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Say It Ain’t So!: Check Out 11 Great Actors Who Surprisingly Haven’t Won Oscars

Closer Weekly
FEB 23, 2016 5:11PM BY JULIA BIRKINBINE
Say It Ain’t So!: Check Out 11 Great Actors Who Surprisingly Haven’t Won Oscars

Leonardo DiCaprio

For many actors and actresses, winning the coveted Academy Award is a major Hollywood milestone.

But for these 11 stars — including Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Amy Adams, Bette Midler and more! — winning an Oscar is unfortunately a career checkmark they’re still working on, despite having been nominated several times!

Johnny Depp
The Dark Shadows actor, 52, has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role on three different occasions for his performances in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Finding Neverland and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, though he has not yet won the honor.

Johnny Depp

Tom Cruise

Tom, 53, has been nominated for an Academy Award three times for his roles in Born on the Fourth of July,Jerry Maguire and Magnolia, but has unfortunately never won.

Tom Cruise

Glenn Close

She is considered by many to be one of the greatest film actresses of her time, but Glenn, 68, has lost the Academy Award all six times she’s been nominated.

Glenn Close

Bruce Willis

The Die Hard star has appeared in more than 60 feature films and has the title of the ninth highest-grossing actor in a leading role, but Bruce, 60, has surprisingly never received an Oscar nomination.

Bruce Willis

Amy Adams

Amy, 41, has received five Oscar noms in the Best Supporting Actress category, but is still waiting to win her much-deserved gold statuette!

Amy Adams

Annette Bening

Though many believe the iconic actress, 57, should have won Oscars for her roles in American Beauty, The Grifters, Being Julia and The Kids Are All Right, she is still waiting to win the coveted award!

Annette Bening

Hugh Jackman

The Australian actor, 47, is best known for his roles in blockbusters including Australia, Prisoners and the X-Men film series, but he has only been nominated for one Academy Award for his portrayal of Jean Valjean in 2012’s Les Misérables.

Hugh Jackman

Bette Midler

The Divine Miss M, 70, has been nominated for two Best Actress Academy Awards for her performances inThe Rose and For the Boys, but walked away without the statuette both times. The iconic singer and actress is, however, the proud owner of three Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards and a special Tony Award.

Bette Midler

Laura Linney

Laura, 52, has been nominated for an Oscar three times for her work in You Can Count on Me, Kinsey and The Savages, but has never won.

Laura Linney

Samuel L. Jackson

Despite starring in more than 100 films, the Patriot Games star, 67, has never won an Academy Award, though he was nominated for his role in 1994’s Pulp Fiction.

Samuel L. Jackson

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