Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a 2003 Film

Nominees for the Fourth Annual Cosmique Movie Awards


Awarded to the actor deemed by Cosmo voters to have achieved the best performance in a leading role an eligible 2003 film. Cosmo voters must carefully decide whether the performance was in a leading or supporting capacity. It is theoretically possible for an actor to be nominated in both leading and supporting categories for the same performance if the Academy voters seem divided about their interpretation of the role (as they did with Richard Gere in Chicago).

Winners (tie)

Johnny Depp - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Sean Penn - Mystic River

Additional Nominees

Jude Law - Cold Mountain
Ewan McGregor - Big Fish
Bill Murray - Lost in Translation
Elijah Wood - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King


Also Considered: Jack Black for School of Rock; Nicolas Cage for Matchstick Men; Hayden Christensen for Shattered Glass; Paddy Considine for In America; Tom Cruise for The Last Samurai; Paul Giamatti for American Splendor; Hugh Jackman for X2: X-Men United; Val Kilmer for Wonderland; Ben Kingsley for House of Sand and Fog; William H. Macy for The Cooler; Ewan McGregor for Down With Love; Viggo Mortensen for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King; Cillian Murphy for 28 Days Later; Jack Nicholson for Anger Management; Jack Nicholson for Something's Got to Give; Haley Joel Osment for Secondhand Lions; and Sean Penn for 21 Grams

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