Can You Answer These Best Actor Oscars Questions?

These great actors have received the Academy's highest honor. Take this quiz and see how well you know the Best Actor category.
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Question 1/12

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Laurence Olivier was nominated as Best Actor 9 times, but only won once. What film did he win for?
Wuthering Heights
Rebecca
Hamlet
Othello
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Peter O'Toole never won a Best Actor Oscar, yet he was often in the running. How many times was he nominated?
5
8
10
12
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Question 3/12

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Only one film in Oscar history received THREE Best Actor nominations. Which film was it?
Mutiny On The Bounty
The Godfather
From Here To Eternity
Amadeus
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Question 4/12

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Paul Newman was nominated 8 times for Best Actor, but only won once. What film did he win for?
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Hud
The Verdict
The Color Of Money
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Henry Fonda was the oldest recipient ever to receive a Best Actor Oscar, for 1981's "On Golden Pond." How old was he at the time?
70
76
82
88
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Question 6/12

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Daniel Day-Lewis has been nominated for a Best Actor Oscar five times. How many times has he won?
5
4
3
2
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Peter Finch won the Best Actor Oscar in 1976 for "Network." What of the following statements is true?
He turned down the award
He did push-ups on stage when accepting his Oscar
It was his film debut
He was given the award posthumously
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Adrian Brody was the youngest recipient of a Best Actor Oscar for his role in 2002's "The Pianist." How old was he at the time?
25
29
35
40
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Question 9/12

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Jack Lemmon was nominated 7 times for Best Actor, but only won it once. What film did he win for?
Save The Tiger
Some Like It Hot
The Apartment
Missing
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Question 10/12

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There have been four African-American winners of the Best Actor Oscar. Which of the following actors did NOT win one?
Sidney Poitier
Denzel Washington
Jamie Foxx
Don Cheadle
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Question 11/12

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Jimmy Stewart was nominated 5 times for Best Actor, but only won once. Which film did he win for?
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
It's A Wonderful Life
The Philadelphia Story
Harvey
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Question 12/12

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Tom Hanks won Best Actor two years in a row (Philadelphia in 1993, Forrest Gump in 1994). Who is the only other actor to have won Best Actor two years in a row?
Dustin Hoffman
Spencer Tracy
Jack Nicholson
Fredric March
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1
Laurence Olivier was nominated as Best Actor 9 times, but only won once. What film did he win for?
Wuthering Heights
Rebecca
Hamlet
Othello
2
Peter O'Toole never won a Best Actor Oscar, yet he was often in the running. How many times was he nominated?
5
8
10
12
3
Only one film in Oscar history received THREE Best Actor nominations. Which film was it?
Mutiny On The Bounty
The Godfather
From Here To Eternity
Amadeus
4
Paul Newman was nominated 8 times for Best Actor, but only won once. What film did he win for?
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Hud
The Verdict
The Color Of Money
5
Henry Fonda was the oldest recipient ever to receive a Best Actor Oscar, for 1981's "On Golden Pond." How old was he at the time?
70
76
82
88
6
Daniel Day-Lewis has been nominated for a Best Actor Oscar five times. How many times has he won?
5
4
3
2
7
Peter Finch won the Best Actor Oscar in 1976 for "Network." What of the following statements is true?
He turned down the award
He did push-ups on stage when accepting his Oscar
It was his film debut
He was given the award posthumously
8
Adrian Brody was the youngest recipient of a Best Actor Oscar for his role in 2002's "The Pianist." How old was he at the time?
25
29
35
40
9
Jack Lemmon was nominated 7 times for Best Actor, but only won it once. What film did he win for?
Save The Tiger
Some Like It Hot
The Apartment
Missing
10
There have been four African-American winners of the Best Actor Oscar. Which of the following actors did NOT win one?
Sidney Poitier
Denzel Washington
Jamie Foxx
Don Cheadle
11
Jimmy Stewart was nominated 5 times for Best Actor, but only won once. Which film did he win for?
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
It's A Wonderful Life
The Philadelphia Story
Harvey
12
Tom Hanks won Best Actor two years in a row (Philadelphia in 1993, Forrest Gump in 1994). Who is the only other actor to have won Best Actor two years in a row?
Dustin Hoffman
Spencer Tracy
Jack Nicholson
Fredric March