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Oscars: Every single best actor winner

By Breeanna Hare, CNN
updated 3:17 PM EST, Thu February 20, 2014
Matthew McConaughey accepts the best actor Oscar on Sunday, March 2, for his role in the film "Dallas Buyers Club." Find out which legends took home Oscars before McConaughey -- from German actor Emil Jannings in 1929 to three-time winner Daniel Day-Lewis in 2013: Matthew McConaughey accepts the best actor Oscar on Sunday, March 2, for his role in the film "Dallas Buyers Club." Find out which legends took home Oscars before McConaughey -- from German actor Emil Jannings in 1929 to three-time winner Daniel Day-Lewis in 2013:
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A history of Oscar-winning best actors
Emil Jannings (1929)
Warner Baxter (1930)
George Arliss (1930)
Lionel Barrymore (1931)
Wallace Beery (1932)
Fredric March (1932)
Charles Laughton (1934)
Clark Gable (1935)
Victor McLaglen (1936)
Paul Muni (1937)
Spencer Tracy (1938)
Spencer Tracy (1939)
Robert Donat (1940)
James Stewart (1941)
Gary Cooper (1942)
James Cagney (1943)
Paul Lukas (1944)
Bing Crosby (1945)
Ray Milland (1946)
Fredric March (1947)
Ronald Colman (1948)
Laurence Olivier (1949)
Broderick Crawford (1950)
José Ferrer (1951)
Humphrey Bogart (1952)
Gary Cooper (1953)
William Holden (1954)
Marlon Brando (1955)
Ernest Borgnine (1956)
Yul Brynner (1957)
Alec Guinness (1958)
David Niven (1959)
Charlton Heston (1960)
Burt Lancaster (1961)
Maximilian Schell (1962)
Gregory Peck (1963)
Sidney Poitier (1964)
Rex Harrison (1965)
Lee Marvin (1966)
Paul Scofield (1967)
Rod Steiger (1968)
Cliff Robertson (1969)
John Wayne (1970)
George C. Scott (1971)
Gene Hackman (1972)
Marlon Brando (1973)
Jack Lemmon (1974)
Art Carney (1975)
Jack Nicholson (1976)
Peter Finch (1977)
Richard Dreyfuss (1978)
Jon Voight (1979)
Dustin Hoffman (1980)
Robert De Niro (1981)
Henry Fonda (1982)
Ben Kingsley (1983)
Robert Duvall (1984)
F. Murray Abraham (1985)
William Hurt (1986)
Paul Newman (1987)
Michael Douglas (1988)
Dustin Hoffman (1989)
Daniel Day-Lewis (1990)
Jeremy Irons (1991)
Anthony Hopkins (1992)
Al Pacino (1993)
Tom Hanks (1994)
Tom Hanks (1995)
Nicolas Cage (1996)
Geoffrey Rush (1997)
Jack Nicholson (1998)
Roberto Benigni (1999)
Kevin Spacey (2000)
Russell Crowe (2001)
Denzel Washington (2002)
Adrien Brody (2003)
Sean Penn (2004)
Jamie Foxx (2005)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (2006)
Forest Whitaker (2007)
Daniel Day-Lewis (2008)
Sean Penn (2009)
Jeff Bridges (2010)
Colin Firth (2011)
Jean Dujardin (2012)
Daniel Day-Lewis (2013)
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Watch CNN Films' "And the Oscar Goes To ..." on Saturday, March 1, at 9 p.m. ET. Piers Morgan will host "Hollywood's Biggest Night" live from the Oscars on March 2 at 6 p.m. ET.

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