Which actor -and of course, actress- who has not yet won an Oscar, will win one before his/her time is through?
That makes sense right?
That is: who is the next previous non-winner that you see inevitably hoisting the Golden statue skyward, thanking a bunch of people you never heard of, and reaching the universally-agreed upon pinnacle of the Hollywood career?
On the men’s side, I see Bruce Willis as one possible choice. He has taken on increasingly meaty roles since his Die Hard days and I think, if nothing else, when the right role presents itself, will take home the Oscar as a tribute to the proverbial past body of work. Seriously.
Also (though I am setting myself up for Flame-bait) think Tom Cruise will indeed move to the next level and separate himself from the pretty boy image his detractors so enjoy pinning on him. The guy has done films with the best, held his own, and deserves to be recognized.
I had intended to offer my views for the ladies but upon preview, think that maybe I should quit while I’m behind.
I’ll be another name on the list of people that think John Cusack is due for an oscar. There isn’t a movie in which I didn’t enjoy him.
As for Tom Cruise, his next movie is The Last Samurai which is set for release in December (movie will be fresh in the Academy’s mind at oscar time) and is being directed by Edward Zwick (directed Glory, produced Traffic). It has all the tools for an oscar winning movie, guess we just have to see how the actual movie turns out (minor detail, )
It’s funny to see John Cusack mentioned so many times, since I’ve never really seen him as more than a ‘bit’ actor who happens to have more screen time than most bit actors. I honestly can’t say I’ve ever seen him stand out in any movie. Joan Cusack, on the other hand, steals every scene she’s in, in any movie, and I for one am glad she won an Oscar, even if it wasn’t for her best role.
I completely agree when it comes to Johnny Depp and Steve Buscemi: by all rights, they should both have won an Oscar long ago.
Jack Black should have gotten one for Supporting Actor in “High Fidelity”.
I wouldn’t mind seeing John Goodman win a Supporting Actor Oscar for a Coen Brothers movie. I’ve never seen him in a role that I didn’t like. I’ve seen him in some movies that I didn’t like, but that’s neither here nor there.
Sir Ian Holm, without a doubt. He’s been nominated before and has won several critics awards but never taken home an oscar. I think it was a travesty that he was never even nominated for his heartbreaking work in the sweet hereafter. Plus, I think he did some kind of movie about a ring, too.