Best Acting Performances Not Nominated for an Oscar

The Top Ten

1 Jack Nicholson - The Shining

He shouldve won the oscar but instead he wasnt even nominated - zxm

2 Al Pacino - Scarface
3 Christian Bale - American Psycho
4 Anthony Perkins - Psycho
5 Ray Liotta - Goodfellas
6 Edward Norton - Fight Club

So underrated. How about American History X or Primal Fear?

7 Jake Gyllenhaal - Nightcrawler
8 Jeff Bridges - The Big Lebowski
9 Johnny Depp - Secret Window
10 Robert Redford - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

No reason he should have been.

The Contenders

11 John Cazale - The Godfather
12 Jacob Tremblay - Room
13 Christian Bale - The Machinist
14 Leonardo Di Caprio - Catch Me If You Can
15 Tom Hanks - The Green Mile

Excellent performances all around, but everyone was upstaged by Michael Clarke Duncan. RIP

16 Leonardo DiCaprio - Django Unchained
17 Michael Keaton - Beetlejuice
18 Malcolm McDowell - A Clockwork Orange
19 Tim Robbins - The Shawshank Redemption
20 Christian Bale - Empire of the Sun
21 Bruce Willis - Die Hard
22 Jennifer Garner - 13 Going on 30
23 Steve Buscemi - Reservoir Dogs
24 Daniel Bruhl - Rush
25 Eli Wallach - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
26 Mark Wahlberg - Boogie Nights
27 Tom Cruise - Collateral
28 Johnny Depp - The Lone Ranger

Is this some kind of joke? - marco-mbs

29 Johnny Depp - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
30 Gene Hackman - The Conversation
31 Robert De Niro - Mean Streets
32 Harvey Keitel - Mean Streets
33 Gene Wilder - Young Frankenstein
34 Amy Adams - Arrival
35 Pamela Anderson - Barb Wire
36 Michelle Pfeiffer - Batman Returns
37 Uma Thurman - Kill Bill
38 Annette Bening - 20th Century Women Annette Carol Bening is an American actress. She began her career on stage with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival company in 1980, and played Lady Macbeth in 1984 at the American Conservatory Theatre.
39 Tom Cruise - Rain Man
40 Donald Sutherland - Ordinary People
41 Robert Redford - All the President's Men
42 Dustin Hoffman - All the President's Men
43 Robert Redford - All Is Lost
44 Johnny Depp - Black Mass
45 Winona Ryder - The Crucible
46 Rebecca De Mornay - The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
47 Anne Hathaway - Interstellar
48 Matthew McConaughey - Interstellar
49 Daniel Day-Lewis - The Crucible
50 Jake Gyllenhaal - Southpaw
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