Oscars for Best Actor and Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
Paul Muni -- Best Actor, 1936 for The Story of Louis Pasteur.
Bing Crosby—Best Actor, 1944 for Going My Way
Humphrey Bogart -- Best Actor, 1951 for The African Queen
Delightful recounting of Niven's early Hollywood years. Hilarious anecdotes about movie stars and moguls from Gable to Goldwyn. A must-read for any film buff.
David Niven—Best Actor, 1958 for Separate Tables
James Cagney -- Best Actor, 1942 for Yankee Doodle Dandy
Academy Award, Best Actor, 1944.
Charles Laughton--Best Actor, 1933 for The Private Life of Henry VIII
Denzel Washington--Best Actor, 2001 for Training Day
Roberto Benigni--Best Actor, 1998 for Life is Beautiful
Ernest Borgnine—Best Actor, 1955 for Marty
Gig Young—Best Supporting Actor, 1970 for They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
Academy Award, Best Actor, 1941.
Gene Hackman--Best Actor, 1972 for French Connection; Best Supporting Actor, 1993 for Unforgiven.
George Arliss--Best Actor, 1929 for Disraeli
William Holden—Best Actor, 1953 for Stalag 17
Charlton Heston—Best Actor, 1959 for Ben-Hur
Academy Award, Best Actor, 1940.
Sidney Poitier—Best Actor, 1964 for Lilies of the Field
Witty memoir penned by the actor who starred in "All About Eve" and was Zsa Zsa Gabor's third husband. A sensitive heart beat underneath the churlish exterior, however, and Sanders took his own life several years after the book's publication.
George Sanders—Best Supporting Actor, 1951 for All About Eve
Alec Guinness—Best Actor, 1957 for The Bridge on the River Kwai
George C. Scott, Best Actor, 1970 for Patton. (Scott refused the award, and even tried to get his name withdrawn as a nominee, claiming that he disliked the entire process of actors' performances being voted on in a competitive process.)
Academy Award, Best Actor, 1947.
Continuing where Kaplan’s first volume, Sinatra: the voice left off, this book explores Sinatra at his very peak. He has just won an Oscar for best supporting actor for From Here to Eternity, and has met his creative match in composer Nelson Riddle. Despite his success, Sinatra still struggles with long held demons. Reading more like a novel than non-fiction, Sinatra: the chairman explores the wonder and enigma of the Chairman of the Board.
Frank Sinatra—Best Supporting Actor, 1953 for From Here to Eternity
A monument of theater and film scholarship that more than justifies its length. The life of a regional theater actor in the 1920s, the inner workings of the Hollywood Studio system from the beginning of sound until its disintegration in the sixties, the techniques of the greatest pre-method actor and the stormy yet grand relationship with Katharine Hepburn are covered with thoroughness and insight. A must read for acting students and film buffs.
Spencer Tracy—Best Actor, 1938 (Captains Courageous) and 1939 (Boys Town)
Jack Lemmon--Best Actor, 1973 for Save the Tiger