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Oscar Best Actors Quiz

Guess the winners of the Oscar for Best Actor.
  • Year = year of the ceremony honoring the previous year's films
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Mar 05, 2018
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Year
Movie
Actor
2018
Darkest Hour
2017
Manchester by the Sea
2016
The Revenant
2015
The Theory of Everything
2014
Dallas Buyers Club
2013
Lincoln
2012
The Artist
2011
The King's Speech
2010
Crazy Heart
2009
Milk
2008
There Will Be Blood
2007
The Last King of Scotland
2006
Capote
2005
Ray
2004
Mystic River
2003
The Pianist
2002
Training Day
2001
Gladiator
2000
American Beauty
1999
Life Is Beautiful
1998
As Good as It Gets
1997
Shine
1996
Leaving Las Vegas
1995
Forrest Gump
1994
Philadelphia
1993
Scent of a Woman
1992
The Silence of the Lambs
1991
Reversal of Fortune
1990
My Left Foot
1989
Rain Man
1988
Wall Street
1987
The Color of Money
1986
Kiss of the Spider Woman
1985
Amadeus
1984
Tender Mercies
1983
Gandhi
1982
On Golden Pond
1981
Raging Bull
1980
Kramer vs. Kramer
1979
Coming Home
1978
The Goodbye Girl
1977
Network
1976
One Flew Over the
Cuckoo's Nest
1975
Harry and Tonto
1974
Save the Tiger
1973
The Godfather
1972
The French Connection
Year
Movie
Actor
1971
Patton
1970
True Grit
1969
Charly
1968
In the Heat of the Night
1967
A Man for All Seasons
1966
Cat Ballou
1965
My Fair Lady
1964
Lilies of the Field
1963
To Kill a Mockingbird
1962
Judgment at Nuremberg
1961
Elmer Gantry
1960
Ben-Hur
1959
Separate Tables
1958
The Bridge
on the River Kwai
1957
The King and I
1956
Marty
1955
On the Waterfront
1954
Stalag 17
1953
High Noon
1952
The African Queen
1951
Cyrano de Bergerac
1950
All the King's Men
1949
Hamlet
1948
A Double Life
1947
The Best Years of
Our Lives
1946
The Lost Weekend
1945
Going My Way
1944
Watch on the Rhine
1943
Yankee Doodle Dandy
1942
Sergeant York
1941
The Philadelphia Story
1940
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
1939
Boys Town
1938
Captains Courageous
1937
The Story of Louis Pasteur
1936
The Informer
1935
It Happened One Night
1934
The Private Life of
Henry VIII
1933
The Champ
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
1932
A Free Soul
1931
Disraeli
1930
In Old Arizona
1929
The Last Command /
The Way of All Flesh
Answer Stats
Years
Movies
Actor
% Correct
Your %
+1
level 28
Feb 28, 2012
53/76. Without the movies as clues it would been half that score.
+2
level 47
Feb 28, 2012
This is wonderful! So glad you did all the winners! Thanks!
+1
level 44
Feb 28, 2012
thanks for making this quiz! would be great to have ones for all the oscar awards!
+1
level 22
Mar 7, 2012
Richard Burton never got an Oscar? Holy crap. No wonder he fought with Liz all the time.
+1
level 24
Dec 26, 2013
Actually, he took great pride in allowing Liz to shine in the films they co starred in, most notably in her Oscar winning performance in 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' The late great Peter O'Toole is the real anomaly of the Oscars.
+1
level 68
Mar 4, 2014
He had the bad luck to give his greatest performance -- and the one that Premiere Magazine lists as the greatest of all film history -- the same year that Gregory Peck gave us Atticus Finch. But on the whole I don't think it stung too much.
+1
level 73
Feb 26, 2015
About Richard Burton, Frederic March said, "He has a terrific way with women, I don't think he has missed more than half a dozen."
+1
level 50
Feb 8, 2017
neither did Peter o`Toole - 8 noms - no wins Burton - 7 noms - no wins
+1
level 26
Oct 12, 2012
100% again. booyah.
+1
level 40
Feb 23, 2013
How the heck does Forest Whitaker keep getting into films? He's awful!
+1
level 73
Feb 26, 2013
Really? I like him. I'd ask the same thing about Nicholas Cage. He gets more work than Whitaker does.
+1
level 47
Mar 4, 2014
Can't even compare Cage and Whitaker. Cage is terrible
+1
level 73
Feb 26, 2015
Right, and I wouldn't, except to contrast Oz's opinion for Whitaker with an actor who actually deserves it.
+1
level 74
Feb 29, 2016
Cage was actually pretty good back in the day. Then I think he kinda fell apart with some of his later films like Ghost Rider, Knowing, The Wicker Man, Left Behind, etc.
+1
level 67
Apr 16, 2018
Have you seen Cage in Raising Arizona, Red Rock West, Leaving Las Vegas, Bringing out the Dead, Adaptation, Lord of War, and Herzog's Bad Lieutenant? He makes many crap movies to pay for his debts, but he often teamed up with great directors in the past, and delivered good performances.
+3
level 56
Jun 14, 2018
Cage is good in roles in which his weirdness is a strength rather than a weakness. He cannot control himself, so when he has to display the kind of inner tension that is common in (and crucial to) most dramas, he becomes a joke. But certain roles -- Raising Arizona, Leaving Las Vegas, Bad Lieutenant, Adaptation -- play to his nature, and then he's good. And another thing, the guy never mails it in. He treats every scene like it's life-and-death, which is definitely a huge part of the problem with him, but his terribleness is not for lack of effort.
+1
level 73
Jun 14, 2018
Good observation, jmellor. I loved Cage in Raising Arizona. I think that's the only thing I've really loved him in. But he was pretty good in Adaptation and Matchstick Men, too.
+1
level 32
Feb 26, 2013
He was fantastic in The Shield, and I heard he should be brilliant in The Last King of Scotland. --- This quiz was way more fun than the other oscar quizzes, but I don't know why...
+1
level 73
Mar 5, 2014
QM: You couldn't find a picture of Daniel Day-Lewis?
+5
level 66
May 5, 2014
Can you accept any random combination of letters with an m, a c, an n, and a y in it for Mcgaughnahey?
+1
level 35
Aug 10, 2014
lmao i second this
+1
level 73
Jun 14, 2018
I always just play it safe and go with mconahay. That works
+2
level 18
Jul 9, 2014
The fact that Nicolas Cage has an Academy Award and the (sadly) late and definitely great Peter O'Toole doesn't is a travesty.
+1
level 39
Feb 27, 2015
Most typically you go by the year of the movie, not by the year of the ceremony. Therefore, the Best Actor of 2014 is Eddie Redmayne. Adjust the years and I'll like the quiz.
+1
level 56
Feb 29, 2016
Yeah, that was confusing.
+3
level ∞
Mar 5, 2018
I had it the other way before and the complaining was worse.
+1
level 11
Mar 10, 2015
77/78 missed Art Carney!
+1
level 17
Aug 23, 2015
I was honestly shocked that Clint Eastwood hadn't won for any of his incredible performances (The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly,Gran Torino, Etc.
+1
level 60
Oct 24, 2015
Couldn't agree less! But as a director I think he has done some great things.
+1
level 75
Feb 28, 2017
I personally think Unforgiven was his pinnacle. An amazing piece of work.
+1
level 60
Oct 24, 2015
Love quizzes about the Oscars. But please, more time!!!!
+1
level 54
Feb 29, 2016
Leonardo DiCaprio will never win an Oscar.
+1
level 62
Feb 29, 2016
he did!
+1
level 64
Feb 29, 2016
Did you seriously post this comment the day AFTER Leo won an Oscar?
+1
level 54
Mar 1, 2016
My wry Irish humour. Or doing a bit of fishing, I don't know, you choose. Either way yes you're right I was aware he had just won one!
+1
level 50
Feb 8, 2017
di Caprio´s Oscar was a "now we better give it to him" no matter what
+1
level 73
Jun 14, 2018
I thought he deserved it - brutal movie but he was great.
+1
level 67
Feb 29, 2016
only 21 percent got spencer tracy? but 60 percent got that dude from the hakwing film? just saw the dude's name and still don't recall what it was...tracy is 1 of 2 dudes to have won back to back...how do people not know that?
+1
level 56
Feb 29, 2016
Because he won in the 30's. Eddie Redmayne won last year, and was nominated again this year. He's much easier to remember right now. Not in 15 years. But right now.
+1
level 75
Feb 28, 2017
It's recency bias.
+1
level 56
Feb 29, 2016
Rod Steiger got credit for the lead of In The Heat of the Night? Seriously? That is 100% Sidney Poitier's movie.
+1
level 52
Nov 6, 2016
I thought Sydney won!
+2
level 15
Mar 27, 2016
79 films in this quiz and I've only seen 16 of them. Not good.
+1
level 36
Jun 21, 2016
It's criminal that Morgan Freeman has never won best actor.
+1
level 73
Jun 14, 2018
At least he won a Best Supporting for Million Dollar Baby.
+1
level 20
Jun 27, 2016
And Freeman was up against Tom Hanks in '94.....Tom Hanks was good in FG but Morgan Freeman OWNED Shawshank!!
+1
level 50
Feb 8, 2017
Shwashank was robbed in ewery way. But against american propaganda history Gump it sadly lost
+1
level 50
Jan 13, 2017
71 out of 79 :-)
+1
level 50
Feb 8, 2017
missed only Schofield in ´68
+1
level 50
Feb 8, 2017
the biggest robs; 1953: winner: WIlliam Holden for Stalag 17 - should have been; Burt Lancaster for Here to eternity 1956; winner: Brynner for KIng and I should have been: Dean for the Gigant 1954: winner: Harrisn for my fair lady should have been: Sellers for dr Strangelove 1969: winner; Wayne for True Grit Should have been: HOffman for midnight cowboy 1992: winner; Pacino for scent of a woman should have been: Downey jr for CHaplin 2013: winner: McConaughey for Dallas buyers club shoud have been: Bale for American Hustle Biggest rob ever. NO nom+win for Robins in Shawshank
+1
level 30
May 27, 2018
I disagree with almost everything you typed.
+1
level 13
May 19, 2017
I bet you Leo's probably gone over to Anthony Hopkins' house and stolen one of his Oscars
+2
level 74
Mar 5, 2018
If that were true, then Hopkins would be Oscar-less and Leo would have two.
+1
level 57
Jun 7, 2017
How did Orson Welles never win best actor for Citizen Kane? I used to think Matthew Maconaughey couldn't act until I saw him in True Detective. I'll have to see Dallas Buyers Club. Haven't seen it yet.
+1
level 78
Mar 11, 2018
It might be nice to show your highscore on a quiz while you are taking it. So you know if you are remembering any new ones that round around. For these long ones at least.
+1
level 74
Jun 6, 2018
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