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The Academy Award for Best Actor

written by: pantera182
 
Here are a few good men who won or were nominated for the prestigious Academy Award for Best Actor.

Question 1:


Why did Marlon Brando decline his second Academy Award for Best Actor, which he won for the 1972 movie 'The Godfather'?
All of these
He believed the distribution of the awards was fixed.
He said he didn't deserve it.
He was against the way Native Americans were portrayed by the media.

Question 2:


The portrayal of what Shakespearean character brought Laurence Olivier an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1948?
Othello
Romeo
Hamlet
Henry V

Question 3:


What was the first movie for which Dustin Hoffman received an Academy Award for Best Actor?
'Kramer vs. Kramer'
'The Graduate'
'Rain Man'
'Tootsie'

Question 4:


The portrayal of which of these characters brought Tom Hanks an Academy Award for Best Actor?
James A. Lovell
Andrew Beckett
Captain John H. Miller
Chuck Noland

Question 5:


Robert Downey, Jr. became the first actor to be nominated for an Academy Award for the portrayal of a previous Oscar nominee. What actor did he portray in a 1992 movie?
Spencer Tracy
Charlie Chaplin
Fred Astaire
Dean Martin

Question 6:


Which of these actors set a record for most Best Actor Oscar nominations without winning?
Fredric March
Paul Newman
Spencer Tracy
Peter O'Toole

Question 7:


Robert De Niro won his first Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in this movie.
'Raging Bull'
'The Deer Hunter'
'The Godfather, Part II'
'Taxi Driver'

Question 8:


For which of these movies has Jack Nicholson not won an Oscar either for Best Actor or for Best Supporting Actor?
'Chinatown'
'Terms of Endearment'
'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'
'As Good as It Gets'

Question 9:


What movie earned Sean Penn his first Academy Award for Best Actor?
'Dead Man Walking'
'I Am Sam'
'Sweet and Lowdown'
'Mystic River'

Question 10:


This actor won his first Academy Award for Best Actor for portraying painter and writer Christy Brown in the 1989 movie 'My Left Foot'.
Gene Hackman
Kevin Spacey
Daniel Day-Lewis
Jack Lemmon

 


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