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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'?
He said he didn't deserve it.
He believed the distribution of the awards was fixed.
He was against the way Native Americans were portrayed by the media.
All of these

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

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?
Spencer Tracy
Peter O'Toole
Paul Newman
Fredric March

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

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'.
Daniel Day-Lewis
Gene Hackman
Jack Lemmon
Kevin Spacey

 


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