Sunday, March 7

Cannes – Best Actor

Click through each award to see the full list of nominees and winners!

2019 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Pain and Glory Antonio Banderas

Pain and Glory

Antonio Banderas

2018 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Dogman Marcello Fonte

Dogman

Marcello Fonte

2017 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

You Were Never Really Here Joaquin Phoenix

You Were Never Really Here

Joaquin Phoenix

2016 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

The Salesman Shahab Hosseini

The Salesman

Shahab Hosseini

2015 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

The Measure of a Man Vincent Lindon

The Measure of a Man

Vincent Lindon

2014 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Mr. Turner Timothy Spall

Mr. Turner

Timothy Spall

2013 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Nebraska Bruce Dern

Nebraska

Bruce Dern

2012 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

The Hunt Mads Mikkelsen

The Hunt

Mads Mikkelsen

2011 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

The Artist Jean Dujardin

The Artist

Jean Dujardin

2010 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Biutiful Javier Bardem

Biutiful

Javier Bardem

2010 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

La nostra vita Elio Germano

La nostra vita

Elio Germano

2009 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Inglourious Basterds Christoph Waltz

Inglourious Basterds

Christoph Waltz

2008 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Che: Part One Benicio Del Toro

Che: Part One

Benicio Del Toro

2007 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

The Banishment Konstantin Lavronenko

The Banishment

Konstantin Lavronenko

2006 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Days of Glory Jamel Debbouze

Days of Glory

Jamel Debbouze

2005 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Three Burials Tommy Lee Jones

Three Burials

Tommy Lee Jones

2004 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Nobody Knows Yûya Yagira

Nobody Knows

Yûya Yagira

2003 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Uzak Muzaffer Özdemir

Uzak

Muzaffer Özdemir

2002 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

The Son Olivier Gourmet

The Son

Olivier Gourmet

2001 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

The Piano Teacher Benoît Magimel

The Piano Teacher

Benoît Magimel

2000 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

In the Mood for Love Tony Chiu-Wai Leung

In the Mood for Love

Tony Chiu-Wai Leung

1999 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

L'humanité Emmanuel Schotté

L’humanité

Emmanuel Schotté

1998 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

My Name Is Joe Peter Mullan

My Name Is Joe

Peter Mullan

1997 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

She's So Lovely Sean Penn

She’s So Lovely

Sean Penn

1996 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

The Eighth Day Daniel Auteuil

The Eighth Day

Daniel Auteuil

1995 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Carrington Jonathan Pryce

Carrington

Jonathan Pryce

1994 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

To Live You Ge

To Live

You Ge

1993 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Naked David Thewlis

Naked

David Thewlis

1992 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

The Player Tim Robbins

The Player

Tim Robbins

1991 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Barton Fink John Turturro

Barton Fink

John Turturro

1990 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Cyrano de Bergerac Gérard Depardieu

Cyrano de Bergerac

Gérard Depardieu

1989 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Sex, Lies, and Videotape James Spader

Sex, Lies, and Videotape

James Spader

1988 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Bird Forest Whitaker

Bird

Forest Whitaker

1987 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Dark Eyes Marcello Mastroianni

Dark Eyes

Marcello Mastroianni

1986 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Ménage Michel Blanc

Ménage

Michel Blanc

1986 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Mona Lisa Bob Hoskins

Mona Lisa

Bob Hoskins

1985 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Kiss of the Spider Woman William Hurt

Kiss of the Spider Woman

William Hurt

1984 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

The Holy Innocents Francisco Rabal

The Holy Innocents

Francisco Rabal

1983 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

The Death of Mario Ricci Gian Maria Volontè

The Death of Mario Ricci

Gian Maria Volontè

1982 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Missing Jack Lemmon

Missing

Jack Lemmon

1981 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man Ugo Tognazzi

Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man

Ugo Tognazzi

1980 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

A Leap in the Dark Michel Piccoli

A Leap in the Dark

Michel Piccoli

1979 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

The China Syndrome Jack Lemmon

The China Syndrome

Jack Lemmon

1978 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Coming Home Jon Voight

Coming Home

Jon Voight

1977 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Elisa, My Life Fernando Rey

Elisa, My Life

Fernando Rey

1976 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Pascual Duarte José Luis Gómez

Pascual Duarte

José Luis Gómez

1975 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Scent of a Woman Vittorio Gassman

Scent of a Woman

Vittorio Gassman

1974 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

The Last Detail Jack Nicholson

The Last Detail

Jack Nicholson

1973 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Love & Anarchy Giancarlo Giannini

Love & Anarchy

Giancarlo Giannini

1972 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

We Won't Grow Old Together Jean Yanne

We Won’t Grow Old Together

Jean Yanne

1971 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Sacco & Vanzetti Riccardo Cucciolla

Sacco & Vanzetti

Riccardo Cucciolla

1970 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

The Pizza Triangle Marcello Mastroianni

The Pizza Triangle

Marcello Mastroianni

1969 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Z Jean-Louis Trintignant

Z

Jean-Louis Trintignant

1967 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Three Days and a Child Oded Kotler

Three Days and a Child

Oded Kotler

1966 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Hunger Per Oscarsson

Hunger

Per Oscarsson

1965 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

The Collector Terence Stamp

The Collector

Terence Stamp

1964 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Pacsirta Antal Páger

Pacsirta

Antal Páger

1964 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Seduced and Abandoned Saro Urzì

Seduced and Abandoned

Saro Urzì

1963 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

This Sporting Life Richard Harris

This Sporting Life

Richard Harris

1962 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

A Taste of Honey Murray Melvin

A Taste of Honey

Murray Melvin

1962 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Long Day's Journey Into Night Dean Stockwell

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Dean Stockwell

1961 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Goodbye Again Anthony Perkins

Goodbye Again

Anthony Perkins

1959 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Compulsion Dean Stockwell

Compulsion

Dean Stockwell

1958 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

The Long, Hot Summer Paul Newman

The Long, Hot Summer

Paul Newman

1957 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Valley of Peace John Kitzmiller

Valley of Peace

John Kitzmiller

1955 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Bad Day at Black Rock Spencer Tracy

Bad Day at Black Rock

Spencer Tracy

1955 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Bolshaya semya Sergei Lukyanov

Bolshaya semya

Sergei Lukyanov

1952 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

Viva Zapata! Marlon Brando

Viva Zapata!

Marlon Brando

1951 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

The Browning Version Michael Redgrave

The Browning Version

Michael Redgrave

1949 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

House of Strangers Edward G. Robinson

House of Strangers

Edward G. Robinson

1946 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actor

The Lost Weekend Ray Milland

The Lost Weekend

Ray Milland