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Sunday, March 7, 2010

A list about actors who won the Oscar (for best actor) but should have lost (to another nominee that year)


1973 :

winner :Jack Lemmon - Save the Tiger as Harry Stoner

Other nominees:

Marlon Brando - Last Tango in Paris as Paul

Al Pacino - Serpico as Frank Serpico

Robert Redford - The Sting as Johnny Hooker

1974 winner: Art Carney - Harry and Tonto as Harry Coombes

other nominees:

Jack Nicholson -Chinatown as Jake 'J.J.' Gittes

Al Pacino - The Godfather Part II asDon Michael Corleone

1985 winner: William Hurt - Kiss of the Spider Woman as Luis Molina

other nominees:

Harrison Ford - Witness as Detective Captain John Book

Jack Nicholson - Prizzi's Honor as Charley Partanna

1990 winner: Jeremy Irons -Reversal of Fortune as Claus von Bülow

other nominees:

Kevin Costner - Dances with Wolves as Lieutenant John J. Dunbar

Robert De Niro - Awakenings as Leonard Lowe

Gérard Depardieu - Cyrano de Bergerac as Cyrano de Bergerac

1992 winner: Al Pacino - Scent of a Woman as Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade

other nominees:

Clint Eastwood - Unforgiven as William 'Bill' Munny

Denzel Washington - Malcolm X as Malcolm X

2000 winner: Russell Crowe -Gladiator as Maximus Decimus Meridius

Other nominees:

Javier Bardem -Before Night Falls as Reinaldo Arenas

Tom Hanks- Cast Away as Chuck Noland

2001 winner: Denzel Washington - Training Day as Alonzo Harris

other nominees:

Russell Crowe - A Beautiful Mind as John Forbes Nash, Jr.

Will Smith - Ali as Muhammad Ali

2003 winner: Sean Penn -Mystic River as Jimmy Markum

other nominees:

Johnny Depp - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl as Jack Sparrow

Ben Kingsley - House of Sand and Fog as Behrani