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By TIME Staff
Updated: February 27, 2017 6:44 PM ET | Originally published: January 15, 2015

Underdogs are aplenty in Hollywood, where a number of famous actors who have been nominated for Academy Awards multiple times have never won the coveted honor. Michelle Williams, nominated for her role in Manchester By the Sea, lost for the fourth time during the Oscars on Sunday. Annette Bening, Glenn Close and Amy Adams have all been left empty-handed more than three times, while pop culture favorites like Bill Murray and Samuel L. Jackson have garnered a nomination each.

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Glenn Close

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1983: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, The World According to Garp (Watch it now)
1984: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, The Big Chill (Watch it now)
1985: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, The Natural (Watch it now)
1988: Nominated for Best Actress, Fatal Attraction (Watch it now)
1989: Nominated for Best Actress, Dangerous Liaisons (Watch it now)
2012: Nominated for Best Actress, Albert Nobbs (Watch it now)


Robert Downey Jr.

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1993: Nominated for Best Actor, Chaplin (Watch it now)
2009: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Tropic Thunder (Watch it now)


Tom Cruise

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1990: Nominated for Best Actor, Born on the Fourth of July (watch it now)
1997: Nominated for Best Actor, Jerry Maguire (watch it now)
2000: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Magnolia (watch it now)


Harrison Ford

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1986: Nominated for Best Actor, Witness (Watch it now)


Joaquin Phoenix

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2001: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Gladiator (Watch it now)
2006: Nominated for Best Actor, Walk the Line (Watch it now)
2013: Nominated for Best Actor, The Master (Watch it now)


Johnny Depp

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2004: Nominated for Best Actor, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Watch it now)
2005: Nominated for Best Actor, Finding Neverland (Watch it now)
2008: Nominated for Best Actor, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Watch it now)


Sigourney Weaver

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1987: Nominated for Best Actress, Aliens (Watch it now)
1989: Nominated for Best Actress, Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey (Watch it now)
1989: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Working Girl (Watch it now)


Edward Norton

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1997: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Primal Fear (Watch it now)
1999: Nominated for Best Actor, American History X (Watch it now)
2015: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Birdman (Watch it now)


Annette Benning

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1991: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, The Grifters (Watch it now)
2000: Nominated for Best Actress, American Beauty (Watch it now)
2005: Nominated for Best Actress, Being Julia (Watch it now)
2011: Nominated for Best Actress, The Kids Are All Right (Watch it now)


Ed Harris

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1996: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Apollo 13 (Watch it now)
1999: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, The Truman Show (Watch it now)
2001: Nominated for Best Actor, Pollock (Watch it now)
2003: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, The Hours (Watch it now)


Michelle Williams

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2006: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Brokeback Mountain (Watch it now)

2011: Nominated for Best Actress, Blue Valentine (Watch it now)

2012: Nominated for Best Actress, My Week with Marilyn (Watch it now)

2017: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Manchester by the Sea (Watch it now)

 


Bill Murray

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2004: Nominated for Best Actor, Lost in Translation (Watch it now)

 


John Travolta

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1978: Nominated for Best Actor, Saturday Night Fever (Watch it now)
1995: Nominated for Best Actor, Pulp Fiction (Watch it now)


Gary Oldman

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2012: Nominated for Best Actor, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Watch it now)


Liam Neeson

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1994: Nominated for Best Actor, Schindler’s List (Watch it now)


Ralph Fiennes

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1994: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Schindler’s List (Watch it now)
1997: Nominated for Best Actor, The English Patient (Watch it now)


John Malkovich

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1985: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Places in the Heart (Watch it now)
1994: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, In the Line of Fire (Watch it now)


Laura Linney

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2001: Nominated for Best Actress, You Can Count on Me (Watch it now)
2005: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Kinsey (Watch it now)
2008: Nominated for Best Actress, The Savages (Watch it now)


Samuel L. Jackson

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1995: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Pulp Fiction (Watch it now)


Amy Adams

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2006: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Junebug (Watch it now)

2009: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Doubt (Watch it now)

2011: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, The Fighter (Watch it now)

2013: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, The Master (Watch it now)

2014: Nominated for Best Actress, American Hustle (Watch it now)

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