A couple that comes to mind are Mark Wahlberg and Johnny Depp. Say what you want about mister Marky Mark but that guy should've won one years ago. As for Depp, never mind the Kids Choice Awards and his 2008 Golden Globe for Sweeny Todd, he is seriously overdue for an Oscar.
I'm slowly but surely loosing respect for the Academy but that's another can of worms.
What are some of your opinions? Who do you think should've already won at least one Oscar?
Gary Oldman although I may be missing one he got a long time ago. The man can play anything from Count Dracula to Sirius Black to Commissioner Gordon to Dr.Smith and be utterly and totally believable. One of the best character actors of the past two centuries.
Tom Cruise is underrated as an actor and that's his own fault, because he often defaults to a particular acting type. However, the same can be said of Johnny Depp. He always does the quirky guy with a speech impediment. But, I still luv him too.
Tom Cruise should have gotten one for Interview Wtih a Vampire or Magnolia. He was really pulling from inside on both of those films and really stepped away from his 'type'.
Johnny Depp should have gotten some sort of nod for Benny and Joon. I still believe that this is his best performance he's done to date. He really stretched himself.
Of all Samuel L. Jackson's roles you think he's long overdue for an Oscar for Snakes on a Plane? Tell me you're not serious. Decent movie but SO not Oscar worthy in any regard. If anything his role in A Time to Kill was more heartfelt than "SOAP."
I have come to really like Leonardo DiCaprio. His performance in "Blood Diamond" was incredible. I note that Edward Norton hasn't won one either. He is one of the BEST and most versatile actors out there (IMHO). American History X, Primal Fear, Fight Club, The Painted Veil.
For actresses, I am shocked that Michelle Pfiefer hasn't won. She has such range, from Witches of Eastwick to Married to the Mob to Sea of Love to Fabulous Baker Boys to A Midsummernight's Dream and more. She's a really good actress.
What Lies Beneath is a creepy, creepy movie. Forgot about that one. And then there's "One Fine Day" a breezy romantic comedy with Clooney.
Julianne Moore is another one. She was fab in Boogie Nights. She was fab in The Kids Are Alright. She totally sucked as the updated Clarice Starling. But I loved her rendition of Sarah Palin in Game Change!
Guess you're right about Edward Norton. Although if you haven't seen Primal Fear you absolutely should. Standout performance!
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