Fresh off witnessing Leonardo DiCaprio’s first Oscar win (those meme creators are going to have to pick someone else), we’ve decided to put our heads down and create a compilation of every single recipient of the Best Actor Academy Award. Ever.
From Emil Jannings’ two wins at the first Academy Awards, covering 1927 and 1928, to Leonardo DiCaprio’s first Oscar win for The Revenant, it’s fascinating to see the evolution of not only cinema, but the types of performances that the Academy has gravitated towards over the years. Mental illness, alcoholism, anger, those on the receiving end of discrimination, those affected by war, and monologues galore. It’s all here.
It wasn’t easy, but here it is. We hope you enjoy our compilation of Every Best Actor Winner EVER.