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    Updated on Jul 26, 2020. Posted on Jul 24, 2020

    25 Actors Who Are Sooo Good In Movies But Get Zero Credit

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    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community for their favorite actors who've surprisingly never won an Oscar. You can check out the first list here. But there were sooo many excellent responses that we had to make a second list! So here are 25 more submissions we 100% agree with:

    1. Angela Bassett

    Angela Bassett singing as Tina Turner
    Buena Vista

    "Everything she's been in — from Waiting to Exhale to How Stella Got Her Groove Back to What's Love Got to Do With It, where she transformed into Tina Turner. Even her role in the goofy horror comedy Vampire in Brooklyn deserves an Oscar!"

    shaneo6930612

    "That Black queen needs like four!"

    munckin06

    2. Ralph Fiennes

    Ralph Fiennes at the hotel in Grand Budapest Hotel
    Searchlight Pictures

    "The guy is an icon, and it's a crime he doesn't have an Oscar. Not just for Harry Potter, but films like Schindler's List or Grand Budapest Hotel or basically whatever film he got a role in. He is fantastic."

    stigaar

    3. Adam Driver

    Adam Driver looking serious in Marriage Story
    Netflix

    "I'm sure he will get one eventually, but I'm just amazed with his work in Marriage Story and especially in BlacKkKlansman."

    juliam62

    4. Sigourney Weaver

    Sigourney Weaver in Working Girl
    20th Century Fox

    "For Alien or Gorillas in the Mist. She was also brilliant as the bad guy in Working Girl."

    Unfinishedusernam

    5. Eddie Murphy

    Eddie Murphy looking serious in Dreamgirls
    DreamWorks/ Paramount

    "He should have won for his amazing performance in Dreamgirls!"

    melialexander

    6. Willem Dafoe

    Willem Dafoe looking unhappy in Spider-Man
    Sony

    "He’s acted in more than 100 movies and has been nominated only four times!"

    mayracedillom

    7. Michelle Pfeiffer

    Michelle Pfeiffer looking pretty in fancy clothes in Dangerous Liaisons
    Warner Bros.

    "She should have won Best Actress for The Fabulous Baker Boys and Best Supporting Actress for Dangerous Liaisons (or at least one of those)."

    paulperrone66

    8. John Travolta

    John Travolta smiling in Grease
    Paramount

    "He's got longevity and is a triple threat. He deserved one a long time ago."

    mehdenk

    9. Laurence Fishburne

    Laurence Fishburne holding a letter
    Lionsgate/ PVR Cinemas

    "He’s been in more than 70 movies, including The Matrix series and John Wick series. It’s time he gets the recognition he deserves."

    sweetpeaprincess

    10. Sean Astin

    Sean Astin holding a bright light in the Lord of the Rings
    New Line Cinema

    "How did he NOT win a Supporting Actor Oscar for Lord of the Rings: Return of the King?! I’m still pissed about that."

    natc4778aca86

    11. Peter O'Toole

    Peter O'Toole looking serious in Troy
    Warner Bros.

    "Legend Peter O'Toole was nominated EIGHT times and never won. He was given an Honorary Oscar in 2002, which he initially tried to turn down, writing to the Academy that he was 'still in the game' and would like more time to 'win the lovely bugger outright.' He was nominated a final time in 2007, but STILL didn't win, losing to Forest Whitaker, and then died in 2013. The man was done dirty."

    indy1989

    12. Florence Pugh

    Florence Pugh in Little Women looking unhappy
    Sony

    "She's young, and her career is just starting, but she's already shown how amazing she is."

    monikaaat

    13. Idris Elba

    Idris Elba sweating and looking worried in Beasts of No Nation
    Netflix

    "I am just shocked that his performances in Beasts of No Nation and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom did not earn him even Oscar nominations. He's too great of an actor to be ignored by the Academy for this long."

    grundlefresch

    14. Harrison Ford

    Harrison Ford smiling in Indiana Jones
    Paramount

    "He definitely should have won an Oscar a dozen times over."

    danahodges

    15. Hugh Jackman

    Hugh Jackman as Wolverine with one eyebrow raised
    20th Century Fox

    "He's so talented, and I can't believe he has never won an Oscar!"

    vitaliastrait

    16. Jennifer Lopez

    Jennifer Lopez dressed as Selena
    Warner Bros.

    "She should have won Oscars for her performances in Hustlers, Enough, and Selena."

    Br00klyn99

    17. Keira Knightley

    Keira Knightley in Pride and Prejudice on a swing
    Focus Features

    "She is great in all her movies, but she’s hardly ever even nominated."

    BethanyMB

    18. Don Cheadle

    Don Cheadle on the phone in Hotel Rwanda
    MGM

    "He is an incredible actor. He 100% should have won for his moving performance in Hotel Rwanda!"

    sweetpeaprincess

    19. Keanu Reeves

    Keanu Reeves in The Matrix staring to the side of the room
    Warner Bros.

    20. Jim Carrey

    Jim Carrey on a bus wearing a beanie in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Focus Features

    "For Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Man on the Moon, or The Truman Show."

    leannesfitbit79

    21. Ryan Gosling

    Ryan Gosling staring thoughtfully in La La Land
    Lionsgate

    "He even learned how to play intense piano in La La Land, not to mention his amazing roles in everything else he’s in!"

    caligirl01

    22. Kerry Washington

    Kerry Washington sitting on a swing
    Columbia

    "She is so underrated! Her performances in Ray, Django Unchained, and The Last King of Scotland were all deserving of an Oscar, but she’s never even been nominated!"

    grundlefresch

    23. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant grinning
    Universal

    "I'm going old school so there's no chance to remedy this. Cary Grant. He could do lighthearted comedy, drama, suspense. He could be the typical charming Cary Grant. He could turn that exact charm dark. He could completely lose the charm and be cold and heartless. I don't think he got the credit he deserved."

    Dani257

    24. Naomi Watts

    Naomi Watts talking
    Focus Features

    "Overlooked for Mulholland Drive, 21 Grams, Funny Games, Eastern Promises, Birdman, etc. Watts is way overdue."

    lx59

    25. And Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe singing
    United Artists

    "She was never even nominated. Snubbed, if you ask me."

    walshmuireann

    Note: Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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