Robert Donat was a quiet, self-effacing perfectionist who won Hollywood's Academy Award as best actor for his moving role of the gentle English schoolmaster in 1939's "Goodbye, Mr. Chips."
Donat's last film role was that of the mandarin in "The Inn of Sixth Happiness," in which he starred with Ingrid Bergman and Curt Jurgens.
Donat made his first appearance on the stage in 1921. That was followed by several years in stock, repertory theaters and companies touring English provinces.
In addition to "Mr. Chips," his best-known films included "The Private Life of Henry VIII," "The Count of Monte Cristo," "The 39 Steps," "The Ghost Goes West," "Knight Without Armor" and "The Citadel."
|1938||Best Actor||The Citadel||Nomination|
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