When actors receive an Oscar nomination, they are ecstatic, however when they receive the gold statue this means they have achieved the highest honor for achievements in the motion picture production and performance industry. There are some fantastic actors whom you wouldn't believe have never received an Oscar for their brilliant performances.

Leonardo DiCaprio
This prolific actor has received his share of acting awards; ten Golden Globes and five Academy Award nominations. He has starred in "Titanic," "The Wolf of Wall Street," "The Aviator" and other outstanding movies. No one can explain this absence of his name on one of the coveted Oscar statues. He definitely leads the procession of sad, Oscarless actors.
Leonardo DiCaprio
Sigourney Weaver
She introduced audiences to a new type of science fiction as the heroine in "Alien" and all the sequences. She also starred in "Ghostbusters" a major blockbuster. She received other awards for "Ice Storm" and "Avatar," but still no Oscar!
Sigourney Weaver
Edward Norton
It is hard to believe this gifted actor has never received an Oscar. His incredible roles in movies include "Primal Fear," which got him a nomination for best supporting actor, and "American History X," which got him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Leaves of Grass" and "The Illusionist" have kept him at the head of his craft and shown why he is considered one of the best in the business.
Edward Norton
Julianne Moore
It's puzzling why this amazing actress has never received an Oscar. Although she has received 4 Academy Award nominations, she has not received one for her outstanding role in "Vanya on 42nd Street." She also stood out in "Safe," "Nine Months" and "The Lost World: Jurassic Park." Thankfully she has received a Daytime Emmy in "As The World Turns."
Julianne Moore
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp surprisingly has not received an Oscar. Although he has won the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild; he has never received an Oscar for his amazing performances in "Sleepy Hollow," "Edward Scissorhands," "Pirates of the Caribbean," or "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." Audiences love his style, but somehow the Oscar has escaped him.
Johnny Depp
Michelle Pfeiffer
She has received 3 Academy Award nominations for "Dangerous Liaisons," "The Fabulous Baker Boys" and "Scarface." Her role in "Batman" has been a commercial hit. She has also been applauded for her roles in "Age of Innocence," "Dangerous Minds" and a host of other movies. So why doesn't she have an Oscar!?
Michelle Pfeiffer
Tom Cruise
He is one of the most prolific and versatile actors in America. Although he received 3 Academy Award nominations and won 3 Golden Globe Awards, he has never received the gold statue. He artfully reprised the "Mission Impossible" series. "The Outsiders," "Top Gun," and "A Few Good Men" are just a few of his popular movies.
Tom Cruise
Glenn Close
Glenn Close is respected through the industry and is consistently ranked as one of the most talented artist of our times. She has won 3 Emmy's, 3 Tony's and received 6 Academy Awards nominations, but she has yet to receive an Oscar. "The Big Chill," "Dangerous Liaison," and "Fatal Attraction" are just a few of her powerful films that deserve an Oscar.
Glenn Close
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt is one actor which everyone assumes has received an Oscar especially for: "Legends of the Fall," "A River Runs Through It," and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." This talented actor and producer is admired by fellow actors and fans across the world. Perhaps one day, he will receive his Oscar.
Brad Pitt
Bill Murray
Bill Murray has received awards for his comedic and dramatic acting abilities. He received a nomination for "Lost in Translation." He was noticed in "The Grand Budapest," and is known for his serious dedication to craft. Unfortunately, Murray is sadly Oscar-less.
Bill Murray
Samuel L. Jackson
This energetic actor has starred in more movies than any actor so far. He was a standout in "Pulp Fiction" and "Jackie Brown," both directed by Quentin Tarantino. He starred in "Django Unchained" and "Die Hard with a Vengeance," but hasn't won an Oscar for his roles.
Samuel L. Jackson
Robert Downey Jr.
Although he was nominated as Best Actor in "Chaplin," he has been overlooked in other performances. He garnered an award for his supporting role in "Tropic Thunder" and creatively appeared in 3 sequels for the Marvel Comic book role of Tony Stark in "Iron Man." His role as Sherlock Holmes also received wonderful reviews.
Robert Downey Jr.
Will Smith
Will Smith is a box office draw. "Independence Day" and "Men in Black" along with 10 other movies have bought large audiences and money to the studios. Smith has gotten nominations for Best Actor for "Pursuit of Happiness" and "Ali," but the Oscar has eluded him.
Will Smith
Sir Ian McKellen
His career has spanned fifty years, and he has blessed us with many wonderful roles, none more notable than Gandalf in the "Lord of the Rings" saga and his recent reprisal in "The Hobbit" series. While he has been nominated for two Oscars, he has never won.
Sir Ian McKellen
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena has wowed the world with her over-the-top acting style, generally in incredibly eccentric roles such as Bellatrix Lestrange, Red Queen, and her dark role in Les Miserables. She has been nominated twice but unfortunately has not yet won. She is well over due.
Helena Bonham Carter
Gary Oldman
Another great British actor without the praise he is due, Oldman has played many iconic roles over the years, most recently in the "Harry Potter" and "Batman" franchises. He received an Oscar nod in 2012 for "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," but did not come up with the win.
Gary Oldman
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