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open oscarSame place, same time! The 87th edition of the Oscars, the most anticipated and important event for actors all over the world is just 4 days away, and here at TBS our crew is already placing bets on who will be awarded the statuettes. Hoping we won’t be disappointed like last year, when Leo DiCaprio left empty handed once again, after Matthew McCounaghey stole the prize for best actor from under his nose. It certainly wasn’t his first time, but don’t think he’s the only one: many of cinemas greats have walked on that stage, deservingly winning their prize, but not all of the best were awarded! We have compiled a list with 10 of the most famous actors who never won an Oscar. Would you have ever guessed?


Johnny Depp
3 Nominations:one for The Curse of the Black Pearl in 2004, one for Finding Neverland in 2005 and one for Sweeney Todd. Empty handed.

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Leonardo DiCaprio
Sadly he could be considered as the “loser” figure for the last few years. 4 nominations in total: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Aviator, Blood Diamond and The Wolf of Wall Street. His face at the last edition of the Oscars was memorable, where Matthew Mc Conaughey stole the coveted prize from under his nose.

brad_pittBrad Pitt
Nominated for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in 2009 and Moneyball in 2012 and Twelve Monkeys, he never won an oscar.

bruce-willisBruce Willis
Stellar career, but he never won an Oscar, just a Golden Globe.

harrison fordHarrison Ford
Class of 1942, a respectable career and only one nomination for his performance in Witness, but 0 awards.

julianne mooreJulianne Moore
Nominated a staggering 4 times:Boogie nights, The End of the Affair , Far From Heaven and The Hours, but incredibly she never won.

michelle-phieferMichelle Pfeiffer
3 Nominations for: Dangerous Liaisons, The Fabulous Baker Boys and Love Field, no awards won.

Tom_CruiseTom Cruise
Oscar condender for Born On The Fourth of July, Jerry Maguire and Magnolia, 3 nominations and zero statuettes.

richard gereRichard Gere
You won’t believe it! He never won an Oscar, and amazingly he was never even nominated.

Marilyn-MonroeMarilyn Monroe
She was the greatest diva of all and every man’s dream, nevertheless she never won an Oscar.

26 Responses to “10 actors who (incredibly!) never won an oscar”

    Actually, now Brad, Julianne and Leo (FINALLY!!!), all have Oscars…

    Reply to Kristen

    Marilyn Monroe might finally get her well deserved and long overdue Oscar. Read about how and why in the brand new just released book Marilyn: The Quest for an Oscar. An insightful read about her passion to be recognized and how it was a most important part of her life. The book is unique in its approach and as an added plus has over 200 photographs including special artwork.

    Reply to The Voice
  • […] Bovenstaande foto doet ons allemaal zeer. Alhoewel Matthew McConaughey zijn Oscar zeker verdiende, gunde we het Leonardo DiCaprio net ietsje meer. Maar geen zorgen Leo, jouw moment komt nog en dan ontploft het internet zoals nooit ervoor! In dit artikel worden 10 personen opgesomd die nog nooit een Oscar hebben gekregen, wat opmerkelijk is als je de lijst bekijkt. Toch denk ik dat we na vanavond zeker één persoon kunnen schrappen uit de lijst. Wie dat is, lees je in het artikel van Cinefille, waar ik trouwens helemaal akkoord mee ben. Toch staan er nog een heleboel andere bij die dringend een Oscar verdienen, what’s wrong with you Oscars? // Lees het artikel hier. […]

    Brad Pitt actually has an Oscar as a producer for Twelve Years a Slave

    Reply to Alix

    What about Amy Adams? She’s probably the most robbed actor of all time with 5 noms and no wins. Ridiculous.
    And then there’s the legendary Judy Garland, who only ever won a juvenile Oscar and was the protagonist for the greatest Oscar snub of all time for ‘A Star Is Born’.

    Reply to Roma Kong

    Lol, I still can’t believe that Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t get anything. He is amazing!!!
    OMG, i can’t believe that Richard Gere never won anything!!! I mean, are we watching the same movies? He is amazing! *.*


    Reply to Aja
  • Actually B. Pitt & T. Cruise are very commercial actors, but not a good, they don’t have a great quality in the way they are acting …

    Reply to Beauty Follower

        Totally agree for Tom Cruise but I must disagree on Brad Pitt. Yeah, lately, he’s kinda lazy, but did some outstanding work before. Bruce Willis and Richard Gere shouldn’t even be there…

        Reply to Evgui
  • I can’t believe Johnny Depp has never won an Oscar! This was a really interesting thing to read, they all totally deserve one.

    Reply to Kate
  • Beh di Di Caprio e Pitt non mi stupisco, ci hanno messo un po’ ad arrivare alla bravura di adesso. Depp è in assoluto il mio attore preferito quindi purtroppo lo sapevo. Degli altri mi stupisco davvero 😀


    Reply to Jules

    There are 3 or 4 that should have one at least once

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