10 Actors We Can't Believe Don't Have Oscars

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  • Brad Pitt

    Brad Pitt has a total of six children. In 2006 Pitt legally adopted Angelina Jolie’s two children, Maddox and Zahara. Shortly after, Jolie gave birth to their first biological child, Shiloh. A year later Pitt and Jolie adopted Pax. In 2008 Jolie gave birth to twins, son, Knox and daughter, Vivienne.

  • Bill Murray
    It’s hard to believe that Bill Murray has only been nominated for an Oscar once in his distinguished career. His nod for the 2004 indie “Lost In Translation” marks the first and last time he was up for the gold statue. Reuters
  • Ed Harris
    The acclaimed actor has been nominated four times for the films “Apollo 13,” “The Truman Show,” “Pollock” and “The Hours” but has yet to take home the coveted statue. Reuters
  • Gary Oldman
    He may have given remarkable performances in films like “Sid and Nancy” and “JFK,” but Gary Oldman didn’t earn a nod from the Academy until 2012 for his role in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.” Oldman ultimately lost the award. Reuters
  • Annette Bening
    After receiving nods for “The Grifters,” “American Beauty,” “Being Julia” and “The Kids Are Alright," many would agree that it’s time Annette Bening took home the coveted award. No more than Bening, probably, who was not alright after losing out not once but twice to Hillary Swank. Reuters
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    Julianne Moore has been honored with nominations for “Boogie Nights,” “The End of the Affair,” “Far From Heaven” and “The Hours” but has yet to win the award. Reuters
  • John Malkovich
    Acclaimed chameleon John Malkovich is one of the most respected film actors working today, so it’s surprising that he has never been called to the stage on Oscar night. In fact, he has only received two nominations -- for “Places in the Heart” and “In the Line of Fire." Reuters
  • Tom Cruise
    Tom Cruise is one of the biggest movie stars of all time but that doesn’t mean much to the Academy. The iconic actor has earned Oscar nods for “Born on the Fourth of July,” “Jerry Maguire” and “Magnolia” but has left the ceremony empty-handed each time. Reuters
  • Ralph Fiennes
    Despite nominations for “Schindler's List” and “The English Patient,” Oscar gold has not been a part of Ralph Fiennes’ lengthy career. Reuters
  • Johnny Depp
    Despite noteworthy turns in films like “Ed Wood” and “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” Johnny Depp didn’t receive an Oscar nomination until 2004, after he starred as a Keith Richards-inspired pirate in “Pirates of the Caribbean.’ Since then, he has been nominated for “Finding Neverland” and “Sweeney Todd" but has yet to go home with the gold. Reuters
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As the 2013 Oscars near, here's a look back and ten stars we wouldn't have guessed have never won an Academy Award.

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