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Winners Who Never Won

written by: shimonbentzvi
A quiz on great actors who never won an acting Oscar. None of them are with us, so they can never leave this category.

Question 1:

To many people he epitomized the 1950's rebel. He appeared in only eight movies but he was a true star. Who was this actor who starred in "Giant," "Rebel Without a Cause" and "East of Eden?"
James Dean
Richard Farnsworth
Sal Mineo
Joseph Cotten

Question 2:

He had a great voice. He was born in Wales and spoke the Welsh language. He was terrific in the film version of "1984." He was nominated for six Oscars but won none. Who was this man who was twice married to a very famous actress?
Peter O'Toole
Richard Burton
Peter Sellers
Robert Shaw

Question 3:

Some of the movies this actor starred in were "Bullitt," "The Magnificent Seven," "Papillon," and "The Great Escape". He was nominated for an Oscar for his part in "The Sand Pebbles".
Steve McQueen
Charles Bronson
Martin Landau
Yul Brynner

Question 4:

This great actor was a close friend of Marilyn Monroe and Liz Taylor. He appeared in "From Here to Eternity," "Freud", "The Misfits" and "Red River". Who was this Omaha-born actor who was nominated for four Oscars but never won one?
Montgomery Clift
Henry Fonda
Marlon Brando
Malcolm Little

Question 5:

This actor was born in Limerick, Ireland. He appeared in "A Man Called Horse," "Camelot," "The Field," and "This Sporting Life." He was nominated for an Oscar for each of the last two movies on the list.
Richard Burton
Telly O'Shea
Peter O'Toole
Richard Harris

Question 6:

He was born in Lancashire, England. His best known movies include: "A Man for All Seasons," "The Sting," "The Deep,"The Lavender Hill Mob," "From Russia with Love," and "Black Sunday." He starred on several TV series including "The Buccaneers" and "William Tell". Who was this wonderful actor who left us in 1978?
Albert Finney
Richard Harris
Robert Shaw
Peter O'Toole

Question 7:

This British actor with a great voice starred in "The Verdict," "Georgy Girl," "A Star Is Born," "Lolita," and "The Boys from Brazil."  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Robert Shaw
Peter O'Toole
James Mason
Richard Harris

Question 8:

This American-born actor can been seen in "Citizen Kane," "The Magnificent Ambersons," "The Third Man," "Petula," and "Tora, Tora, Tora".
James Mason
Robert Shaw
Orson Welles
Joseph Cotten

Question 9:

He played Norman Bates in the 1960 movie "Psycho".  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 10:

He was best known for his role on TV's "Shogun" but he also starred in "Rashomon," "The Seven Samurai" and "Throne of Blood".
Akira Kurasawa
James Ito
Clyde Kurasawa
Toshiro Mifune


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