Best Acting Performances Not Nominated for an Oscar

The Top Ten

1 Jack Nicholson - The Shining Jack Nicholson - The Shining Product Image

He shouldve won the oscar but instead he wasnt even nominated

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

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

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

No reason he should have been.

The Contenders

11 John Cazale - The Godfather John Cazale - The Godfather Product Image
12 Jacob Tremblay - Room Jacob Tremblay - Room Product Image
13 Christian Bale - The Machinist Christian Bale - The Machinist Product Image
14 Leonardo Di Caprio - Catch Me If You Can Leonardo Di Caprio - Catch Me If You Can Product Image Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. DiCaprio began his career by appearing in television commercials in the late 1980s.
15 Tom Hanks - The Green Mile Tom Hanks - The Green Mile Product Image

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

16 Leonardo DiCaprio - Django Unchained Leonardo DiCaprio - Django Unchained Product Image
17 Michael Keaton - Beetlejuice Michael Keaton - Beetlejuice Product Image
18 Malcolm McDowell - A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell - A Clockwork Orange Product Image
19 Tim Robbins - The Shawshank Redemption Tim Robbins - The Shawshank Redemption Product Image

And James Whitmore for best supporting actor

20 Christian Bale - Empire of the Sun Christian Bale - Empire of the Sun Product Image
21 Bruce Willis - Die Hard Bruce Willis - Die Hard Product Image
22 Jennifer Garner - 13 Going on 30 Jennifer Garner - 13 Going on 30 Product Image
23 Steve Buscemi - Reservoir Dogs Steve Buscemi - Reservoir Dogs Product Image
24 Daniel Bruhl - Rush Daniel Bruhl - Rush Product Image
25 Eli Wallach - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Eli Wallach - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Product Image
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