11 Damn Good Actors Who Have Never Won An Oscar Before

1. Johnny Depp. The Pirates Of The Carribean star was nominated 3 times but failed at every single attempt. Third time is definitely not the charm for Johnny.

  • 2004: Nominated for Best Actor, “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”; lost to Sean Penn, “Mystic River”

    2005: Nominated for Best Actor, “Finding Neverland”; lost to Jamie Foxx, “Ray”

    2008: Nominated for Best Actor, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”; lost to Daniel Day-Lewis, “There Will Be Blood”

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2. Tom Cruise. Getting an Oscar is Mission Impossible for Mr Cruise…

  • 1990: Nominated for Best Actor, “Born on the Fourth of July”; lost to Daniel Day-Lewis, “My Left Foot”

    1997: Nominated for Best Actor, “Jerry Maguire”; lost to Geoffrey Rush, “Shine”

    2000: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, “Magnolia”; lost to Michael Caine, “The Cider House Rules”

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3. Glenn Close. Nominated an astounding four times, Glenn was unfortunate to not win at least one Oscar.

  • 1983: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, “The World According to Garp”; lost to Jessica Lange, “Tootsie”

    1984: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, “The Big Chill”: lost to Linda Hunt, “The Year of Living Dangerously”

    1985: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, “The Natural”: lost to Peggy Ashcroft, “A Passage to India” 1988: Nominated for Best Actress, “Fatal Attraction”; lost to Cher, “Moonstruck”

    1989: Nominated for Best Actress, “Dangerous Liasons”; lost to Jodie Foster, “The Accused”

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4. Joaquin Phoenix. The eccentric actor put in arguably his best performance as Johnny Cash in “Walk the Line” but lost out to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in 2013.

  • 2001: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, “Gladiator”; lost to Benicio del Toro, “Traffic”

    2006: Nominated for Best Actor, “Walk the Line”; lost to Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Capote”

    2013: Nominated for Best Actor, “The Master”; lost to Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”

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5. Sigourney Weaver. Known best for her role in “Aliens”, the butt-kicking heroine didn’t do enough to win the coveted award in 1987.

  • 1987: Nominated for Best Actress, “Aliens”; lost to Marlee Matlin, “Children of a Lesser God”

    1989: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, “Working Girl”; lost to Geena Davis, “The Accidental Tourist”

    1989: Nominated for Best Actress, “Gorillas in the Mist”; lost to Jodie Foster, “The Accused”

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6. Robert Downey Jr.. The world did not recognise his achievements although he saved the world numerous times as Iron Man.

  • 1993: Nominated for Best Actor, “Chaplin”; lost to Al Pacino, “Scent of a Woman”

    2009: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, “Tropic Thunder”; lost to Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”

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7. Ralph Fiennes. Ralph was nominated twice for Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor in 1994 and 1997 respectively but lost out on both occassions.

  • 1994: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, “Schindler’s List”; lost to Tommy Lee Jones, “The Fugitive”

    1997: Nominated for Best Actor, “The English Patient”; lost to Geoffrey Rush, “Shine”

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8. Liam Neeson. He can find his daughter miles away but yet his Oscar was “taken” away from him…

  • 1994: Nominated for Best Actor, “Schindler’s List”; lost to Tom Hanks, “Philadelphia”

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9. Gary Oldman. In a recent poll, Gary Oldman was voted as the greatest actor who never got an Oscar! We believe so too!

  • 2012: Nominated for Best Actor, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”; lost to Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”

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10. John Travolta. Although he may mispronounce Idina Menzel as Adele Dazeem, his performances in Pulp Fiction and Saturday Night Fever deserves an Oscar.

  • 1978: Nominated for Best Actor, “Saturday Night Fever”; lost to Richard Dreyfuss, “The Goodbye Girl”

    1995: Nominated for Best Actor, “Pulp Fiction”; lost to Tom Hanks, “Forrest Gump”

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11. Leonardo DiCaprio. Ah Leo, he quickly became an Internet meme after missing out on last year’s Oscars despite a stellar performance in “The Wolf of Wall Street”. Hopefully he wins one soon!

  • 1994: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”; lost to Tommy Lee Jones, “The Fugitive”

    2005: Nominated for Best Actor, “The Aviator”; lost to Jamie Foxx, “Ray”

    2007: Nominated for Best Actor, “Blood Diamond”; lost to Forest Whitaker, “Last King of Scotland”

    2014: Nominated for “The Wolf of Wall Street”; lost to Matthew McConaughey, “The Dallas Buyers Club”

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