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Every Oscar-Nominated Actor

Name as many actors as you can who have been nominated for an acting Oscar at least once in their lifetime.
This is the male version. Click here for the female version.
This quiz will be updated again in 2025.
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Actor
12
Jack Nicholson
10
Laurence Olivier
9
Paul Newman
9
Al Pacino
9
Spencer Tracy
9
Denzel Washington
8
Marlon Brando
8
Jack Lemmon
8
Peter O'Toole
7
Jeff Bridges
7
Richard Burton
7
Robert De Niro
7
Robert Duvall
7
Dustin Hoffman
6
Michael Caine
6
Daniel Day-Lewis
6
Leonardo DiCaprio
6
Tom Hanks
6
Anthony Hopkins
6
Paul Muni
5
Gary Cooper
5
Albert Finney
5
Morgan Freeman
5
Gene Hackman
5
Arthur Kennedy
5
Fredric March
5
Gregory Peck
5
Sean Penn
5
James Stewart
4
Alan Arkin
4
Christian Bale
4
Javier Bardem
4
Warren Beatty
4
Charles Boyer
4
Walter Brennan
4
Montgomery Clift
4
George Clooney
4
Bradley Cooper
4
Willem Dafoe
4
Alec Guinness
4
Ed Harris
4
Philip Seymour
Hoffman
4
William Hurt
4
Walter Huston
4
Tommy Lee Jones
4
Ben Kingsley
4
Burt Lancaster
4
Joaquin Phoenix
4
Brad Pitt
4
Anthony Quinn
4
Claude Rains
4
Mickey Rooney
4
Geoffrey Rush
4
George C. Scott
4
Jon Voight
4
Robin Williams
3
Charles Bickford
3
Humphrey Bogart
3
James Cagney
3
Charles Coburn
3
Ronald Colman
3
Bing Crosby
3
Russell Crowe
3
Tom Cruise
3
Matt Damon
3
Johnny Depp
3
Kirk Douglas
3
Melvyn Douglas
3
José Ferrer
3
Clark Gable
3
Woody Harrelson
3
William Holden
3
Martin Landau
3
Charles Laughton
3
James Mason
3
Marcello Mastroianni
3
Walter Matthau
3
Viggo Mortensen
3
Nick Nolte
3
Edward Norton
3
Gary Oldman
3
Jack Palance
3
Joe Pesci
3
Christopher Plummer
3
William Powell
3
Jason Robards
3
Mark Ruffalo
3
Maximilian Schell
3
Will Smith
3
Rod Steiger
3
Peter Ustinov
3
Clifton Webb
3
Gig Young
2
Casey Affleck
2
Eddie Albert
2
Mahershala Ali
2
George Arliss
2
Kenneth Branagh
2
Nicolas Cage
2
Lee J. Cobb
2
Tom Courtenay
2
Benedict
Cumberbatch
2
James Dean
2
Benicio del Toro
2
Bruce Dern
2
Robert Donat
2
Robert Downey Jr.
2
Richard Dreyfuss
2
Adam Driver
2
Charles Durning
2
Clint Eastwood
2
Peter Falk
2
Richard Farnsworth
2
Michael Fassbender
2
Ralph Fiennes
2
Peter Finch
2
Colin Firth
2
Barry Fitzgerald
2
Henry Fonda
2
Jamie Foxx
2
Vincent Gardenia
2
Andrew Garfield
2
John Garfield
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Actor
2
John Gielgud
2
Ryan Gosling
2
Cary Grant
2
Hugh Griffith
2
Edmund Gwenn
2
Richard Harris
2
Rex Harrison
2
Ethan Hawke
2
Jonah Hill
2
Judd Hirsch
2
Djimon Hounsou
2
Leslie Howard
2
John Hurt
2
Richard Jenkins
2
Daniel Kaluuya
2
Cecil Kellaway
2
Jude Law
2
Heath Ledger
2
John Lithgow
2
Karl Malden
2
John Malkovich
2
Ian McKellen
2
Victor McLaglen
2
Burgess Meredith
2
Sal Mineo
2
Thomas Mitchell
2
Robert Montgomery
2
Frank Morgan
2
J. Carrol Naish
2
Edmond O'Brien
2
Arthur O'Connell
2
Walter Pidgeon
2
Sidney Poitier
2
Basil Rathbone
2
Eddie Redmayne
2
Jeremy Renner
2
Ralph Richardson
2
Sam Rockwell
2
Roy Scheider
2
Paul Scofield
2
Peter Sellers
2
Michael Shannon
2
J. K. Simmons
2
Frank Sinatra
2
Kevin Spacey
2
Sylvester Stallone
2
Akim Tamiroff
2
Billy Bob Thornton
2
John Travolta
2
Max von Sydow
2
Christopher Walken
2
Christoph Waltz
2
Jack Warden
2
John Wayne
2
James Whitmore
2
Tom Wilkinson
2
James Woods
2
Monty Woolley
1
Barkhad Abdi
1
F. Murray Abraham
1
Nick Adams
1
Brian Aherne
1
Riz Ahmed
1
Danny Aiello
1
Jack Albertson
1
Alan Alda
1
Woody Allen
1
Don Ameche
1
Fred Astaire
1
Mischa Auer
1
Dan Aykroyd
1
Lew Ayres
1
Alec Baldwin
1
Martin Balsam
1
George Bancroft
1
Antonio Banderas
1
Ian Bannen
1
Sacha Baron Cohen
1
Lionel Barrymore
1
Richard Barthelmess
1
Mikhail Baryshnikov
1
Albert Basserman
1
Alan Bates
1
Warner Baxter
1
Ned Beatty
1
Wallace Beery
1
Ed Begley
1
Ralph Bellamy
1
William Bendix
1
Roberto Benigni
1
Tom Berenger
1
Demián Bichir
1
Theodore Bikel
1
Ernest Borgnine
1
Chadwick Boseman
1
Klaus Maria Brandauer
1
Jim Broadbent
1
Adrien Brody
1
Josh Brolin
1
Albert Brooks
1
Yul Brynner
1
Victor Buono
1
George Burns
1
Gary Busey
1
Austin Butler
1
Red Buttons
1
James Caan
1
Adolph Caesar
1
Louis Calhern
1
Steve Carell
1
Harry Carey
1
Art Carney
1
John Cassavetes
1
Seymour Cassel
1
Richard S. Castellano
1
George Chakiris
1
Timothée Chalamet
1
Jeff Chandler
1
Charlie Chaplin
1
Don Cheadle
1
Michael Chekhov
1
Maurice Chevalier
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Actor
1
Thomas Haden
Church
1
James Coburn
1
James Coco
1
Sean Connery
1
Tom Conti
1
Chris Cooper
1
Jackie Cooper
1
Kevin Costner
1
Bryan Cranston
1
Broderick Crawford
1
Donald Crisp
1
James Cromwell
1
Hume Cronyn
1
Rupert Crosse
1
Tony Curtis
1
Dan Dailey
1
John Dall
1
Bobby Darin
1
Jaye Davidson
1
Bruce Davison
1
Vittorio De Sica
1
William Demarest
1
Gérard Depardieu
1
Brandon deWilde
1
Matt Dillon
1
Richard Dix
1
Brian Donlevy
1
Michael Douglas
1
Brad Dourif
1
Jean Dujardin
1
Michael Clarke
Duncan
1
James Dunn
1
Michael Dunn
1
Jesse Eisenberg
1
Chiwetel Ejiofor
1
Denholm Elliott
1
Sam Elliott
1
Stuart Erwin
1
Colin Farrell
1
Frank Finlay
1
Peter Firth
1
Laurence Fishburne
1
Peter Fonda
1
Harrison Ford
1
Frederic Forrest
1
Robert Forster
1
Anthony Franciosa
1
James Franco
1
Brendan Fraser
1
Leonard Frey
1
Andy García
1
William Gargan
1
James Garner
1
Michael V. Gazzo
1
Leo Genn
1
Chief Dan George
1
Paul Giamatti
1
Giancarlo Giannini
1
Jack Gilford
1
Jackie Gleason
1
James Gleason
1
Brendan Gleeson
1
Thomas Gomez
1
Cuba Gooding Jr.
1
Dexter Gordon
1
Louis Gossett Jr.
1
Elliott Gould
1
Richard E. Grant
1
Graham Greene
1
Sydney Greenstreet
1
Joel Grey
1
Jake Gyllenhaal
1
Jackie Earle Haley
1
Tom Hardy
1
Laurence Harvey
1
John Hawkes
1
Nigel Hawthorne
1
Sessue Hayakawa
1
Lucas Hedges
1
Van Heflin
1
Brian Tyree Henry
1
Justin Henry
1
Charlton Heston
1
William Hickey
1
Ciarán Hinds
1
Hal Holbrook
1
Stanley Holloway
1
Ian Holm
1
Oskar Homolka
1
Dennis Hopper
1
Bob Hoskins
1
John Houseman
1
Terrence Howard
1
Trevor Howard
1
Rock Hudson
1
Tom Hulce
1
Arthur Hunnicutt
1
John Huston
1
Timothy Hutton
1
John Ireland
1
Jeremy Irons
1
Burl Ives
1
Hugh Jackman
1
Samuel L. Jackson
1
Richard Jaeckel
1
Sam Jaffe
1
Dean Jagger
1
Emil Jannings
1
Ben Johnson
1
James Earl Jones
1
Michael Keaton
1
Harvey Keitel
1
Gene Kelly
1
George Kennedy
1
Barry Keoghan
1
Greg Kinnear
1
Kevin Kline
1
Alexander Knox
1
Troy Kotsur
1
Jack Kruschen
1
Frank Langella
1
Michael Lerner
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Actor
1
Jared Leto
1
Gene Lockhart
1
Robert Loggia
1
Paul Lukas
1
Alfred Lunt
1
William H. Macy
1
Mako
1
Rami Malek
1
Joe Mantell
1
John Marley
1
Lee Marvin
1
Daniel Massey
1
Raymond Massey
1
Kevin McCarthy
1
Matthew
McConaughey
1
Steve McQueen
1
Adolphe Menjou
1
Paul Mescal
1
Ray Milland
1
Jason Miller
1
John Mills
1
Robert Mitchum
1
Ron Moody
1
Dudley Moore
1
Pat Morita
1
Robert Morley
1
Chester Morris
1
Armin Mueller-Stahl
1
Eddie Murphy
1
Bill Murray
1
Don Murray
1
Liam Neeson
1
Bill Nighy
1
Haing S. Ngor
1
David Niven
1
Dan O'Herlihy
1
Michael O'Keefe
1
Ryan O'Neal
1
Jack Oakie
1
Leslie Odom Jr.
1
Edward James Olmos
1
Haley Joel Osment
1
Clive Owen
1
Chazz Palminteri
1
Larry Parks
1
Dev Patel
1
David Paymer
1
Anthony Perkins
1
River Phoenix
1
Jesse Plemons
1
Michael J. Pollard
1
Pete Postlethwaite
1
Robert Preston
1
Jonathan Pryce
1
Randy Quaid
1
Ke Huy Quan
1
Anthony Quayle
1
Paul Raci
1
Stephen Rea
1
Robert Redford
1
Michael Redgrave
1
John C. Reilly
1
Burt Reynolds
1
Tim Robbins
1
Eric Roberts
1
Cliff Robertson
1
Howard Rollins
1
Tim Roth
1
Mickey Rourke
1
Harold Russell
1
Robert Ryan
1
Mark Rylance
1
George Sanders
1
Chris Sarandon
1
Telly Savalas
1
Joseph Schildkraut
1
George Segal
1
Omar Sharif
1
Robert Shaw
1
Sam Shepard
1
Gary Sinise
1
Kodi Smit-McPhee
1
Robert Stack
1
Terrence Stamp
1
Lakeith Stanfield
1
James Stephenson
1
Dean Stockwell
1
Lewis Stone
1
Lee Strasberg
1
David Strathairn
1
Robert Strauss
1
Russ Tamblyn
1
Laurence Tibbett
1
Richard Todd
1
Franchot Tone
1
Topol
1
Rip Torn
1
Lee Tracy
1
Henry Travers
1
Massimo Troisi
1
Stanley Tucci
1
Tom Tully
1
Robert Vaughn
1
Erich von Stroheim
1
Mark Wahlberg
1
H. B. Warner
1
Ken Watanabe
1
Sam Waterston
1
Orson Welles
1
Oskar Werner
1
Forest Whitaker
1
Stuart Whitman
1
Richard Widmark
1
Jack Wild
1
Cornel Wilde
1
Gene Wilder
1
Chill Wills
1
Paul Winfield
1
Ed Wynn
1
Steven Yeun
1
Burt Young
1
Roland Young
39 Comments
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Level 90
Mar 23, 2021
Holy sweet mother of Batman, I finally got a quiz featured!! Thank you guys so much!!
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Level 90
Nov 27, 2023
After some consideration, and the fact that my views on the whole transgender discussion has changed somewhat over the years, Elliot Page, formerly known as Ellen Page who was previously nominated for Best Actress for "Juno," will be moved over to this quiz and will no longer be on the other version of this quiz when I update both quizzes in 2025. This is to keep things consistent with the whole male and female separation theme.

I created both of these quizzes before Page came out as transgender at the end of 2020, and have gone back and forth on deciding how to handle it before finally deciding to move him to this quiz. I apologize for not making this decision sooner, but better late than never I suppose.

Again, Elliot Page will be added to this quiz for the next update in 2025. Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed the quiz!

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Level 55
Mar 23, 2021
First Feature!
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Level 78
Mar 23, 2021
151/476. Kicking myself for a bunch of names I forgot.
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Level 95
Mar 23, 2021
Just a quick note: You misspelled Sessue Hayakawa.
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Level 90
Mar 23, 2021
Fixed it.
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Level 51
Mar 23, 2021
Congratulations on the first two features! Knew it
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Level 62
Mar 26, 2021
I could help but start counting the number of Avengers on this list. :)

Nice quiz, great fun!

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Level 88
Mar 26, 2021
Great quiz! It turned into a game of "name every actor that comes to mind" for me, and even so I only got 131. For some reason I have a feeling I'll do better on the actress quiz; gonna try that one next.
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Level 67
Apr 9, 2021
I got Sam Waterston solely because I love him on Law & Order, and I was guessing any name I could think of. I didn't even know he was in movies. Some surprising omissions too. The fact that Jim Carrey wasn't even nominated for Man on the Moon or the Truman Show is dispiriting. Also can't believe that Christopher Lee didn't get nominated even once in a prolific career spanning seven decades.
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Level 90
Apr 9, 2021
Definitely agree about Jim Carrey. I would also add Eternal Sunshine to his list of performances that deserved a nomination. I know people like to use his "over-the-top" style of acting to discredit him but Eddie Murphy's done plenty of wacky things in his career and he still earned a nomination.

I'm also surprised that Donald Sutherland wasn't nominated for Ordinary People, even though pretty much everyone else in that movie was.

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Level 78
Apr 9, 2021
Edward G. Robinson, Joseph Cotten and Ray Liotta always get me. I know they weren't nominated but enter them anyway because it feels right.
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Level 58
Apr 9, 2021
Shouldn't Elliot Page be added?
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Level 78
Apr 9, 2021
Nominated as "Best Actress" back then.
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Level 90
Nov 27, 2023
He will be in the next update.
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Level 58
Apr 9, 2021
can the quiz-maker specify that by 'actors' they exclusively mean male actors. thanks.
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Level 90
Apr 9, 2021
It’s already specified in the caveats.
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Level 68
Apr 10, 2021
I love how 96% guessed DiCaprio, and then the percentage drops 20% on the second most-guessed name! Looks like putting a picture on top helps a lot.
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Level 90
Apr 10, 2021
Funny enough, DiCaprio was the most guessed even before I put a picture up. It's actually the reason why I picked him when I decided to use pictures, although the one you see now was picked by the Quizmaster.
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Level 91
Feb 8, 2022
Great quiz. Seems impossible that with all the great pictures he was in Joseph Cotten never got a single nomination. Just ain't right. Eli Wallach should be on here at least once, too. And John Turturro.
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Level 81
Feb 8, 2022
Congrats to 15.5% of takers who got all 480 answers right. They should be proud of their immense knowledge and the fact they absolutely, positively, undoubtedly didn't cheat...
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Level 82
Feb 21, 2022
Correction - it should read Telly Savalas, not Terry.
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Level 90
Feb 21, 2022
Thanks for pointing that out. Fixed.
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Level 55
Apr 10, 2022
Not me not being able to think of the name of a single actor while attempting this quiz
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Level 74
Jan 30, 2023
What a workout! I scored 168, but I guessed so many incorrect names too! Thanks for the quiz!
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Level 88
Feb 10, 2023
I could not for the life of me remember how to spell Djimon's last name. Got 161 but it should have been 162...
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Level 78
Feb 17, 2023
1% know Chill Wills. 50% don't know that you only need to enter the last name and tried to enter Will Smith.
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Level 66
Feb 17, 2023
I tried for Wilson and Willis and got it right that way lol
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Level 87
Feb 17, 2023
I didn't miss a single one and I don't watch very many movies! ...Ok, so I haven't attempted to take it yet. I predict abject failure when I do
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Level 90
Feb 17, 2023
Thank you to everyone who’s taken this quiz so far. I’ve been thinking about updating this every two years from now on since it’s such a massive quiz. There were a lot of first-time nominees this year which is why I decided to update it for this season instead of the next. If that’s okay with the Quizmaster and everyone else, I’ll return to this quiz and its female version in 2025.
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Level 69
Feb 17, 2023
Why is Meryl Streep not on here?
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Level 90
Feb 17, 2023
Try taking this quiz.
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Level 68
Feb 20, 2023
With these quizzes it comes down to how many can you get before getting bored and moving on
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Level 89
Feb 21, 2023
The fact that Steve Buscemi, John Goodman, and John Turturro aren't on this list is damn near criminal.
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Level 89
Feb 21, 2023
Alan Rickman too.
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Level 93
Jun 28, 2023
Goodman I think is the most deserving one of the three, and I can't really think of a role Turturro would have deserved a nomination for.
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Level 90
Jun 29, 2023
He probably could have been nominated for Quiz Show but the Academy decided to nominate Paul Scofield that year instead. The only other possible contenders I can think of are Miller's Crossing and Barton Fink.
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Level 49
Mar 11, 2023
Got them all on my 43rd try. Fabulous quiz. on to the actresses, Will get back in about a month.
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Level 92
May 28, 2024
That was a marathon of a quiz!

Couple of minor spelling issues, luckily none got in the way:

Albert Bassermann

Lawrence Tibbett

Terence (one r) Stamp

I would have gone the other way on Elliot Page as the awarded Oscar was for "Best Actress," but I can see where you're coming from with the title of the quiz. Thanks for the challenge!