Best Actor Oscar winner by trivia

Random Movies or Oscar Quiz

Can you name the Best Actor Oscar winner by Oscar-related trivia?

Quiz not verified by Sporcle

How to Play
Challenge
Share
Tweet
Embed
TriviaActor
Only Best Actor winner who had (several years before his Oscar win) co-starred with the same year's Best Actress winner as mother and son.
He tied his Oscar with another actor, even although that other actor got one more vote in the final tally.
With four nominations (three lead, one supporting) and one win, he is Oscar's most honored actor of the 1990s.
21 years after his Best Actor win, his daughter won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
Won the award for its year's Best Picture winner, and got nominated for Best Actor again the following year for that year's eventual Best Picture winner.
Shares his last name with a two-times Best Actor winner.
Won his Oscar for playing one of his film's two title characters - the other being a cat.
First Best Actor winner to be nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the same year he won Best Actor.
Only Best Actor Oscar winner to receive Best Actor Oscar nominations for both his first and his last screen performance.
Both his Oscar winning roles were listed on the 'Hero' side of the American Film Institute's 'The Greatest Screen Heroes and Villains' list, ending up on #5 and #35.
Has a history of being associated with Best Actor winning roles: He turned down 'Ben-Hur' and 'Patton', but campagined to star in 'The Godfather' and 'Kiss of the Spider Woman'.
Most recent Best Actor winner for a black-and-white film.
Won his Oscar for playing a real person, who actually performed during the Oscar ceremony the night he won his award.
Only Best Actor winner who also served some time as President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
After his first nomination, he had to wait another 41 years until he finally won his Best Actor Oscar upon his second career nomination.
His Oscar-winning role has been played by Rod Steiger two years previously in a teleplay.
Only Best Actor winner who also won an Oscar for producing a film he didn't star in.
He walked out on the play his Oscar film was based, complained to the writer/director about his character being to selfish and had to be forced by his studio to make the film.
Youngest Best Actor winner at the time of the ceremony.
The first Best Actor winner to win for its year's Best Picture winner.
Besides two Best Actor Oscars, he also won the Best Actor Awards at the Film Festivals in Berlin, Cannes and Venice.
Only Hungarian Best Actor winner.
Most recent Best Actor winner who is not the only Oscar winner for acting from his film.
Only two-time best Actor winner whose leading lady he played with won Best Actress for the same films, as well.
Won Best Actor for playing two brothers.
Holds the record of most consecutive Best Actor nominations (four).
TriviaActor
Only Best Actor winner of (partly) Indian descent.
Only Best Actor winner for non-English language speaking performance.
First Best Actor winner to win the award under his own direction.
Won his Oscar for the first of (to date) only two films to win Best Actor, Best Director and Best Screenplay, but not Best Picture.
Only Best Actor winner to reprise his Oscar winning character and receive another Best Actor nomination for that performance.
Holds the record for the longest time period between a Best Actor Oscar and a Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
His Oscar film won altogether eight Academy Awards, however his low profile since makes him the prime example of the so-called 'Oscar jinx'.
Won for playing a real person who was present at the Award ceremony. On the same night, the Best Actress winner won for playing an actual person who was present, as well.
Went through 263 packs of chewing gum during the shooting of his Oscar performance.
When asked by reporters what he would do with his Oscar, he replied: 'No doorstop shenanigans for me, boys. I have a nice mantel where I'm going to display it.'
Bears the same last name as the woman who won Best Actress four years before his Best Actor win.
First Oscar winner under Billy Wilder's direction.
First Best Actor winning performance in a color film.
This actor was a frequent guest fo Jack Benny's radio show, leading to a story line about Benny borrowing his Oscar only to have it robbed from him.
Second and most recent winner of back-to-back Best Actor Oscars
The first ever winner of an Oscar for Best Actor.
First actor to have won both a Best Actor and a Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
The only Best Actor winner with two Oscar wins (one of them in the Supporting category) out of two nominations.
The first Best Actor winner to die.
Won his Best Actor Oscar for re-creating a performance that previously won him a Tony for Best Performance by a Featured (i.e. Supporting) Actor in a musical.
As hard as I try, I can't find a good or even so-so bit of trivia for him. So just type 'Jeremy Irons'.
Only Puerto Rican Best Actor winner.
Only three-time Best Actor Oscar winner.
Was presented his Oscar by his co-star, whose exclusion from the Best Actress nominations for the same film was widely considered an upset.
First winner of back-to-back Best Actor Oscars.
The only Best Actor winner whose sister is an Oscar winning actress as well.
TriviaActor
Most recent Best Actor winner to win the award on a second career nomination that came already one year after his first.
His Best Actor Oscar was exhibited in his father's hardware store for 25 years.
Only Actor to make his screen debut in a film written by Horton Foote and win an Oscar for another.
Won his Oscar for reprising a character that had earnt him an Oscar nomination several years earlier already.
Though primarily known and famous for playing gangsters, he won his Oscar for playing an against-type performance as a song-and-dance man.
Received Best Actor nominations in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
Starred in the only film to have won 11 Academy Awards that included Oscars for acting.
Won his Oscar for playing a character wearing an eyepatch.
Won his Oscar for the first of three consecutive Oscar nominations in the 80s.
First Best Actor winner for performance in a talkie.
25 years before his Oscar win, he became the first actor to be Oscar-nominated for playing a non-human character.
First Best Actor winner who refused accepting the award.
Has an Oscar winning grandfather, uncle and cousin.
First Best Actor winner for a horror film.
When his Oscar film was remade exactly 30 years later, his Oscar role got another actor an Oscar nominations, as well.
First Best Actor winner for a non-US film.
Won his Best Actor Oscar for a 15 minute 38 seconds performance, the shortest Best Actor winning performance in history (no, it's not Anthony Hopkins).
Most recent Best Actor winner who reprised a part he had previously played on television.
First African-American Best Actor winner.
Only black actor with two Oscars.
Second (and most recent) Best Actor winner to be nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the same year he won Best Actor.
Had only fifth billing for the film he won his Oscar for, making him the lowest-billed Best Actor winner.
First artist to have won a Best Actor Oscar, A Best Actor Tony and a Primetime Emmy.
Won his Oscar for playing a part that is rumoured to be based on Dustin Hoffman's days as a struggling young actor.
Only posthumous Best Actor winner.
Most recent Best Actor winner to win for his film's only Oscar nomination.

You're not logged in!

Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes.
Sign Up with Email
OR
Log In

You Might Also Like...

Show Comments

Extras


Your Account Isn't Verified!

In order to create a playlist on Sporcle, you need to verify the email address you used during registration. Go to your Sporcle Settings to finish the process.