1. Tom Hanks: Forrest Gump (Philadelphia)
  2. Heath Ledger: Dark Knight
  3. Robin Williams: Good Will Hunting
  4. Kevin Spacey: Usual Suspects
  5. Russell Crowe: Gladiator
  6. Jamie Foxx: Ray
  7. Jared Leto: Dallas Buyers Club
  8. Marlon Brando: On the Waterfront (the Godfather)
  9. Matthew McConaughey: Dallas Buyers Club
  10. Christoph Waltz: Inglorious Basterds
  11. Tommy Lee Jones: the Fugitive
  12. Jeff Bridges: Crazy Heart
  13. Anthony Hopkins: Silence of the Lambs
  14. Jack Nicholson: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  15. Dustin Hoffman: Kramer vs. Kramer
  16. Morgan Freeman: Million Dollar Baby
  17. Al Pacino: Scent of a Woman
  18. Gregory Peck: To Kill a Mockingbird
  19. Rex Harrison: My Fair Lady
  20. Adrien Brody: the Pianist*