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Award Winning Actors Who Never Did TV Shows

Some famous actors have never appeared on the small screen and have kept us away from their untarnished talents and mesmerizing performances. Films and television have different methods of storytelling in very different ways. Many actors work in films and television, but some pursue their careers in movies only; they never appear on television. They stick to films throughout, from beginning to end of their acting career, no matter how worse phases they are going through. Here are some of the award winning actors who never did TV shows:

Jake Gyllenhaal: Jake Gyllenhaal is the son of famous director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner. He was born in 1980 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He appeared in few movies before playing the lead role in Donnie Darko in 2001. His appearances in Spider-Man: Far From Home, Southpaw and Nightcrawler are appreciated.


Robert Pattinson: He was born in 1986 in London, United Kingdom. He first appeared in Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire but gained popularity through the Twilight series. Robert Pattinson will play DC Movies’ famous character Bruce Wayne in the upcoming series of The Batman in March 2022. We are waiting to see his portrayal.

Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson in Twilight

Willem Dafoe: Willem Dafoe has three decades of long film career. He is one of the finest actors in the industry. He has been awarded many famous awards. Dafoe worked in horror movies such as The Lighthouse and thrillers like The Boondock Saints and John Wick. His iconic appearance as the Green Goblin in Spider-Man: No Way Home surprises the audience, even he was speculated to play Joker in famous Bruce Wayne series. He acted in one episode of television series in 1986 but left the world of television and never returned.

Willem-Dafoe at Lincoln Center

Christian Bale: Christian Bale started his career from Steven Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun in 1987. Bale got recognition from the famous American Psycho horror film and as Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy. He also won several awards for his acting in the film and continued success. He had appeared in five television episodes, which were television films.


Scarlett Johansson: Scarlett Johansson was born in November 1984 in Manhattan, New York, USA. Johansson was the world’s highest-paid actress in the year 2018 and 2019. Her acting debut was at 10 in 1994. She got her first lead role in 1996; her fame increases, especially when she entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Natasha Romanoff.


Natalie Portman: Natalie Portman’s career starts with her acting as Padme Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. She appeared in V For Vendetta and Black Swan before joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Jane Foster in Thor. However, she never looked back in her career. She appeared in television shows just as a cameo role.


Angelina Jolie: Angelina Jolie started her acting career in 1993 gain popularity for her best roles in movies like Girl, Interrupted in 1999. Her character in Lara Croft, Tomb Raider in 2001 gave her notoriety and made her famous with fans. She had done some fine works in Wanted, The Tourist, Salt, Maleficent, and Eternals.


Tom Cruise: Tom Cruise got the fame through his breakthrough work in Risky Business, released in 1983, the Top Gun in 1996. His work in Mission Impossible and Jack Reacher has been remarkable. The action star has also become one of the world’s highest-paid actors. In his long career in the film industry, he never appeared in any television series. 


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