Liam John Neeson, OBE (born 7 June 1952) is an actor from Northern
Ireland. In 1976, he joined the
Lyric Players' Theatre
for two years. He then acted in the Arthurian film, Excalibur (1981).
Between 1982 and 1987, Neeson starred in five films, most notably
in The Bounty (1984), and
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
in The Mission (1986). He landed a
leading role alongside
in Next of Kin (1989).
Neeson rose to prominence when he starred in the title role in Steven
Spielberg's Academy Award-winning film,
has since starred in other successful films, including the title role
in the historical biopic Michael Collins (1996), the 1998 film
adaptation of Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, the epic space opera Star
Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), the biographical drama
Kinsey (2004), the superhero film
(2005), the action
thriller series Taken (2008–2014), the thriller-survival film The
Grey (2011), and the historical drama Silence (2016). He also provided
the voices of
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia
and the titular monster in A Monster Calls (2016).
He has been nominated for a number of awards, including an Academy
Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role,
and three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture
Drama. Empire magazine ranked Neeson among both the "100 Sexiest Stars
in Film History" and "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time".
1 Early life
2.1 Early career (1976–1993)
2.2 Rise to prominence (1993–2000)
2.3 Mainstream roles (2001–2007)
2.4 Later success (2008–present)
3 Political views
4 Personal life
5 Honours and awards
7 Awards and nominations
10 External links
Neeson was born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, the son
of Katherine "Kitty" Neeson (née Brown), a cook, and Bernard "Barney"
Neeson, a caretaker at the
Ballymena Boys All Saints Primary
School. Raised as a Roman Catholic, he was named Liam after the
local priest. The third of four siblings, he has three sisters:
Elizabeth, Bernadette, and Rosaleen. Neeson said growing up as a
Catholic in a predominately
Protestant town made him cautious, and
once said he felt like a "second class" citizen in the town;
though he also stated that he was never made to feel "inferior or even
different" at the town's predominantly
college. Neeson has described himself as out of touch with the
politics and history of Northern Ireland, until becoming aware of
protests by fellow students after Bloody Sunday in 1972, during the
Troubles conflict. The experience of these protests encouraged him to
learn more about local history. In a 2009 interview, Neeson
said "I never stop thinking about it [the Troubles]. I've known guys
and girls who have been perpetrators of violence and victims.
Protestants and Catholics. It's part of my DNA."
At age 9, Neeson began boxing lessons at the All Saints Youth Club and
later became Ulster's amateur senior boxing champion. Neeson first
stepped on stage at age 11, after his English teacher offered him the
lead role in a school play, which he accepted because the girl he was
attracted to was starring in it. He continued to act in school
productions over the following years.
Neeson's interest in acting and decision to become an actor were also
influenced by Ian Paisley, founder of the Democratic Unionist Party
(DUP), into whose Free Presbyterian Church of
Ulster Neeson would
sneak. Neeson has said of Paisley: "He had a magnificent presence and
it was incredible to watch him just Bible-thumping away... it was
acting, but it was also great acting and stirring too". In 1971,
Neeson was enrolled as a physics and computer science student at
Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, before leaving to work
for the Guinness Brewery. At Queen's, he discovered a talent for
football and was spotted by
Seán Thomas at
Bohemian F.C. There was a
club trial in Dublin, and Neeson played one game as a substitute
against Shamrock Rovers F.C., but he was not offered a contract.
Early career (1976–1993)
After leaving the university, Neeson returned to
Ballymena where he
worked in a variety of casual jobs, from a fork-lift operator at
Guinness to a truck driver. He also attended teacher training college
for two years in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, before again returning
to his hometown. In 1976, Neeson joined the
Lyric Players' Theatre in
Belfast where he performed for two years. He got his first film
experience in 1977, playing Jesus Christ and Evangelist in the
Pilgrim's Progress (1978). Neeson moved to
1978 after he was offered a part in Ron Hutchinson's Says I, Says He,
a drama about The Troubles, at the Project Arts Centre. He acted in
several other Project productions and joined the
Abbey Theatre (the
National Theatre of Ireland). In 1980, he performed
alongside Stephen Rea, Ray McAnally and Mick Lally, playing Doalty in
Brian Friel's play Translations, the first production of Brian Friel
and Stephen Rea's Field Day Theatre Company, first presented in the
Guildhall, Derry, on 23 September 1980.
In 1980, filmmaker
John Boorman saw him on stage as Lennie Small in Of
Mice and Men and offered him the role of
Sir Gawain in the Arthurian
film, Excalibur. After Excalibur, Neeson moved to London, where he
continued working on stage, in small budget films and in television.
He lived with the actress
Helen Mirren at this time, whom he met
working on Excalibur. Between 1982 and 1987, Neeson starred in
five films; most notably alongside
Mel Gibson and
Anthony Hopkins in
1984's The Bounty and
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro and
Jeremy Irons in 1986's The
Mission. Neeson guest-starred in the third season of the television
Miami Vice in 1986 and moved to
Hollywood to star in more
high-profile roles in the next year. That year, he starred
Dennis Quaid in Suspect in a role that brought him
critical acclaim. In 1988, he starred alongside
Clint Eastwood in the
fifth Dirty Harry film "The Dead Pool" in the role of Peter Swan, a
horror film director. In 1990, he followed this with a starring role
in Sam Raimi's Darkman. Although the film was successful, Neeson's
subsequent years would not bring him the same recognition. In 1993, he
joined Ellis Island co-star and future wife
Natasha Richardson in the
Broadway play Anna Christie. They also worked together in Nell,
released the following year.
Rise to prominence (1993–2000)
Steven Spielberg offered Neeson the role of Oskar Schindler
in the film about the Holocaust, Schindler's List, after seeing
Anna Christie on Broadway. Even with Kevin Costner, Mel Gibson
Warren Beatty all expressing interest in portraying
Schindler, (the last auditioning), Neeson was cast in
December 1992 after formally auditioning for the role. Neeson read
the Keneally book and concluded that his character "enjoyed fookin'
[sic] with the Nazis. In Keneally's book, it says he was regarded as a
kind of a buffoon by them... if the Nazis were New Yorkers, he was
from Arkansas. They don't quite take him seriously, and he used that
to full effect." His critically acclaimed performance earned him a
nomination for a Best Actor Oscar, and helped the film earn Best
Picture of 1993. However, the best actor award went to
Tom Hanks for
his performance in Philadelphia. Neeson also garnered BAFTA and Golden
Globes nominations for his work as Oskar Schindler. Soon after these
accolades, Neeson became an in-demand leading actor. He starred in the
subsequent period pieces Rob Roy (1995) and Michael Collins (1996),
the latter earning him a win for Best Starring Role at the Venice Film
Festival and another Golden Globe nomination. He went on to star as
Jean Valjean in the 1998 adaptation of Victor Hugo's Les Misérables
and in The Haunting (1999) as Dr. David Marrow.
In 1999, Neeson starred as
Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars:
Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Director
George Lucas cast Neeson in
the role because he considered the actor to have great skills and
presence, describing him as a "master actor, who the other actors will
look up to, who has got the qualities of strength that the character
demands." As the first
Star Wars film to be released in sixteen
years, it was surrounded by a large amount of media anticipation.
Neeson's connection to
Star Wars started in the Crown Bar, Belfast.
Neeson stated to Ricki Lake, "I probably wouldn't have taken the role
if it wasn't for the advice of Peter King in the Crown during a Lyric
reunion."[clarification needed] Despite mixed reviews from critics and
fans, The Phantom Menace was an enormous box-office success and
remained the most financially successful
Star Wars film unadjusted for
inflation, until Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Neeson's
performance as Qui-Gon received several positive reviews, and
Saturn Award nomination. A stock recording of Neeson's voice from
The Phantom Menace can be heard during a scene in Star Wars: Episode
II – Attack of the Clones (2002). Neeson was later reported to
be making an appearance in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the
Sith (2005) portraying Qui-Gon again, but ultimately did not. In
the animated television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008–14),
Neeson reprised the role of Qui-Gon once again by voicing the
character in two episodes of the third season and one episode of the
Mainstream roles (2001–2007)
Ralph Fiennes at a U2 concert in
Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden in
Neeson narrated the 2001 documentaries Journey into Amazing Caves, a
short film about two scientists who travel around the world to search
for material for potential cures, and The Endurance: Shackleton's
Legendary Antarctic Adventure. The latter won awards at a number of
film festivals including Best Documentary from both the Chicago Film
Critics Association and the National Board of Review. After being
nominated for a
Tony Award for his role opposite
Laura Linney in The
Crucible, Neeson appeared with
Harrison Ford in Kathryn Bigelow's 2002
submarine thriller K-19: The Widowmaker as Captain Mikhail Polenin. He
was also on the cast of Martin Scorsese's
Gangs of New York with
Leonardo DiCaprio, Brendan Gleeson,
Cameron Diaz and Daniel Day-Lewis,
and played a recently widowed writer in Richard Curtis' ensemble
Love Actually (2003). His role as
Alfred Kinsey in Kinsey
again put the actor up for nomination for a Golden Globe Award, but he
Leonardo DiCaprio for The Aviator.
In 2004, Neeson hosted an episode of the
NBC sketch show Saturday
Night Live. He starred as a redneck trucker, Marlon Weaver, in an
"Appalachian Emergency Room" sketch and a hippie in a one-off sketch
about two stoners (the other played by Amy Poehler) who attempt to
borrow a police dog to find their lost stash of marijuana. Despite
vowing not to play any Irish stereotypes, Neeson did play a
stereotypically Irish man named Lorcan McArdle in the home makeover
show parody "You Call This A House, Do Ya?"
In 2005, Neeson played Godfrey of Ibelin in Ridley Scott's epic
adventure Kingdom of Heaven, Ra's al Ghul, one of the main villains in
Batman Begins, and Father Bernard in Neil Jordan's adaptation of
Patrick McCabe's novel, Breakfast on Pluto. In
The Simpsons episode
"The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star" (2005), he voiced the
kindly priest who (briefly) converts Bart and Homer to
Catholicism. That same year, he gave his voice to the lion Aslan
in the blockbuster fantasy film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion,
the Witch and the Wardrobe. In 2007, he starred in the American
Civil War epic Seraphim Falls.
He also voiced the main character's father, James in the video game,
Fallout 3. Executive producer Todd Howard said, "This role was
written with Liam in mind, and provides the dramatic tone for the
entire game". Fallout 3, the third game in the Fallout series, was
extremely well received by critics and shipped 4.7 million copies by
the end of 2008, the year it was released.
In the director's commentary of the 2007 Transformers DVD, Michael Bay
said that he had told the animators to seek inspiration from Neeson in
creating Optimus Prime's body language. Neeson appeared as Alistair
Little in the BBC Northern Ireland/Big Fish Films television drama
Five Minutes of Heaven, which tells the true story of a young
Protestant man convicted of murdering a Catholic boy during The
Later success (2008–present)
He starred in the action film Taken in 2008, a French-produced film
Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace. Based on a script by Luc
Robert Mark Kamen and directed by Pierre Morel, the film
stars Neeson as a retired CIA operative from their elite Special
Activities Division who sets about tracking down his teenage daughter
after she is kidnapped. Taken was a worldwide box office hit, grossing
$223.9 million worldwide, making almost $200 million more than its
production budget. Neeson has stated in interviews that he believed
that Taken had put some people off the idea of actually travelling to
Europe. Taken brought Neeson back into the center of the public
eye and resulted in his being cast in many more big-budget Hollywood
movies. That year he also narrated the documentary Black Holes: The
Other Side of Infinity and again lent his voice to
Aslan in The
Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008). He also provided a
voice for Hayao Miyazaki's anime film Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea,
which received an August 2009 release.
Neeson attending the premiere of The Other Man in September 2008.
In 2010, Neeson played
Zeus in the remake of the 1981 film, Clash of
the Titans. The film went on becoming a huge box office hit, grossing
$475 million worldwide. Neeson also starred in Atom Egoyan's
erotic thriller Chloe, theatrically released by Sony Pictures Classics
on 26 March 2010. Chloe had enjoyed commercial success and became the
Canadian director's biggest money maker ever. Later the same year,
John "Hannibal" Smith
John "Hannibal" Smith in the spin-off movie from the
television series The A-Team.
In 2010, Neeson voiced the character
Aslan again in the sequel The
Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. In 2011, Neeson
starred in Unknown, a German-British-American co-production of a
French book, it was filmed in Berlin in early 2010. It has been
compared to Taken, which was set in Paris.
Neeson reunited with director
Steven Spielberg with plans to star as
Abraham Lincoln in the 2012 film Lincoln, based on the book Team of
Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin. In preparation for the role,
Neeson visited the District of Columbia and Springfield, Illinois,
where Lincoln lived prior to being elected, and read Lincoln's
personal letters. Neeson eventually declined the role, claiming he
was "past his sell date" and had grown too old to play Lincoln. He
was later replaced in the role by Daniel Day-Lewis.
Liam Neeson, Deauville Film Festival, 2012.
It was announced in July 2010 that Neeson would guest-star on the new
Showtime series The Big C. In 2011, he played himself, in BBC2's
series Life's Too Short. In late 2011, Neeson was cast to play the
lead character, a journalist, in a new album recording and arena
production of Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds. He replaced Richard
Burton, who had posthumously appeared in the arena production through
CGI animation. Neeson did not physically appear on the stage, instead
playing the role through the use of 3D holography. In 2012, Neeson
starred in Joe Carnahan's The Grey. The film received mostly positive
reviews and Neeson's performance received critical acclaim. He also
starred in Taken 2, a successful sequel to his 2008 blockbuster.
That year, he once again played
Ra's al Ghul
Ra's al Ghul in The Dark Knight Rises,
the third and final film in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight
Trilogy. He narrated the first trailer for the film.
On 31 January 2014, it was reported that Neeson would work with
Martin Scorsese again in an adaptation of the novel
Silence. Neeson had a supporting role as the henchman Bad Cop/Good
Cop in the animated film The Lego Movie, which was a critical and
commercial success. Neeson later played Bill Marks in the 2014 action
film Non-Stop. The film was released on 28 February 2014. He also
appeared, uncredited, as God in the
BBC2 series Rev.. Neeson stars in
the 2014 film A Walk Among the Tombstones, an adaption of the
best-selling novel of the same name, in which he plays former cop
Matthew Scudder, a detective hired to hunt the killers of a drug
During Super Bowl XLIX, Supercell did a
Clash of Clans
Clash of Clans commercial with
him playing the game as "AngryNeeson52" and vowing revenge on his
opponent "BigBuffetBoy85" while waiting for his scone at a bakery.
The appearance was a parody of his role in Taken. In 2016 Neeson
RTÉ One three-part documentary on the Easter Rising,
1916. In 2016, he voiced the Monster in the Spanish film A Monster
Neeson opposes the unrestricted right to own firearms in the United
States and has made calls for gun control. In January 2015, he
repeated his views, calling US gun laws a "disgrace" in an interview
with Emirati newspaper
Gulf News when replying to a question about the
Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris earlier that month. In response,
U.S gun manufacturer Para USA, which provided the weapons used by
Neeson in the Taken film series, expressed regret at working with him,
saying: "We will no longer provide firearms for use in films starring
Liam Neeson and ask that our friends and partners in
from associating our brand and products with his projects."
In 2014, he protested against the anti-carriage horse campaign of New
York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who said he would outlaw horse-drawn
Central Park once he took office. Neeson wrote an opinion
page published in
The New York Times
The New York Times citing the carriage trade as a
safe one for employees, horses and tourists and noted it was a
livelihood for many immigrants.
Neeson narrated a video for
Amnesty International in favour of the
legalisation of abortion in Ireland, which some conservative and
pro-life commentators criticised, calling it "creepy" and
Neeson lived with actress
Helen Mirren during the early 1980s. They
had met while working on Excalibur (1981). Interviewed by James Lipton
for Inside the Actors Studio, Neeson said Mirren was instrumental in
his getting an agent.
Neeson met his future wife, actress Natasha Richardson, while
performing in a revival of the play
Anna Christie on Broadway in
1993. They married on 3 July 1994. She and Neeson had two sons
together, Micheál Richard Antonio (born 22 June 1995, in Dublin)
and Daniel Jack (born 27 August 1996, in New York City). In
October 1998, Neeson and Richardson won £50,000 ($85,370) in libel
damages after the
Daily Mirror tabloid wrongly claimed that their
marriage was on the line. They donated the money to victims of the
August 1998 Omagh bombing. In August 2004, Neeson and his wife
purchased an estate in Millbrook, New York. On 18 March 2009,
Richardson died when she suffered a severe head injury in a skiing
accident at the Mont Tremblant Resort, northwest of Montreal, Quebec,
Canada. Neeson donated her organs following her death.
A heavy smoker earlier in his career, Neeson quit smoking in 2003,
while working on Love Actually. When he took the role of Hannibal for
the 2010 film adaptation of The A-Team, Neeson had reservations about
smoking cigars (which is a signature trait of the character) in the
film due to being an ex-smoker, but agreed to keep that personality
trait of Hannibal intact for the film. In August 2009, Neeson said
that he had been naturalised as a United States citizen. In March
2011, he was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. Neeson is
a patron of Belfast-based charity and film festival CineMagic, which
encourages and helps young people to get involved in the movie
In 2009, nearly four decades after he was an undergraduate in Physics
and Computer Science at Queen's University, Belfast, Neeson was
awarded an honorary doctorate. He was a student at the university in
1971, before leaving to work for Guinness. His honorary doctorate was
presented to him, in New York, by Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter
In June 2012, Neeson's publicist denied reports that Neeson was
converting to Islam. However, the actor has expressed an affection for
the adhan, the Islamic call to prayer, that he grew accustomed to
Taken 2 in Istanbul: "By the third week, it was like I
couldn't live without it. It really became hypnotic and very moving
for me in a very special way. Very beautiful." He also expressed
admiration for the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of
Honours and awards
In the year 2000, Neeson was offered the "Freedom of the Town of
Ballymena" by the
Ballymena Borough Council, but because of objections
made by members of the
Democratic Unionist Party
Democratic Unionist Party regarding his
comments that he had felt like a "second-class citizen" growing up as
a Catholic in the town, he declined the award, citing tensions.
Following the controversy, Neeson wrote a letter to the council,
stating; "I will always remain very proud of my upbringing in, and
association with, the town and my country of birth, which I will
continue to promote at every opportunity. Indeed I regard the enduring
support over the years from all sections of the community in Ballymena
as being more than sufficient recognition for any success which I may
have achieved as an actor." Subsequently, on 28 January 2013,
Neeson received the Freedom of the Borough from
Council at a ceremony in the town.
Neeson was appointed
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Elizabeth II in her 2000 New Year Honours. The American
Ireland Fund honoured Neeson with their Performing Arts Award for the
great distinction he has brought to Ireland at their 2008 Dinner Gala
in New York City. In 2009, at a ceremony in New York, Neeson was
awarded an honorary doctorate by Queen's University, Belfast. On 9
April 2016, he was honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to
Cinema Award by the
Irish Film and Television Academy
Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) at the
Mansion House, Dublin, with Irish President Michael D. Higgins
presenting the award. In 2017, Neeson was listed by UK-based
company Richtopia at number 74 in the list of 200 Most Influential
Philanthropists and Social Entrepreneurs Worldwide.
Liam Neeson filmography
Awards and nominations
Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Liam Neeson
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Helen Hayes (1936)
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Bernadette Peters (1986)
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones (1987)
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Robert Morse (1990)
Stockard Channing (1991)
Glenn Close (1992)
Stephen Rea (1993)
Sam Waterston (1994)
Cherry Jones (1995)
Uta Hagen (1996)
Charles Durning /
Bebe Neuwirth (1997)
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell (1998)
Kathleen Chalfant (1999)
Eileen Heckart (2000)
Mary-Louise Parker /
Gary Sinise (2001)
Liam Neeson (2002)
Harvey Fierstein (2003)
Hugh Jackman (2004)
Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz (2005)
Christine Ebersole (2006)
Liev Schreiber (2007)
Patti LuPone (2008)
Geoffrey Rush (2009)
Alfred Molina (2010)
Mark Rylance (2011)
Audra McDonald (2012)
Nathan Lane (2013)
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris (2014)
Chita Rivera (2015)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (2016)
Ben Platt (2017)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Al Pacino (1975)
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro (1976)
Richard Dreyfuss (1977)
Jon Voight (1978)
Dustin Hoffman (1979)
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro (1980)
Burt Lancaster (1981)
Ben Kingsley (1982)
Robert Duvall (1983)
F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham /
Albert Finney (1984)
William Hurt (1985)
Bob Hoskins (1986)
Jack Nicholson /
Steve Martin (1987)
Tom Hanks (1988)
Daniel Day-Lewis (1989)
Jeremy Irons (1990)
Nick Nolte (1991)
Clint Eastwood (1992)
Anthony Hopkins (1993)
John Travolta (1994)
Nicolas Cage (1995)
Geoffrey Rush (1996)
Robert Duvall (1997)
Ian McKellen (1998)
Russell Crowe (1999)
Michael Douglas (2000)
Denzel Washington (2001)
Daniel Day-Lewis /
Jack Nicholson (2002)
Bill Murray (2003)
Liam Neeson (2004)
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman (2005)
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Forest Whitaker (2006)
Daniel Day-Lewis (2007)
Sean Penn (2008)
Jeff Bridges (2009)
Colin Firth (2010)
Michael Fassbender (2011)
Joaquin Phoenix (2012)
Bruce Dern (2013)
Tom Hardy (2014)
Michael Fassbender (2015)
Adam Driver (2016)
Timothée Chalamet (2017)
Volpi Cup for Best Actor
Wallace Beery (1934)
Pierre Blanchar (1935)
Paul Muni (1936)
Emil Jannings (1937)
Leslie Howard (1938)
Ermete Zacconi (1941)
Fosco Giachetti (1942)
Pierre Fresnay (1947)
Ernst Deutsch (1948)
Joseph Cotten (1949)
Sam Jaffe (1950)
Jean Gabin (1951)
Fredric March (1952)
Henri Vilbert (1953)
Jean Gabin (1954)
Kenneth More (1955)
Anthony Franciosa (1957)
Alec Guinness (1958)
James Stewart (1959)
John Mills (1960)
Toshiro Mifune (1961)
Burt Lancaster (1962)
Albert Finney (1963)
Tom Courtenay (1964)
Toshiro Mifune (1965)
Jacques Perrin (1966)
Ljubiša Samardžić (1967)
John Marley (1968)
Guy Boyd/George Dzundza/David Alan Grier/Mitchell Lichtenstein/Matthew
Modine/Michael Wright (1983)
Naseeruddin Shah (1984)
Gérard Depardieu (1985)
Carlo Delle Piane
Carlo Delle Piane (1986)
James Wilby (1987)
Joe Mantegna (1988)
Massimo Troisi (1989)
Oleg Borisov (1990)
River Phoenix (1991)
Jack Lemmon (1992)
Marcello Mastroianni (1993)
Roberto Citran (1994)
Ian Hart (1995)
Chris Penn (1996)
Wesley Snipes (1997)
Sean Penn (1998)
Jim Broadbent (1999)
Javier Bardem (2000)
Luigi Lo Cascio
Luigi Lo Cascio (2001)
Stefano Accorsi (2002)
Sean Penn (2003)
Javier Bardem (2004)
David Strathairn (2005)
Ben Affleck (2006)
Brad Pitt (2007)
Silvio Orlando (2008)
Colin Firth (2009)
Vincent Gallo (2010)
Michael Fassbender (2011)
Philip Seymour Hoffman/
Joaquin Phoenix (2012)
Themis Panou (2013)
Adam Driver (2014)
Fabrice Luchini (2015)
Oscar Martínez (2016)
Kamel El Basha (2017)
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