Is Brie Larson the first Oscar-winning actor to lead a well-received superhero movie AFTER...

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  1. James T. Kirk Captain

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    ...winning their first Oscar?

    I know Halle Berry played Catwoman after winning her Oscar but that movie was ****. And Christian Bale played Batman but BEFORE he won his Oscar.

    So is Brie the first?
     
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    Christian Bale won his Oscar before The Dark Knight Rises. So if you want to exclude him on a technicality, you're going to need a longer, wordier thread title. ;)
     
  3. James T. Kirk Captain

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    Good point.

    Smartass.
     
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    I believe so as the only other Oscar winners have been supporting members. There are/have been quite a few of actual Oscar winners in the MCU though.
    Best Actor: William Hurt (Kiss of the Spider Woman), Michael Douglas (Wall Street), Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Jeff Bridges (Crazy Hearts)
    Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones (The Fugitive), Benicio Del Toro (Traffic), Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
    Best Actress: Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakesspeare in Love), Natalie Portman (Black Swan), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
    Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind), Cate Blanchett (The Aviator), Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton), Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave)
     
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  5. James T. Kirk Captain

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    Hell of a list.
     
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    Gotta pay for that third house somehow
     
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    If the question is, Is Brie Larson the first Oscar Winner to then lead an origin movie, then the answer is NO.

    Nic Cage won an Oscar for Leaving Las Vegas, and eventually went on to star in Ghost Rider.
     
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  8. James T. Kirk Captain

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    You're totally right. I'd completely forgotten about him.

    As has virtually everyone capable of making a decent movie.
     
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