Every Oscar-Nominated Actor

Name as many actors as you can who have been nominated for an acting Oscar at least once in their lifetime.
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Actor
12
Jack Nicholson
10
Laurence Olivier
9
Paul Newman
9
Al Pacino
9
Spencer Tracy
8
Marlon Brando
8
Jack Lemmon
8
Peter O'Toole
8
Denzel Washington
7
Jeff Bridges
7
Richard Burton
7
Robert De Niro
7
Robert Duvall
7
Dustin Hoffman
6
Michael Caine
6
Daniel Day-Lewis
6
Leonardo DiCaprio
6
Tom Hanks
6
Anthony Hopkins
6
Paul Muni
5
Gary Cooper
5
Albert Finney
5
Morgan Freeman
5
Gene Hackman
5
Arthur Kennedy
5
Fredric March
5
Gregory Peck
5
Sean Penn
5
James Stewart
4
Alan Arkin
4
Christian Bale
4
Warren Beatty
4
Charles Boyer
4
Walter Brennan
4
Montgomery Clift
4
George Clooney
4
Bradley Cooper
4
Willem Dafoe
4
Alec Guinness
4
Ed Harris
4
Philip Seymour
Hoffman
4
William Hurt
4
Walter Huston
4
Tommy Lee Jones
4
Ben Kingsley
4
Burt Lancaster
4
Joaquin Phoenix
4
Brad Pitt
4
Anthony Quinn
4
Claude Rains
4
Mickey Rooney
4
Geoffrey Rush
4
George C. Scott
4
Jon Voight
4
Robin Williams
3
Javier Bardem
3
Charles Bickford
3
Humphrey Bogart
3
James Cagney
3
Charles Coburn
3
Ronald Colman
3
Bing Crosby
3
Russell Crowe
3
Tom Cruise
3
Matt Damon
3
Johnny Depp
3
Kirk Douglas
3
Melvyn Douglas
3
José Ferrer
3
Clark Gable
3
Woody Harrelson
3
William Holden
3
Martin Landau
3
Charles Laughton
3
James Mason
3
Marcello Mastroianni
3
Walter Matthau
3
Viggo Mortensen
3
Nick Nolte
3
Edward Norton
3
Gary Oldman
3
Jack Palance
3
Joe Pesci
3
Christopher Plummer
3
William Powell
3
Jason Robards
3
Mark Ruffalo
3
Maximilian Schell
3
Rod Steiger
3
Peter Ustinov
3
Clifton Webb
3
Gig Young
2
Casey Affleck
2
Eddie Albert
2
Mahershala Ali
2
George Arliss
2
Kenneth Branagh
2
Nicolas Cage
2
Lee J. Cobb
2
Tom Courtenay
2
James Dean
2
Benicio del Toro
2
Bruce Dern
2
Robert Donat
2
Robert Downey Jr.
2
Richard Dreyfuss
2
Adam Driver
2
Charles Durning
2
Clint Eastwood
2
Peter Falk
2
Richard Farnsworth
2
Michael Fassbender
2
Ralph Fiennes
2
Peter Finch
2
Colin Firth
2
Barry Fitzgerald
2
Henry Fonda
2
Jamie Foxx
2
Vincent Gardenia
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Actor
2
John Garfield
2
John Gielgud
2
Ryan Gosling
2
Cary Grant
2
Hugh Griffith
2
Edmund Gwenn
2
Richard Harris
2
Rex Harrison
2
Ethan Hawke
2
Jonah Hill
2
Djimon Hounsou
2
Leslie Howard
2
John Hurt
2
Richard Jenkins
2
Daniel Kaluuya
2
Cecil Kellaway
2
Jude Law
2
Heath Ledger
2
John Lithgow
2
Karl Malden
2
John Malkovich
2
Ian McKellen
2
Victor McLaglen
2
Burgess Meredith
2
Sal Mineo
2
Thomas Mitchell
2
Robert Montgomery
2
Frank Morgan
2
J. Carrol Naish
2
Edmond O'Brien
2
Arthur O'Connell
2
Walter Pidgeon
2
Sidney Poitier
2
Basil Rathbone
2
Eddie Redmayne
2
Jeremy Renner
2
Ralph Richardson
2
Sam Rockwell
2
Roy Scheider
2
Paul Scofield
2
Peter Sellers
2
Michael Shannon
2
Frank Sinatra
2
Will Smith
2
Kevin Spacey
2
Sylvester Stallone
2
Akim Tamiroff
2
Billy Bob Thornton
2
John Travolta
2
Max von Sydow
2
Christopher Walken
2
Christoph Waltz
2
Jack Warden
2
John Wayne
2
James Whitmore
2
Tom Wilkinson
2
James Woods
2
Monty Woolley
1
Barkhad Abdi
1
F. Murray Abraham
1
Nick Adams
1
Brian Aherne
1
Riz Ahmed
1
Danny Aiello
1
Jack Albertson
1
Alan Alda
1
Woody Allen
1
Don Ameche
1
Fred Astaire
1
Mischa Auer
1
Dan Aykroyd
1
Lew Ayres
1
Alec Baldwin
1
Martin Balsam
1
George Bancroft
1
Antonio Banderas
1
Ian Bannen
1
Sacha Baron Cohen
1
Lionel Barrymore
1
Richard Barthelmess
1
Mikhail Baryshnikov
1
Albert Basserman
1
Alan Bates
1
Warner Baxter
1
Ned Beatty
1
Wallace Beery
1
Ed Begley
1
Ralph Bellamy
1
William Bendix
1
Roberto Benigni
1
Tom Berenger
1
Demián Bichir
1
Theodore Bikel
1
Ernest Borgnine
1
Chadwick Boseman
1
Klaus Maria Brandauer
1
Jim Broadbent
1
Adrien Brody
1
Josh Brolin
1
Albert Brooks
1
Yul Brynner
1
Victor Buono
1
George Burns
1
Gary Busey
1
Red Buttons
1
James Caan
1
Adolph Caesar
1
Louis Calhern
1
Steve Carell
1
Harry Carey
1
Art Carney
1
John Cassavetes
1
Seymour Cassel
1
Richard S. Castellano
1
George Chakiris
1
Timothée Chalamet
1
Jeff Chandler
1
Charlie Chaplin
1
Don Cheadle
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Actor
1
Michael Chekhov
1
Maurice Chevalier
1
Thomas Haden
Church
1
James Coburn
1
James Coco
1
Sean Connery
1
Tom Conti
1
Chris Cooper
1
Jackie Cooper
1
Kevin Costner
1
Bryan Cranston
1
Broderick Crawford
1
Donald Crisp
1
James Cromwell
1
Hume Cronyn
1
Rupert Crosse
1
Benedict
Cumberbatch
1
Tony Curtis
1
Dan Dailey
1
John Dall
1
Bobby Darin
1
Jaye Davidson
1
Bruce Davison
1
Vittorio De Sica
1
William Demarest
1
Gérard Depardieu
1
Brandon deWilde
1
Matt Dillon
1
Richard Dix
1
Brian Donlevy
1
Michael Douglas
1
Brad Dourif
1
Jean Dujardin
1
Michael Clarke
Duncan
1
James Dunn
1
Michael Dunn
1
Jesse Eisenberg
1
Chiwetel Ejiofor
1
Denholm Elliott
1
Sam Elliott
1
Stuart Erwin
1
Frank Finlay
1
Peter Firth
1
Laurence Fishburne
1
Peter Fonda
1
Harrison Ford
1
Frederic Forrest
1
Robert Forster
1
Anthony Franciosa
1
James Franco
1
Leonard Frey
1
Andy García
1
Andrew Garfield
1
William Gargan
1
James Garner
1
Michael V. Gazzo
1
Leo Genn
1
Chief Dan George
1
Paul Giamatti
1
Giancarlo Giannini
1
Jack Gilford
1
Jackie Gleason
1
James Gleason
1
Thomas Gomez
1
Cuba Gooding Jr.
1
Dexter Gordon
1
Louis Gossett Jr.
1
Elliott Gould
1
Richard E. Grant
1
Graham Greene
1
Sydney Greenstreet
1
Joel Grey
1
Jake Gyllenhaal
1
Jackie Earle Haley
1
Tom Hardy
1
Laurence Harvey
1
John Hawkes
1
Nigel Hawthorne
1
Sessue Hayakawa
1
Lucas Hedges
1
Van Heflin
1
Justin Henry
1
Charlton Heston
1
William Hickey
1
Judd Hirsch
1
Hal Holbrook
1
Stanley Holloway
1
Ian Holm
1
Oskar Homolka
1
Dennis Hopper
1
Bob Hoskins
1
John Houseman
1
Terrence Howard
1
Trevor Howard
1
Rock Hudson
1
Tom Hulce
1
Arthur Hunnicutt
1
John Huston
1
Timothy Hutton
1
John Ireland
1
Jeremy Irons
1
Burl Ives
1
Hugh Jackman
1
Samuel L. Jackson
1
Richard Jaeckel
1
Sam Jaffe
1
Dean Jagger
1
Emil Jannings
1
Ben Johnson
1
James Earl Jones
1
Michael Keaton
1
Harvey Keitel
1
Gene Kelly
1
George Kennedy
1
Greg Kinnear
1
Kevin Kline
1
Alexander Knox
1
Jack Kruschen
1
Frank Langella
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Actor
1
Michael Lerner
1
Jared Leto
1
Gene Lockhart
1
Robert Loggia
1
Paul Lukas
1
Alfred Lunt
1
William H. Macy
1
Mako
1
Rami Malek
1
Joe Mantell
1
John Marley
1
Lee Marvin
1
Daniel Massey
1
Raymond Massey
1
Kevin McCarthy
1
Matthew
McConaughey
1
Steve McQueen
1
Adolphe Menjou
1
Ray Milland
1
Jason Miller
1
John Mills
1
Robert Mitchum
1
Ron Moody
1
Dudley Moore
1
Pat Morita
1
Robert Morley
1
Chester Morris
1
Armin Mueller-Stahl
1
Eddie Murphy
1
Bill Murray
1
Don Murray
1
Liam Neeson
1
Haing S. Ngor
1
David Niven
1
Dan O'Herlihy
1
Michael O'Keefe
1
Ryan O'Neal
1
Jack Oakie
1
Leslie Odom Jr.
1
Edward James Olmos
1
Haley Joel Osment
1
Clive Owen
1
Chazz Palminteri
1
Larry Parks
1
Dev Patel
1
David Paymer
1
Anthony Perkins
1
River Phoenix
1
Michael J. Pollard
1
Pete Postlethwaite
1
Robert Preston
1
Jonathan Pryce
1
Randy Quaid
1
Anthony Quayle
1
Paul Raci
1
Stephen Rea
1
Robert Redford
1
Michael Redgrave
1
John C. Reilly
1
Burt Reynolds
1
Tim Robbins
1
Eric Roberts
1
Cliff Robertson
1
Howard Rollins
1
Tim Roth
1
Mickey Rourke
1
Harold Russell
1
Robert Ryan
1
Mark Rylance
1
George Sanders
1
Chris Sarandon
1
Terry Savalas
1
Joseph Schildkraut
1
George Segal
1
Omar Sharif
1
Robert Shaw
1
Sam Shepard
1
J. K. Simmons
1
Gary Sinise
1
Robert Stack
1
Terrence Stamp
1
Lakeith Stanfield
1
James Stephenson
1
Dean Stockwell
1
Lewis Stone
1
Lee Strasberg
1
David Strathairn
1
Robert Strauss
1
Russ Tamblyn
1
Laurence Tibbett
1
Richard Todd
1
Franchot Tone
1
Topol
1
Rip Torn
1
Lee Tracy
1
Henry Travers
1
Massimo Troisi
1
Stanley Tucci
1
Tom Tully
1
Robert Vaughn
1
Erich von Stroheim
1
Mark Wahlberg
1
H. B. Warner
1
Ken Watanabe
1
Sam Waterston
1
Orson Welles
1
Oskar Werner
1
Forest Whitaker
1
Stuart Whitman
1
Richard Widmark
1
Jack Wild
1
Cornel Wilde
1
Gene Wilder
1
Chill Wills
1
Paul Winfield
1
Ed Wynn
1
Steven Yeun
1
Burt Young
1
Roland Young
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Level 86
Mar 23, 2021
Holy sweet mother of Batman, I finally got a quiz featured!! Thank you guys so much!!
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Level 55
Mar 23, 2021
First Feature!
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Level 75
Mar 23, 2021
151/476. Kicking myself for a bunch of names I forgot.
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Level 91
Mar 23, 2021
Just a quick note: You misspelled Sessue Hayakawa.
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Level 86
Mar 23, 2021
Fixed it.
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Level 50
Mar 23, 2021
Congratulations on the first two features! Knew it
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Level 56
Mar 26, 2021
I could help but start counting the number of Avengers on this list. :)

Nice quiz, great fun!

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Level 84
Mar 26, 2021
Great quiz! It turned into a game of "name every actor that comes to mind" for me, and even so I only got 131. For some reason I have a feeling I'll do better on the actress quiz; gonna try that one next.
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Level 66
Apr 9, 2021
I got Sam Waterston solely because I love him on Law & Order, and I was guessing any name I could think of. I didn't even know he was in movies. Some surprising omissions too. The fact that Jim Carrey wasn't even nominated for Man on the Moon or the Truman Show is dispiriting. Also can't believe that Christopher Lee didn't get nominated even once in a prolific career spanning seven decades.
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Level 86
Apr 9, 2021
Definitely agree about Jim Carrey. I would also add Eternal Sunshine to his list of performances that deserved a nomination. I know people like to use his "over-the-top" style of acting to discredit him but Eddie Murphy's done plenty of wacky things in his career and he still earned a nomination.

I'm also surprised that Donald Sutherland wasn't nominated for Ordinary People, even though pretty much everyone else in that movie was.

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Level 76
Apr 9, 2021
Edward G. Robinson, Joseph Cotten and Ray Liotta always get me. I know they weren't nominated but enter them anyway because it feels right.
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Level 52
Apr 9, 2021
Shouldn't Elliot Page be added?
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Level 76
Apr 9, 2021
Nominated as "Best Actress" back then.
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Level 86
Apr 9, 2021
If he ever gets nominated for another Oscar in the future then I would say yes. However, this quiz specifically focuses on actors who were nominated in the Best Actor or Best Supporting Actor categories. Page was nominated for Best Actress before his change, which is why he appears on the opposite quiz.
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Level 55
Apr 9, 2021
can the quiz-maker specify that by 'actors' they exclusively mean male actors. thanks.
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Level 86
Apr 9, 2021
It’s already specified in the caveats.
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Level 63
Apr 10, 2021
I love how 96% guessed DiCaprio, and then the percentage drops 20% on the second most-guessed name! Looks like putting a picture on top helps a lot.
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Level 86
Apr 10, 2021
Funny enough, DiCaprio was the most guessed even before I put a picture up. It's actually the reason why I picked him when I decided to use pictures, although the one you see now was picked by the Quizmaster.