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Oscar Actor to Movie

These actors won Oscars for Best Actor. Name the movie they starred in that won them the award.
Year = year of release, not of Oscar ceremony
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First submittedMarch 20, 2015
Last updatedMay 27, 2015
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Actor
Year
Movie
Russell Crowe
2000
Gladiator
Dustin Hoffman
1988
Rain Man
Tom Hanks
1993
Philadelphia
1994
Forrest Gump
Daniel Day-Lewis
2012
Lincoln
Sean Penn
2008
Milk
Marlon Brando
1972
The Godfather
Kevin Spacey
1999
American Beauty
Jamie Foxx
2004
Ray
Denzel Washington
2001
Training Day
Actor
Year
Movie
Colin Firth
2010
The King's Speech
Michael Douglas
1987
Wall Street
Ben Kingsley
1982
Gandhi
Matthew McConaughey
2013
Dallas Buyers Club
Anthony Hopkins
1991
The Silence of the Lambs
Nicolas Cage
1995
Leaving Las Vegas
Forest Whitaker
2006
The Last King of Scotland
Philip Seymour Hoffman
2005
Capote
Gregory Peck
1962
To Kill a Mockingbird
George C. Scott
1970
Patton
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level 83
Mar 24, 2015
American Beauty came out in 99, though.
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level 70
May 6, 2015
True.
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level 61
May 27, 2015
I think these are listed as the actual calender year that they took home the award, and not the year that the award was for. This site seems to go back and forth as to which one is used on these quizes.
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level 76
May 27, 2015
The caveat says year of release. I'm assuming that was the date released in the USA, which was indeed '99 for American Beauty.
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level 68
May 27, 2015
Note that Russell Crowe is already listed for 2000, and they didn't both win in the same year, so Kevin Spacey should definitely be 1999.
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level ∞
May 27, 2015
The crisis of the incorrect year of American Beauty has been corrected.
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level 67
May 27, 2015
Daniel Day-Lewis also won Best Actor for My left foot and There will be blood, and Sean Penn won for Mystic river.
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level 76
May 27, 2015
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level 70
May 27, 2015
And Brando won for On the Waterfront, and Hoffman for Kramer vs. Kramer. But the quiz doesn't have to be about all the films which the actors won Oscars for.
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level 61
Jun 1, 2015
I would agree, but it seems odd that both of Tom Hanks's wins are included, but only one for everyone else.
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level 65
Aug 30, 2017
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level 76
May 27, 2015
Totally blanked on Denzel Washington, only one I missed.
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level 77
May 27, 2015
Only one I missed, too, and am surprised by it. Of all the good roles he's had, he got a statue for Training Day? hm..
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level 77
May 28, 2015
To be honest I barely remember that movie. I'll take your word for it.
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level 79
Jan 22, 2017
It was an atonement award--for all the times he could/should have won the award. Training Day was not nearly his best work, nor was he the best actor that year by all accounts. But they had snubbed Denzel enough times before that they had to make it up to him.
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level 52
Aug 30, 2017
Crappy movie but Washington did well with what he was given.
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level 79
Aug 30, 2017
In my opinion, he was the best part of the movie. Everything else was just... mediocre at best.
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level 38
Mar 8, 2018
He does well in all of his movies. He should have won for Malcolm X. When, at the end of the movie, they flashed photos of the real Malcolm, it took me a few seconds to recognize him. That's how powerful Denzel's portrayal of him was.
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level 60
May 29, 2015
The real travesty here is how did the Academy ever let Nick Cage win a best actor Oscar? He would perennially be at the top of my worst actor list.
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level 46
May 30, 2015
He wasn't this bad back in the day
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level 61
Aug 30, 2017
It's not about an actor's total body of work (at least, it shouldn't be). It's about who had the best performance that year. Cage was really good in Leaving Las Vegas. He's been really good in a few films (Adaptation comes to mind), but those performances are overshadowed by his many ridiculous and terrible performances. His problems are that he will be in anything and he has no subtlety. That's usually killer for an actor, but in the right role, it can work as an advantage.
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level 79
Aug 30, 2017
The last good movie he's been in was a movie called Joe, released back in 2014 and has an 87% on Rotten Tomatoes. Everything else after that is either meh or complete crap.
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level 58
Sep 7, 2017
I feel the same way about Sandra Bullock. That we can use "academy award winner" before her name makes my skin crawl. She can't act her way out of a ripped paper bag.
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level 58
Jun 2, 2015
I don't know what went wrong with Cage, but at one time he was a very good actor. Now he's making straight to video crap like Left Behind. Unbelievable.
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level 42
Jun 9, 2015
Left Behind actually made it into theaters. The Kirk Cameron ones were direct to video
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level 66
Aug 30, 2017
Nick Cage has to pay off them tax bills somehow!
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level 52
Aug 30, 2017
A lot of good and even great actors get relegated to B-movie status for one reason or another. Shitty movies can make such actors look like hacks.
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level 57
Aug 30, 2017
nailed it with 2:28 left.
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level 61
Aug 30, 2017
This seems as good a place as any to drop my favorite Oscars trivia question. There are six actors who have won both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor: Denzel, Kevin Spacey, De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Gene Hackman, Jack Lemmon. There might be one more...
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level 79
Aug 30, 2017
Just checked. Those are the only six.
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level 79
May 31, 2018
I'm just happy to see one of my two favorites of all time, "To Kill a Mockingbird", receive a mention. Maybe my other favorite, "Gentlemen's Agreement", will make the best picture category.
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level 30
Sep 26, 2017
Missed Forrest Gump. *facepalm* But how did Denzel not win for Remember the Titans
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level 79
Jul 20, 2018
I guess they forgot! *ba-dum tish*

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