Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor

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The Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor is an award given by the Kansas City Film Critics Circle to honor the best achievements in acting.

Winners[edit]

1960s[edit]

Year Winner Film Role
1966 Michael Caine Alfie Alfie Elkins
1967 Paul Scofield A Man for All Seasons Thomas More
Rod Steiger In the Heat of the Night Bill Gillespie
1968 Alan Arkin The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter John Singer
1969 Alan Arkin Popi Abraham

1970s[edit]

Year Winner Film Role
1970 George C. Scott Patton George S. Patton, Jr.
1971 Gene Hackman The French Connection Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle
Walter Matthau Kotch Joseph P. Kotcher
1972 Marlon Brando The Godfather Vito Corleone
Stacy Keach Fat City Tully
1973 George Segal A Touch of Class Steven "Steve" Blackburn
1974 Jack Nicholson Chinatown Jake "J.J." Gittes
1975 Al Pacino Dog Day Afternoon Sonny Wortzik
1976 Sylvester Stallone Rocky Rocky Balboa
1977 Richard Dreyfuss The Goodbye Girl Elliot Garfield
1978 Brad Davis Midnight Express Billy Hayes
1979 Dustin Hoffman Kramer vs. Kramer Ted Kramer

1980s[edit]

Year Winner Film Role
1980 Robert Duvall The Great Santini Bull Meechum
1981 Burt Lancaster Atlantic City Lou Pascal
1982 Ben Kingsley Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi
1983 Robert Duvall Tender Mercies Mac Sledge
1984 F. Murray Abraham Amadeus Antonio Salieri
1985 Harrison Ford Witness John Book
1986 Bob Hoskins Mona Lisa George
1987 Michael Douglas Wall Street Gordon Gekko
1988 Dustin Hoffman Rain Man Raymond Babbitt
1989 Morgan Freeman Driving Miss Daisy Hoke Colburn

1990s[edit]

Year Winner Film Role
1990 Jeremy Irons Reversal of Fortune Claus von Bülow
1991 Anthony Hopkins The Silence of the Lambs Hannibal Lecter
1992 Denzel Washington Malcolm X Malcolm X
1993 Anthony Hopkins The Remains of the Day James Stevens
1994 Tom Hanks Forrest Gump Forrest Gump
1995 James Earl Jones Cry, the Beloved Country Stephen Kumalo
1996 Billy Bob Thornton Sling Blade Karl Childers
1997 Ian Holm The Sweet Hereafter Mitchell Stephens
1998 Ian McKellen Gods and Monsters James Whale
1999 Kevin Spacey American Beauty Lester Burnham

2000s[edit]

Year Winner Film Role
2000 Geoffrey Rush Quills Marquis de Sade
2001 Denzel Washington Training Day Alonzo Harris
2002 Daniel Day-Lewis Gangs of New York William "Bill the Butcher" Cutting
2003 Sean Penn Mystic River Jimmy Markum
2004 Jamie Foxx Ray Ray Charles
2005 Philip Seymour Hoffman Capote Truman Capote
2006 Forest Whitaker The Last King of Scotland Idi Amin
2007 Daniel Day-Lewis There Will Be Blood Daniel Plainview
2008 Mickey Rourke The Wrestler Randy Robinson
2009 George Clooney Up in the Air Ryan Bingham

2010s[edit]

Year Winner Film Role
2010 Colin Firth The King's Speech King George VI
2011 George Clooney The Descendants Matt King
2012 Daniel Day-Lewis Lincoln Abraham Lincoln
2013 Chiwetel Ejiofor 12 Years a Slave Solomon Northup
2014 Michael Keaton Birdman Riggan Thomson

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