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Old 04-22-2014, 02:23 PM
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Without looking it up, how many Oscar nominees have been in Marvel films?

Off the top of my head:

Robert Downey Jr.
Ben Affleck
Robert Redford
Samuel Jackson
Jennifer Lawrence
Halle Berry
Natalie Portman
Anthony Hopkins
Nicholas Cage
Don Cheadle


Then there's a ****load I'm not 100% sure about
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:26 PM
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Ian McKellan is another one.
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:27 PM
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Ruffalo and Renner.
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:28 PM
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Hugh Jackman (nominated for Les Miserables)
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:30 PM
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Sideways, but...

Branagh (Director, Thor)

Also Upcoming,

Djimon Housou, Guardians of the Galaxy
Glenn Close, Ditto

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Old 04-22-2014, 02:34 PM
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Gwenyth Paltrow
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:40 PM
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Thomas Haden Church (Sandman in Spider-Man 3) - Nominated for supporting work in "Sideways"

Upcoming (Amazing Spiderman 2):
Paul Giamatti (nominated for supporting work in "Cinderella Man")
Jamie Foxx (multiple nods, and won for "Ray")
Sally Field (multiple nods/wins)
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:42 PM
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Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Mickey Rourke.
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:46 PM
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Cliff Robertson (Best Actor winner for Charly) was Uncle Ben in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man series -- that series and the reboot have quite a few Oscar nominees.

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Old 04-22-2014, 02:50 PM
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Here's are some obscure ones....

Kris Kristofferson in "Blade". Nominated for Best Original Score for the movie "Songwriter" in '84.

Lou Gossett, Jr in "The Punisher" - Winner of Best Supporting Actor for "An Officer & a Gentleman"

David Paymer and Tim Robbins for mother-effing "Howard the Duck." Paymer was nominated for "Mr. Saturday Night" and Robbins won for "Mystic River" (and nominated for others.)

Oh, and less obscure, but Michael Clarke Duncan was in "Daredevil" and was nominated for "The Green Mile".

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I remember Anna Paquin and Bruce Davison being noted for this when X-MEN debuted.
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:53 PM
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Edward Norton (derp, brain fart) William Hurt.
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:54 PM
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Cliff Robertson (Best Actor winner for Charly) was Uncle Ben in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man series
IIRC, Tommy Lee Jones won for The Fugitive long before Captain America.
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Jennifer Connelly
Michael Fassbender
James Franco
Nick Nolte
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Damn. I think the better question is quickly becoming, who hasn't been nominated for an Oscar in the Marvel movies. This even spreads to non-Marvel produced stuff from Sony and others too. THat's amazing.
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Laurence Fishburne
Peter Fonda
Rosemary Harris
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:10 PM
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Damn. I think the better question is quickly becoming, who hasn't been nominated for an Oscar in the Marvel movies. This even spreads to non-Marvel produced stuff from Sony and others too. THat's amazing.
Or perhaps another question--what was the last year that none of the nominated actors included one to appear in a Marvel movie?
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:12 PM
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Stanley Tucci was nominated a few years back.
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Peter Fonda
Rosemary Harris
Terence Stamp
What heathenry is this!
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Or perhaps another question--what was the last year that none of the nominated actors included one to appear in a Marvel movie?
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:17 PM
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Shohreh Aghdashloo
Ellen Page
Roy Scheider
John Travolta
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:18 PM
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Peter Fonda
Rosemary Harris
Terence Stamp
I thought you were making a joke about Peter Fonda being Captain America. I didn't know he was in Ghost Rider.
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:20 PM
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They just cast Michael Douglas for ANT-MAN, right?
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:27 PM
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I only got back to the 2011 Oscars before I had to use a technicality.

Kenneth Branagh, director of Thor, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. And Glenn Close, who will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy, was nominated for Best Actress.
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I only got back to the 2011 Oscars before I had to use a technicality.
Because you missed Nick Nolte.
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Because you missed Nick Nolte.
To be fair, Hulk is shit.

But I did find another technicality. The 2006 Oscars need Djimon Hounsou, who will be in Guardians of the Galaxy, to count.
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:47 PM
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Don't see any reason not to include the other GUARDIANS Oscar nominees:

Bradley Cooper
John C. Reilly
Benicio Del Toro
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:50 PM
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1991 has Kenneth Branagh again, but it's mostly a DC year:

Morgan Freeman
Michelle Pfeiffer
Marlon Brando

So 1991, if you only want to count actors.
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:34 PM
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1991 has Kenneth Branagh again, but it's mostly a DC year:

Morgan Freeman
Michelle Pfeiffer
Marlon Brando

So 1991, if you only want to count actors.
Bah! That should say 1989. But the absolute earliest year without any Marvel actors or technicalities is 1981:

Best Actor

Henry Fonda On Golden Pond
Warren Beatty Reds
Burt Lancaster Atlantic City
Dudley Moore Arthur
Paul Newman Absence of Malice

Best Actress

Katharine Hepburn On Golden Pond
Diane Keaton Reds
Marsha Mason Only When I Laugh
Susan Sarandon Atlantic City
Meryl Streep The French Lieutenant's Woman

Best Supporting Actor

John Gielgud Arthur
James Coco Only When I Laugh
Ian Holm Chariots of Fire
Jack Nicholson Reds
Howard E. Rollins, Jr. Ragtime

Best Supporting Actress

Maureen Stapleton Reds
Melinda Dillon Absence of Malice
Jane Fonda On Golden Pond
Joan Hackett Only When I Laugh
Elizabeth McGovern Ragtime
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Bah! That should say 1989. But the absolute earliest year without any Marvel actors or technicalities is 1981:

Best Actor

Henry Fonda On Golden Pond
Warren Beatty Reds
Burt Lancaster Atlantic City
Dudley Moore Arthur
Paul Newman Absence of Malice

Best Actress

Katharine Hepburn On Golden Pond
Diane Keaton Reds
Marsha Mason Only When I Laugh
Susan Sarandon Atlantic City
Meryl Streep The French Lieutenant's Woman

Best Supporting Actor

John Gielgud Arthur
James Coco Only When I Laugh
Ian Holm Chariots of Fire
Jack Nicholson Reds
Howard E. Rollins, Jr. Ragtime

Best Supporting Actress

Maureen Stapleton Reds
Melinda Dillon Absence of Malice
Jane Fonda On Golden Pond
Joan Hackett Only When I Laugh
Elizabeth McGovern Ragtime
Great due diligence! Still, franchise mythology is pervasive, since Dick Tracy, Bilbo Baggins, and the Joker all still make appearances here.
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Bah! That should say 1989. But the absolute earliest year without any Marvel actors or technicalities is 1981:

Best Actor

Henry Fonda On Golden Pond
Warren Beatty Reds
Burt Lancaster Atlantic City
Dudley Moore Arthur
Paul Newman Absence of Malice

Best Actress

Katharine Hepburn On Golden Pond
Diane Keaton Reds
Marsha Mason Only When I Laugh
Susan Sarandon Atlantic City
Meryl Streep The French Lieutenant's Woman

Best Supporting Actor

John Gielgud Arthur
James Coco Only When I Laugh
Ian Holm Chariots of Fire
Jack Nicholson Reds
Howard E. Rollins, Jr. Ragtime

Best Supporting Actress

Maureen Stapleton Reds
Melinda Dillon Absence of Malice
Jane Fonda On Golden Pond
Joan Hackett Only When I Laugh
Elizabeth McGovern Ragtime
Elizabeth McGovern was in Kick-Ass, which was a comic published by Marvel, although I don't know if it was a true "Marvel film"
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:58 PM
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Great due diligence! Still, franchise mythology is pervasive, since Dick Tracy, Bilbo Baggins, and the Joker all still make appearances here.
In point of fact, Melinda Dillon was in the first Captain America movie.
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By my count, it's the Oscars for '72 -- when Jor-El beat out Alfred the faithful butler for Best Actor, since Redford's The Candidate only picked up a Best Screenplay win.

But the year before that, we're back to Jeff Bridges, which is still pretty impressive.
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In point of fact, Melinda Dillon was in the first Captain America movie.
Whoops.
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Incidentally, the awful Captain America movie from the '90s also gives us Ned Beatty.
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By my count, it's the Oscars for '72 -- when Jor-El beat out Alfred the faithful butler for Best Actor, since Redford's The Candidate only picked up a Best Screenplay win.
Bumping to maybe correct that post of mine there, since Michael Caine arguably now puts 1972 in play thanks to his upcoming role in Kingsman.
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...and, since the original point of this thread momentarily eluded me, let me come back around to note that Oscar winner Colin Firth is in that one too.
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:16 PM
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Yeah, as mentioned above...better luck finding non-Oscar nominees.
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Upcoming (Amazing Spiderman 2):
Paul Giamatti (nominated for supporting work in "Cinderella Man")
Jamie Foxx (multiple nods, and won for "Ray")
Bumping for Oscar winner Chris Cooper.
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Have any of the Fantastic Four movies (including the one in production) had an Oscar nominee involved in them?
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Have any of the Fantastic Four movies (including the one in production) had an Oscar nominee involved in them?
Lawrence Fishbourne (the Silver Surfer) was nominated for playing Ike Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It.
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Michael Lerner -- the heavyset "That Guy" actor forever getting tapped to play a rabbi or a judge or a mayor or whatever -- was a Senator in the latest X-MEN flick, decades after getting nominated for an Oscar with BARTON FINK.
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Revisiting the thread, I notice that James Cromwell is missing, so adding him now.

Plus, three other Spidey alumni seem very likely to be added to the roster this year: J.K. Simmons, Felicity Jones and Emma Stone.

Plus this year, two Hulks will likely be competing against each other in Best Supporting Actor (though both have previous nominations already)
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Bump (because all 5 people I mentioned in my last post did indeed get nods)
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Bump (because all 5 people I mentioned in my last post did indeed get nods)
Nice. I noticed two hulks and JJ Simmons had gotten a nod.
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On the thinnest of technicalities, Gary Sinise.
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Oooh, yeah. I suppose that will have to count. He's credited, after all.
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For what it's worth, Benedict Cumberbatch has been announced as Doctor Strange.
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