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Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor

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.

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)


Winners and nomineesEdit


1990: Jeremy Irons as Claus 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 Crowe as Maximus Decimus Meridius – Gladiator

2001: Russell Crowe as John NashA Beautiful Mind

2002: Jack Nicholson as Warren Schmidt – About Schmidt

2003: Sean Penn as Jimmy Markum – Mystic River

2004: Paul Giamatti as Miles Raymond – Sideways

2005: Philip Seymour Hoffman as Truman CapoteCapote

2006: Forest Whitaker as Idi AminThe Last King of Scotland

2007: Daniel Day-Lewis as Daniel Plainview – There Will Be Blood

2008: Sean Penn as Harvey MilkMilk

2009: George Clooney as Ryan Bingham – Up in the Air


2010: James Franco as Aron Ralston127 Hours

2011: George Clooney as Matt King – The Descendants

2012: Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham LincolnLincoln

2013: Matthew McConaugheyDallas Buyers Club as Ron Woodroof

2014: Michael Keaton as Riggan Thomson – Birdman

2015: Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh GlassThe Revenant

2016: Casey Affleck as Lee Chandler – Manchester by the Sea

2017: Gary Oldman as Winston ChurchillDarkest Hour

2018: Christian Bale as Dick CheneyVice