Oscar Nominees in "Star Wars"

by pearsonj-89635 | created - 4 months ago | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

Here are the talented actors and actresses who couldn't win a prize and are in the Star Wars universe.

1. Terence Stamp

Actor | The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Terence Henry Stamp was born and lived in Canal Road, Bow, until German bombers forced his family to move to Plaistow. An icon of the 1960s, he dated the likes of Julie Christie, Brigitte Bardot and Jean Shrimpton. After an extremely successful early career, starring in Modesty Blaise (1966), Poor ...

Nominated for: "Billy Budd" (1962). Lost to: Ed Begley for "Sweet Bird of Youth" (1962). "Star Wars" Character: Supreme Chancellor Valorum.

2. Samuel L. Jackson

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). "Star Wars" Character: Mace Windu.

3. Liam Neeson

Actor | Kinsey

Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, to Katherine (Brown), a cook, and Bernard Neeson, a school caretaker. He was raised in a Catholic household. During his early years, Liam worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, a truck driver, an assistant architect and an ...

Nominated for: "Schindler's List" (1993). Lost to: Tom Hanks for "Philadelphia" (1993). "Star Wars" Character: Qui-Gon Jinn.

4. Harrison Ford

Actor | Raiders of the Lost Ark

Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy (Nidelman), a radio actress, and Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an actor turned advertising executive. His father was of Irish and German ancestry, while his maternal grandparents were Jewish emigrants from Minsk, ...

Nominated for: "Witness" (1985). Lost to: William Hurt for "Kiss of a Spider Woman" (1985). "Star Wars" Character: Han Solo.

5. Keira Knightley

Actress | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Keira Christina Knightley was born March 26, 1985 in the South West Greater London suburb of Richmond. She is the daughter of actor Will Knightley and actress turned playwright Sharman Macdonald. An older brother, Caleb Knightley, was born in 1979. Her father is English, while her Scottish-born ...

Nominated for: "Pride & Prejudice" (2005) & "The Initiation Game" (2014). Lost to: Reese Witherspoon for "Walk the Line" (2005) & Patricia Arquette for "Boyhood" (2014). "Star Wars" Character: Sabé.

6. Max von Sydow

Actor | Flash Gordon

Max von Sydow was born Carl Adolf von Sydow on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden, to a middle-class family. He is the son of Baroness Maria Margareta (Rappe), a teacher, and Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, an ethnologist and folklore professor. His surname traces back to his father's partial German ...

Nominated for: "Pelle the Conqueror" (1987) & "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" (2011). Lost to: Dustin Hoffman for "Rain Man" (1988) & Christopher Plummer for "Beginners" (2011). "Star Wars" Character: Lor San Tekka.

7. Felicity Jones

Actress | Rogue One

Felicity Rose Hadley Jones is an English actress. Jones was born in Birmingham, West Midlands, and grew up in Bournville. Her parents met while working at the Wolverhampton Express and Star. Her father was a journalist while her mother was in advertising. They divorced when she was three, and she ...

Nominated for: "The Theory of Everything" (2014). Lost to: Julianne Moore for "Still Alice" (2014).

8. Laura Dern

Actress | Jurassic Park

Laura Dern was born on February 10, 1967 in Los Angeles, the daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd. Dern was exposed to movie sets and the movie industry from infancy, and obtained several bit parts as a child. Her parents divorced when Dern was two and Dern lost contact with her father for ...

Nominated for: "Rambling Rose" (1991) & "Wild" (2014). Lost to: Jodie Foster for "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991) & Patricia Arquette for "Boyhood" (2014). "Star Wars" Character: Vice Admiral Holdo.

9. Woody Harrelson

Actor | True Detective

Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor Woodrow Tracy Harrelson was born on July 23, 1961 in Midland, Texas, to Diane Lou (Oswald) and Charles Harrelson. He grew up in Lebanon, Ohio, where his mother was from. After receiving degrees in theater arts and English from Hanover College, he...

Nominated for: "The People vs. Larry Flynt" (1996), "The Messenger" (2009), & "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" (2017). Lost to: Geoffrey Rush for "Shine" (1996), Christoph Waltz for "Inglourious Basterds", & Sam Rockwell for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" (2017). "Star Wars" Character: Tobias Beckett.

10. Adam Driver

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Adam Douglas Driver was born in San Diego, California. His mother, Nancy (Needham) Wright, is a paralegal from Mishawaka, Indiana, and his father, Joe Douglas Driver, who has deep roots in the American South, is from Little Rock, Arkansas. His stepfather is a Baptist minister. His ancestry includes...

Nominated for: "BlacKkKlansman" (2018). Lost to: Mahershala Ali for "Green Book" (2018). "Star Wars" Character: Ben Solo/Kylo Ren.

11. Richard E. Grant

Actor | Gosford Park

Richard E. Grant was born on May 5, 1957 in Mbabane, Hhohho, Swaziland as Richard Grant Esterhuysen. He is an actor, known for Gosford Park (2001), Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) and Withnail & I (1987). He has been married to Joan Washington since November 1, 1986. They have two children.

Nominated for: "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" (2018). Lost to: Mahershala Ali for "Green Book" (2018). "Star Wars" Character: Allegiant General Pryde.

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