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Old 02-04-2020, 01:22 AM
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Originally Posted by wolfman View Post
I was thinking Burt Reynolds, who was nominated for Boogie nights. But thinking deeper about it he never made the pros in football, it was his character in the Longest Yard who had a short Pro career, getting me confused.
A few others who came close.

Carl Weathers had a role in an Oscar-winning movie (Rocky) but he wasn't nominated.

Fred Williamson was in MASH, which was nominated for Best Picture.

Jim Brown was in The Dirty Dozen alongside John Cassavetes, who was nominated in that movie.

Alex Karras was in Victor/Victoria, alongside Julie Andrews, Robert Preston, and Lesley Ann Warren who were nominated in that movie.

Chuck Connors, who played both professional baseball and professional basketball, was never nominated for an Oscar but he was nominated for an Emmy.

Terry Crews was never nominated for an Oscar but he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble.

Tony Danza was never nominated for an Oscar but he was nominated for an Emmy and two Golden Globes and he won a People's Choice Award.

Forest Whitaker won an Oscar. He played college football but didn't play professionally.

Tommy Lee Jones won an Oscar. He played college football but didn't play professionally.

Sean Connery won an Oscar. He was offered a position as a professional soccer player but he declined it.

John Goodman played college football but didn't play professionally. He has won several Emmys and been in movies which won or were nominated for Best Picture Oscars.

Kurt Russell played professional baseball in the minor leagues. He's been nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe but not an Oscar.

O.J. Simpson was in The Towering Inferno alongside Fred Astaire, who was nominated in that movie. The Towering Inferno was also nominated for Best Picture. (That's right. The Towering Inferno got a nomination in the same year that Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Blazing Saddles, The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, The Front Page, The Great Gatsby, Harry and Tonto, Lacombe, Lucien, Murder on the Orient Express, The Night Porter, The Parallax View, Swept Away, Thieves Like Us, The Three Musketeers, A Woman Under the Influence, and Young Frankenstein were all snubbed.)