Only 6 actors in history had careers made up solely of Best Picture Nominees/Winners. They are, as follows (though Wallis, Henry and Abdi will soon be booted out of the list following their upcoming films):
1. John Cazale (The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, The Conversation, Dog Day Afternoon, The Deer Hunter)
2. Alicia Rhett (Gone with the Wind)
3. Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild, 12 Years a Slave)
4. Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
5. Scott Sunderland (Pygmalion, Goodbye Mr. Chips)
6. Dwight Henry (Beasts of the Southern Wild, 12 Years a Slave)
last time i checked Wallis and Henry were two different people. so 6 actors.
wait whats the purpose of this thread? lol. out of the 6, 3 are about to be bumped out and the other 3 are dead….
There are certainly far more than these with one appearance – check The Red Shoes as one example.
Cazale’s achievement ( and it came with no nominations) will never be duplicated.