Oscar Roles: King Henry VIII, Popular Oscar-Nominated Role

The role of King Henry VIII has been good for many actors, who won a nomination or an Oscar for playing the notorious monarch.

Charles Laughton won the Best Actor Oscar in 1933 for playing Henry VIII in The Private Life of King Henry VIII.

Robert Shaw earned a Supporting Actor nomination for playing that figure in 1966 in Man for All Seasons.

Richard Burton received yet another Best Actor nomination in 1969 for playing this king in Anne of the Thousand Days.