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    Best actors never to win an oscar

    Your nominations?

    Here's a helpful list to start us off:

    10. Brad Pitt
    9. Harrison Ford
    8. Robert Downey Jr.
    7. Ralph Fiennes
    6. Liam Neeson
    5. Ian McKellen
    4. Edward Norton
    3. Johnny Depp
    2. Leonardo DiCaprio (has since won for The Revenant)
    1. Gary Oldman
    To that list I would add:

    John Turturro
    David Strathairn
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    Re: Best actors never to win an oscar

    Gary Oldman won for playing Churchill in 2018.

    I was going to add Chris Cooper, but he won in 2003.
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    Re: Best actors never to win an oscar

    Quote Originally Posted by marcshoe View Post
    Gary Oldman won for playing Churchill in 2018.

    I was going to add Chris Cooper, but he won in 2003.
    Brad Pitt also won for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood this year
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    Re: Best actors never to win an oscar

    4-7 on that list are all deserving guys and great actors.

    I’m surprised Harrison Ford hasn’t nabbed one yet, but to me he just seems more having a powerful presence rather than being a great actor if that makes sense. I love most of his films.

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    Re: Best actors never to win an oscar

    Quote Originally Posted by marcshoe View Post
    Gary Oldman won for playing Churchill in 2018.

    I was going to add Chris Cooper, but he won in 2003.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    Brad Pitt also won for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood this year
    Yeah that list is a bit dated. But lots of great actors haven't won. Who else?

    Watching The Firm now, I'm reminded that Ed Harris has never won.
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    Re: Best actors never to win an oscar

    James Earl Jones
    Laurence Fishburne
    Don Cheadle
    Eddie Murphy
    Chiwetel Ejiofor
    Djimon Hounsou
    Jeffrey Wright
    Giancarlo Esposito
    Samuel L. Jackson
    Billy Dee Williams
    Idris Elba
    Edward James Olmos
    Andy Garcia
    John Leguizamo

    Many of these actors were never given a role that could win an Oscar, but that isn't their fault.
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    Re: Best actors never to win an oscar

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    James Earl Jones
    Laurence Fishburne
    Don Cheadle
    Eddie Murphy
    Chiwetel Ejiofor
    Djimon Hounsou
    Jeffrey Wright
    Giancarlo Esposito
    Samuel L. Jackson
    Billy Dee Williams
    Idris Elba
    Edward James Olmos
    Andy Garcia
    John Leguizamo

    Many of these actors were never given a role that could win an Oscar, but that isn't their fault.
    Leguizamo is my favorite from that list. Been a fan of his for...30(?) years. Someone needs to hook Elba up with an oscar worthy role.
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    Re: Best actors never to win an oscar

    "Honorary" does not count. Getting thrown a bone does not count.

    (Number of Acting Nominations Received in Parentheses)
    (Some of them did receive Honorary Awards, or nominations in other categories, but that's not a best actor/actress or best supporting actor/actress.)

    Amy Adams (6)
    Jane Alexander (4)
    Judith Anderson (1)
    Jean Arthur (1)
    Lauren Bacall (1) (Honorary Award in 2009)
    Lucille Ball (0)
    Tallulah Bankhead (0)
    Brigitte Bardot (0)
    Annette Bening (4)
    Jacqueline Bisset (0)
    Beulah Bondi (2)
    Glenn Close (7)
    Doris Day (1)
    Catherine Deneuve (1)
    Marlene Dietrich (1)
    Irene Dunne (5)
    Deanna Durbin (0) (Honorary Award in 1938)
    Mia Farrow (0)
    Greta Garbo (4) (Honorary Award in 1954)
    Ava Gardner (1)
    Judy Garland (2) (Honorary Award in 1939)
    Lillian Gish (1) (Honorary Award in 1970)
    Paulette Goddard (1)
    Jean Hagen (1)
    Jean Harlow (0)
    Jessica Harper (0)
    Julie Harris (1)
    Rita Hayworth (0)
    Miriam Hopkins (1)
    Madeline Kahn (2)
    Deborah Kerr (6) (Honorary Award in 1993)
    Elsa Lanchester (2)
    Angela Lansbury (3) (Honorary Award in 2013)
    Piper Laurie (3)
    Janet Leigh (1)
    Gilbert M. "Broncho Billy" Anderson (0) (Honorary Award in 1957)
    Dana Andrews (0)
    Fred Astaire (1) (Honorary Award in 1949)
    Lew Ayres (1)
    John Barrymore (0)
    James Baskett (0) (Honorary Award in 1947)
    Warren Beatty (4) (Won Best Director Award in 1981)
    Ralph Bellamy (1) (Honorary Award in 1986)
    Charles Bickford (3)
    Dirk Bogarde (0)
    Charles Boyer (4) (Honorary Award in 1942)
    Kenneth Branagh (4)
    Richard Burton (7)
    Eddie Cantor (0) (Honorary Award in 1956)
    Jim Carrey (0)
    John Cassavetes (1)
    Charles Chaplin (2) (Honorary Awards in 1927/28 and 1971, a Special Award in 1927/8, and the Original Dramatic Score Award in 1972)
    Maurice Chevalier (2) (Honorary Award in 1958)
    Montgomery Clift (4)
    Lee J. Cobb (2)
    Joseph Cotten (0)
    Noel Coward (0)
    Tom Cruise (3)
    Tony Curtis (1)
    James Dean (2) - Both awarded posthumously
    Kirk Douglas (3) (Honorary Award in 1995)
    Clint Eastwood (1) (Thalberg Award in 1994)
    Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. (0) (Honorary Award in 1939)
    Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (0)
    W.C. Fields (0)
    Ralph Fiennes (2)
    Albert Finney (5)
    Errol Flynn (0)
    Peter Fonda (1)
    Glenn Ford (0)
    Harrison Ford (1)
    John Garfield (2)
    James Garner (1)
    Richard Gere (0)
    Elliott Gould (1)
    Cary Grant (2) (Honorary Award in 1969)
    Hugh Grant (0)
    Sydney Greenstreet (1)
    Richard Harris (2)
    Laurence Harvey (1)
    Bob Hope (0) (Honorary Awards in 1940, 1944, 1952 and 1965)
    Dennis Hopper (2)
    Leslie Howard (2)
    Trevor Howard (1)
    Rock Hudson (1)
    Jerry Lewis (0) (Honorary Award in 2008)
    James Earl Jones (1) (Honorary Award in 2011)
    Louis Jourdan (0)
    Boris Karloff (0)
    Danny Kaye (0) (Honorary Award in 1954)
    Buster Keaton (0) (Honorary Award in 1959)
    Gene Kelly (1) (Honorary Award in 1951)
    Arthur Kennedy (5)
    Alan Ladd (0)
    Jennifer Jason Leigh (1)
    Carole Lombard (1)
    Myrna Loy (0) (Honorary Award in 1990)
    Ida Lupino (0)
    Marsha Mason (4)
    Bette Midler (2)
    Hayley Mills (0) (Honorary Award in 1960)
    Marilyn Monroe (0)
    Agnes Moorehead (4)
    Kim Novak (0)
    Merle Oberon (1)
    Margaret O'Brien (0) (Special Award in 1944)
    Maureen O'Hara (0) (Honorary Award in 2014)
    Eleanor Parker (3)
    Michelle Pfeiffer (3)
    Charlotte Rampling (1)
    Debbie Reynolds (1)
    Thelma Ritter (6)
    Mimi Rogers (0)
    Gena Rowlands (2) (Honorary Award in 2015)
    Rosalind Russell (4) (Hersholt Award in 1972)
    Meg Ryan (0)
    Jean Simmons (2)
    Kim Stanley (2)
    Barbara Stanwyck (4) (Honorary Award in 1981)
    Margaret Sullavan (1)
    Gloria Swanson (3)
    Shirley Temple (0) (Honorary Award in 1934)
    Gene Tierney (1)
    Kathleen Turner (1)
    Lana Turner (1)
    Liv Ullmann (2)
    Tuesday Weld (1)
    Debra Winger (3)
    Natalie Wood (3)
    Stan Laurel (0) (Honorary Award in 1960)
    Harold Lloyd (0) (Honorary Award in 1952)
    Peter Lorre (0)
    Bela Lugosi (0)
    Roddy MacDowall (0)
    Fred MacMurray (0)
    Dean Martin (0)
    Steve Martin (0) (Honorary Award in 2013)
    Groucho Marx (0) (Honorary Award in 1973)
    James Mason (3)
    Raymond Massey (1)
    Marcello Mastroianni (3)
    Joel McCrea (0)
    Malcolm McDowell (0)
    Steve McQueen (1)
    Adolphe Menjou (1)
    Burgess Meredith (2)
    Robert Mitchum (1)
    Robert Montgomery (2)
    Zero Mostel (0)
    Liam Neeson (1)
    Nick Nolte (3)
    Peter O'Toole (8) (Honorary Award in 2002)
    Anthony Perkins (1)
    Walter Pidgeon (2)
    William Powell (3)
    Tyrone Power (0)
    Vincent Price (0)
    Richard Pryor (0)
    Dennis Quaid (0)
    Claude Rains (4)
    Basil Rathbone (2)
    Ronald Reagan (0)
    Robert Redford (1) (Won Best Director Award in 1980) (Honorary Award in 2001)
    Burt Reynolds (1)
    Ralph Richardson (2)
    Alan Rickman (0)
    Edward G. Robinson (0) (Honorary Award in 1972)
    Will Rogers (0)
    Mickey Rooney (4) (Honorary Awards in 1938 and 1982)
    Robert Ryan (1)
    Peter Sarsgaard (0)
    George Segal (1)
    Arnold Schwarzenegger (0)
    Peter Sellers (2)
    Robert Shaw (1)
    Martin Sheen (0)
    Sylvester Stallone (2)
    Donald Sutherland (0) (Honorary Award in 2017)
    Robert Taylor (0)
    John Travolta (2)
    Max Von Sydow (2)
    Eli Wallach (0) (Honorary Award in 2010)
    Clifton Webb (3)
    Orson Welles (1) (Honorary Award in 1970)
    James Whitmore (2)
    Richard Widmark (1)
    Bruce Willis (0)
    Robert Young (0)

    While we are at it, let's throw in there the Directors who have not won or not even nominated. The list is a Who's-Who in Directing.

    Robert Altman (5 nominations, 0 wins)
    Charlie Chaplin (1 nomination, 0 wins)
    Cecil B. DeMille (1 nomination, 0 wins)
    D. W. Griffith (0 nominations)
    Howard Hawks (1 nomination, 0 wins)
    Alfred Hitchcock (5 nominations, 0 wins)
    Stanley Kubrick (4 nominations, 0 wins)
    Akira Kurosawa (1 nomination, 0 wins)
    Fritz Lang (0 nominations)
    Spike Lee (1 nomination, 0 wins)
    Ernst Lubitsch (3 nominations, 0 wins)
    George Lucas (2 nominations, 0 wins)
    Sidney Lumet (4 nominations, 0 wins)
    F.W. Murnau (0 nominations)
    Christopher Nolan (0 nominations as Best Director)
    Sam Peckinpah (0 nominations)
    Arthur Penn (3 nominations, 0 wins)
    Ridley Scott (3 nominations, 0 wins)
    King Vidor (5 nominations, 0 wins)
    Orson Welles (1 nomination, 0 wins)


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    Re: Best actors never to win an oscar

    Two more...

    Alan Arkin
    René Auberjonois
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    Re: Best actors never to win an oscar

    I was looking for Joseph Cotten on the list above, and saw that he was never even nominated. He was in some of the greatest films ever made, including Citizen Kane, The Third Man, and Shadow of a Doubt. He was one of my favorites growing up.
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    Re: Best actors never to win an oscar

    Pitt and Oldman have won Oscars. Fiennes and Depp are good actors that will win one one of these years.
    Billy Bob Thornton, Tommy Lee Jones, Clint Eastwood and Jean-Paul Belmondo are great actors that will never win.

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    Re: Best actors never to win an oscar

    There are so many more, such as June Allyson and Dick Powell (they were married for those who don't know, while Dick Powell was also the most influential person in television in the '50's).

    A June Allyson quote:

    "I have big teeth. I lisp. My eyes disappear when I smile. My voice is funny. I don't sing like Judy Garland. I don't dance like Cyd Charisse. But women identify with me. And while men desire Cyd Charisse, they'd take me home to meet Mom."
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    Re: Best actors never to win an oscar

    Michael Keaton was the first one that came to mind
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    Re: Best actors never to win an oscar

    Another actor who makes every film he's in better because he's in it...

    Basil Rathbone

    Guess that one was on the list.
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    Re: Best actors never to win an oscar

    Benedict Cumberbatch

    John Cazale. I really don't know if Cazale belongs on the list, but I found this interesting: Cazale appeared in five full-length feature films while alive, plus a sixth using archival footage. All six films were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.


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