Best Lead Actor, 2008

Rules and Regulations

Mickey Rourke

1. Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler (210 points/28 votes)

2. Sean Penn, Milk (167/26)
3. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Synecdoche, New York (81/15)
4. Richard Jenkins, The Visitor (67/12)
5. Benicio Del Toro, Che (67/11)

6. Colin Farrell, In Bruges (55/10)
7. Clint Eastwood, Gran Torino (44/8)
8. Michael Shannon, Shotgun Stories (44/7)
9. Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon (41/7)
10. Guillaume Depardieu, The Duchess of Langeais (34/5)
11. Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man (30/6)
12. Josh Brolin, W. (28/4)
13. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Redbelt (22/4)
14. Leonardo DiCaprio, Revolutionary Road (16/3)
{Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges (15/3) [points moved to supporting]}
{Mathieu Amalric, A Christmas Tale (14/2) [points moved to supporting]}
15. Paul Rudd, Role Models (13/3)
16. (tie) Brian Cox, Red (12/2)
16. (tie) Kåre Hedebrant, Let the Right One In (12/2)
18. (tie) Andrew Garfield, Boy A (11/2)
18. (tie) Danny McBride, The Foot Fist Way (11/2)
{Brad Pitt, Burn After Reading (11/2) [points moved to supporting}
20. Ben Kingsley, Elegy (10/2)
{Sam Rockwell, Snow Angels (9/2) [points moved to supporting]}

The following actors received one vote each:
Fu’ad Aït Aattou, The Last Mistress
Tadanobu Asano, Mongol
François Bégaudeau, The Class
James Franco, Pineapple Express [points moved to supporting]
Louis Garrel, Love Songs
Josh Hartnett, August
Werner Herzog, Encounters at the End of the World
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt [points moved to supporting]
Samuel L Jackson, Lakeview Terrace
Kim Seung-woo, Woman on the Beach
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight [points moved to supporting]
Dore Mann, Frownland
Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Stephen Rea, Stuck
Cornelio Wall, Silent Light
Jeffrey Wright, Cadillac Records