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These 21 Famous Actors Have Never Won an Oscar

Some of Hollywood's biggest names, with not a single Academy Award between them

  • Glenn Close

    "My Old Lady" New York Premiere
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    1983: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, The World According to Garp
    1984: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, The Big Chill
    1985: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, The Natural
    1988: Nominated for Best Actress, Fatal Attraction
    1989: Nominated for Best Actress, Dangerous Liaisons
    2012: Nominated for Best Actress, Albert Nobbs

  • Robert Downey Jr.

    18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards - Press Room
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    1993: Nominated for Best Actor, Chaplin
    2009: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Tropic Thunder

  • Tom Cruise

    'Edge of Tomorrow' Press Conference In Tokyo
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    1990: Nominated for Best Actor, Born on the Fourth of July
    1997: Nominated for Best Actor, Jerry Maguire
    2000: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Magnolia

  • Harrison Ford

    Serious Fun Gala - Red Carpet Arrivals
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    1986: Nominated for Best Actor, Witness

  • Joaquin Phoenix

    Moet & Chandon At The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Inside
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    2001: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Gladiator
    2006: Nominated for Best Actor, Walk the Line
    2013: Nominated for Best Actor, The Master

  • Johnny Depp

    The Art Of Elysium 8th Annual Heaven Gala - Arrivals
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    2004: Nominated for Best Actor, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
    2005: Nominated for Best Actor, Finding Neverland
    2008: Nominated for Best Actor, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

  • Sigourney Weaver

    12th Annual Giants Of Broadcasting Awards
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    1987: Nominated for Best Actress, Aliens
    1989: Nominated for Best Actress, Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey
    1989: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Working Girl

  • Edward Norton

    Audi Golden Globe Week Celebration
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    1997: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Primal Fear
    1999: Nominated for Best Actor, American History X
    2015: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Birdman

  • Annette Benning

    The Public Theater's Opening Night Performance Of "King Lear" - Curtain Call
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    1991: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, The Grifters
    2000: Nominated for Best Actress, American Beauty
    2005: Nominated for Best Actress, Being Julia
    2011: Nominated for Best Actress, The Kids Are All Right

  • Ed Harris

    "Frontera" - Los Angeles Premiere
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    1996: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Apollo 13
    1999: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, The Truman Show
    2001: Nominated for Best Actor, Pollock
    2003: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, The Hours

  • Michelle Williams

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    2006: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Brokeback Mountain

    2011: Nominated for Best Actress, Blue Valentine

    2012: Nominated for Best Actress, My Week with Marilyn

     

  • Bill Murray

    "St. Vincent" New York Premiere
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    2004: Nominated for Best Actor, Lost in Translation

  • John Travolta

    "The Forger" Premiere - Red Carpet - 2014 Toronto International Film Festival
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    1978: Nominated for Best Actor, Saturday Night Fever
    1995: Nominated for Best Actor, Pulp Fiction

  • Viola Davis

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    2009: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Doubt
    2012: Nominated for Best Actress, The Help

  • Gary Oldman

    2014 Outfest Opening Night Gala Of "Life Partners" - After Party
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    2012: Nominated for Best Actor, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

  • Liam Neeson

    '96 Hours - Taken 3' Berlin Premiere
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    1994: Nominated for Best Actor, Schindler’s List

  • Ralph Fiennes

    Bond 24 - Photocall
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    1994: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Schindler’s List
    1997: Nominated for Best Actor, The English Patient

  • John Malkovich

    "Penguins Of Madagascar" New York Premiere - Arrivals
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    1985: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Places in the Heart
    1994: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, In the Line of Fire

  • Laura Linney

    Women In Film's 2013 Crystal + Lucy Awards - Arrivals
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    2001: Nominated for Best Actress, You Can Count on Me
    2005: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Kinsey
    2008: Nominated for Best Actress, The Savages

  • Samuel L. Jackson

    GQ Men Of The Year Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals
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    1995: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Pulp Fiction

  • Amy Adams

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    2006: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Junebug

    2009: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Doubt

    2011: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, The Fighter

    2013: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, The Master

    2014: Nominated for Best Actress, American Hustle

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