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    Joaquin Phoenix is hot for his performance as a person with mental illness in the film Joker. He’s in the conversation for awards and likely to get Oscar nomination. I haven’t seen the movie yet but I will later on.

    I was just wondering, who else get nominated at the Oscars for having a role of deranged or having mental illness? I can only think of Kathy Bates in Misery, Bette Davis in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane or Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook (if you consider him.) Who else?

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    OhJulian
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    Ellen Burstyn in Requiem For A Dream

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    EsOS
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    Technically J.Law for Silver Linings Playbook also.

    FYC: Octavia Spencer (Luce) - Best Supporting Actress

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    Recently Natalie Portman in Black Swan, Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine, Julianne Moore in Still Alice, Marion Cotillard in Two Days, One Night, etc.

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    Dan Jo
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    Recently Natalie Portman in Black Swan, Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine, Julianne Moore in Still Alice, Marion Cotillard in Two Days, One Night, etc.

    Cotillard was only having a career crisis that affect her family life and Moore has advanced illness but not related to being deranged. I don’t think so.

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    Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction

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    Vivien Leigh in A Streetcar Named Desire
    Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard

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    Anthony Perkins
    Psycho

    Fredric March
    Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (deranged)

    Robert Morley
    Marie Antoinette
    borderline but definitely not the brightest star in the sky

    Ray Milland
    Lost Weekend
    temporarily out of it

    Gloria Swanson
    Sunset Blvd

    James Stewart
    Harvey

    Vivienne Leigh
    A Streetcar Named Desire

    Shirley Boothe
    Comeback Little Sheba
    borderline

    Humphrey Bogart
    Caine Mutiny

    Ingrid Bergman
    Anastasia
    debatable

    Patty McCormack
    The Bad Seed

    Joanne Woodward
    The Three Faces of Eve

    Cliff Robertson
    Charly

    John Mills
    Ryan’s Daughter

    Carrie Snodgress
    Diary of a Mad Housewife
    debatable

    Linda Blair
    The Exorcist

    Brad Dourif
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

    Peter Finch
    Network

    Peter Firth
    Equuis

    Peter Sellers
    Being There

    Robert Duvall
    Apocalypse Now

    Jessica Lange
    Frances

    Glenn Close
    Fatal Attraction

    Diane Ladd
    Wild at Heart

    Anthony Hopkins
    Silence of the Lambs

    Robert De Niro
    Awakening

    Kathy Bates
    Misery

    Leonardo DiCaprio
    What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

    Ralph Fiennes
    Schindler’s List

    Nigel Hawthorne
    The Madness of King George

    Brad Pitt
    12 Monkeys

    Geoffrey Rush
    Shine

    Billy Bob Thornton
    Sling Blade

    Angelina Jolie
    Girl Interrupted

    Willem Dafoe
    Shadow of The Vampire

    Russell Crowe
    A Beautiful Mind

    Charlize Theron
    Monster

    DiCaprio again
    The Aviator

    Forest Whitaker
    The Last King of Scotland

    Jackie Earle Haley
    Little Children

    Judi Dench
    Notes on a Scandal

    Natalie Portman
    Black Swan

    Not comfortable calling some of them deranged and left out some borderline ones, but it appears that playing them pays dividends.

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    Philip K Dick Blade Runner

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    Olivia de Havilland in Snake Pit.

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    I’m sorry but how has Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine not been mentioned yet? She is profoundly deluded, depressed, has an extreme anxiety disorder, and is addicted to alcohol and Xanax. Not to mention, she talks to herself and needed electroconvulsive shock therapy.

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    Gena Rowlands in A Woman Under the Influence, one of the greatest acting performances ever to not win an Oscar.

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    Bradley Cooper in A Star is Born? Does that count as mental illness or is that just alcoholism?

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    Bradley Cooper in A Star is Born? Does that count as mental illness or is that just alcoholism?

    Alcoholism is considered a disease so by default it could be considered a mental illness.. in my opinion.

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    Javier Bardem in No Country For Old Men.

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    Anthony Perkins
    Psycho

    Regrettably Anthony Perkins was not nominated for an Oscar.

    Others:

    Piper Laurie, Carrie

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