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Actor/actress you thought should have gotten an Oscar (and the movie they were in)?

I want to do a thread of the actors/actresses that you think should have gotten an Oscar for their outstanding performance in a particular movie.

List the actor/actress and the movie.

I just got done watching "Untitled: Almost Famous the Bootleg Cut" and I am simply in awe of this movie. I loved it (theatrical) when I saw it in theaters and I loved it again seeing the bootleg cut for the first time.

I said it then and confirmed it now...Kate Hudson as Penny Lane should have garnered an Oscar. She was just so magnificent. Not that everyone else wasn't. They were all fantastic. Patrick Fugit, Billy Crudup, and of course Frances McDormand. But, Kate just inhabited Penny. Her looks, her nuance, her subtlety, and her explosions were just incredible. She should have gotten the Oscar over Marcia Gay Harden for movie year 2000.
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Tom Cruise - best supporting actor for "Rain Man", or Best actor for "Born on the Fourth of July"
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Denzel Washington- Malcolm X
Russel Crowe- The Insider

Funny they would both go on to win ocsars for more commercial(but inferior) movies.

Ellen Burstyn- Requiem For A Dream

And I really wanted to see Burt Reynolds win supporting actor for Boogie Nights.
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IMO....

Russell Crowe - A Beautiful Mind
Christian Bale - American Psycho
Natalie Portman - Leon
Tom Cruise - Magnolia
Leonardo DiCaprio - What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
Denzel Washington - Malcolm X
Robert DeNiro - Taxi Driver
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Originally Posted by Patman
Tom Cruise - best supporting actor for "Rain Man", or Best actor for "Born on the Fourth of July"
Thought he would get supporting actor for Magnolia.
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Christopher Reeve for SUPERMAN and SUPERMAN II.

In fact, even the late Gene Siskel once expressed his belief that Reeve should have received a nomination in 1981.
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Denzel Washington - Best Actor - Malcolm X

A couple other people said this already, but I thought I'd repeat it because this was one of the biggest pimpings of all-time. Denzel really got pimped even more when they gave him an oscar for playing a straight up thug villain.

Patrick McGoohan - Best Supporting Actor - Braveheart

He was amazing in Braveheart.
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Sean Penn in She's So Lovely. The movie itself isn't that great, particularly the third act, but Penn is AMAZING in this movie. The scene between him and Gina Rowlands is simply brillant.
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Denzel Washington should've gotten it for The Hurricane instead of Kevin Spacey for American Beauty. Then instead of giving it to Washington for Training Day, Russell Crowe could've received it for A Beautiful Mind.

Also, if they would've just given the Best Picture Oscar to LOTR for Fellowship instead of Return, then Mystic River could've gotten Best Picture (and also, Chicago would NOT have).
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Sam Jackson - Pulp Fiction
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Originally Posted by Johny Boy
Patrick McGoohan - Best Supporting Actor - Braveheart

He was amazing in Braveheart.
I'll second that.
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Brad Pitt for Fight Club. I don't know if he would have been best actor or best supporting actor.

Kate Blanchett for Elizabeth

Jim Carrey for the Truman Show

Tom Hulce for Amadeus

That's all I can think of right now.
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Jessica Lange for Frances
Ben Kingsley for House of Sand and Fog
Faye Dunaway for Mommie Dearest
Gena Rowlands for Gloria.

All three actresses, and actor, were brilliant, and superb. The Members of the Academy strictly overlooked these magnificent portrayals, which were highly worthy for their Oscar caliber performances.
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Sissy Spacek - In The Bedroom (they awarded the wrong mother in grief role just because of the T&A exposed)

Edward Norton - American History X

Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray - Lost In Translation

Liv Ullmann - Scenes From A Marriage (biggest injustice of all time because of some little foreign film rule).
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yes! Bill Murray in "Lost in Translation"...i thought that was definite.

along with just about anything Paul Giamatti was in..."American Splendor", "Sideways"....maybe get it for "Cinderella Man".
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Ian McKellen - "Gods and Monsters" (lost to Roberto Benigni)
Cate Blanchett - "Elizabeth" (lost to Gwyneth Paltrow)
Russell Crowe - "The Insider" (lost to Kevin Spacey)
John Malkovich - "In the Line of Fire" (lost to Tommy Lee Jones)
William H. Macy - "Fargo" (lost to Cuba Gooding, Jr.)
Geoffrey Rush - "Quills" (lost to Russell Crowe)
Juliette Binoche - "Chocolat" (lost to Julia Roberts)
Johnny Depp - "Pirates of the Caribbean" (lost to Sean Penn)

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This one, I'm okay with...
Originally Posted by Thrush
Sam Jackson - Pulp Fiction
...Because the Oscar went to Martin Landau for playing Bela Legosi in Ed Wood. I didn't "get it" for a few years until I saw the flick, but now I see it was a perfect win.

This one, however, really pissed me off...
Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
Ian McKellen - Gods and Monsters
...Especially since he lost to Roberto Benigni for playing himself. What a jackass. McKellen was amazing.
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Tim Robbins - Shawshank Redemption
Denzel Washington - The Hurricane, should of won it with this movie not training day.
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Sean Penn deserved the oscar over Johnny Depp. I'm not no big Sean Penn fan either.
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Some more recent performances:

Sean Penn - Dead Man Walking
Ellen Burstyn - Requiem For A Dream
Gary Oldman - Immortal Beloved
Gary Oldman - The Contender
Ian Holm - The Sweet Hereafter
William H. Macy - Fargo
Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth
Tom Cruise - Magnolia
Tom Wilkinson - In The Bedroom
Imelda Stanton - Vera Drake
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The only REAL travesty of the last 10 years was Kate Blanchett losing out to Gwynetth Paltrow in 98. That was outright highway robbery.

I'd also say Pete Posthelwaite SHOULD have won for his 93 performance in IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, instead of Tommy Lee Jones in THE FUGITIVE. I mean, Jones was great in the role, but my god...
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I wouldn't have voted for any of the winners from 1976.
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Paul Giamatti for Sideways, tell me one other working actor who could have pulled that off with the subtle nuance of being such a lovable bastard.

McConalhey in Dazed and Confused(He or Linklater lacked the clout and it was too small a film, but an amazing supporting turn)

Depp and DelToro in Fear and Loathing(supporting and lead)
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Robert Duvall not winning for "The Apostle" still really, really bugs me. I also agree with Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray for "Lost In Translation."
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Dylan Baker should've received a nomination and Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1998's Happiness. The man made you sympathize with a pedophile for God's sake. Talk about a challenge for an actor.

Also, John Malkovich should've at the very least received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor in 1999's Being John Malkovich. Anyone who shrugs that off by saying he was just playing himself obviously never saw the movie. Michael Caine won that year for The Cider House Rules(my favorite film that year, incidentally), but Malkovich had a much tougher and ballsier role IMO.

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