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Given the year and the lead actor or actors, identify the title of the Best Picture Academy Award winner (1939 and later).

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

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