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Best Actor – Michael Caine, The Quiet American

Film: The Quiet American

Wins for role: San Francisco Film Critics Circle; London Film Critics Circle

Oscar wins/nominations:
Won Best Supporting Actor, The Cider House Rules (1999)
Won Best Supporting Actor, Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Nominated Best Actor, Educating Rita (1983)
Nominated Best Actor, Sleuth (1972)
Nominated Best Actor, Alfie (1966)

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Character Bio: With subtle, nuanced precision, Caine portrays British foreign correspondent Thomas Fowler, once a successful journalist who has been lax in delivering the scoop from the embattled colonial Indochine. His London boss is demanding that he put out or get out, but the thought of leaving his sultry, young Asian mistress invigorates him to don his investigative journalist hat. As he uncovers a connection between the country’s general and a recent bloody massacre, he also strikes up a friendship with a seemingly altruistic American who turns Fowler’s idyllic tryst into a shady love triangle.

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