Oscar Nominees in the MCUby pearsonj-89635 | created - 7 months ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Here is my list of every actor and actresses who are in the MCU. Feel free to check out my other list, "Oscar Winners in the MCU".
Actor | Big Night
Actor Stanley Tucci was born on November 11, 1960, in Peekskill, New York. He is the son of Joan (Tropiano), a writer, and Stanley Tucci, an art teacher. His family is Italian-American, with origins in Calabria.
Tucci took an interest in acting while in high school, and went on to attend the State ...
Nominated for: "The Lovely Bones" (2009). Lost to: Christoph Waltz for "Inglorious Basterds" (2009). Marvel Character: Abraham Erskine.
Actor | Pulp Fiction
Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), Formula 51 (2001), Black Snake Moan (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006), and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005),...
Nominated for: "Pulp Fiction" (1994). Lost to: Martin Landau for "Ed Wood" (1994). Marvel Character: Nick Fury.
3. Jude Law
Actor | The Talented Mr. Ripley
Jude Law is an English actor. Law has been nominated for two Academy Awards and continues to build a prolific body of work that spans from early successes such as Gattaca (1997) and The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) to more recent turns as Dr. John Watson in Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Sherlock Holmes:...
Nominated for: "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999) & "Cold Mountain" (2003). Lost to: Michael Caine for "The Cider House Rules" (1999) & Sean Penn for "Mystic River" (2003). Marvel Character: Yon-Rogg.
Actor | The Hurt Locker
Jeremy Lee Renner was born in Modesto, California, the son of Valerie (Tague) and Lee Renner, who managed a bowling alley. After a tumultuous yet happy childhood with his four younger siblings, Renner graduated from Beyer High School and attended Modesto Junior College. He explored several areas of...
Nominated for "The Hurt Locker" (2008) & "The Town" (2010). Lost to: Jeff Bridges for "Crazy Heart" (2009) & Christian Bale for "The Fighter" (2010). Marvel Character: Hawkeye.
5. Don Cheadle
Actor | Crash
Donald Frank Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 29, 1964. His childhood found him moving from city to city with his family: mother Bettye (North), a teacher, father Donald Frank Cheadle, Sr., a clinical psychologist, sister Dawn, and brother Colin. After graduating high school in...
Nominated for: "Hotel Rwanda" (2004). Lost to: Jamie Foxx for "Ray" (2004). Marvel Character: War Machine.
Actor | Nightcrawler
Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, California, to producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs) and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who played his sister in Donnie Darko (2001). His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis. His mother is from...
Nominated for: "Brokeback Mountain" (2005). Lost to: George Clooney for "Syriana" (2005). Marvel Character: Mysterio.
Actor | The Wrestler
Mickey Rourke was born Phillip Andre Rourke, Jr. on September 16, 1952, in Schenectady, New York, the son of Annette (Cameron) and Phillip Andre Rourke. His father was of Irish and German descent, and his mother was of French-Canadian, English, and German ancestry. When he was six years old, his ...
Nominated for: "The Wrestler" (2008). Lost to: Sean Penn for "Milk" (2008). Marvel Character: Whiplash.
8. Mark Ruffalo
Actor | The Avengers
Mark Ruffalo was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to Marie Rose (Hebert), a stylist and hairdresser, and Frank Lawrence Ruffalo, a construction painter. His father's ancestry is Italian, and his mother is of half French-Canadian and half Italian descent. Mark moved with his family to Virginia Beach, ...
Nominated for: "The Kids Are All Right" (2010), "Foxcatcher" (2014), & "Spotlight" (2015). Lost to: Christian Bale for "The Fighter" (2010), J.K. Simmons for "Whiplash" (2014), & Mark Rylance for "Bridge of Spies" (2015). Marvel Character: The Hulk.
Actor | Keeping the Faith
American actor, filmmaker and activist Edward Harrison Norton was born on August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was raised in Columbia, Maryland.
His mother, Lydia Robinson "Robin" (Rouse), was a foundation executive and teacher of English, and a daughter of famed real estate developer ...
Nominated for: "Primal Fear" (1996), "American History X" (1998), & "Birdman" (2014). Lost to: Cuba Gooding, Jr. for "Jerry Maguire" (1996), Robert Benigni for "Life is Beautiful" (1998), & J.K. Simmons for "Whiplash" (2014). Marvel Character: The Hulk. (Replaced by Mark Ruffalo).
10. Alfre Woodard
Actress | Star Trek: First Contact
Alfre Woodard was born on November 8, 1952 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the youngest of three children of Constance, a homemaker, and Marion H. Woodard, an interior designer. She was named by her godmother, who claimed she saw a vision of Alfre's name written out in gold letters. A former high school ...
Nominated for: "Cross Creek" (1983). Lost to: Linda Hunt for "The Year of Living Dangerously" (1983). Marvel Character: Miriam Sharpe.
11. Glenn Close
Actress | Fatal Attraction
Seven time Academy Award-nominated actress Glenn Close was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She is the daughter of Bettine (Moore) and William Taliaferro Close (William Close), a prominent doctor. Both of her parents were from upper-class northeastern families.
Glenn was often seen on ...
Nominated for: "The World According to Garp" (1982), "The Big Chill" (1983), "The Natural" (1984), "Fatal Attraction" (1987), "Dangerous Liaisons" (1988), "Albert Nobbs" (2011), & "The Wife" (2018). Lost to: Jessica Lange for "Tootsie" (1982), Linda Hunt for "The Year of Living Dangerously" (1983), Peggy Ashcroft for "A Passage to India" (1984), Cher for "Moonstruck" (1987), Jodie Foster for "The Accused" (1988), Meryl Streep for "The Iron Lady" (2011), & Olivia Colman for "The Favourite" (2018). Marvel Character: Irani Rael.
12. Djimon Hounsou
Actor | Blood Diamond
Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, in west Africa, to Albertine and Pierre Hounsou, a cook. He moved to Lyon, France, when he was thirteen. Hounsou has graced the catwalks of Paris and London as a popular male model. He has since left his modeling career and has worked on Gladiator (2000) ...
Nominated for: "In America" (2003) & "Blood Diamond" (2006). Lost to: Tim Robbins for "Mystic River" (2003) & Alan Arkin for "Little Miss Sunshine" (2006). Marvel Character: Korath the Pursuer.
Actress | Hairspray
Michelle Pfeiffer was born in Santa Ana, California, to Donna Jean (Taverna) and Richard Pfeiffer, a heating and air-conditioning contractor. She has an older brother and two younger sisters - Dedee Pfeiffer and Lori Pfeiffer, who both dabbled in acting and modeling but decided against making it ...
Nominated for: "Dangerous Liaisons" (1988), "The Fabulous Baker Boys" (1989), & "Love Field" (1992). Lost to: Geena Davis for "The Accidental Tourist" (1988), Jessica Tandy for "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989), & Emma Thompson for "Howards End" (1992). Marvel Character: Janet van Dyne.
14. Daniel Kaluuya
Actor | Get Out
Daniel Kaluuya is an English actor and writer. He is best known for Get Out (2017) and Black Panther (2018).
He also starred in the Black Mirror episode "Fifteen Million Merits".
For his work in Get Out he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.
Kaluuya also had minor roles in Johnny ...
Nominated for: "Get Out" (2017). Lost to: Gary Oldman for "Darkest Hour" (2017). Marvel Character: W'Kabi.
15. John C. Reilly
Actor | Chicago
Character actor, dramatic leading man, or hilarious comic foil? With an astonishing range of roles already under his belt, John C. Reilly has played an eclectic host of rich characters to great effect over the years, from seedy ne'er-do-wells, to lovable, good-natured schlepps.
The fifth of six ...
Nominated for: "Chicago" (2002). Lost to: Chris Cooper for "Adaptation" (2002). Marvel Character: Rhomann Dey.
16. Bradley Cooper
Actor | A Star Is Born
Bradley Charles Cooper was born on January 5, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria (Campano), is of Italian descent, and worked for a local NBC station. His father, Charles John Cooper, who was of Irish descent, was a stockbroker. Immediately after Bradley graduated from the ...
Nominated for: "Silver Lining Playbook" (2012), "American Hustle" (2013), "American Sniper" (2014), & "A Star is Born" (2018). Lost to: Daniel Day-Lewis for "Lincoln" (2012), Jared Leto for "Dallas Buyers Club" (2013), Eddie Redmayne for "The Theory of Everything" (2014), & Rami Malek for "Bohemian Rhapsody" (2018). Marvel Character: Rocket Raccoon.
Actor | The Imitation Game
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (born Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold ...
Nominated for: "The Imitation Game" (2014). Lost to: Eddie Redmayne for "The Theory of Everything" (2014). Marvel Character: Doctor Strange.
18. Chiwetel Ejiofor
Actor | 12 Years a Slave
English actor, writer and director Chiwetel Ejiofor is renowned for his portrayal of Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave (2013), for which he received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations, along with the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. He is also known for playing Okwe in Dirty Pretty Things...
Nominated for: "12 Years a Slave" (2013). Lost to: Matthew McConaughey for "Dallas Buyers Club" (2013). Marvel Character: Karl Mordo.
19. Rachel McAdams
Actress | The Notebook
Rachel Anne McAdams was born on November 17, 1978 in London, Ontario, Canada, to Sandra Kay (Gale), a nurse, and Lance Frederick McAdams, a truck driver and furniture mover. She is of English, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish descent. Rachel became involved with acting as a teenager and by the age of 13 ...
Nominated for: "Spotlight" (2015). Lost to: Alicia Vikander for "The Danish Girl" (2015). Marvel Character: Christine Palmer.
Actor | Rocky
This athletically built, dark-haired American actor/screenwriter/director may never be mentioned by old-school film critics in the same breath as, say, Richard Burton or Alec Guinness; however, movie fans worldwide have been flocking to see Stallone's films for over 30 years, making "Sly" one of ...
Nominated for: "Rocky" (1976) & "Creed" (2015). Lost to: Peter Finch for "Network" (1976) & Mark Rylance for "Bridge of Spies" (2015). Marvel Character: Stakar Ogord.
21. Terrence Howard
Actor | Hustle & Flow
Terrence Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Anita Jeanine Williams (née Hawkins) and Tyrone Howard. He was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His love for acting came naturally, through summers spent with his great-grandmother, New York stage actress Minnie Gentry. He later began his acting career ...
Nominated for: "Hustle & Flow" (2005). Lost to: Phillip Seymour Hoffman for "Capote" (2005). Marvel Character: War Machine. (Replaced by Don Cheadle).
22. Michael Keaton
Quirky, inventive and handsome American actor Michael Keaton first achieved major fame with his door-busting performance as fast-talking ideas man Bill Blazejowski, alongside a nerdish morgue attendant (Henry Winkler), in Night Shift (1982). He played further comedic roles in Mr. Mom (1983), Johnny...
Nominated for: "Birdman" (2014). Lost to: Eddie Redmayne for "The Theory of Everything" (2014). Marvel Character: Vulture.
Actor | The Matrix
One of Hollywood's most talented and versatile performers and the recipient of a truckload of NAACP Image awards, Laurence John Fishburne III was born in Augusta, Georgia on July 30, 1961, to Hattie Bell (Crawford), a teacher, and Laurence John Fishburne, Jr., a juvenile corrections officer.
Nominated for: "What's Love Got to Do with It" (1993). Lost to: Tom Hanks for "Philadelphia" (1993). Marvel Character: Goliath.
Actor | Iron Man
Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business.
Downey was born April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, the son of writer, director and ...
Nominated for: "Chaplin" (1992) & "Tropic Thunder" (2008). Lost to: Al Pacino for "Scent of a Woman" (1992) & Heath Ledger for "The Dark Knight" (2008). Marvel Character: Iron Man.
25. Josh Brolin
Actor | No Country for Old Men
Rugged features and a natural charm have worked for Josh Brolin, the son of actor James Brolin. He has played roles as a policeman, a hunter, and the President of the United States.
Brolin was born February 12, 1968 in Santa Monica, California, to Jane Cameron (Agee), a Texas-born wildlife activist,...
Nominated for: "Milk" (2008). Lost to: Heath Ledger for "The Dark Knight" (2008). Marvel Character: Thanos.
26. Tim Roth
Actor | Rob Roy
Often mistaken for an American because of his skill at imitating accents, actor Tim Roth was born Timothy Simon Roth on May 14, 1961 in Lambeth, London, England. His mother, Ann, was a teacher and landscape painter. His father, Ernie, was a journalist who had changed the family name from "Smith" to ...
Nominated for: "Rob Roy" (1995). Lost to: Kevin Spacey for "The Usual Suspects" (1995). Marvel Character: Abomination.
27. Adriana Barraza
Actress | Babel
Adriana Barraza was born on March 5, 1956 in Toluca, Estado de Mexico, Mexico. She is known for her work on Babel (2006), Drag Me to Hell (2009) and Thor (2011). She has been married to Arnaldo Pipke since April 29, 2005. She was previously married to Carlos Valsagna.
Nominated for: "Babel" (2006). Lost to: Jennifer Hudson for "Dreamgirls" (2006). Marvel Character: Isabel Alvarez.
28. Annette Bening
Actress | American Beauty
Annette Carol Bening was born on May 29, 1958 in Topeka, Kansas, the youngest of four children of Shirley (Ashley), a soloist and church singer, and Arnett Grant Bening, an insurance salesman. She is of German and British Isles ancestry. Her family moved to California when she was young, and she ...
Nominated for: "The Gifters" (1990), "American Beauty" (1999), "Being Julia" (2004), & "The Kids Are Alright" (2010). Lost to: Whoopi Goldberg for "Ghost" (1990), Hilary Swank for "Boys Don't Cry" (1999) & "Million Dollar Baby" (2004), & Natalie Portman for "Black Swan" (2010). Marvel Character: Supreme Intelligence/Mar-Vell/Dr. Wendy Larson.
29. Angela Bassett
Actress | Strange Days
Captivating, gifted, and sensational, Angela Bassett's presence has been felt in theaters and on stages and television screens throughout the world. Angela Evelyn Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, to Betty Jane (Gilbert), a social worker, and Daniel Benjamin Bassett, a ...
Nominated for: "What's Love Got to Do With It" (1993). Lost to: Holly Hunter for "The Piano" (1993). Marvel Character: Ramonda.
30. Gary Sinise
Actor | Forrest Gump
Gary Alan Sinise was born in Blue Island, Illinois, to Mylles S. (Alsip) and Robert L. Sinise, A.C.E., a film editor. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), English, Scottish, Irish, French, German, and Swedish ancestry. His family moved to Highland Park, where he attended high school. ...
Nominated for: "Forrest Gump" (1994). Lost to: Martin Landau for "Ed Wood" (1994). Marvel Character: The Smithsonian Narrator.
31. Kumail Nanjiani
Actor | The Big Sick
Kumail Nanjiani was born on February 21, 1978 in Karachi, Pakistan. He is an actor and writer, known for The Big Sick (2017), Life as We Know It (2010) and Central Intelligence (2016). He has been married to Emily V. Gordon since July 14, 2007.
Nominated for: "The Big Sick" (2017). Lost to: Jordan Peele for "Get Out" (2017). Marvel Character: TBA.