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European Film Award for Best Actor

The European Film Award for Best Actor is an award given out at the annual European Film Awards to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding leading performance in a film industry. The awards are presented by the European Film Academy (EFA) and was first presented in 1988.

European Film Award for Best Actor
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The 2018 recipient: Marcello Fonte
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Presented byEuropean Film Academy
First awardedMax von Sydow
Pelle the Conqueror (1988)
Currently held byMarcello Fonte
Dogman (2018)
Websiteeuropeanfilmacademy.org

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Winners and nomineesEdit

1980sEdit

Year Winner and nominees English title Original title
1988
(1st)
  Max von Sydow Pelle the Conqueror Pelle erobreren
  Klaus Maria Brandauer Hanussen
  Alfredo Landa El bosque animado
  Udo Samel Mit meinen heißen Tränen
  Dorel Vişan Iacob
1989
(2nd)
  Philippe Noiret Life and Nothing But
Cinema Paradiso
La vie et rien d'autre
Nuovo cinema Paradiso
  Daniel Day-Lewis My Left Foot
  Davor Dujmović Time of the Gypsies Dom za vesanje
  Károly Eperjes Eldorádó
  Jozef Króner Thou, Which Art in Heaven Ti, koyto si na nebeto

1990sEdit

Year Winner and nominees English title Original title
1990
(3rd)
  Kenneth Branagh Henry V
  Gérard Depardieu[C] Cyrano de Bergerac
  Philip Zandén Skyddsängeln
1991
(4th)
  Michel Bouquet Toto the Hero Toto le héros
  Claudio Amendola Ultrà
  Richard Anconina Le Petit Criminel
1992
(5th)
  Matti Pellonpää La Vie de Bohème
  Denis Lavant The Lovers on the Bridge Les Amants du Pont-Neuf
  Enrico Lo Verso The Stolen Children Il ladro di bambini
1993
(6th)
  Daniel Auteuil Un cœur en hiver
  Carlo Cecchi Morte di un matematico napoletano
  Jan Decleir Daens
1994
(7th)
No award given
1995
(8th)
No award given
1996
(9th)
  Ian McKellen Richard III
1997
(10th)
  Bob Hoskins Twenty Four Seven
  Mario Adorf Rossini
  Jerzy Stuhr Love Stories Historie miłosne
  Philippe Torreton Captain Conan Capitaine Conan
1998
(11th)
  Roberto Benigni Life Is Beautiful La vita è bella
  Javier Bardem Live Flesh Carne trémula
  Peter Mullan[C] My Name Is Joe
  Ulrich Thomsen The Celebration Festen
1999
(12th)
  Ralph Fiennes Sunshine
  Anders W. Berthelsen Mifune's Last Song Mifunes sidste sang
  Rupert Everett An Ideal Husband
  Götz George After the Truth Nichts als die Wahrheit
  Philippe Torreton Ça commence aujourd'hui
  Ray Winstone The War Zone

2000sEdit

Year Winner and nominees English title Original title
2000
(13th)
  Sergi López Harry, He's Here to Help Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien
  Jamie Bell Billy Elliot
  Bruno Ganz Bread and Tulips Pane e tulipani
  Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson Angels of the Universe Englar alheimsins
  Krzysztof Siwczyk Wojaczek
  Stellan Skarsgård Aberdeen
2001
(14th)
  Ben Kingsley Sexy Beast
  Jesper Christensen The Bench Bænken
  Branko Đurić No Man's Land
  Cast of Last Orders
Michael Caine, Tom Courtenay,
David Hemmings, Bob Hoskins,
Ray Winstone
Last Orders
  Michel Piccoli I'm Going Home Je rentre à la maison
  Stellan Skarsgård Taking Sides
2002
(15th)
  Sergio Castellitto Mostly Martha
My Mother's Smile
Bella Martha
L'ora di religione (Il sorriso di mia madre)
  Javier Bardem Mondays in the Sun Los lunes al sol
  Javier Cámara Talk to Her Hable con ella
  Martin Compston Sweet Sixteen
  Olivier Gourmet[C] The Son Le fils
  Markku Peltola The Man Without a Past Mies vailla menneisyyttä
  Timothy Spall All or Nothing
2003
(16th)
  Daniel Brühl Good Bye Lenin!
  Chiwetel Ejiofor Dirty Pretty Things
  Tómas Lemarquis Noi the Albino Nói albinói
  Luigi Lo Cascio The Best of Youth La meglio gioventù
  Jean Rochefort The Man on the Train L'homme du train
  Bruno Todeschini His Brother Son frère
2004
(17th)
  Javier Bardem[V] The Sea Inside Mar adentro
  Daniel Brühl The Edukators Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei
  Bruno Ganz Downfall Der Untergang
  Gérard Jugnot The Chorus Les choristes
  Bogdan Stupka Our Own Svoi
  Birol Ünel Head-On Gegen die Wand
2005
(18th)
  Daniel Auteuil Hidden Caché
  Romain Duris The Beat That My Heart Skipped De battre mon cœur s'est arrêté
  Henry Hübchen Go for Zucker Alles auf Zucker!
  Ulrich Matthes The Ninth Day Der neunte Tag
  Jérémie Renier The Child L'enfant
  Ulrich Thomsen Brothers Brødre
2006
(19th)
  Ulrich Mühe The Lives of Others Das Leben der Anderen
  Patrick Chesnais Not Here to Be Loved Je ne suis pas là pour être aimé
  Jesper Christensen Manslaughter Drabet
  Mads Mikkelsen After the Wedding Efter brylluppet
  Cillian Murphy The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Breakfast on Pluto
  Silvio Orlando The Caiman Il caimano
2007
(20th)
  Sasson Gabai The Band's Visit Bikur Ha-Tizmoret
  Elio Germano My Brother is an Only Child Mio fratello è figlio unico
  Miki Manojlović Irina Palm
  James McAvoy The Last King of Scotland
  Michel Piccoli Belle Toujours
  Ben Whishaw Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
2008
(21st)
  Toni Servillo Il Divo
Gomorra
  Michael Fassbender Hunger
  Thure Lindhardt
  Mads Mikkelsen
Flame & Citron Flammen & Citronen
  James McAvoy Atonement
  Jürgen Vogel The Wave Die Welle
  Elmar Wepper Cherry Blossoms Kirschbluten - Hanami
2009
(22nd)
  Tahar Rahim A Prophet Un prophète
  Moritz Bleibtreu The Baader Meinhof Complex Der Baader Meinhof Komplex
  Steve Evets Looking for Eric
  David Kross The Reader
  Dev Patel Slumdog Millionaire
  Filippo Timi Vincere

2010sEdit

Year Winner and nominees English title Original title Character
2010
(23rd)
  Ewan McGregor The Ghost Writer The Ghost
  Jakob Cedergren Submarino Nick
  Elio Germano[C] Our Life La nostra vita Claudio
  George Piştereanu If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle Eu când vreau să fluier, fluier Silviu
  Luis Tosar Cell 211 Celda 211 Malamadre
2011
(24th)
  Colin Firth The King's Speech King George VI
  Jean Dujardin[C] The Artist George Valentin
  Mikael Persbrandt In a Better World Hævnen Anton
  Michel Piccoli We Have a Pope Habemus Papam Cardinal Melville/The Pope
  André Wilms Le Havre Marcel Marx
2012
(25th)
  Jean-Louis Trintignant Amour Georges Laurent
  François Cluzet
  Omar Sy
The Intouchables Intouchables Philippe
Driss Bassary
 /  Michael Fassbender[V] Shame Brandon Sullivan
  Mads Mikkelsen[C] The Hunt Jagten Lucas
  Gary Oldman Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy George Smiley/"Beggarman"
2013
(26th)
  Toni Servillo The Great Beauty La grande belleza Jep Gambardella
  Jude Law Anna Karenina Alexei Alexandrovich Karenin
  Johan Heldenbergh The Broken Circle Breakdown Didier Bontinck
  Fabrice Luchini In the House Dans la maison Germain Germain
  Tom Schilling Oh Boy! Niko Fischer
2014
(27th)
  Timothy Spall[C] Mr. Turner Joseph Mallord William Turner
  Brendan Gleeson Calvary Father James
  Tom Hardy Locke Ivan Locke
  Aleksei Serebryakov Leviathan Левиафан Kolya Sergyev
  Stellan Skarsgård Nymphomaniac Seligman
2015
(28th)
  Michael Caine Youth Youth - La giovinezza Fred Ballinger
  Tom Courtenay[B] 45 Years Geoff Mercer
  Colin Farrell The Lobster David
  Christian Friedel 13 Minutes Elser - Er hätte die Welt verändert Georg Elser
  Vincent Lindon[C] The Measure of a Man La Loi du marché Thierry Taugourdeau
2016
(29th)
  Peter Simonischek Toni Erdmann Winfried Conradi / Toni Erdmann
  Javier Cámara Truman Tomás
  Hugh Grant Florence Foster Jenkins St. Clair Bayfield
  Dave Johns I, Daniel Blake Daniel Blake
  Burghart Klaußner The People vs. Fritz Bauer Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer Fritz Bauer
  Rolf Lassgård A Man Called Ove En man som heter Ove Ove
2017
(30th)
  Claes Bang The Square Christian
  Nahuel Pérez Biscayart BPM (Beats per Minute) 120 battements par minute Sean Dalmazo
  Colin Farrell The Killing of a Sacred Deer Steven Murphy
  Josef Hader Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe Vor der Morgenröte Stefan Zweig
  Jean-Louis Trintignant Happy End Georges Laurent
2018
(31st)
  Marcello Fonte[C] Dogman Marcello
  Jakob Cedergren The Guilty Den skyldige Asger Holm
  Rupert Everett The Happy Prince Oscar Wilde
  Sverrir Gudnason Borg vs McEnroe Borg Björn Borg
  Tomasz Kot Cold War Zimna wojna Wiktor Warski
  Victor Polster Girl Lara
^[B] Berlin Film Festival Silver Bear Award for Best Actor
^[C] Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor
^[V] Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup for Best Actor

Most wins by actorEdit

Actor Awards Nominations
Daniel Auteuil 2 2
Toni Servillo 2 2
Javier Bardem 1 3
Daniel Brühl 1 2
Michael Caine 1 2
Bob Hoskins 1 2
Timothy Spall 1 2
Jean-Louis Trintignant 1 2
Mads Mikkelsen 0 3
Michel Piccoli 0 3
Stellan Skarsgård 0 3
Javier Cámara 0 2
Tom Courtenay 0 2
Colin Farrell 0 2
Michael Fassbender 0 2
Bruno Ganz 0 2
James McAvoy 0 2
Rupert Everett 0 2

See alsoEdit

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