The 5 Best Actor Award Winners of the 21st Century from the Cannes Film Festival

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Benoît Magimel

The actor won the Best Actor award in 2001 for his role as Walter Klemmer in The Piano Teacher. The film is directed by Michael Haneke.

Christoph Waltz

At the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, Waltz won the Best Actor award for his role as Hans Landa in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds.

Javier Bardem

In 2010, Bardem won the award for his role as Uxbal in Biutiful, directed by Alejandro González.

Joaquin Phoenix

In 2017, the actor won the award for his role as Joe in You Were Never Really Here. The film is directed by Lynne Ramsay.

Song Kang-ho

The actor won the award in 2022 for his role as Sang-hyeon in Broker, directed by Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda.

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