Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor

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Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Christian Bale 2014 (cropped).jpg
The 2018 recipient: Christian Bale
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
CountryUnited States
Presented byDallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association
First awardedJeremy Irons
Reversal of Fortune (1990)
Currently held byChristian Bale
Vice (2018)

The Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor is an award presented by the Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association. It is given in honor of an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role.

Winners and nominees[edit]


1990: Jeremy Irons as Sunny von BülowReversal of Fortune

1991: Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal LecterThe Silence of the Lambs

1992: Denzel Washington as Malcolm XMalcolm X

1993: Anthony Hopkins as Mr. James Stevens – The Remains of the Day

1994: Tom Hanks as Forrest GumpForrest Gump

1995: Nicolas Cage as Ben Sanderson – Leaving Las Vegas

1996: Geoffrey Rush as David HelfgottShine

1997: Peter Fonda as Ulysses "Ulee" Jackson – Ulee's Gold

1998: Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank – The Truman Show

1999: Kevin Spacey as Lester Burnham – American Beauty


2000: Russell CroweGladiator as Maximus Decimus Meridius

2001: Russell CroweA Beautiful Mind as John Nash

2002: Jack NicholsonAbout Schmidt as Warren Schmidt

2003: Sean PennMystic River as Jimmy Markum

2004: Paul GiamattiSideways as Miles Raymond

2005: Philip Seymour HoffmanCapote as Truman Capote

2006: Forest WhitakerThe Last King of Scotland as Idi Amin

2007: Daniel Day-LewisThere Will Be Blood as Daniel Plainview

2008: Sean PennMilk as Harvey Milk

2009: George ClooneyUp in the Air as Ryan Bingham


2010: James Franco127 Hours as Aron Ralston

2011: George ClooneyThe Descendants as Matt King

2012: Daniel Day-LewisLincoln as Abraham Lincoln

2013: Matthew McConaugheyDallas Buyers Club as Ron Woodroof

2014: Michael KeatonBirdman as Riggan Thomson

2015: Leonardo DiCaprioThe Revenant as Hugh Glass

2016: Casey AffleckManchester by the Sea as Lee Chandler

2017: Gary OldmanDarkest Hour as Winston Churchill

2018: Christian BaleVice as Dick Cheney