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Old 07-10-2012, 01:20 AM
Actos that should have academy awards but don't

Brad Pitt
Edward Norton
Bill Murray
Jim Carey (not even a nomination)
John Cusack (no nominations too)
Samuel L Jackson
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:25 AM
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Brad Pitt
Edward Norton
Bill Murray
Jim Carey (not even a nomination)
John Cusack (no nominations too)
Samuel L Jackson
What performances should they have got the award for? Not one of them has put in a performance that was the best for that year?
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:34 AM
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What performances should they have got the award for? Not one of them has put in a performance that was the best for that year?
Not any film in particular. Just feel like these actors should have won one for a role they have portrayed already.

Add Tom Cruise to that list
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:41 AM
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Not any film in particular. Just feel like these actors should have won one for a role they have portrayed already.

Add Tom Cruise to that list
That makes no sence, Brad Pitt was great and nominated for 12 Monkeys, but was he better than Kevin Spacey that year, nope.

All the actors have had great performances but none of them should have Accademy Awards but don't
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:48 AM
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That makes no sence, Brad Pitt was great and nominated for 12 Monkeys, but was he better than Kevin Spacey that year, nope.

All the actors have had great performances but none of them should have Accademy Awards but don't
How does it make no sense? These are actors that I feel should already have an Academy Award but don't.

If you weren't going to contribute you shouldn't have responded.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:05 AM
Tom Cruise should have won for his performance in Born on the Fourth of July.

Samuel L. Jackson should have won for Pulp Fiction.

Edward Norton should have won for American History X.

Bill Murray should have won for Lost in Translation.

Not sure about Jim Carey. He was great in truman show but that was the same year as American History X. He was also amazing in Man on the Moon but Kevin Spacey actually deserved his oscar for American Beauty. Likewise, Brad Pitt has given several outstanding performances but I can think of someone I liked even better in all of those years.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:09 AM
I am going to list roles to please Viking :P

Brad Pitt for 12 Monkeys
Edward Norton for Primal Fear
Bill Murray for Lost in Translation
Sammuel L Jackson for Pulp Fiction
Tom Cruise for Magnolia
Jim Carey for Eternal Sunshine of a spotless mind
John Cusack for High Fidelity

And I am going to add Johnny Depp for Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the black pearl.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:18 AM
Disagree with some of your pics. Kevin Spacey was brilliant in The Usual Suspects and absolutely deserved his win. Besides, while I love 12 Monkeys as much as the next person, I wasn't that impressed with Pitt's work. He was playing a rather one dimensional crazy nut job character. Not much to him.

Also, while Cruise was outstanding in Magnolia, I thought Michael Caine was wonderful in the Cider House Rules and truly deserved his win as well.

I wouldn't even nominate, let alone have Cusack win for High Fidelity. The best male lead performance of 2000 goes to, IMO, Tom Hanks in Cast Away. But I have no complaints about Russell Crowe winning either since he was excellent in Gladiator.

Lost in Translation came out the same year as the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie. So you either think Bill Murray deserved it or Depp deserved it. I definitely would go with Murray, with Sean Penn coming in second place for Mystic River. He wasn't nominated but Tom Cruise was also awesome in The Last Samurai, and should have been imo.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:28 AM
I think Spacey was brilliant in the Usual suspects too. I like that film more than 12 Monkeys. But Brad was amazing as the lunatic.

Magnolia was Cruise's best work IMO.

Cusack was so good in High Fidelity though. He played the role so real. It is a shame that the Academy doesn't give credit to comedies like they should.

I forgot that Lost in Translation and Pirates of the Caribbean were both 2003 films. In that case Johnny Depp should have won for Donnie Brasco.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:42 AM
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I forgot that Lost in Translation and Pirates of the Caribbean were both 2003 films. In that case Johnny Depp should have won for Donnie Brasco.
Hahaha. Depp was excellent in Donnie Brasco, no doubt about that. It might be, in fact, his best performance. But that movie came out in 1997 and that year I thought Robert Duvall deserved to win for his AMAZING performance in The Apostle.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:49 AM
Duvall is a master actor so that is hard to argue. But Depp's performance alongside Al Pacino made me realize that he is the Al Pacino or Robert De Niro of this generation.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:54 AM
I thought Spacey was far superior in SEVEN. The Usual Suspects hasn't held up well for me on recent viewings.


I would actually give Oscars to some of the actors mentioned, but for different performances than the ones they were nominated for.

Edward Norton - 25th Hour (Also would have nominated him for The Painted Veil)
Bill Murray - Rushmore

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Old 07-10-2012, 03:00 AM
I thought about 25th Hour for Norton. But while I do think he should have been nominated for that movie, I don't think he should have won. My personal pick for the best male lead actor in 2002 belongs to Robin Williams in One Hour Photo.
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:13 AM
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I thought about 25th Hour for Norton. But while I do think he should have been nominated for that movie, I don't think he should have won. My personal pick for the best male lead actor in 2002 belongs to Robin Williams in One Hour Photo.
I feel the same way except Adrien Brody deserved his win for the Pianist. What an amazing performance. He gave up all materiel possessions for months just for that role.

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Old 07-10-2012, 04:29 AM
Julianne Moore for Far From Heaven. An absolute goddamned travesty.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:02 AM
Kirk Douglas
Peter Lorre
Andy Griffith in 'A Face in the Crowd'
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:46 AM
I don't know if they should have Oscars, but I think these have definitely given Oscar-worthy performances in their career:

Tom Cruise - Magnolia
Brad Pitt - Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Harrison Ford - Regarding Henry
Ed Norton, Jr. - American History X
Julianne Moore - too many to name
Laura Linney - too many to name
Matt Damon - Good Will Hunting
Peter O'Toole - too many to name; I realize he has an Honorary Oscar, but screw that.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:00 AM
The Academy Awards is a joke. The best awards show is sadly The Rotten Tomatoes one(Razzies). The others are less content and more who is popular.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:07 AM
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The Academy Awards is a joke.

You're dead wrong man. The Academy Awards is an awards ceremony that's held annually to honor achievement in film.

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Old 07-10-2012, 11:23 AM
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Matt Damon - Good Will Hunting
Matt did win an oscar for his writing for Good will hunting (alongside Ben Affleck).
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:25 AM
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Matt did win an oscar for his writing for Good will hunting (alongside Ben Affleck).
True - I was just mentioning his acting performance though. I thought it was outstanding.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:27 AM
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You're dead wrong man. The Academy Awards is an awards ceremony that's held annually to honor achievement in film.

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Wikipedia is always right.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:10 PM
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You're dead wrong man. The Academy Awards is an awards ceremony that's held annually to honor achievement in film.

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Goofy lol
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:14 PM
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Matt did win an oscar for his writing for Good will hunting (alongside Ben Affleck).
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True - I was just mentioning his acting performance though. I thought it was outstanding.
So you are saying that Matt was better in Good Will Hunting than Jack in As Good As It Gets? No way! Not even close and I really like Good Will Hunting
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:53 PM
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So you are saying that Matt was better in Good Will Hunting than Jack in As Good As It Gets? No way! Not even close and I really like Good Will Hunting
I'd say they are pretty close. Besides, neither should have won. I've already said who I thought should have won that year. Duvall was nominated, but he should have won. It was a truly mesmerizing performance!
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:01 PM
BEST ACTOR
Orson Welles in Citizen Kane (1941) *
Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Woody Allen in Annie Hall (1977) **
Tom Hulce in Amadeus (1984)
Liam Neeson in Schindler's List (1993)
John Travolta in Pulp Fiction (1994)
Bill Murray in Lost in Translation (2003)
Leonardo DiCaprio in The Aviator (2004)
David Strathairn in Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)
Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler (2008)
Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker (2009)

* Won Best Original Screenplay
** Won Best Original Screenplay and Best Director

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Claude Rains in Casablanca (1943)
James Caan in The Godfather (1972)
Jason Miller in The Exorcist (1973)
Brad Dourif in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Ned Beatty in Network (1976)
Pat Morita in The Karate Kid (1984)
Tom Berenger in Platoon (1986)
Edward Norton in Primal Fear (1996)
Ed Harris in The Truman Show (1998)
Joaquin Phoenix in Gladiator (2000)
Ian McKellen in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Thomas Hayden Church in Sideways (2004)
Paul Giamatti in Cinderella Man (2005)
Nick Nolte in Warrior (2011)

BEST ACTRESS
Sigourney Weaver in Aliens (1986)
Sharon Stone in Casino (1995)
Ellen Page in Juno (2007)
Rooney Mara in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Janet Leigh in Psycho (1960)
Mary Badham in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Linda Blair in The Exorcist (1973)
Talia Shire in The Godfather Part II (1974)
Mariel Hemingway in Manhattan (1979)
Cathy Moriarty in Raging Bull (1980)
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio in The Color of Money (1986)
Lorraine Bracco in Goodfellas (1990)
Winona Ryder in The Age of Innocence (1993)
Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction (1994)
Catherine Keener in Being John Malkovich (1999)
Marcia Gay Harden in Mystic River (2003)
Abigail Breslin in Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Maggie Gyllenhaal in Crazy Heart (2009)
Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit (2010)
Bérénice Bejo in The Artist (2011)

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Old 07-10-2012, 10:25 PM
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You're dead wrong man. The Academy Awards is an awards ceremony that's held annually to honor achievement in film.

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Lmao

Dude, you are without a doubt my favorite schmoe. No homo. Maybe a little homo.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:47 PM
Kate Hudson has made a TON of crap over the years, but she still should have won the oscar for her wonderful work in Almost Famous!

Alec Baldwin should have won for his superb work in The Cooler.

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Old 07-11-2012, 12:45 AM
Peter Sarsgaard should have been nominated and won for his role in Shattered Glass. Unfortunately if he keeps doing crap like Green Lantern, he won't ever end up with an Oscar.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:59 AM
Ian Holm deserved a nomination and would get my vote for The Sweet Hereafter. Sarah Polley too.

The movie must have been pretty close to a Best Picture nomination as well considering Atom Egoyan's director and writing nominations.
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:27 AM
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So you are saying that Matt was better in Good Will Hunting than Jack in As Good As It Gets? No way! Not even close and I really like Good Will Hunting
I'm saying I really enjoyed his performance, thought it was Oscar-worthy, and wouldn't have been surprised if he took it home. I thought Nicholson was great too in As Good As It Gets . . . I'm not surprised he won the Oscar that year.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:58 PM
Ellen Burstyn - she has won an oscar but she should have one for Requiem for a Dream.
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:31 PM
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Ellen Burstyn - she has won an oscar but she should have one for Requiem for a Dream.
This. A million times over.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:54 PM
If we're going for actors who should have won again, then I submit Burt Lancaster for Atlantic City. I love Henry Fonda to death and he was the best thing about On Golden Pond, which is a movie I like, but he didn't deserve it.

Kirk Douglas also should have won the Oscar for either The Bad And The Beautiful or Lust For Life. At least he got his honorary one.

Somebody mentioned Kate Hudson earlier, but I'm probably one of the few schmoes who was thrilled that Marcia Gay Harden won.

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Old 07-15-2012, 09:43 PM
Here's one no one's mentioned...Woody Harrelson. The People vs. Larry Flynt and The Messenger.

Also, Nick Castle.
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