Oscar Actors: Peck, Gregory–To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Multiple nominee Gregory Peck finally won the Best Actor Oscar in 1962 for To Kill a Mockingbird

Oscar Actors: Marvin, Lee–Cat Ballou (1965)

Did Lee Marvin deserve to win the Best Actor Oscar in 1965?

Oscar Actors: Carney, Art–Harry and Tonto (1974)

Harry and Tonto is a sentimental, life-affirming serio comedy, lifted above a routine TV of the Week by the lead performance of Art Carney, who won the Best Actor Oscar.

Oscar Actors: Niven, David–Separate Tables (1957)

In 1958, the old-fashioned melodrama “Separate Tables” competed with four other films for the Best Picture: the musical “Auntie Mame,” the screen version of Tennessee Williams's “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” Stanley Kramer's “The Defiant Ones” (arguably his greatest directorial achievement), Minnelli's musical “Gigi,” which swept most of the Oscars (including Best Director).

Oscar Actors: Brynner, Yul–The King and I (1956), Smash Musical, Co-Starring Deborah Kerr

Yul Brynner was one of the luckiest (and sexiest) actors in Hollywood history: He won the Best Actor Oscar in 1956, at his first and only nomination, for the musical The King and I