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Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Winners

The Festival, known officially as the Festival de Cannes, is a world festival for the motion picture industry, held annually in the city of Cannes on the French Riviera.

  • Edward G. Robinson (born 1893, died 1972)

    Rumanian-born American actor and artist. Original name: Emmanuel Goldenberg.

    • Winner of the 1949 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for House of Strangers
  • Ray Milland (born 1908, died 1986)

    British-American actor and director. Original name: Reginald Truscott-Jones.

    • Winner of the 1946 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for The Lost Weekend
  • Michael Redgrave (born 1908, died 1985)

    English actor.

    • Winner of the 1951 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for The Browning Version
  • Charles Vanel (born 1892, died 1989)

    French actor.

    • Winner of the 1953 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for The Wages of Fear
  • John Kitzmiller

    Actor.

    • Winner of the 1957 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Valley of Peace
  • Paul Newman (born 1925)

    American actor, director, producer and race-car driver.

    • Winner of the 1958 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for The Long Hot Summer
  • Dean Stockwell (born 1936)

    American actor and director.

    • Winner of the 1959 and 1962 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor awards , for Compulsion and Long Day''s Journey into Night
  • Bradford Dillman (born 1930)

    American actor.

    • Winner of the 1959 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Compulsion
  • Anthony Perkins (born 1932, died 1992)

    American actor, writer and director.

    • Winner of the 1961 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Goodbye Again
  • Ralph Richardson (born 1902, died 1983)

    English actor, director and producer.

    • Winner of the 1962 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Long Day''s Journey into Night
  • Murray Melvin

    Actor.

    • Winner of the 1962 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for A Taste of Honey
  • Richard Harris (born 1932)

    Irish actor and director.

    • Winnerof the 1963 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for This Sporting Life
  • Antel Pager

    Hungarian actor.

    • Winner of the 1964 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for The Lark
  • Terence Stamp (born 1939)

    English actor.

    • Winner of the 1965 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for The Collector
  • Per Oscarsson

    Actor, writer, director and producer.

    • Winner of the 1966 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Hunger
  • Odded Kotler

    Actor.

    • Winner of the 1967 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Three Days and a Child
  • Jean-Louis Trintignant (born 1930)

    French actor and director.

    • Winner of the 1969 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Z
  • Riccardo Cucciolla

    Actor.

    • Winner of the 1971 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Sacco and Vanzetti
  • Jean Yanne

    French actor, writer, director and producer.

    • Winner of the 1972 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for We Will Not Grow Old Together
  • Giancarlo Giannini (born 1942)

    Italian actor.

    • Winner of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Love and Anarchy
  • Jack Nicholson (born 1937)

    American actor.

    • Winner of the 1974 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for The Last Detail
  • Vittorio Gassman (born 1922)

    Italian actor, writer and director.

    • Winner of the 1975 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Profumo di Donna
  • Jose Luis Gomez

    Actor.

    • Winner of the 1976 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Pascual Duarte
  • Fernando Rey (born 1917, died 1994)

    Spanish actor.

    • Winner of the 1977 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Elisa, My Love
  • Jon Voight (born 1938)

    American actor, writer and director.

    • Winner of the 1978 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Coming Home
  • Michel Piccoli (born 1925)

    French actor, writer and director.

    • Winner of the 1980 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for A Leap Into the Void
  • Ugo Tognazzi (born 1922, died 1990)

    Italian actor and director.

    • Winner of the 1981 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man
  • Gian Maria Volont (born 1933, died 1994)

    Italian actor.

    • Winner of the 1983 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for The Death of Mario Ricci
  • Alfredo Landa (born 1933)

    Spanish actor.

    • Winner of the 1984 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for The Holy Innocents
  • Francisco Rabal (born 1925)

    Spanish writer and actor.

    • Winner of the 1984 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for The Holy Innocents
  • William Hurt (born 1950)

    American actor.

    • Winner of the 1985 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Kiss of the Spider Woman
  • Michel Blanc

    Actor, writer and director.

    • Winner of the 1986 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Tenue de Soirée
  • Bob Hoskins (born 1942)

    English actor, writer, director and producer.

    • Winner of the 1986 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Mona Lisa
  • Forest Whitaker (born 1961)

    American actor and director.

    • Winner of the 1988 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Bird
  • James Spader (born 1960)

    American actor.

    • Winner of the 1989 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Sex, Lies, and Videotape
  • John Turturro (born 1957)

    American actor, writer and director.

    • Winner of the 1991 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Barton Fink
  • David Thewlis (born 1963)

    English actor and director.

    • Winner of the 1993 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Naked
  • You Ge

    Actor.

    • Winner of the 1994 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for To Live
  • Jonathan Pryce (born 1947)

    British actor.

    • Winner of the 1995 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Carrington
  • Jack Lemmon (born 1925)

    American actor and comedian.

    • Winner of the 1979 and 1982 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor awards, for The China Syndrome and Missing
  • Marlon Brando (born 1924)

    American actor.

    • Winner of the 1952 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Viva Zapata!
  • Spencer Tracy (born 1900, died 1967)

    American actor.

    • Winner of the 1955 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Bad Day at Black Rock
  • Orson Welles (born 1915, died 1985)

    American actor and director.

    • Winner of the 1959 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Compulsion
  • Marcello Mastroianni (born 1924, died 1996)

    Italian actor.

    • Winner of the 1970 and 1987 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor awards, for Drama of Jealousy/The Pizza Triangle and Dark Eyes
  • Tim Robbins (born 1958)

    American actor, writer, director and producer.

    • Winner of the 1992 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for The Player
  • Gérard Depardieu (born 1948)

    French actor, director and producer.

    • Winner of the 1990 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Jason Robards, Jr. (born 1922)

    American actor.

    • Winner of the 1962 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Long Day''s Journey into Night
  • Saro Urzi

    Italian actor.

    • Winner of the 1964 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for Seduced and Abandoned
  • Sean Penn (born 1960)

    American actor, director, producer, and writer.

    • Winner of the 1997 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for She''s So Lovely
  • Peter Mullan
    • Winner of the 1998 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Award for My name Is Joe
  • Pascal Duquenne
    • Winner of the 1999 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award for The Eighth Day
  • Daniel Auteuil
    • Winner of the 1996 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award for The Eigth Day
  • Emmanuel Schotté
    • 1999 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award winner
  • Tony Leung Chiu-Wai (born 2000)

    Actor and singer

    • Winner of the 2000 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award, for In the Mood for Love

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