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Best Picture Oscar Winners By Year and Lead Actors

Gone With the Wind
1939: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh
1940: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine
How Green Was My Valley
1941: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara
Mrs. Miniver
1942: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon
1943: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman
Going My Way
1944: Bing Crosby
The Lost Weekend
1945: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman
The Best Years of Our Lives
1946: Fredric March, Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo
Gentleman's Agreement
1947: Gregory Peck
1948: Laurence Olivier
All the King's Men
1949: Broderick Crawford
All About Eve
1950: Bette Davis
An American in Paris
1951: Gene Kelly
The Greatest Show on Earth
1952: Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde
From Here to Eternity
1953: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr
On the Waterfront
1954: Marlon Brando
1955: Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair
Around the World in 80 Days
1956: David Niven
The Bridge on the River Kwai
1957: Alec Guinness, William Holden
1958: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan
1959: Charlton Heston
The Apartment
1960: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray
West Side Story
1961: Natalie Wood
Lawrence of Arabia
1962: Peter O'Toole
Tom Jones
1963: Albert Finney
My Fair Lady
1964: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison
The Sound of Music
1965: Julie Andrews
A Man for All Seasons
1966: Paul Scofield
In the Heat of the Night
1967: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger
1968: Mark Lester, Ron Moody
Midnight Cowboy
1969: Jon Voight, Dustin Hoffman
1970: George C. Scott
The French Connection
1971: Gene Hackman
The Godfather
1972: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino
The Sting
1973: Paul Newman, Robert Redford
The Godfather Part II
1974: Al Pacino
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
1975: Jack Nicholson
1976: Sylvester Stallone
Annie Hall
1977: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton
The Deer Hunter
1978: Robert De Niro
Kramer vs. Kramer
1979: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep
Ordinary People
1980: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore
Chariots of Fire
1981: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson
1982: Ben Kingsley
Terms of Endearment
1983: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson
1984: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce
Out of Africa
1985: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford
1986: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe
The Last Emperor
1987: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole
Rain Man
1988: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise
Driving Miss Daisy
1989: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy
Dances With Wolves
1990: Kevin Costner
The Silence of the Lambs
1991: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins
1992: Clint Eastwood
Schindler's List
1993: Liam Neeson
Forrest Gump
1994: Tom Hanks
1995: Mel Gibson
The English Patient
1996: Ralph Fiennes
1997: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet
Shakespeare in Love
1998: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes
American Beauty
1999: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening
2000: Russell Crowe
A Beautiful Mind
2001: Russell Crowe
2002: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2003: Elijah Wood
Million Dollar Baby
2004: Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank
2005: Don Cheadle
The Departed
2006: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson