Tuesday, March 2

Venice – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

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

2019 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Martin Eden Luca Marinelli

Martin Eden

Luca Marinelli

2018 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

At Eternity's Gate Willem Dafoe

At Eternity’s Gate

Willem Dafoe

2017 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

The Insult Kamel El Basha

The Insult

Kamel El Basha

2016 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

The Distinguished Citizen Oscar Martínez

The Distinguished Citizen

Oscar Martínez

2015 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Courted Fabrice Luchini

Courted

Fabrice Luchini

2014 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Hungry Hearts Adam Driver

Hungry Hearts

Adam Driver

2013 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Miss Violence Themis Panou

Miss Violence

Themis Panou

2012 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

The Master Philip Seymour Hoffman

The Master

Philip Seymour Hoffman

2011 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Shame Michael Fassbender

Shame

Michael Fassbender

2010 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Essential Killing Vincent Gallo

Essential Killing

Vincent Gallo

2009 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

A Single Man Colin Firth

A Single Man

Colin Firth

2008 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Giovanna's Father Silvio Orlando

Giovanna’s Father

Silvio Orlando

2007 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Brad Pitt

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Brad Pitt

2006 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Hollywoodland Ben Affleck

Hollywoodland

Ben Affleck

2005 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Good Night, and Good Luck. David Strathairn

Good Night, and Good Luck.

David Strathairn

2004 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

The Sea Inside Javier Bardem

The Sea Inside

Javier Bardem

2003 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

21 Grams Sean Penn

21 Grams

Sean Penn

2002 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

A Scandalous Journey Stefano Accorsi

A Scandalous Journey

Stefano Accorsi

2001 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Light of My Eyes Luigi Lo Cascio

Light of My Eyes

Luigi Lo Cascio

2000 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Before Night Falls Javier Bardem

Before Night Falls

Javier Bardem

1999 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Topsy-Turvy Jim Broadbent

Topsy-Turvy

Jim Broadbent

1998 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Hurlyburly Sean Penn

Hurlyburly

Sean Penn

1997 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

One Night Stand Wesley Snipes

One Night Stand

Wesley Snipes

1996 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Michael Collins Liam Neeson

Michael Collins

Liam Neeson

1995 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

The Deathmaker Götz George

The Deathmaker

Götz George

1994 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

In the Heat of the Sun Yu Xia

In the Heat of the Sun

Yu Xia

1993 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Un'anima divisa in due Fabrizio Bentivoglio

Un’anima divisa in due

Fabrizio Bentivoglio

1992 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Glengarry Glen Ross Jack Lemmon

Glengarry Glen Ross

Jack Lemmon

1991 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

My Own Private Idaho River Phoenix

My Own Private Idaho

River Phoenix

1990 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Edinstveniyat svidetel Oleg Borisov

Edinstveniyat svidetel

Oleg Borisov

1989 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

What Time Is It? Marcello Mastroianni

What Time Is It?

Marcello Mastroianni

1988 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Things Change Don Ameche

Things Change

Don Ameche

1987 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Maurice Hugh Grant

Maurice

Hugh Grant

1986 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Regalo di Natale Carlo Delle Piane

Regalo di Natale

Carlo Delle Piane

1985 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Police Gérard Depardieu

Police

Gérard Depardieu

1984 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Paar Naseeruddin Shah

Paar

Naseeruddin Shah

1983 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Streamers Guy Boyd

Streamers

Guy Boyd

1968 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Faces John Marley

Faces

John Marley

1967 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

The Morning Ljubisa Samardzic

The Morning

Ljubisa Samardzic

1966 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

The Search Jacques Perrin

The Search

Jacques Perrin

1965 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Red Beard Toshirô Mifune

Red Beard

Toshirô Mifune

1964 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

King & Country Tom Courtenay

King & Country

Tom Courtenay

1963 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Tom Jones Albert Finney

Tom Jones

Albert Finney

1962 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Birdman of Alcatraz Burt Lancaster

Birdman of Alcatraz

Burt Lancaster

1961 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Yojimbo Toshirô Mifune

Yojimbo

Toshirô Mifune

1960 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Tunes of Glory John Mills

Tunes of Glory

John Mills

1959 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Anatomy of a Murder James Stewart

Anatomy of a Murder

James Stewart

1958 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

The Horse's Mouth Alec Guinness

The Horse’s Mouth

Alec Guinness

1957 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

A Hatful of Rain Anthony Franciosa

A Hatful of Rain

Anthony Franciosa

1956 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Four Bags Full Bourvil

Four Bags Full

Bourvil

1953 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Le bon Dieu sans confession Henri Vilbert

Le bon Dieu sans confession

Henri Vilbert

1952 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Death of a Salesman Fredric March

Death of a Salesman

Fredric March

1942 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Bengasi Fosco Giachetti

Bengasi

Fosco Giachetti

1941 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Don Buonaparte Ermete Zacconi

Don Buonaparte

Ermete Zacconi

1938 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Pygmalion Leslie Howard

Pygmalion

Leslie Howard

1937 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Der Herrscher Emil Jannings

Der Herrscher

Emil Jannings

1936 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

The Story of Louis Pasteur Paul Muni

The Story of Louis Pasteur

Paul Muni

1935 Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup – Best Actor

Crime and Punishment Pierre Blanchar

Crime and Punishment

Pierre Blanchar