5 Great Actors Who Have Never Won The Oscars They Deserve. Winning an Oscar has been the ultimate dream for most actors and actresses in Hollywood since the inception of the awards 88 years ago.

Formerly known as the Academy Awards, it is a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy’s voting membership.

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And over the years, some actors have displayed sheer brilliance in various roles that deserved to be crowned with the coveted ‘Best Actor’ award at the Oscars. Yet, they failed to win.

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We took a look at 5 actors that have endured this fate.


Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Carribean

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Johnny starred as Captain Jack Sparrow in this hugely successful pirates movie. Depp received a nomination for Best Actor at the Oscars but he lost out to Sean Penn for his role in Mystic River.


Ralph Fiennes in Schindler’s List

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Though Schlinder’s List got 7 Oscar nominations, Ralph Fiennes failed to make the Best Actor nomination list.


Tom Cruise in Born on the 4th of July

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Cruise’s performance as Vietnamese War veteran Ron Kovic earned him his first Oscar nomination.  However, he lost to Daniel Day-Lewis for his role My Left Foot in 1989.


Bill Murray in Lost in Translation

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Bill starred alongside Scarlett Johansson in this romantic comedy. The movie gained 4 Oscar nominations but Murray missed out on a nomination in the Best Actor category.


Brad Pitt in 12 Monkeys

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Pitt had his first nomination in 1996 for his role in the movie 12 Monkeys. But that award went to Kevin Spacey for The Usual Suspects.  5 Great Actors Who Have Never Won The Oscars They Deserve