An Academy Award is the holy grail for any film actor. While many will claim that it’s “just an honour being nominated,” the truth is that a win can put a huge gold star on your résumé and be a major upgrade to your career. Actors get more bucks for their work once they’ve received a golden statue, not to mention the admiration of their peers and audiences.
While it’s easy to assume most big-name actors with talent have won before, that’s definitely not the case. Here’s a list of industry heavyweights who have yet to take home the big prize.
Robert Downey Jr.
The Marvel superhero has starred in other movies that earned him 2 Oscar nominations, but he is yet to walk home with an award. Sadly, Stark Industries can’t make him one so we have our fingers crossed.