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Actors With Legendary Hollywood Legacies That The Oscars Take For Granted

Each year, the  Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominates a list of actors in a variety of categories. sadly, despite being hosted 94 times since 1927, the Oscars has never acknowledged these actors with a nomination even after so many years.

The injustice to these actors is so severe we believe it is downright criminal. The Academy needs to do better. These legendary actors deserve all the praise they can get.

Jim Carrey – Man Of A Million Expressions

Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey

The actor comedian Jim Carrey has a lasting legacy in the comedy genre. Best known for his depth of facial expressions, some people call him 20th Century’s last true comedy hero. But sadly, the guy has never managed to get even nominated for the Oscars.

Carrey transformed into a global sensation after his movie Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, shot him to fame. Movies like Bruce Almighty, The Mask, and Liar Liar pushed him into ultra-stardom. We all love him from his performance in the cult classic – The Truman Show.

Steve Buscemi – Hollywood’s Most Reliable Supporting Actor

Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi

The fact that many new age fans scratch their heads at the very mention of this legend is terrifying to us. From Reservoir Dogs to The Big Lebowski and Ghotsworld, Buscemi won hearts in every role he played. Did the Academy pay heed to him though?

The answer is a straight no. For over 40 years, the guy has been the heart and soul of many cult-classic movies. Many Hollywood directors worth their salt consider Buscemi a force to be reckoned with. The guy just doesn’t get appreciated enough.

Steve Martin – The Multi-Talented Hollywood Maestro

Steve Martin
Steve Martin

Not a day goes by when we don’t miss the Hollywood Legend that is Steve Martin. His last good movie came way back in 2011. The rest of them that featured Martin in the last decade have been kind of a hit and a miss. The Father of the Bride and Pink Panther star finally made heads turn in the suspense comedy series – Only Murders in the Building.

Martin seemed to have given up on the big screens. He has stopped acting in big budget productions. An actor that is beloved by literally every generation of the last century deserves an Oscars reinforced comeback.

John Turturro – Hollywood Sweetheart Turned Oscars Pariah

John Turturro
John Turturro

No one in the history of entertainment has been snubbed as many times as this legend. John Turturro has been part of so many award winning movies. The Big Lebowski, Do The Right Thing, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, Quiz Show, Miller’s Crossing – the list goes on and on.

Turturro has had a clash with film critics his entire life. Many a times, movie critics blast any movie he has a major role in. The Batman star has had some of the most embarrassing Oscars snubs in Hollywood history.

John Goodman – A Talent Hollywood Refuses To Recognize

John Goodman
John Goodman

Captive State, Arachnophobia, Barton Fink, Raising Arizona and The Big Lebowski are some of his greatest contributions to show business. John Goodman deserves every ounce of appreciation the Academy can throw his way. Sadly, the actor has literally zero oscar nominations – a darn shame.

Of all the actors here, we believe John Goodman seriously gets taken for granted. He does his best in every project he stars in, gives it his all. The critics turn the other way.

James McAvoy – An Actor Who Deserves Standing Ovations

James McAvoy
James McAvoy in Split

Yes, Ovations – plural. James McAvoy may be the youngest of them all in this list. But to say the guy has range would be the understatement of the century. If you don’t believe us, just watch Split and come back to us again. You will know what we mean.

Granted he still has ways to go but to be able to create such a lasting legacy in such a short time is admirable. Some of his other well-known projects are The Last King of Scotland and 50/50.

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

Bibhu Prasad Panda is a Senior Content Writer at FandomWire. He has always been fascinated with the world of word balloons and text boxes since he was 5. From aspiring to be an engineer to becoming a market research specialist, life's been quite a journey for him. Bibhu now follows his passion as an entertainment journalist/blogger. He's also an Omen main in Valorant. SCATTER!!!!