The Internet is, once again, mourning for Leonardo DiCaprio’s lost to Matthew McConaughey for the Best Actor award in the recently concluded Oscars. As much as the world wants him to win the coveted golden statuette, it’s pretty much expected for him to lose again—for the fourth time since 1994 as a nominee for the Best Supporting Actor in his impressive performance as Johnny Depp’s mentally challenged younger brother—as if he’s plagued by a curse many brilliant actors share.
If DiCaprio’s fate already seems tragic, many other individuals have suffered worse in the hands of the Academy.
Best known for her roles in Dangerous Liaisons and Air Force One, Glenn Close’s stellar career is almost perfect but for a keepsake from the Academy. She got a remarkable six Oscar nominations, but never won.
Although he received the Academy’s Honorary Award in 2003 for his contributions to the history of cinema, Peter O’Toole was nominated eight times for the Oscars, but just got hosted.
Whether they are robbed or overshadowed by other stars, what matters is that great actors continue portraying memorable characters and making exceptional works of art with or without a recognition from the Academy.