If I Were an Oscar Voter - Best Actor

I only make picks for years where I've seen at least two of the nominees.

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  • In Old Arizona
  • The Big House
  • A Free Soul
  • It Happened One Night
  • The Informer
  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  • A Star Is Born
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • The Great Dictator
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Wilson
  • The Lost Weekend
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Body and Soul
  • Father of the Bride
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • From Here to Eternity
  • On the Waterfront
  • East of Eden
  • Giant
  • Witness for the Prosecution
  • The Defiant Ones
  • Some Like It Hot
  • The Apartment
  • Judgment at Nuremberg
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Tom Jones
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • The Graduate
  • The Lion in Winter
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • The Great White Hope
  • The French Connection
  • The Godfather
  • Save the Tiger
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Rocky
  • Equus
  • The Deer Hunter
  • All That Jazz
  • Raging Bull
  • On Golden Pond
  • The Verdict
  • The Dresser
  • Amadeus
  • Kiss of the Spider Woman
  • Ironweed
  • Big
  • Born on the Fourth of July
  • Awakenings
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Malcolm X
  • Philadelphia
  • Forrest Gump
  • Leaving Las Vegas
  • Jerry Maguire
  • As Good as It Gets
  • Gods and Monsters
  • The Insider
  • Cast Away
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • About Schmidt
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • The Aviator
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • The Last King of Scotland
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Milk
  • The Hurt Locker
  • The King's Speech
  • The Artist
  • The Master
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Steve Jobs
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Get Out
  • A Star Is Born
  • Pain and Glory
  • The Father