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Saturn Award for Best Actor

The Saturn Award is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films to honor the top works in science fiction, fantasy, and horror in film, television, and home video. The Saturn Awards were devised by Dr. Donald A. Reed, who felt that films within those genres were never given the appreciation they deserved.[1] The physical award is a representation of the planet Saturn, surrounded with a ring of film. The award was initially and is still sometimes loosely referred to as a Golden Scroll.

The record for most awards is held by Robert Downey, Jr., who won the award three times. Mark Hamill and Jeff Bridges are the only other actors to win the award multiple times, each winning twice. Only Anthony Hopkins has won Best Actor at the Saturn Awards and the Academy Awards, while Martin Landau won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor as well as the Saturn Award for Best Actor.

The following is a list of Saturn Award winners for Best Actor:[2]


"†" indicates an Academy Award-winning actor on the same category.

"‡" indicates an Academy Award-nominated actor on the same category.

"§" indicates an Academy Award-winning actor on a different category.


Year Winner Nominees
1975 James Caan in Rollerball
Don Johnson in A Boy and His Dog
1976 David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth
Gregory Peck in The Omen
1977 George Burns in Oh, God! Richard Dreyfuss in Close Encounters of the Third Kind
William Shatner in Kingdom of the Spiders
Harrison Ford in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Mark Hamill in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Michael York in The Island of Dr. Moreau
1978 Warren Beatty in Heaven Can Wait Christopher Lee in The Wicker Man
Laurence Olivier in The Boys from Brazil
Christopher Reeve in Superman
Donald Sutherland in Invasion of the Body Snatchers
1979 George Hamilton in Love at First Bite Christopher Lee in Arabian Adventure
Frank Langella in Dracula
William Shatner in Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Malcolm McDowell in Time After Time


Year Winner Nominees
1980 Mark Hamill in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Christopher Reeve in Somewhere in Time
Dennis Christopher in Fade to Black
Kirk Douglas in The Final Countdown
Alan Arkin in Simon
1981 Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark Donald Pleasence in Halloween II
Sean Connery in Outland
Christopher Reeve in Superman II
Albert Finney in Wolfen
1982 William Shatner in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Mel Gibson in Mad Max 2
Lee Horsley in The Sword and the Sorcerer
Christopher Reeve in Deathtrap
Henry Thomas in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
1983 Mark Hamill in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Matthew Broderick in WarGames
Christopher Reeve in Superman III
Roy Scheider in Blue Thunder
Christopher Walken in The Dead Zone
1984 Jeff Bridges in Starman George Burns in Oh, God! You Devil
Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator
Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
William Shatner in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
1985 Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future Hume Cronyn in Cocoon
Louis Gossett, Jr. in Enemy Mine
James Karen in The Return of the Living Dead
Chris Sarandon in Fright Night
1986 Jeff Goldblum in The Fly Michael Biehn in Aliens
Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Anthony Perkins in Psycho III
William Shatner in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
1987 Jack Nicholson in The Witches of Eastwick Lance Henriksen in Pumpkinhead
Michael Nouri in The Hidden
Terry O'Quinn in The Stepfather
Arnold Schwarzenegger in Predator
Peter Weller in RoboCop
1988 Tom Hanks in Big Hume Cronyn in Cocoon: The Return
Bob Hoskins in Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Jeremy Irons in Dead Ringers
Bill Murray in Scrooged
James Spader in Jack's Back


Year Winner Nominees
1989/90 Jeff Daniels in Arachnophobia Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Liam Neeson in Darkman
Warren Beatty in Dick Tracy
Arnold Schwarzenegger in Total Recall
James Caan in Misery


Year Winner Nominees
1991 Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs Jeff Bridges in The Fisher King
Kevin Costner in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Robin Williams in The Fisher King
1992 Gary Oldman in Dracula Chevy Chase in Memoirs of an Invisible Man
Michael Gambon in Toys
Raul Julia in The Addams Family
John Lithgow in Raising Cain
Robin Williams in Toys
Bruce Willis in Death Becomes Her
1993 Robert Downey, Jr. in Heart and Souls Jeff Bridges in The Vanishing
Bill Murray in Groundhog Day
Robert Patrick in Fire in the Sky
Arnold Schwarzenegger in Last Action Hero
Christian Slater in True Romance
Max von Sydow in Needful Things
1994 Martin Landau in Ed Wood § Kenneth Branagh in Frankenstein
Tom Cruise in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump
Jack Nicholson in Wolf
Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
Arnold Schwarzenegger in True Lies
1995 George Clooney in From Dusk Till Dawn Pierce Brosnan in GoldenEye
Ralph Fiennes in Strange Days
Morgan Freeman in Seven
Robin Williams in Jumanji
Bruce Willis in 12 Monkeys
1996 Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor Michael J. Fox in The Frighteners
Jeff Goldblum in Independence Day
Bill Paxton in Twister
Will Smith in Independence Day
Patrick Stewart in Star Trek: First Contact
1997 Pierce Brosnan in Tomorrow Never Dies Nicolas Cage in Face/Off
Kevin Costner in The Postman
Al Pacino in The Devil's Advocate
Will Smith in Men in Black
John Travolta in Face/Off
1998 James Woods in Vampires Jim Carrey in The Truman Show
David Duchovny in The X-Files
Anthony Hopkins in Meet Joe Black
Edward Norton in American History X
Bruce Willis in Armageddon
1999 Tim Allen in Galaxy Quest Johnny Depp in Sleepy Hollow
Brendan Fraser in The Mummy
Liam Neeson in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Keanu Reeves in The Matrix
Bruce Willis in The Sixth Sense


Year Winner Nominees
2000 Hugh Jackman in X-Men Jim Carrey in How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Russell Crowe in Gladiator
Clint Eastwood in Space Cowboys
Arnold Schwarzenegger in The 6th Day
Chow Yun-Fat in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
2001 Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky Johnny Depp in From Hell
Anthony Hopkins in Hannibal
Kevin Spacey in K-PAX
Billy Bob Thornton in The Man Who Wasn't There
Guy Pearce in Memento
2002 Robin Williams in One Hour Photo Pierce Brosnan in Die Another Day
Viggo Mortensen in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Tom Cruise in Minority Report
George Clooney in Solaris
Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man
2003 Elijah Wood in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Albert Finney in Big Fish
Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai
Viggo Mortensen in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Crispin Glover in Willard
2004 Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man 2 Matt Damon in The Bourne Supremacy
Tom Cruise in Collateral
Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Johnny Depp in Finding Neverland
Christian Bale in The Machinist
2005 Christian Bale in Batman Begins Pierce Brosnan in The Matador
Hayden Christensen in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Tom Cruise in War of the Worlds
Robert Downey, Jr. in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Viggo Mortensen in A History of Violence
2006 Brandon Routh in Superman Returns Daniel Craig in Casino Royale
Will Ferrell in Stranger than Fiction
Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible III
Hugh Jackman in The Fountain
Clive Owen in Children of Men
2007 Will Smith in I Am Legend Gerard Butler in 300
John Cusack in 1408
Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood
Johnny Depp in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises
2008 Robert Downey, Jr. in Iron Man Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Christian Bale in The Dark Knight
Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Dev Patel in Slumdog Millionaire
Tom Cruise in Valkyrie
Will Smith in Hancock
2009 Sam Worthington in Avatar Robert Downey, Jr. in Sherlock Holmes
Tobey Maguire in Brothers
Viggo Mortensen in The Road
Sam Rockwell in Moon
Denzel Washington in The Book of Eli


Year Winner Nominees
2010 Jeff Bridges in Tron: Legacy George Clooney in The American
Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception & Shutter Island
Robert Downey, Jr. in Iron Man 2
Ryan Reynolds in Buried
2011 Michael Shannon in Take Shelter Antonio Banderas in The Skin I Live In
Dominic Cooper in The Devil’s Double
Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Chris Evans in Captain America: The First Avenger
Ben Kingsley in Hugo
2012 Matthew McConaughey in Killer Joe Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises
Daniel Craig in Skyfall
Martin Freeman in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Hugh Jackman in Les Misérables
Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Looper
2013 Robert Downey, Jr. in Iron Man 3 Oscar Isaac in Inside Llewyn Davis
Simon Pegg in The World's End
Joaquin Phoenix in Her
Brad Pitt in World War Z
Ben Stiller in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
2014 TBA Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow
Chris Evans in Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton in Birdman
Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar
Chris Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy
Dan Stevens in The Guest


  1. ^ IMDB page
  2. ^ "Past Saturn Awards". Saturn Awards. Retrieved July 5, 2012.