April 16, 2014 at 4:07 pm #151489
Correct me if I missed some that any of these were in, and add more big names of equal stature if you’d like
Not including cameo/guest/uncredited appearance
A who’s who of great stars
April 16, 2014 at 4:24 pm #151491
Denzel Washington has famously never appeared in a Best Picture nominee, let alone a winner.April 16, 2014 at 4:32 pm #151492
Equally interesting, though she was strong in the early years of her career, Meryl Streep has only been in 1 in the last 27 years (The Hours)April 16, 2014 at 4:42 pm #151493
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Selena GomezApril 16, 2014 at 4:56 pm #151494
John Wayne’s name probably surprises me the most. The Quiet Man won for directing but not picture.April 16, 2014 at 5:17 pm #151495
Wayne actually for me is the least surprising (other than Monroe). His best films were mostly westerns, when few have won BP and only one (Unforgiven) was any good.
The Quiet Man was never going to win, despite Ford’s BD victory. It was from Republic Pictures, and no way in the Hollywood of the 1950s was a film not from one of the prestige studios going to win BP.April 16, 2014 at 5:23 pm #151496
Amy Adams, Glenn Close, Mickey Rooney, Faye Dunaway, Gloria Swanson, Holly Hunter, William Hurt, Helen Mirren, Gary Oldman, Harrison FordApril 16, 2014 at 5:38 pm #151497
Just remembered that Monroe is in All About Eve.April 16, 2014 at 5:52 pm #151498
That’s why I asked for assistance – thanks for catching that.
The most surprising is Katherine Hepburn, with Henry Fonda close behind. They both appeared in numerous Oscar contending films and/or actually great ones. Jane Fonda also is curious.April 16, 2014 at 6:46 pm #151499
Elizabeth Taylor and spencer Tracy appear in the most best picture nominees without ever being in a winner. The total is 9 including the film that links them together, father of the bride!!April 17, 2014 at 8:36 am #151500
Daniel Day-Lewis isn’t that surprising, considering how selective he is with roles, though interestingly all his nominations were for BP nominated films. He came closest with Lincoln, but we all know how soft the support was by the end of the season. A film as eccentric as There Will Be Blood (my favourite of the 21st century) was never going to win BP, even without NCFOM.
Barbara Stanwyck was underrated by the Academy herself, so no surprise there. Katharine Hepburn though is a shocker.April 17, 2014 at 8:46 am #151501
Paul NewmanApril 17, 2014 at 9:39 am #151502
Denzel Washington has famously never appeared in a Best Picture nominee, let alone a winner.
Not true: A SOLDIER’S STORYApril 17, 2014 at 9:54 am #151503