Who Should Have Won the Best Actor Oscar for 1936?

Paul Muni and his beard were the most respected actors of the mid-Thirties. Here they are together again:

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Meanwhile, Gary Cooper and his “aw-shucks” were the most beloved actors in America. Here they are together again:

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William Powell and his voice were the suavest things in town in the Thirties. Here they are together again:

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Spencer Tracy made a career out of being Clark Gable’s sidekick until he went out on his own as the actor’s actor of the studio system. Here he is punching out Gable:

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Walter Huston appeared by himself in Dodsworth. Here he is along again:

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Other possible nominees?

Charles Laughton does a wonderful job bringing to life my favorite painter, Rembrandt:

Finally, Humphrey Bogart found the role that would move him out of B-pictures and into the gangster roles he would then have to escape with The Maltese Falcon.

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If you would like to make other suggestions, please do so below in the comments!

As always, I have much more to say in my book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OPEELH0

And now please vote!

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