170 is the amount of days by which Adrien Brody (The Pianist) narrowly defeated Richard Dreyfuss (The Goodbye Girl) to become the Youngest Best Actor winner ever. Do you think both of them deserved their wins?
|1977 Best Actor||2002 Best Actor|
|Woody Allen, Annie Hall||Adrien Brody, The Pianist|
|Richard Burton, Equus||Nicolas Cage, Adaptation|
|Richard Dreyfus, The Goodbye Girl||Michael Caine, The Quiet American|
|Marcelo Mastroianni, A Special Day||Daniel Day Lewis, Gangs of New York|
|John Travolta, Saturday Night Fever||Jack Nicholson, About Schmidt|
The most hilarious thing about this statistic is that Adrien Brody is both the youngest Best Actor winner at 29 AND the only twentysomething winner. Meanwhile "29" is actually the most common age to win Best Actress. These eight women all accomplished it and none of them were anywhere close to making a "youngest" list.
Ginger Rogers, Kitty Foyle (1940)
Ingrid Bergman, Gaslight (1944)
Judy Holliday, Born Yesterday (1950)
Elizabeth Taylor, BUtterfield 8 (1960)
Julie Andrew, Mary Poppins (1964)
Jodie Foster, Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line (2005)
Natalie Portman, Black Swan (2010)
A record book ode to double standards! This can't possibly bode well for Jack O'Connell (Unbroken) who just turned 24 last month... but what an impressive season he's likely to have anyway with two acclaimed leading man performances already jostling about for attention (Starred Up, '71) and one more as Christmas present (Unbroken).
current best actor chart (i'll update all the charts once I'm back from Toronto on the 14th)