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Who Will Win Best Drama Film Actor At The 2021 Golden Globes?

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From famous portrayals to powerhouse roles, here are the talented actors considered for Best Drama Film Actor at the 2021 Golden Globes. In a diverse collection of seasoned veterans and young up incoming stars, this year's potential nominees displayed lasting performances. 

From the dismal reality Anthony Hopkins depicts in The Father, to the historical portrayal of infamous screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz by Gary Oldman in Mank, these are the roles that add to a long list of legacy performances. While Riz Ahmed adds to his catalog of eclectic performances as Ruben Stone in Sound of Metal. Other strong contenders for the award include Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Tahar Rahim in The Mauritanian

Make your 2021 Golden Globes predictions by voting up the nominees you think will win, and don't miss the 78th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

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    Riz Ahmed

    Ruben Stone in Sound of Metal

    Rizwan "Riz" Ahmed (born 1 December 1982), also known as Riz MC, is a British actor, rapper, and activist. As an actor, he has won an Emmy Award and has received nominations for a Golden Globe and three British Independent Film Awards. He was initially known for his work in independent films such as The Road to Guantanamo (2006), Shifty (2008), Four Lions (2010), Trishna (2011), Ill Manors (2012), and The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013), before his breakout role in Nightcrawler (2014). In 2016, he appeared in the action film Jason Bourne, and played Bodhi Rook in the Star Wars anthology film Rogue One. He also starred as a young man accused of murder in the HBO miniseries The Night Of,  ...more
    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: London, England, UK
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    Anthony in The Father

    Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins (born 31 December 1937) is a Welsh actor, director, and producer. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992, and was nominated three additional times. Hopkins has also won three BAFTAs, two Emmys, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. In 1993, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts. Hopkins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003, and in 2008, he received the BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 1957, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and was then spotted by Laurence Olivier who  ...more
    • Age: 83
    • Birthplace: Margam, United Kingdom
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    Herman J. Mankiewicz in Mank

    Gary Leonard Oldman (born 21 March 1958) is an English actor and filmmaker who has performed in theatre, film, and television. Known for his versatility and expressive acting style, Oldman is regarded as one of the greatest actors of his generation. Among other accolades, he has won an Academy Award, three BAFTA Awards, two Critics' Choice Awards, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, along with nominations for an Emmy Award and the Palme d'Or. In 2011, Empire readers voted him the recipient of the Empire Icon Award. Oldman began acting in theatre in 1979, and made his earliest screen appearances in Remembrance (1982) and Meantime (1983). He continued to lead a stage career,  ...more
    • Age: 63
    • Birthplace: New Cross, London, England, London, United Kingdom
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    Mohamedou Ould Salahi in The Mauritanian

    Tahar Rahim (born 4 July 1981) is a French actor of Algerian descent. He is known for his starring role as Malik El Djebena in the 2009 award-winning French movie A Prophet by Jacques Audiard, and for playing Judas in the film Mary Magdalene, written by Helen Edmundson.Rahim has demonstrated multilingual skills and an ear for accents, having acted in Corsican and Arabic in addition to French in A Prophet, and in Scottish Gaelic for his role as the Seal Prince in Kevin Macdonald's The Eagle.  ...more
    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Belfort, France
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