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    9 Oscar Winners Who Have Done Marvel Films, And 9 I Would Love To See Do One

    The MCU will be 10x stronger after Frances McDormand has joined.

    The MCU — and the interrelated SSU (Sony's Spider-Man Universe) — is chock full of outstanding actors; I'm sure you'll agree. Some are even Academy Award winners!

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    With the universes set to expand even further in the future, let's take a look back at some Oscar winners who have already made appearances in the MCU/SSU, as well as Oscar winners who should definitely make their Marvel debut asap!

    1. Already appeared — Natalie Portman

    Natalie in flannel for Thor and in her ballet outfit for Black Swan
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    Oscar win: Best Actress for Black Swan in 2011.

    Role in the MCU: Jane Foster in ThorThor: The Dark World, and the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder.

    2. Should appear — Al Pacino

    Al Pacino at an event and in Scent of a Woman
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    Oscar win: Best Actor for Scent of a Woman in 1993.

    Prospective role in the MCU: I feel like he'd be a good Nick Fury type leader — stern, but his heart is in the right place. Something akin to his House of Gucci character!

    3. Already appeared — Anthony Hopkins

    Anthony with an eyepatch for Thor and in The Silence of the Lambs
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    Oscar wins: Best Actor for The Silence of the Lambs in 1991 and Best Actor for The Father in 2020.

    Role in the MCU: Odin in ThorThor: The Dark World, and Thor: Ragnarok.

    4. Should appear — Frances McDormand

    Francis at an event and in an oversized coat in Nomadland
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    Oscar wins: Best Actress for Fargo in 1997, Best Actress for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri in 2018, and Best Actress for Nomadland in 2021.

    Prospective role in the MCU: I mean, she has to be a villain, right? Someone high up in government with an insidious agenda that gets revealed at the height of the film.

    5. Already appeared — Lupita Nyong'o

    Lupita in Black Panther and crying in 12 Years a Slave
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    Oscar win: Best Supporting Actress for 12 Years a Slave in 2014.

    Role in the MCU: Nakia in Black Panther and the upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

    6. Should appear — Olivia Colman

    Olivia smiling at an event and wearing a crown for The Favourite
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    Oscar win: Best Actress for The Favourite in 2019.

    Prospective role in the MCU: I kind of want to see Liv as a villain, too! Maybe she could be France McDormand's equally evil sidekick.

    7. Already appeared — Gwyneth Paltrow

    Gwyneth as Pepper Potts and in a victorian dress for Shakespeare in Love
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    Oscar win: Best Actress for Shakespeare in Love in 1999.

    Role in the MCU: Pepper Potts in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.

    8. Should appear — Morgan Freeman

    Morgan at an event and Morgan wearing a fedora in Million Dollar Baby
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    Oscar win: Best Supporting Actor for Million Dollar Baby in 2004.

    Prospective role in the MCU: He's played it before, but I'd like to see Morgan as a Pennyworth-type character — caring yet formidable and full of wisdom!

    9. Already appeared — Ben Kingsley

    Ben wearing an inmates uniform and as Gandhi for the film
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    Oscar win: Best Actor for Gandhi in 1983.

    Role in the MCU: Trevor Slattery/Mandarin in Iron Man 3Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

    10. Should appear — Jeremy Irons

    Jeremy smiling and Jeremy with an unlit cigarette in Reversal of Fortune
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    Oscar win: Best Actor for Reversal of Fortune in 1990.

    Prospective role in the MCU: I kinda need him to bring that campy villainous Scar energy to the MCU, possibly in an alien warlord type of role à la Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser.

    11. Already appeared — Angelina Jolie

    Angelina as Thena and in a T-shirt for Girl, Interrupted
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    Oscar win: Best Supporting Actress for Girl, Interrupted in 2003.

    Role in the MCU: Thena in Eternals.

    12. Should appear — Javier Bardem

    close up of Javier and with longer hair in No Country for Old Men
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    Oscar win: Best Supporting Actor for No Country for Old Men in 2008.

    Prospective role in the MCU: I mean, his Bond villain was iconic! However, I would kind of love to see Javier as a sexy, stay at home husband to some sort of badass woman. Basically like a gender swapped Clint and Laura Barton!

    13. Already appeared — Jamie Foxx

    Jamie as Max Dillon with a hood on and singing in Ray
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    Oscar win: Best Actor for Ray in 2005.

    Role in the MCU: Max Dillon/Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man: No Way Home.

    14. Should appear — Whoopi Goldberg

    Whoopi at an event and eyes widened in shock in Ghost
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    Oscar win: Best Supporting Actress for Ghost in 1990.

    Prospective role in the MCU: She needs to run S.H.I.E.L.D. I mean, COME ON!

    15. Already appeared — Cate Blanchett

    Grimacing as Hela and sitting pretty and looking up in Blue Jasmine
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    Oscar wins: Best Supporting Actress for The Aviator in 2005 and Best Actress for Blue Jasmine in 2014.

    Role in the MCU: Hela in Thor: Ragnarok.

    16. Should appear — Jessica Lange

    Jessica smiling and with short curly hair in Blue Sky
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    Oscar wins: Best Supporting Actress for Tootsie in 1983 and Best Actress for Blue Sky in 1995.

    Prospective role in the MCU: Jessica's particular strength is playing fierce but damaged women, so why fix what ain't broken? Let's have her play the mum of an existing superhero, and their difficult mother-son relationship gets put under the microscope throughout the film.

    I'm expecting a Heath Ledger as The Joker type of performance here!

    17. Already appeared — Tilda Swinton

    Tilda with a bald head for The Ancient One and talking on the phone in Michael Clayton
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    Oscar win: Best Supporting Actress for Michael Clayton in 2007.

    Role in the MCU: The Ancient One in Doctor StrangeAvengers: Endgame, and What If...?.

    18. Should appear — Meryl Streep

    Meryl at an event and speaking at a podium in The Iron Lady
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    Oscar wins: Best Supporting Actress for Kramer vs. Kramer in 1980, Best Actress for Sophie's Choice in 1983, and Best Actress for The Iron Lady in 2012.

    Prospective role in the MCU: I'm tempted to say she should basically play her character from Don't Look Up — a corrupt politician with no allegiance to anyone but herself. Not an out-of-place role for an MCU movie, right?

    Do you agree with our ideas? Let us know in the comments below!