Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor

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Best Actor Award
Prix d'interprétation masculine
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Presented byFestival International du Film de Cannes
First awarded1946

The Cannes Best Actor Award (French: Prix d'interprétation masculine) is an award presented at the Cannes Film Festival. It is chosen by the jury from the 'official section' of movies at the festival, it was first awarded in 1946.

Award Winners[edit]

Year Actor Role Film
1946 Ray Milland (U.K.) Don Birnam The Lost Weekend
1947 No award this year
1949 Edward G. Robinson (USA) Gino Monetti House of Strangers
1951 Michael Redgrave (U.K.) Andrew Crocker-Harris The Browning Version
1952 Marlon Brando (USA) Emiliano Zapata Viva Zapata!
1953 No award this year
1954 No award this year
1955 Spencer Tracy (USA) (Acting Award)[1] John J. Macreedy Bad Day at Black Rock
Whole cast (USSR) (Acting Award)[1] A Big Family
1956 (Acting Award / see Best Actress)[2]
1957 John Kitzmiller (USA) Sgt. Jim Valley of Peace
1958 Paul Newman (USA) Ben Quick The Long, Hot Summer
1959 Bradford Dillman (USA) Artie Strauss Compulsion
Dean Stockwell (USA) Judd Steiner
Orson Welles (USA) Jonathan Wilk
1960 No award this year
1961 Anthony Perkins (USA) Philip Van Der Besh Goodbye Again
1962 Dean Stockwell (USA) Edmund Tyrone Long Day's Journey into Night
Jason Robards (USA) James Tyrone Sr.
Ralph Richardson (U.K.) James Tyrone Jr.
Murray Melvin (U.K.) Geoffrey Inghman A Taste of Honey
1963 Richard Harris (Ireland) Frank Machin This Sporting Life
1964 Antal Páger (Hungary) Vajkay Ákos Drama of the Lark
Saro Urzì (Italy) Don Vincenzo Ascalone Seduced and Abandoned
1965 Terence Stamp (U.K.) Freddie Clegg The Collector
1966 Per Oscarsson (Sweden) Pontus Sult
1967 Oded Kotler (Israel) Eli Three Days and a Child
1968 Festival interrupted, no awards this year
1969 Jean-Louis Trintignant (France) The Examining Magistrate Z
1970 Marcello Mastroianni (Italy) Oreste Nardi The Pizza Triangle
1971 Riccardo Cucciolla (Italy) Nicola Sacco Sacco & Vanzetti
1972 Jean Yanne (France) Jean We Won't Grow Old Together
1973 Giancarlo Giannini (Italy) Antonio Soffiantini Love and Anarchy
1974 Jack Nicholson (USA) Billy L. Buddusky The Last Detail
1975 Vittorio Gassman (Italy) Fausto Consolo Scent of a Woman
1976 José Luis Gómez (Spain) Pascual Duarte Pascual Duarte
1977 Fernando Rey (Spain) Luis Elisa, vida mía
1978 Jon Voight (USA) Luke Martin Coming Home
1979 Jack Lemmon (USA) Jack Godell The China Syndrome
1980 Michel Piccoli (France) Mauro Ponticelli A Leap in the Dark
1981 Ugo Tognazzi (Italy) Primo Spaggiari Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man
1982 Jack Lemmon (USA) Edmund Horman Missing
1983 Gian Maria Volonté (Italy) Bernard Fontana The Death of Mario Ricci
1984 Alfredo Landa (Spain)
Paco el Bajo The Holy Innocents
Francisco Rabal (Spain) Azarías
1985 William Hurt (USA) Luis Molina Kiss of the Spider Woman
1986 Michel Blanc (France) Antoine Tenue de soirée
Bob Hoskins (U.K.) George Mona Lisa
1987 Marcello Mastroianni (Italy) Romano Dark Eyes
1988 Forest Whitaker (USA) Charlie "Bird" Parker Bird
1989 James Spader (USA) Graham Dalton Sex, Lies, and Videotape
1990 Gérard Depardieu (France) Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac
1991 John Turturro (USA) Barton Fink Barton Fink
1992 Tim Robbins (USA) Griffin Mill The Player
1993 David Thewlis (U.K.) Johnny Naked
1994 Ge You (China) Xu Fugui To Live
1995 Jonathan Pryce (U.K.) Lytton Strachey Carrington
1996 Pascal Duquenne (Belgium)
Georges The Eighth Day
Daniel Auteuil (France) Harry
1997 Sean Penn (USA) Eddie Quinn She's So Lovely
1998 Peter Mullan (U.K.) Joe Kavanagh My Name Is Joe
1999 Emmanuel Schotté (France) Pharaon de Winter Humanité
2000 Tony Leung Chiu-wai (Hong Kong) Chow Mo-wan In the Mood for Love
2001 Benoît Magimel (France) Walter Klemmer The Piano Teacher (La pianiste)
2002 Olivier Gourmet (Belgium) Olivier The Son (Le fils)
2003 Muzaffer Özdemir (Turkey) Mahmut Uzak
Mehmet Emin Toprak (Turkey) Yusuf
2004 Yūya Yagira (Japan) Akira Fukushima Nobody Knows
2005 Tommy Lee Jones (USA) Pete Perkins The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
2006 Jamel Debbouze (France / Morocco) Saïd Otmari Days of Glory (Indigènes)
Samy Naceri (France) Yassir
Roschdy Zem (France) Messaoud Souni
Sami Bouajila (France / Tunesia) Abdelkader
Bernard Blancan (France) Sergent Roger Martinez
2007 Konstantin Lavronenko (Russia) Alex The Banishment (Izgnanie)
2008 Benicio del Toro (Puerto Rico) Ernesto "Che" Guevara Che
2009 Christoph Waltz (Austria) Col. Hans Landa Inglourious Basterds
2010 Javier Bardem (Spain) Uxbal Biutiful
Elio Germano (Italy) Claudio La nostra vita
2011 Jean Dujardin (France) George Valentin The Artist
2012 Mads Mikkelsen (Denmark) Lucas The Hunt
2013 Bruce Dern (USA) Woody Grant Nebraska
2014 Timothy Spall (U.K.) J. M. W. Turner Mr. Turner
2015 Vincent Lindon (France) Thierry Taugourdeau The Measure of a Man (La Loi du marché)
2016 Shahab Hosseini (Iran) Emad The Salesman (Forushande)
2017 Joaquin Phoenix (USA) Joe You Were Never Really Here
2018 Marcello Fonte (Italy) Marcello Dogman
2019 Antonio Banderas (Spain) Salvador Mallo Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria)

Multiple award winners[edit]

2 wins

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b This year the award was changed to Prix d'Interprétation (Acting Award), without gender differentiation. The entire male and female cast of Bolshaya Semya was recipient of this award (Tied with Spencer Tracy).
  2. ^ This year the award was changed to Prix d'Interprétation (Acting Award), without gender differentiation, and it was a woman who won the award (Susan Hayward for I'll Cry Tomorrow).

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