Best 2000s Actors Who Didn't Win the Oscar

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The Top Ten

1 Russell Crowe - A Beautiful Mind Russell Crowe - A Beautiful Mind Russell Ira Crowe is an actor, film producer and musician. Although a New Zealand citizen, he has lived most of his life in Australia and identifies himself as an Australian.

It was 2001. They didn't give him the Oscar b/c he won in 2000 but he deserved it. Russell was much better than D. Washington in Training Day - Alexandr

2 Joaquin Phoenix - Walk the Line

He was my minion that year (2005) - Alexandr

3 Leonardo DiCaprio - The Aviator, Blood Diamond
4 Ryan Gosling - Half Nelson Ryan Gosling - Half Nelson Ryan Thomas Gosling is a Canadian actor, musician, and producer. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club and went on to appear in other family entertainment programs including Are You Afraid of the Dark?
5 Tom Hanks - Cast Away
6 David Strathairn - Good Night, and Good Luck

The most underrated actor ever.

7 Michael Caine - The Quiet American Michael Caine - The Quiet American
8 Jude Law - Cold Mountain Jude Law - Cold Mountain David Jude Heyworth Law (born 29 December 1972), is an English actor. He has received nominations for two Academy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and two British Academy Awards, winning one. In 2007, he received an Honorary C├ęsar and was named a knight of the Order ...read more.
9 Viggo Mortensen - Eastern Promises
10 Jeremy Renner - The Hurt Locker Jeremy Renner - The Hurt Locker Jeremy Lee Renner is an American actor (born 1971) best known for his role as Clint Barton / Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Contenders

11 Ben Kingsley - House of Sand and Fog Ben Kingsley - House of Sand and Fog Sir Ben Kingsley is an English actor. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has won an Oscar, Grammy, BAFTA, two Golden Globes and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
12 Brad Pitt - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
13 Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler
14 Colin Firth - A Single Man
15 Terrence Howard - Hustle & Flow
16 Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor. His career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, and a resurgence of commercial success in middle age.
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