Daniel asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 1 decade ago

Just imagine that you are voting for the academy awards that count the last 5 decades. You'll vote for who?

At first you'll choose the winners of each decade for making the list shorter.

I'll give you the academy award winners until the 50's (try to give me just 5 names)

Try to just choose one


Jeff Bridges - Crazy Heart

Sean Penn - Milk

Daniel Day Lewis - There will be blood

Forest Whitaker - The last king of scotland

Philip Seymour Hoffman - Capote

Jamie Foxx - Ray

Sean Penn - Mystic River

Adrien Brody - The Pianist

Denzel Washington - Training Day


Russell Crowe - Gladiator

Kevin Spacey - American Beauty

Roberto Beningni - Life is Beautiful

Jack Nicholson - As good as it gets

Geoffrey Rush - Shine

Nicolas Cage - Leaving las Vegas

Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump

Tom Hanks - Philadelphia

Al Pacino - Scent of a Woman

Anthony Hopkins - The Silence of the Lambs


Jeremy Irons - The Reversal of Fortune

Daniel Day Lewis - My Left Foot

Dustin Hoffman - Rain Man

Michael Douglas - Wall Street

Paul Newman - The Color of Money

William Hurt - The Kiss of the Spider Woman

F. Murray Abraham - Amadeus

Robert Duvall - Tender Mercies

Ben Kingsley - Gandhi

Henry Fonda - On Golden Pond


Robert De Niro - Raging Bull

Dustin Hoffman - Kramer VS. Kramer

Jon Voight - Coming Home

Richard Dreyfuss - The Good Bye Girl

Peter Finch - Network

Jack Nicholson - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Art Carney - Harry and Tonto

Jack Lemmon - Save the Tiger

Marlon Brando - The Godfather

Gene Hackman - The French Connection


George C. Scott - Patton

John Wayne - True Grit

Cliff Robertson - Charly

Rod Steiger - In the Heat of the Night

Paul Scofield - A man for all Seasons

Lee Marvin - Cat Ballou

Rex Harrison - My Fair Lady

Sidney Poitier - Lillies of the Field

Gregory Peck -Mockingbird Mockinbird

Maximilian Schell - Judgment at Nuremberg


Burt Lancaster - Elmer Gantry

Charlton Heston - Ben-Hur

David Niven - Separate Tables

Alec Guinness - The Bridges on the River Kwai

Yul Brynner - The King and I

Ernest Borgnine - Marty

Marlon Brando - On the Waterfront

William Holden - Stalag 17

Gary Cooper - High Noon

Humphrey Bogart - The African Queen

Now deciding between those 5 try to choose 1.

I will like to see the 5 nominees and the final Winner

7 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer




    de niro

    george c scott

    william holden

    lewis- winner

  • 4 years ago

    2000s Jeff Bridges - Crazy Heart 90's Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump (I didn't realize Kevin Costner never won in the 90s. I would've picked him over Hanks for Dances With Wolves or A Perfect World.) 80's Paul Newman - The Color of Money (should've been for Hud or Cool Hand Luke though ; ) 70's Art Carney - Harry and Tonto 60's John Wayne - True Grit (didn't he get the award in 1970 though? I wish it counted like that cause there's no one performance I really love from the 70s & two I love in the '60s, Gregory Peck as Atticus was great) 50's Gary Cooper - High Noon (♥ Holden too, but he should've won for Sunset Boulevard) I have to acknowledge the Golden Age 40's Jimmy Stewart - The Philadelphia Story (should've been Mr. Smith though ; ) 30's Clark Gable - It Happened One Night (should've been for Gone With The Wind ; ) I think the best actors over all those years would be Jimmy Stewart, Gary Cooper, & Paul Newman (even The Duke if you count The Searchers) but none of them won (for what I believe) were their best performances. Tough call, I just can't pick one.

  • 1 decade ago

    2000's - i like Jeff Bridges better but in reality i know Daniel Day Lewis deserves it.

    1900's- Tough one! Ugh, but i'll go with Roberto Beningni with Anthony Hopkins as a close second

    1980's- Paul Newman- because he has to be SOMEWHERE on here

    1970's- never saw this movie but i LOVE Jack Lemmon so he wins.... oh wait, The GodFather? Sorry Jack.

    1960's- Rex Harrison vs. Gregory Peck (from "Mockingbird Mockinbird" ;P ) ahhhhhh. Let's lighten it up- Rex Harrison

    1950's- ohh goodness, Humphrey Bogart!

    And the winner is........ woah! its a tie between Humphrey Bogart and Marlong Brando!! AMazing!! this is the first time this has happened in Academy Awards history!!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It has to be the legendary Anthony Hopkins - The Silence of the Lambs scooped up 5 Oscars in all categories with Hopkins winning an Oscar for Best Actor!!

    Check out this website to read the full review!

    Source(s): www.anthonyhopkinsmovies.com
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sean Penn (Mystic River)

    Tom Hanks (Philadelphia)

    Daniel Day-Lewis (My Left Foot)

    Robert De Niro (Raging Bull [pretty sure it came out in 1980, but I'll use your list]

    George C. Scott (Patton)

    Humphrey Bogart (The African Queen)

    Overall, I don't think anyone can top De Niro for Raging Bull. Incredible performance. You don't see Robert De Niro, all you see is Jake La Motta.

  • 1 decade ago

    Seann Penn, Tom Hanks, Daniel Day Lewis... (I'm sorry, but I cannot honestly complete the 5...I've not seen any movies made past that era. I know, sad, right, but I'm 15 though lol) Ummm... Out of that I guess I'd pick Daniel Day Lewis. He really put himself out there and released all of his inhibitions to play that role. Hats off...

    Source(s): My little movie viewing and consumer's knowledge of film
  • grace
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    wow this was a ot of work for u

    50s humphrey bogart the african queen

    cliff robertson charly

    70s jack nicholson one flew over the cuckoos nest

    80s henry fonda on golden pond my fav

    90s tom hanks philadelphia

    2000s jamie fox ray

    best of all jack for cuckoos nest- who could resist

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