Hollywood releases countless movies and most of them deserve an award even if it isn’t an Oscar. Some Hollywood movies are known to be able to grasp an Oscar simply because of the star cast. What we mean to say is that there are some actors who are so good at what they do that their performance guarantees and Academy Award. Despite this fact, there are some actors who have, to date, never won an Oscar although they have given more brilliant movies than any other star in Hollywood. This article will be pointing out ten of those amazing actors who are yet achieve an Oscar award.
10. Robert Downey Jr.
The first name on our list of actors who are yet to receive an Academy Award is Robert Downey, the guy who recently enjoyed a lot of fame for his movie The Iron Man. This guy has been nominated for the Oscar award twice so it isn’t as if he hasn’t been seen. The nomination was for two of his movies namely Chaplin which released in 1992 and the second nomination was for Tropic Thunder which released in 2008. We believe that it is the height for unfairness that an actor of his caliber has been deprived of this honor.
9. Harrison Ford
The next person on our list is Harrison Ford, the guy who got his fame from movies like Star Wars and Indiana Jones. He was nominated only once throughout his exceptionally successful career and that was in 1985 for the movie Witness. If Robert Downey’s not winning an award was unfairness, then Harrison not getting an award is plain cruelty.
8. Brad Pitt
As you continue to browse down this article, there will be a lot of names that you will come across that might shock you. One never really stops to think whether a particular favorite actor has ever won an Oscar or not which is precisely why we were inclined to bring forth this article. Can you believe that Brad Pitt has never won Oscar? Certainly some people who have never forgiven him for ditching Jennifer Anniston might think it isn’t surprising but the rest sure think it nothing short of a tragedy.
7. Samuel L. Jackson
The next actor on our list is Samuel L. Jackson of the Django Unchained and Pulp Fiction fame. The guy has been named as the highest grossing actor by the Guinness World Record but he has only managed to achieve a nomination in the Oscars and not an actual award. The fabulous actor was actually snubbed by the academy for the role he played in Django Unchained. This forces us to wonder what would happen or the motivation of new actors if such talented ones go unappreciated.
6. Johnny Depp
The actor who brought to life the characters like those in Sweeny Todd, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Finding Neverland has never managed to grasp an Oscar to take home and it is time that we make our peace with this sad fact. There are some people who did good in some of the movies in their career and only some of the movies deserved an Oscar but as far as Johnny Depp is concerned, the guy nearly deserves an Oscar for all of his various roles, such is the diversity.
5. Tom Cruise
This list is turning out to be more like an A list of actors in Hollywood which makes us think whether there is some curse on all of the A listers and best performers for it appears that the best are only ones who do not get an Oscar.
4. Peter O Toole
The next actor on our list of the top ten actors that have yet to receive an Oscar is Peter O Toole, the brilliant actor who has now crossed the age of 80 and seems to think that he has lost the thrill and passion he once had for films and the stage. The amazing talent of the actor can be judged by the fact that he was nominated for 8 Oscars but was never able to take one home too!
3. Will Smith
Next up is none other than Will Smith the guy who got famous through movies like Bad Boys, Men in Black and Hancock amongst several others. Just recently, his film which starred his son Jaden Smith, along with the actor himself, won him the award for the worst movie which we believe is a little too mean. First you do not ever give him an Oscar despite some really wonderful performances and to top it all, you actually make him win the worst film award. How deeply motivating must that have been.
2. Leonardo DiCaprio
Up next we have Leonardo DiCaprio, who recently claimed fame due to “The Wolf of Wall street” although in all honesty we believe that there was nothing in the movie worth a shout out so we wonder what all the hype was about. However, the amazing actor who brought to life, movies like Shutter Island and Blood Diamonds, deserves nothing short of an Academy Award. Even recently, critics believe that he should have been appreciated for his performance in The Wolf of Wall street but sadly, he again got ignored although he was amongst those nominated.
1. Ewan McGregor
Ewan is one actor who has it all. The charisma, the charm, the skill, the act and even the X factor, you name it and he has it. He is serious about his stuff and he is not afraid to get his groove on if he has too. So doesn’t it come as a shock that he is still to get an Oscar? What is worse is that he has never even been nominated for one. Considering this sad fact and then realizing that the lad has worked in over 50 movies, it appears even more scandalous than ever does it not? The academy should really get its priorities straight is what we think.