Best Actor Oscars

"Bad Blake" in Crazy Heart (credit:  GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Jeff Bridges (2009)
"Bad Blake" in Crazy Heart (credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
"Harvey Milk" in Milk. (credit:  Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Sean Penn (2008) "Harvey Milk" in Milk. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
"Daniel Plainview" in There Will Be Blood.  (credit:  Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Daniel Day Lewis (2007) "Daniel Plainview" in There Will Be Blood. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
"Idi Amin" in The Last King Of Scotland (credit:  ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Forest Whitaker (2006) "Idi Amin" in The Last King Of Scotland (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
"Truman Capote" in Capote. (credit:  AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (2005)
"Truman Capote" in Capote. (credit: AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY)
Accompanied by his daughter Corrine Marie, Foxx wins the Actor Oscar for "Ray Charles" in Ray.  (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Jamie Foxx (2004) Accompanied by his daughter Corrine Marie, Foxx wins the Actor Oscar for "Ray Charles" in Ray. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
"Jimmy Markum" in Mystic River. (credit: Jeff HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
Sean Penn (2003) "Jimmy Markum" in Mystic River. (credit: Jeff HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
"Wladyslaw Szpilman" in The Pianist. (credit: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
Adrien Brody (2002) "Wladyslaw Szpilman" in The Pianist. (credit: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
"Alonzo" in Training Day.  (credit:  LEE CELANO/AFP/Getty Images)
Denzel Washington (2001) "Alonzo" in Training Day. (credit: LEE CELANO/AFP/Getty Images)
"Maximus Decimus Meridius" in Gladiator. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Russell Crowe (2000)
AngeleS 25 March, 2001. AFP PHOTO Timothy A. CLARY/mn (Photo credit should read
"Maximus Decimus Meridius" in Gladiator. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
"Lester Burnham" in American Beauty. (credit:  Associated Press)
Kevin Spacey (1999) "Lester Burnham" in American Beauty. (credit: Associated Press)
"Guido" in Life Is Beautiful (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Roberto Benigni (1998) "Guido" in Life Is Beautiful (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
"Melvin Udall" in As Good As It Gets. (credit: HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Jack Nicholson (1997) "Melvin Udall" in As Good As It Gets. (credit: HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
"David Helfgott" in Shine. (credit:  TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Geoffrey Rush (1996) "David Helfgott" in Shine. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
"Ben Sanderson" in Leaving Las Vegas. (credit: KIM KULISH/AFP/Getty Images)
Nicolas Cage (1995) "Ben Sanderson" in Leaving Las Vegas. (credit: KIM KULISH/AFP/Getty Images)
"Andrew Beckett" in Philadelphia. (credit: Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
Tom Hanks (1994) "Andrew Beckett" in Philadelphia. (credit: Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
"Forrest Gump" in Forrest Gump (credit:  Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
Tom Hanks (1993) "Forrest Gump" in Forrest Gump (credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
"Lt. Col. Frank Slade" in Scent of a Woman. (credit:  HAL GARB/AFP/Getty Images)
Al Pacino (1992) "Lt. Col. Frank Slade" in Scent of a Woman. (credit: HAL GARB/AFP/Getty Images)
"Dr. Hannibal Lecter" in The Silence of the Lambs. (credit:  Associated Press)
Anthony Hopkins (1991) "Dr. Hannibal Lecter" in The Silence of the Lambs. (credit: Associated Press)
"Claus Von Bulow" in Reversal of Fortune.  (credit:  Associated Press)
Jeremy Irons (1990) "Claus Von Bulow" in Reversal of Fortune. (credit: Associated Press)
"Christy Brown" in My Left Foot. (credit:  Barry King/Getty Images)
Daniel Day Lewis (1989) "Christy Brown" in My Left Foot. (credit: Barry King/Getty Images)
Hoffman stands with Tom Cruise and his Best Actor Oscar for the role of "Raymond Babbitt" in Rain Main. (credit:  Barry King/Getty Images)
Dustin Hoffman (1988) Hoffman stands with Tom Cruise and his Best Actor Oscar for the role of "Raymond Babbitt" in Rain Main. (credit: Barry King/Getty Images)
Michael Douglas (1987)
Michael Douglas (1987)
Accompanied by actress Marlee Matlin, Michael Douglas wins best actor for the role of "Gordon Gekko" in Wall Street. (credit: SCOTT FLYNN/AFP/Getty Images)
"Eddie Felson" in The Color Of Money.  (credit:  RonGalella/Getty Images)
Paul Newman (1986) "Eddie Felson" in The Color Of Money. (credit: RonGalella/Getty Images)
"Luis Molina" in Kiss of the Spider Woman (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
William Hurt (1985) "Luis Molina" in Kiss of the Spider Woman (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
"Antonio Salieri" in Amadeus.  (credit: Associated Press)
F. Murray Abraham (1984) "Antonio Salieri" in Amadeus. (credit: Associated Press)
"Mac Sledge" in Tender Mercies (credit:  Ron Galella/Getty Images)
Robert Duvall (1983) "Mac Sledge" in Tender Mercies (credit: Ron Galella/Getty Images)
"Mahatma Gandhi" in Gandhi (credit:  Associated Press)
Ben Kingsley (1982) "Mahatma Gandhi" in Gandhi (credit: Associated Press)
Henry Fonda for Norman Thayer Jr. in On Golden Pond with his daughter Jane. (credit:  Associated Press)
Henry Fonda (1981) Henry Fonda for Norman Thayer Jr. in On Golden Pond with his daughter Jane. (credit: Associated Press)
Jake LaMotta in "Raging Bull". (credit:  Ron Galella/Getty Images)
Robert DeNiro (1980) Jake LaMotta in "Raging Bull". (credit: Ron Galella/Getty Images)
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