Top 14 Oscar-Winning Drunk Roles
Gig Young, Best Supporting Actor, 'They Shoot Horses, Don't They?' (1969) A notorious lush in real life, Gig Young was often cast in drunk roles. In "They Shoot Horses, Don't They," Young portrays the exploitative master of ceremonies at a Depression-era dance marathon. Young's drinking eventually grew so out of control that he was unable to find work and, in a final act of desperation, the 64-year-old star shot his new, 21-year-old wife and then turned the gun on himself.