'rent Strokes Herman Episode: "Bully for Arnold"

1985 Grand Baby, TheThe Grand Baby

Television movie

1985 Fall Guy, TheThe Fall Guy Friend Episode: "Spring Break"

1986 Amazing Stories Jerry Episode: "Gather Ye Acorns"

1987 Hands of a Stranger Sergeant Delaney Television movie

1990 Criminal Justice Jessie Williams Television movie Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming Award for Fiction: Actor

1993 Lush Life Buddy Chester Television movie

1993 Last Light Fred Whitmore Television movie Nominated – CableACE Award for Actor in a Movie or Miniseries

1994 The Enemy Within Colonel MacKenzie 'Mac' Casey Television movie Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

1996 Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault Mr. Rucker Television movie

1999 Witness Protection Steven Beck Television movie

2001 Feast of All Saints Daguerreotypist Picard Television movie

2002 Door to Door

Television movie Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Made for Television Movie

2003 Deacons for Defense Marcus Clay Television movie Black Reel Award for Best Actor: T.V. Movie/Cable Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

2002– 2003 Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone Host / Narrator 44 episodes

2006– 2007 ER Curtis Ames 6 episodes Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

2006– 2007 The Shield Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh (Seasons 5 and 6) Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film

2007– 2009 American Dad! Daniel Turlington 3 episodes Voice role

2010 Criminal Minds Sam Cooper Episode: "The Fight"

2010 Brick City

Television movie Executive producer Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking

2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Sam Cooper Lead Role; 13 episodes

2012 Serving Life Narrator Documentary; executive producer

2013 Africa Narrator Documentary series

2016 Roots Henry (Fiddler) 4 episodes

2017 Star Wars Rebels Saw Gerrera Voice role

2017 Empire Eddie Episode: "Full Circle"

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Films directed by Forest Whitaker

Strapped
Strapped
(1993) Waiting to Exhale
Waiting to Exhale
(1995) Hope Floats
Hope Floats
(1998) First Daughter (2004)

Awards for Forest Whitaker

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Academy Award for Best Actor

1928–1950

Emil Jannings
Emil Jannings
(1928) Warner Baxter
Warner Baxter
(1929) George Arliss
George Arliss
(1930) Lionel Barrymore
Lionel Barrymore
(1931) Fredric March
Fredric March
/ Wallace Beery
Wallace Beery
(1932) Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton
(1933) Clark Gable
Clark Gable
(1934) Victor McLaglen
Victor McLaglen
(1935) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1936) Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1937) Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1938) Robert Donat
Robert Donat
(1939) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1940) Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
(1941) James Cagney
James Cagney
(1942) Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1943) Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby
(1944) Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1945) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1946) Ronald Colman
Ronald Colman
(1947) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1948) Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford
(1949) José Ferrer
José Ferrer
(1950)

1951–1975

Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
(1951) Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
(1952) William Holden
William Holden
(1953) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1954) Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
(1955) Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner
(1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1957) David Niven
David Niven
(1958) Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
(1959) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1960) Maximilian Schell
Maximilian Schell
(1961) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1962) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(1963) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1964) Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
(1965) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1966) Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(1967) Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson
(1968) John Wayne
John Wayne
(1969) George C. Scott1 (1970) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1971) Marlon Brando1 (1972) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1973) Art Carney
Art Carney
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975)

1976–2000

Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1976) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1978) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1983) F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1985) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1986) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1987) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1992) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1997) Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2000)

2001–present

Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2001) Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2013) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2017)

1 refused award that year

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BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

1952–1967

Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1952) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1953) Kenneth More
Kenneth More
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1954) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
British, Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
Foreign (1955) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, François Périer
François Périer
Foreign (1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
British, Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
Foreign (1957) Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard
British, Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
Foreign (1958) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
British, Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
Foreign (1959) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
Foreign (1960) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, Paul Newman
Paul Newman
Foreign (1961) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
British, Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
Foreign (1962) Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
British, Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
Foreign (1963) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
British, Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
Foreign (1964) Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
British, Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
Foreign (1965) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
British, Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
Foreign (1966) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
British, Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
Foreign (1967)

1968–present

Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1968) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1969) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1970) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1971) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1972) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1975) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1976) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1977) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1978) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1979) John Hurt
John Hurt
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
/ Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) John Cleese
John Cleese
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(1994) Nigel Hawthorne (1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle
(1997) Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell
(2000) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2001) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2013) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2017)

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Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor

Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1982) Eric Roberts
Eric Roberts
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
(1987) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1991) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1992) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1993) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1997) Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
(1998) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(1999) Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell
(2000) Brian Cox / Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2001) Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
/ Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner
(2009) Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg
(2010) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Paul Dano
Paul Dano
/ Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
(2017)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor

Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(1999) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2000) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2001) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
/ Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2017)

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Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Award

1946-1975

Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1946) Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson
(1949) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1951) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1952) Charles Vanel
Charles Vanel
(1953) Spencer Tracy/cast of Bolshaya Semya (1955) John Kitzmiller
John Kitzmiller
(1957) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1958) Bradford Dillman/Dean Stockwell/ Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(1959) Anthony Perkins
Anthony Perkins
(1961) Dean Stockwell/Jason Robards/Ralph Richardson/ Murray Melvin
Murray Melvin
(1962) Richard Harris
Richard Harris
(1963) Antal Páger/ Saro Urzì
Saro Urzì
(1964) Terence Stamp
Terence Stamp
(1965) Per Oscarsson
Per Oscarsson
(1966) Oded Kotler
Oded Kotler
(1967) Jean-Louis Trintignant
Jean-Louis Trintignant
(1969) Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1970) Riccardo Cucciolla
Riccardo Cucciolla
(1971) Jean Yanne (1972) Giancarlo Giannini
Giancarlo Giannini
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Vittorio Gassman
Vittorio Gassman
(1975)

1976-2000

José Luis Gómez
José Luis Gómez
(1976) Fernando Rey
Fernando Rey
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1978) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1979) Michel Piccoli
Michel Piccoli
(1980) Ugo Tognazzi
Ugo Tognazzi
(1981) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1982) Gian Maria Volontè
Gian Maria Volontè
(1983) Alfredo Landa/ Francisco Rabal
Francisco Rabal
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1985) Michel Blanc/ Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1987) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(1988) James Spader
James Spader
(1989) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1990) John Turturro
John Turturro
(1991) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(1992) David Thewlis
David Thewlis
(1993) Ge You (1994) Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce
(1995) Pascal Duquenne/ Daniel Auteuil
Daniel Auteuil
(1996) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(1997) Peter Mullan
Peter Mullan
(1998) Emmanuel Schotte (1999) Tony Leung Chiu-wai
Tony Leung Chiu-wai
(2000)

2001-present

Benoît Magimel
Benoît Magimel
(2001) Olivier Gourmet
Olivier Gourmet
(2002) Muzaffer Ozdemir/Emin Toprak (2003) Yūya Yagira (2004) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(2005) Jamel Debbouze/Samy Naceri/Roschdy Zem/Sami Bouajila/Bernard Blancan (2006) Konstantin Lavronenko (2007) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Javier Bardem/ Elio Germano
Elio Germano
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) Mads Mikkelsen
Mads Mikkelsen
(2012) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(2013) Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall
(2014) Vincent Lindon
Vincent Lindon
(2015) Shahab Hosseini
Shahab Hosseini
(2016) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2017)

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Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1943) Alexander Knox
Alexander Knox
(1944) Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1945) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1946) Ronald Colman
Ronald Colman
(1947) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1948) Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford
(1949) José Ferrer
José Ferrer
(1950) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1951) Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
(1952) Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1953) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1954) Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
(1955) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1957) David Niven
David Niven
(1958) Anthony Franciosa
Anthony Franciosa
(1959) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1960) Maximilian Schell
Maximilian Schell
(1961) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1962) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(1963) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1964) Omar Sharif
Omar Sharif
(1965) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1966) Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(1967) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1968) John Wayne
John Wayne
(1969) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1970) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1971) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1972) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1976) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1978) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
/ Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1983) F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham
(1984) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1987) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1988) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1991) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1992) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Peter Fonda
Peter Fonda
(1997) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(1998) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1999) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2000) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2001) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2013) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2017)

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London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actor of the Year

Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1990) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1991) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1994) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(1995) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1996) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1997) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2000) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2001) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Bruno Ganz
Bruno Ganz
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
( 2011) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2012) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet
(2017)

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Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor

Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1975) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1976) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1978) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1983) F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham
/ Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
/ Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(1987) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(1999) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2000) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2001) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
/ Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
/ Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2011) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2012) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(2013) Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
(2014) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2015) Adam Driver
Adam Driver
(2016) Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet
(2017)

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NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

1967-1979

Raymond St. Jacques
Raymond St. Jacques
(1969) Jim Brown
Jim Brown
(1970) Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland
(1971) Billy Dee Williams
Billy Dee Williams
(1972) Bernie Casey (1974) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1975) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1976) Billy Dee Williams
Billy Dee Williams
(1977) Paul Winfield
Paul Winfield
(1978) Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(1979)

1980-1989

LeVar Burton
LeVar Burton
(1980) Richard Pryor
Richard Pryor
(1981) Louis Gossett Jr.
Louis Gossett Jr.
(1982) Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy
(1983) Prince
Prince
(1984) Adolph Caesar (1985) Gregory Hines (1986) Danny Glover
Danny Glover
(1987) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1988) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1989)

1990-1999

Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1990) Wesley Snipes
Wesley Snipes
(1992) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1993) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1994) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1996) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1997) Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounsou
(1998) Danny Glover
Danny Glover
(1999)

2000-2009

Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2000) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2001) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2002) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2003) Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
(2004) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2005) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(2006) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2007) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2008) Will Smith
Will Smith
(2009)

2010-2019

Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(2010) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2011) Laz Alonso
Laz Alonso
(2012) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2013) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2014) David Oyelowo
David Oyelowo
(2015) Michael B. Jordan
Michael B. Jordan
(2016) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2017) Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
(2018)

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National Board of Review
National Board of Review
Award for Best Actor

Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1945) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1946) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1947) Walter Huston
Walter Huston
(1948) Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
(1949) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1950) Richard Basehart
Richard Basehart
(1951) Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
(1952) James Mason
James Mason
(1953) Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby
(1954) Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
(1955) Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner
(1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1957) Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1958) Victor Sjöström
Victor Sjöström
(1959) Robert Mitchum
Robert Mitchum
(1960) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1961) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1962) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1963) Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
(1964) Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
(1965) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1966) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1967) Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson
(1968) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1969) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1970) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1971) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1972) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
/ Robert Ryan
Robert Ryan
(1973) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975) David Carradine
David Carradine
(1976) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
/ Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1978) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Tom Conti
Tom Conti
(1983) Victor Banerjee
Victor Banerjee
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
/ Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
(1985) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1986) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1987) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1988) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1989) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
/ Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1990) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1991) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1996) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(1999) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2000) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2001) Campbell Scott
Campbell Scott
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2007) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2008) George Clooney
George Clooney
/ Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(2009) Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg
(2010) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2011) Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper
(2012) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
/ Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac
(2014) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2017)

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National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor

Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1966) Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(1967) Per Oscarsson
Per Oscarsson
(1968) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1969) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1970) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1971) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1972) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1976) Art Carney
Art Carney
(1977) Gary Busey
Gary Busey
(1978) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1979) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1982) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1983) Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(1984) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(1987) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) River Phoenix
River Phoenix
(1991) Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea
(1992) David Thewlis
David Thewlis
(1993) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy
(1996) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1997) Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1998) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(1999) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2000) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(2001) Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner
(2009) Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg
(2010) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac
(2013) Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall
(2014) Michael B. Jordan
Michael B. Jordan
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
(2017)

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New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor

Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton
(1935) Walter Huston
Walter Huston
(1936) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1937) James Cagney
James Cagney
(1938) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1939) Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
(1940) Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
(1941) James Cagney
James Cagney
(1942) Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1943) Barry Fitzgerald
Barry Fitzgerald
(1944) Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1945) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1946) William Powell
William Powell
(1947) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1948) Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford
(1949) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1950) Arthur Kennedy
Arthur Kennedy
(1951) Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
(1952) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1953) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1954) Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
(1955) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1957) David Niven
David Niven
(1958) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1959) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1960) Maximilian Schell
Maximilian Schell
(1961) No award (1962) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1963) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1964) Oskar Werner
Oskar Werner
(1965) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1966) Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(1967) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(1968) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1969) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1970) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1971) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1972) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1976) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1978) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1983) Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(1984) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1987) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1992) David Thewlis
David Thewlis
(1993) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Peter Fonda
Peter Fonda
(1997) Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1998) Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth
(1999) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2000) Tom Wilkinson
Tom Wilkinson
(2001) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2004) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(2013) Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall
(2014) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet
(2017)

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Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture

Musical or Comedy (1996–2010, retired)

Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1996) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1997) Ian Bannen
Ian Bannen
(1998) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(1999) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2000) Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
(2001) Kieran Culkin
Kieran Culkin
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Terrence Howard
Terrence Howard
(2005) Joseph Cross (2006) Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
(2007) Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
(2008) Michael Stuhlbarg
Michael Stuhlbarg
(2009) Michael Cera
Michael Cera
(2010)

Motion Picture Drama (1996–2010, retired)

Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1997) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(1998) Terence Stamp
Terence Stamp
(1999) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2000) Brian Cox (2001) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
/ Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen
(2007) Richard Jenkins
Richard Jenkins
(2008) Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010)

Motion Picture (2011–present)

Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
(2011) Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper
(2012) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
/ Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
/ Harry Dean Stanton
Harry Dean Stanton
(2017)

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Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1997) Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2000) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2001) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2002) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2013) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2017)

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