Pemeran Utama Laki-laki Terbaik (Independent Spirit Award)

1980anSunting

Tahun Pemenang dan nominee Film Peran
1985 M. Emmet Walsh Blood Simple Investigator Loren Visser
Rubén Blades Crossover Dreams Rudy Veloz
Tom Bower Wildrose Rick Ogaard
Treat Williams Smooth Talk Arnold Friend
1986 James Woods Salvador Richard Boyle
Roberto Benigni Down by Law Roberto
Willem Dafoe Platoon Sgt. Elias ‡
Dennis Hopper Blue Velvet Frank Booth
Victor Love Native Son Bigger Thomas
1987 Dennis Quaid The Big Easy Det. Remy McSwain
Spalding Gray Swimming to Cambodia Diri sendiri
Terry O'Quinn The Stepfather Jerry Blake
Mickey Rourke Barfly Henry Chinaski
James Woods Best Seller Cleve
1988 Edward James Olmos Stand and Deliver Jaime Escalante
Eric Bogosian Talk Radio Barry Champlain
Harvey Fierstein Torch Song Trilogy Arnold Beckoff
Chris Mulkey Patti Rocks Billy Regis
James Woods The Boost Lenny Brown
1989 Matt Dillon Drugstore Cowboy Bob Hughes
Nicolas Cage Vampire's Kiss Peter Loew
Charles Lane Sidewalk Stories Artist
Randy Quaid Parents Nick Laemle
James Spader Sex, Lies, and Videotape Graham Dalton