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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
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - May 27, 2015
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Actor
Year
Movie
Russell Crowe
2000
Dustin Hoffman
1988
Tom Hanks
1993
1994
Daniel Day-Lewis
2012
Sean Penn
2008
Marlon Brando
1972
Kevin Spacey
1999
Jamie Foxx
2004
Denzel Washington
2001
Actor
Year
Movie
Colin Firth
2010
Michael Douglas
1987
Ben Kingsley
1982
Matthew McConaughey
2013
Anthony Hopkins
1991
Nicolas Cage
1995
Forest Whitaker
2006
Philip Seymour Hoffman
2005
Gregory Peck
1962
George C. Scott
1970
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level 76
Mar 24, 2015
American Beauty came out in 99, though.
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level 66
May 6, 2015
True.
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level 57
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 72
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 64
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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May 27, 2015
The crisis of the incorrect year of American Beauty has been corrected.
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level 66
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 72
May 27, 2015
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level 66
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 55
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 63
Aug 30, 2017
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level 72
May 27, 2015
Totally blanked on Denzel Washington, only one I missed.
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level 71
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 63
May 27, 2015
Yeah, but he played against type in that and did it really, really well...
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level 71
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 47
Aug 30, 2017
Crappy movie but Washington did well with what he was given.
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level 71
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 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 42
May 30, 2015
He wasn't this bad back in the day
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level 55
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 71
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 43
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 47
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 43
Aug 30, 2017
nailed it with 2:28 left.
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level 55
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 71
Aug 30, 2017
Just checked. Those are the only six.
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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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