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Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(born Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg, April 5, 1901 – August 4, 1981) was an American actor. Douglas came to prominence in the 1930s as a suave leading man, perhaps best typified by his performance in the 1939 romantic comedy Ninotchka
Ninotchka
with Greta Garbo. Douglas later played mature and fatherly characters, as in his Academy Award–winning performances in Hud (1963) and Being There
Being There
(1979) and his Academy Award–nominated performance in I Never Sang for My Father (1970). In the last few years of his life Douglas appeared in films with supernatural stories involving ghosts. Douglas appeared as "Senator Joseph Carmichael" in The Changeling in 1980 and Ghost Story in 1981 in his final completed film role.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Broadway roles 5 Complete filmography 6 Partial television credits 7 Radio appearances 8 References 9 Sources 10 External links

Early life[edit] Douglas was born in Macon, Georgia, the son of Lena Priscilla (née Shackelford) and Edouard Gregory Hesselberg, a concert pianist and composer. His father was a Jewish emigrant from Riga, Latvia, then part of Russia. His mother, a native of Tennessee, was Protestant
Protestant
and a Mayflower descendant.[1][2] Douglas, in his autobiography, See You at the Movies (1987), wrote that he was unaware of his Jewish background until later in his youth: "I did not learn about the non-Christian part of my heritage until my early teens," as his parents preferred to hide his Jewish heritage. It was his aunts, on his father's side, who told him "the truth" when he was 14. He writes that he "admired them unstintingly"; and they in turn treated him like a son.[1] Though his father taught music at a succession of colleges in the U.S. and Canada, Douglas never graduated from high school. He took the surname of his maternal grandmother and became known as Melvyn Douglas. Career[edit]

With Greta Garbo
Greta Garbo
in Ninotchka
Ninotchka
(1939)

Douglas developed his acting skills in Shakespearean repertory while in his teens and with stock companies in Sioux City, Iowa, Evansville, Indiana, Madison, Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
and Detroit, Michigan. He served in the United States Army
United States Army
in World War I. He established an outdoor theatre in Chicago. He had a long theatre, film and television career as a lead player, stretching from his 1930 Broadway role in Tonight or Never (opposite his future wife, Helen Gahagan) until just before his death. Douglas shared top billing with Boris Karloff
Boris Karloff
and Charles Laughton in James Whale's sardonic horror classic The Old Dark House in 1932. He was the hero in the 1932 horror film The Vampire Bat
The Vampire Bat
and the sophisticated leading man in 1935's She Married Her Boss. He played opposite Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford
in several films, most notably A Woman's Face (1941), and with Greta Garbo
Greta Garbo
in three films: As You Desire Me (1932), Ninotchka
Ninotchka
(1939) and Garbo's final film Two-Faced Woman
Two-Faced Woman
(1941). One of his most sympathetic roles was as the belatedly attentive father in Captains Courageous
Captains Courageous
(1937). During World War II, Douglas served first as a director of the Arts Council in the Office of Civilian Defense, and he then again served in the United States Army
United States Army
rising to the rank of Major. According to his granddaughter Illeana Douglas, it was in Burma
Burma
when he first met his future Being There
Being There
co-star Peter Sellers, who was in the Royal Air Force during the war.[3] He returned to play more mature roles in The Sea of Grass and Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. In 1959 he made his musical debut playing Captain Boyle in the ill-fated Marc Blitzstein musical Juno, based on Seán O'Casey's Juno and the Paycock. From November 1952 to January 1953, Douglas starred in the DuMont detective show Steve Randall (Hollywood Off Beat) which then moved to CBS. In the summer of 1953, he briefly hosted the DuMont game show Blind Date. In the summer of 1959, Douglas hosted eleven original episodes of a CBS Western anthology television series called Frontier Justice, a production of Dick Powell's Four Star Television. As Douglas grew older, he took on older-man and father roles, in such movies as Hud (1963), for which he won his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, The Americanization of Emily
The Americanization of Emily
(1964), an episode of The Fugitive (1966), I Never Sang for My Father (1970), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, and The Candidate (1972). He won his second Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the comedy-drama Being There
Being There
(1979). However, Douglas confirmed in one of his final interviews that he refused to attend the 52nd Academy Awards
52nd Academy Awards
because he could not bear competing against child actor Justin Henry for Kramer vs. Kramer.[4] In addition to his Academy Awards, Douglas won a Tony Award
Tony Award
for his Broadway lead role in the 1960 The Best Man by Gore Vidal, and an Emmy for his 1967 role in Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night. Douglas' final screen appearance was in Ghost Story (1981). He did not finish the film The Hot Touch (1982) before his death. Douglas has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for movies at 6423 Hollywood Blvd. and one for television at 6601 Hollywood Blvd. Personal life[edit] Douglas was married briefly to artist Rosalind Hightower, and they had one child, (Melvyn) Gregory Hesselberg, in 1926. Hesselberg, an artist, is the father of actress Illeana Douglas. In 1931, Douglas married actress-turned-politician Helen Gahagan. They traveled to Europe that same year, and "were horrified by French and German anti-Semitism". As a result, they became outspoken anti-fascists, supporting the Democratic Party and Roosevelt's re-election. Gahagan, as a three-term Congresswoman, was later Richard Nixon's opponent for the United States Senate
United States Senate
seat from California
California
in 1950.[1] Nixon accused Gahagan of being soft on Communism because of her opposition to the House Un-American Activities Committee. Nixon went so far as to call her "pink right down to her underwear". It was Gahagan who popularized Nixon's epithet "Tricky Dick".[citation needed] Douglas and Gahagan had two children: Peter Gahagan Douglas (1933) and Mary Helen Douglas (1938). The couple remained married until Helen Gahagan Douglas' death in 1980 from cancer. Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
died a year later, in 1981, aged 80, from pneumonia and cardiac complications in New York City. Broadway roles[edit]

A Free Soul (1928) as Ace Wilfong Back Here (1928) as Sergeant "Terry" O'Brien Now-a-Days (1929) as Boyd Butler Recapture (1930) as Henry C. Martin Tonight or Never (1931) as the Unknown Gentleman No More Ladies (1934) as Sheridan Warren Mother Lode (1934) as Carey Ried (also staged) De Luxe (1935) as Pat Dantry Tapestry In Gray (1935) as Erik Nordgren Two Blind Mice (1949) as Tommy Thurston The Bird Cage (1950) as Wally Williams The Little Blue Light (1951) as Frank Glad Tidings (1951) as Steve Whitney Time Out for Ginger
Time Out for Ginger
(1952) as Howard Carol Inherit the Wind (1955) as Henry Drummond (replacement) The Waltz of the Toreadors (1958) as General St. Pé Juno (1959) as "Captain" Jack Boyle The Gang's All Here (1959) as Griffith P. Hastings The Best Man (1960) as William Russell Spofford (1967) as Spofford

Douglas also staged Moor Born (1934), Mother Lode (1934) and Within the Gates (1934-1935) and produced Call Me Mister (1946-1948). Sources: Internet Broadway Database[5] and Playbill[6] Complete filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

1931 Tonight or Never Jim Fletcher

1932 Prestige Captain Andre Verlaine

The Wiser Sex David Rolfe

The Broken Wing Philip 'Phil' Marvin

As You Desire Me Count Bruno Varelli

The Old Dark House Mr. Penderel

1933 The Vampire Bat Karl Brettschneider

Nagana Dr. Walter Tradnor

Counsellor at Law Roy Darwin

1934 Dangerous Corner Charles Stanton

Woman in the Dark Tony Robson

1935 The People's Enemy George R. "Traps" Stuart

She Married Her Boss Richard Barclay

Mary Burns, Fugitive Barton Powell

Annie Oakley Jeff Hogarth

The Lone Wolf Returns Michael Lanyard

1936 And So They Were Married Stephen Blake

The Gorgeous Hussy John Randolph

Theodora Goes Wild Michael Grant

1937 Women of Glamour Richard "Dick" Stark

Captains Courageous Frank Burton Cheyne

I Met Him in Paris George Potter

Angel Anthony "Tony" Halton

I'll Take Romance James Guthrie

1938 Arsène Lupin
Arsène Lupin
Returns Arsène Lupin

There's Always a Woman William Reardon

The Toy Wife George Sartoris

Fast Company Joel Sloane

That Certain Age Vincent Bullitt

The Shining Hour Henry Linden

There's That Woman Again William Reardon

1939 Tell No Tales Michael Cassidy

Good Girls Go to Paris Ronald Brooke

Ninotchka Count Léon d'Algout

The Amazing Mr. Williams Police Lieutenant Kenny Williams

1940 Too Many Husbands Henry Lowndes

He Stayed for Breakfast Paul Boliet

Third Finger, Left Hand Jeff Thompson

This Thing Called Love Tice Collins

1941 That Uncertain Feeling Larry Baker

A Woman's Face Dr. Gustaf Segert

Our Wife Jerome "Jerry" Marvin

Two-Faced Woman Larry Blake

1942 We Were Dancing Nicholas Eugen August Wolfgang "Nikki" Prax

They All Kissed the Bride Michael "Mike" Holmes

1943 Three Hearts for Julia Jeff Seabrook

1947 The Sea of Grass Brice Chamberlain

The Guilt of Janet Ames Smithfield "Smitty" Cobb

1948 Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Bill Cole

My Own True Love Clive Heath

1949 A Woman's Secret Luke Jordan

The Great Sinner Armand de Glasse

1951 My Forbidden Past Paul Beaurevel

On the Loose Frank Bradley

1962 Billy Budd The Dansker

1963 Hud Homer Bannon Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Laurel Award for Top Male Supporting Performance National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated-Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture

1964 A Very Close Family Father TV movie

Advance to the Rear Col. Claude Brackenbury

The Americanization of Emily Adm. William Jessup Nominated- Laurel Award for Best Supporting Performance, Male

1965 Rapture Frederick Larbaud

Once Upon a Tractor Martin Short

Inherit the Wind Henry Drummond TV movie nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

1966 Lamp at Midnight Galileo Galilei TV movie

1967 Hotel Warren Trent

The Crucible Governor Danforth TV movie

1968 Companions in Nightmare Dr. Lawrence Strelson TV movie

1970 Hunters Are for Killing Keller Floran TV movie

The Choice

TV movie

I Never Sang for My Father Tom Garrison New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor (2nd place) Nominated-Academy Award for Best Actor Nominated-Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama Nominated- Laurel Award for Best Dramatic Performance, Male

1971 Death Takes a Holiday Judge Earl Chapman TV movie

1972 Two Is a Happy Number Joseph Provo

The Candidate John J. McKay

1973 The Going Up of David Lev Grandfather TV movie

1974 The Death Squad Police Captain Earl Kreski TV movie

Murder or Mercy Dr. Paul Harelson TV movie

1976 The Tenant Monsieur Zy

1977 Twilight's Last Gleaming Zachariah Guthrie

Intimate Strangers Donald's father

1979 The Seduction of Joe Tynan Senator Birney

Being There Benjamin Rand Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor (2nd place) New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor

1980 The Changeling Senator Joe Carmichael Nominated-Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor

Tell Me a Riddle David

1981 The Hot Touch Max Reich

Ghost Story Dr. John Jaffrey

Source: Internet Movie Database[7] Partial television credits[edit]

Year Series or miniseries Role Notes

1949 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse Richard Gordon episodes "The Five Lives of Richard Gordon" "The Strange Christmas Dinner"

1950 Lux Video Theatre James Strickland episode "To Thine Own Self"

Pulitzer Prize Playhouse Eugene Morgan Martin Luther Cooper episode "The Magnificent Ambersons" "Mrs. January and Mr. Ex"

1952 Celanese Theatre Archduke Rudolph von Habsburg episode "Reunion in Vienna"

Steve Randall Steve Randall 12 episodes

1955 The Ford Television Theatre George Manners episode "Letters Marked Personal"

1955–1956 The Alcoa Hour Charles Turner Jim Conway episodes "Man on a Tiger" "Thunder in Washington"

1957–1958 The United States Steel Hour Census Taker Dr. Victor Payson/Narrator episodes "Second Chance" "The Hill Wife"

1957–1959 Playhouse 90 General Parker Ansel Gibbs Stalin Howard Hoagland episodes "Judgement at Nuremberg" "The Return of Ansel Gibbs" "The Plot to Kill Stalin" "The Greer Case"

1959 Frontier Justice Host 11 episodes

1960 Sunday Showcase Mark Twain episode "Our American Heritage: Shadow of a Soldier"

1963 Ben Casey Burton Strang episode "Rage Against the Dying Light"

Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Pat Konke episode "A Killing at Sundial"

1966 The Fugitive Mark Ryder episode "The 2130"

1967 CBS Playhouse Peter Schermann episode "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

1972 Circle of Fear Grandpa episode "House of Evil"

1975 Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin Miniseries

1977 ABC Weekend Special Grandpa Doc episode "Portrait of Grandpa Doc"

Source: Internet Movie Database[7] Radio appearances[edit]

Year Program Episode/source

1942 Philip Morris Playhouse No Time for Comedy[8]

1942 Philip Morris Playhouse Take a Letter, Darling[9]

References[edit]

^ a b c Nissenson, Hugh (January 18, 1987). "He Almost Made Garbo Laugh". The New York Times. Retrieved May 12, 2010.  ^ "1". ancestry.com. Retrieved 16 August 2015.  ^ Vigil, Delfin (15 February 2009). " Illeana Douglas
Illeana Douglas
inspired by Melvyn's 'Being There'". San Francisco Gate. Retrieved 6 September 2015.  ^ Burstein, Patricia (14 April 1980). "Oscar Nominee Melvyn Douglas Recalls 49 Years in Hollywood—and Reagan as a Democrat". People. Retrieved 12 May 2015.  ^ Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
at the Internet Broadway Database ^ "Roles List: Melvyn Douglas". Playbill.com. Retrieved 14 January 2016.  ^ a b Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
on IMDb ^ "Philip Morris Playhouse". Harrisburg Telegraph. June 12, 1942. p. 13. Retrieved August 2, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  ^ "Johnny Presents". Harrisburg Telegraph. June 19, 1942. p. 21. Retrieved August 2, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 

Sources[edit]

Douglas, Melvyn; Tom Arthur (1986). See You at the Movies: The Autobiography
Autobiography
of Melvyn Douglas. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. ISBN 0-8191-5390-7. 

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Awards for Melvyn Douglas

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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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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Robert Cummings
Robert Cummings
(1955) Lloyd Nolan
Lloyd Nolan
(1956) Jack Palance
Jack Palance
(1957) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1958) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1959) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1960) Maurice Evans (1961) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1962) Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard
(1963) Jack Klugman
Jack Klugman
(1964) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1965) Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson
(1966) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1967) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1968) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1969) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1970) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1971) Keith Michell
Keith Michell
(1972) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1973) Anthony Murphy (1973) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1974) William Holden
William Holden
(1974) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1975) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1975) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1976) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1976) Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
(1977) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1977) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1978) Michael Moriarty (1978) Peter Strauss (1979) Powers Boothe
Powers Boothe
(1980) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1981) Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
(1982) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(1983) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1984) Richard Crenna
Richard Crenna
(1985) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1986) James Woods
James Woods
(1987) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1988) James Woods
James Woods
(1989) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1990) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1991) Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
(1992) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1993) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1994) Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
(1995) Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(1996) Armand Assante
Armand Assante
(1997) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1998) Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci
(1999) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(2000) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2001) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(2002) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
(2003) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2004) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2005) Andre Braugher
Andre Braugher
(2006) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(2007) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2008) Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
(2009) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2010) Barry Pepper
Barry Pepper
(2011) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(2012) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2013) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
(2014) Richard Jenkins
Richard Jenkins
(2015) Courtney B. Vance
Courtney B. Vance
(2016) Riz Ahmed
Riz Ahmed
(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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Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor

Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1977) Robert Morley
Robert Morley
(1978) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1979) Timothy Hutton
Timothy Hutton
(1980) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1981) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) Adolph Caesar (1984) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1985) Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper
(1986) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1987) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1988) Danny Aiello
Danny Aiello
(1989) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1990) Michael Lerner (1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
(1995) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(1996) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1997) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
/ Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(1998) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1999) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2000) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) William Hurt
William Hurt
(2005) Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen
(2006) Vlad Ivanov (2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Niels Arestrup
Niels Arestrup
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Dwight Henry (2012) James Franco
James Franco
/ Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2017)

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National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor

John Williams (1954) Charles Bickford
Charles Bickford
(1955) Richard Basehart
Richard Basehart
(1956) Sessue Hayakawa
Sessue Hayakawa
(1957) Albert Salmi
Albert Salmi
(1958) Hugh Griffith
Hugh Griffith
(1959) George Peppard
George Peppard
(1960) Jackie Gleason
Jackie Gleason
(1961) Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
(1962) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1963) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1964) Harry Andrews
Harry Andrews
(1965) Robert Shaw (1966) Paul Ford
Paul Ford
(1967) Leo McKern
Leo McKern
(1968) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1969) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1970) Ben Johnson (1971) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
/ Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1972) John Houseman
John Houseman
(1973) Holger Löwenadler
Holger Löwenadler
(1974) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
(1975) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1976) Tom Skerritt
Tom Skerritt
(1977) Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth
(1978) Paul Dooley
Paul Dooley
(1979) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1980) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1981) Robert Preston (1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1984) Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria Brandauer
(1985) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) River Phoenix
River Phoenix
(1988) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1989) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1992) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(1993) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1994) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1995) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(1996) Greg Kinnear
Greg Kinnear
(1997) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(1998) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(1999) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2000) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
(2005) Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounsou
(2006) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2007) Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin
(2008) Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2012) Will Forte
Will Forte
(2013) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(2014) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(2015) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2016) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2017)

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New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor

Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1969) Chief Dan George
Chief Dan George
(1970) Ben Johnson (1971) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1972) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1973) Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
(1974) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(1975) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1976) Maximilian Schell
Maximilian Schell
(1977) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(1978) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1979) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1980) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1981) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
(1984) Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria Brandauer
(1985) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1986) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1987) Dean Stockwell
Dean Stockwell
(1988) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1989) Bruce Davison
Bruce Davison
(1990) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1995) Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
(1996) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1997) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(1998) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1999) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2000) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(2001) Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid
(2002) Eugene Levy
Eugene Levy
(2003) Clive Owen
Clive Owen
(2004) William Hurt
William Hurt
(2005) Jackie Earle Haley
Jackie Earle Haley
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo
(2010) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
(2011) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2012) Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2017)

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

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

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Triple Crown of Acting winners

Jack Albertson Anne Bancroft Ingrid Bergman Shirley Booth Ellen Burstyn Viola Davis Melvyn Douglas Helen Hayes Jeremy Irons Jessica Lange Frances McDormand Helen Mirren Thomas Mitchell Rita Moreno Al Pacino Christopher Plummer Vanessa Redgrave Jason Robards Geoffrey Rush Paul Scofield Maggie Smith Maureen Stapleton Jessica Tandy

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