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The last winner to portray a police officer.
This man and the previous year's winner were directed by the same man.
Though named the 'Greatest Shakespearean Actor of the 20th century'*, won his only Oscar in a modern-day comedy.
Won his Oscar for playing a role that was played by another Best Supporting Actor winner nearly 20 years earlier.
Lost more than 30 pounds to portray a real-life person.
The only winner from a film written by William Goldman
He later penned an autobiography, the title of which was taken from his Oscar-winning film.
The only winner to also earn a medical license.
Of Greek origin, though he played a Latino in his winning film.
Shares a surname with the winner from 55 years earlier.
The only male actor to win an Oscar in a Woody Allen film.
The last winner to share a surname with a US president.
The first winner to die.
The last winner to appear in that film's sequel as the same character.
Co-starred in his winning film with an actor who later won two Oscars; this winner appeared in one of them.
His other Oscar nominations came 38 and 39 years earlier.
The second winner to commit suicide.
Was nominated again three years after winning; the same man directed both films.
The tallest winner in the category's history.
According to date of birth, the oldest winner.
The first to win for a performance in a western.
At the time of his win, shared his name with a president who left office two years prior.
Beat out a co-star, an actor who previously won two Oscars and an actor who won one later.
The first winner to portray a mobster.
The only winner to not have a single line in his performance.
The first winner whose character has a death scene.
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First winner to later win the Best Actor Oscar.
Co-starred in his winning role with the then-wife of the previous year's winner
Starred opposite a former Best Actor and Best Actress winner in his winning film; both were also nominated for their performances.
This actor reportedly won his winning role under suspicious circumstances, and the story was later fictionalized in a Best Picture winner.
Wrote a book called Sea Songs of Sailing, Whaling, and Fishing two years before he won.
Later won the Best Actor Oscar; the same man directed him to both wins.
Oscar-winning hairstylist Paul LeBlanc worked with this actor to achieve a 'strange and unsettling' effect.
Won for a mob movie, beating out two actors who appeared in 'Godfather' films.
He gained 30 pounds for his winning role, based on that character's description in a famous poem.
The second winner to have a 'Jr.' attached to his surname.
The only actor to play a villain in both a Batman film and a James Bond film.
The first to win for his performance in a war movie.
Won for a film in which he co-starred with six other actors who were (at some point) Best Supporting Actor nominees.
His last on-screen appearance was in the first 'Naked Gun' film.
The only person to win an Oscar in a Kubrick film.
Won his first Oscar for playing a newspaper editor; won his second for playing a novelist.
Outlived in years every other Best Supporting Actor winner.
Starred opposite two actresses playing young/old versions of the same character; both were also nominated for Oscars that year.
The first to win for portraying a historical figure.
The only winner to speak four different languages during his Oscar-winning performance.
The first British winner.
Life imitated art, and this actor was alcoholic and broke five years after winning.
Alphabetically first of all supporting actor winners.
At 80 years, the oldest guest to appear on 'Dennis Miller Live' in 1999.
The first winner to commit suicide.
The first winner to have a 'Jr.' attached to his surname.
TriviaBest Supporting Actor Oscar Winner
Won his second Oscar for playing a Frenchman; won his first playing a Mexican.
The only performer to win an Oscar in a Tim Burton film.
Shared his name with a president who died in office.
Won his first Oscar at the age of 62; won his second at the age of 78.
Won the Best Actor Oscar four years later, and has not since been nominated.
The first to win for a performance in a musical.
Won Best Actor 21 years before winning Best Supporting Actor; both films won Best Picture.
The only winner with an alliterative first/last name whose initials aren't C.C.
The first actor to win the Best Supporting Actor opposite Paul Newman.
Portrayed Betty White's father on 'The Golden Girls'
Won for a film that was dedicated to Allen Ginsberg and William S. Boroughs.
The first Welsh winner.
The last winner to beat out three nominees from the same film.
The last winner to portray a gay man.
Earned his Oscar in the third Best Picture winner in which he appeared (to date).
Won his second Oscar by beating two supporting category winners, one past and one future.
His winning performance was named as 'Worst Film Accent'.**
Won his Oscar exactly 40 years after he earned a nomination for his first credited role.
The first winner of the Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
The first to win for portraying a villain.
His character's wife was played by Greta Scacchi, but her scenes were cut.
The last person to win for a film based on a Tennessee Williams play.
This actor's winning film was his first of 11 onscreen match-ups with another supporting category winner.
The last person to win two Best Supporting Actor trophies.

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