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    22 Amazing Actors Who've Been Nominated For An Oscar But Have Never Won

    Glen Close has been nominated SIX times without ever winning.

    1. Glenn Close

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    Close has been nominated a whopping SIX times without ever winning an Oscar. She has been nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role three times – in 1983 for The World According to Garp (1982) , in 1984 for The Big Chill (1983), and in 1985 for The Natural (1984).

    Additionally, Close has been nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role three times – in 1988 for Fatal Attraction (1987), in 1989 for Dangerous Liaisons (1988), and in 2012 for Albert Nobbs (2011).

    2. Robert Downey Jr.

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    In 1993, Downey was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Chaplin (1992), and in 2009 he was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Tropic Thunder (2008).

    3. Michelle Williams

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    Williams has been nominated twice for Best Actress in a Supporting Role – in 2006 for Brokeback Mountain and in 2017 for Manchester by the Sea (2016). She has also been nominated twice for Best Actress in a Leading Role – in 2011 for Blue Valentine (2010) and in 2012 for My Week With Marilyn (2011).

    4. Bill Murray

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    Murray was nominated in 2004 for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Lost in Translation (2003).

    5. Harrison Ford

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    Ford was nominated in 1986 for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Witness (1985).

    6. Sigourney Weaver

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    Weaver has been nominated three times – in 1987 for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Aliens (1986), in 1989 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Working Girl (1988), and in 1989 for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Gorillas in the Mist (1988).

    7. Tom Cruise

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    Cruise has been nominated three times – in 2000 for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Magnolia (1999), in 1997 for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Jerry Maguire (1996), and in 1990 for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Born on the Fourth of July (1989).

    8. Joaquin Phoenix

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    Phoenix has been nominated three times – in 2003 for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Gladiator (2000), in 2006 for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Walk the Line (2005), and in 2013 for Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Master (2012).

    9. Laura Linney

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    Linney has been nominated three times – in 2001 for Best Actress in a Leading Role for You Can Count on Me (2000), in 2005 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Kinsey (2004), and in 2008 for Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Savages (2007).

    10. Jessica Chastain

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    Chastain has been nominated twice – in 2012 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Help (2011) and in 2013 for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Zero Dark Thirty (2012).

    11. Edward Norton

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    Norton has been nominated three times – in 1997 for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Primal Fear (1996), in 1999 for Best Actor in a Leading Role for American History X (1998), and in 2015 for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Birdman (2014) .

    12. Annette Bening

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    Bening has been nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role three times – in 2000 for American Beauty (1999) , in 2005 for Being Julia (2004), and in 2011 for The Kids Are All Right (2010). She has also been nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 1991 for The Grifters (1990).

    13. Keira Knightley

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    Knightley was nominated in 2006 for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Pride & Prejudice (2005) and in 2015 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Imitation Game (2014).

    14. Ed Harris

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    In 2001, Harris was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Pollock (2000). Harris has also been nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – in 1996 for Apollo 13 (1995), in 1999 for The Truman Show (1998), and in 2003 for The Hours (2002).

    15. Michelle Pfeiffer

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    Pfeiffer has been nominated three times – in 1989 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Dangerous Liaisons (1988), in 1990 for Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), and in 1993 for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Love Field (1992).

    16. Ralph Fiennes

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    Fiennes was nominated in 1994 for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Schindler's List (1993) and in 1997 for Best Actor in a Leading Role for The English Patient (1996).

    17. John Malkovich

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    Malkovich was nominated in 1985 for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Places in the Heart (1984) and in 1994 for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for In the Line of Fire (1993).

    18. Ian McKellen

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    McKellen has been nominated twice – in 1999 for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Gods and Monsters (1998) and in 2002 for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001).

    19. Rooney Mara

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    In 2012, Mara was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and in 2016, she was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Carol (2015).

    20. Samuel L. Jackson

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    Jackson was nominated in 1995 for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Pulp Fiction (1994).

    21. Winona Ryder

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    Ryder has been nominated twice – in 1994 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Age of Innocence (1993) and in 1995 for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Little Women (1994).

    22. Amy Adams

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    Adams has been nominated for an Oscar five times. In 2014, she was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for American Hustle (2013). She has been nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role four times – in 2006 for Junebug (2005), in 2009 for Doubt (2008), in 2011 for The Fighter (2010), and in 2013 for The Master (2012).

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