San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor

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San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Ethan Hawke 66ème Festival de Venise (Mostra) 6.jpg
The 2018 recipient: Ethan Hawke
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
CountryUnited States
Presented bySan Francisco Film Critics Circle
First awardedMichael Caine
The Quiet American (2002)
Currently held byEthan Hawke
First Reformed (2018)

The San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor is an award given by the San Francisco Film Critics Circle to honor an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role.



Year Winner Film Role
2002 Michael Caine The Quiet American Thomas Fowler
2003 Bill Murray Lost in Translation Bob Harris
2004 Paul Giamatti Sideways Miles Raymond
2005 Heath Ledger Brokeback Mountain Ennis del Mar
2006 Sacha Baron Cohen Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Borat Sagdiyev
2007 George Clooney Michael Clayton Michael Clayton
2008 Sean Penn Milk Harvey Milk
Mickey Rourke The Wrestler Randy Robinson
2009 Colin Firth A Single Man George Falconer


Year Winner Film Role
2010 Colin Firth The King's Speech King George VI
2011 Gary Oldman Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy George Smiley
2012 Joaquin Phoenix The Master Freddie Quell
2013 Chiwetel Ejiofor 12 Years a Slave Solomon Northup
2014 Michael Keaton Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Riggan Thomson
2015 Paul Dano Love & Mercy Brian Wilson
2016 Denzel Washington Fences Troy Maxson
2017 Andy Serkis War for the Planet of the Apes Caesar
2018 Ethan Hawke First Reformed Reverend Ernst Toller