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Poll: Oscar Winners' Superhero Alter Egos

Despite all their superpowers, movie superhero characters can't seem to win an Oscar. Alas, superhero characters can at least hope to win an Oscar by proxy of the actor or actress who portrays them, as these pairs have.

Which Oscar winner and proxy movie superhero* alter ego combination is the most superior?

* Movie superheroes are defined as fictional characters having mythical status and extraordinary or superhuman powers.

After voting, discuss the topic here.

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    Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games (2012)

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    Matt Damon in Jason Bourne (2016)

    MATT DAMON'S JASON BOURNE aka David Webb

    Superhero Role: Matt Damon as Jason Bourne in The Bourne Identity (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) and Jason Bourne (2016)

    Proxy Oscar: Matt Damon for Screenwriter on Good Will Hunting (1997)

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    Natalie Portman in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

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    Alec Guinness in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

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    Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

    CHARLIZE THERON'S IMPERATOR FURIOSA

    Superhero Role: Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

    Proxy Oscar: Charlize Theron as Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003)

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    Ben Affleck in Justice League (2017)

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    Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

    ANNE HATHAWAY'S CATWOMAN aka Selina Kyle

    Superhero Role: Anne Hathaway as in The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

    Proxy Oscar: Anne Hathaway as Fantine Thénardier in Les Misérables (2012)

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    Nicolas Cage in Ghost Rider (2007)

    NICOLAS CAGE'S GHOSTRIDER aka Johnny Blaze

    Superhero Role: Nicolas Cage as Ghost Rider in Ghost Rider (2007) and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)

    Proxy Oscar: Nicolas Cage as Ben Sanderson in Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

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    Russell Crowe in Man of Steel (2013)

    RUSSEL CROWE'S JOR-EL

    Superhero Role: Russell Crowe as Jor-El in Man of Steel (2013)

    Proxy Oscar: Russell Crowe as Maximus Decimus Meridius in Gladiator (2000)

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    Charlize Theron in Æon Flux (2005)

    CHARLIZE THERON'S ÆON FLUX

    Superhero Role: Charlize Theron as Æon Flux in Æon Flux (2005)

    Proxy Oscar: Charlize Theron as Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003)

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    Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta (2005)

    NATALIE PORTMAN'S EVEY aka Evey Hammond

    Superhero Role: Natalie Portman as Evey in V for Vendetta (2005)

    Proxy Oscar: Natalie Portman as Nina Sayers in Black Swan (2010)

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    Nicolas Cage in Kick-Ass (2010)

    NICOLAS CAGE'S BIG DADDY aka Damon Macready

    Superhero Role: Nicolas Cage as Big Daddy in Kick-Ass (2010)

    Proxy Oscar: Nicolas Cage as Ben Sanderson in Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

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    Anna Paquin as Rogue

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    Ben Affleck in Daredevil (2003)

    BEN AFFLECK'S DAREDEVIL aka Matt Murdock

    Superhero Role: Ben Affleck as Daredevil in Daredevil (2003)

    Proxy Oscars: Ben Affleck for Producer on Argo (2012) and for Screenwriter on Good Will Hunting (1997)

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    Marlon Brando in Superman (1978)

    MARLON BRANDO'S JOR-EL

    Superhero Role: Marlon Brando as Jor-El in Superman (1978)

    Proxy Oscars: Marlon Brando as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954) and as Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972)

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    Lupita Nyong'o in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

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    Denzel Washington in The Book of Eli (2010)

    DENZEL WASHINGTON'S ELI

    Superhero Role: Denzel Washington as Eli in The Book of Eli (2010)

    Proxy Oscars: Denzel Washington as Pvt. Trip in Glory (1989) and Det. Alonzo Harris in Training Day (2001)

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    Jennifer Lawrence in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

    JENNIFER LAWRENCE'S MYSTIQUE aka Raven Darkholme

    Superhero Role: Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

    Proxy Oscar: Jennifer Lawrence as Tiffany in Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

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    Jeff Bridges in Tron (2010)

    JEFF BRIDGES' CLU aka Kevin Flynn

    Superhero Role: Jeff Bridges as Clu in TRON (1982) and Tron (2010)

    Proxy Oscar: Jeff Bridges as Bad Blake in Crazy Heart (2009)

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    Angelina Jolie in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

    ANGELINA JOLIE'S LARA CROFT

    Superhero Role: Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

    Proxy Oscar: Angelina Jolie as Lisa in Girl, Interrupted (1999)

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    Denzel Washington in The Equalizer (2014)

    DENZEL WASHINGTON'S EQUALIZER aka Robert MacCall

    Superhero Role: Denzel Washington as Robert McCall in The Equalizer (2014) and The Equalizer 2 (2018)

    Proxy Oscars: Denzel Washington as Pvt. Trip in Glory (1989) and Det. Alonzo Harris in Training Day (2001)

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    Halle Berry in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

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    David Niven in Casino Royale (1967)

    DAVID NIVEN'S JAMES BOND

    Superhero Role: David Niven as James Bond in Casino Royale (1967)

    Proxy Oscar: David Niven as Major Angus Pollock in Separate Tables (1958)

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    Halle Berry in Catwoman (2004)

    HALLE BARRY'S CATWOMAN aka Patience Phillips

    Superhero Role: Halle Berry as Catwoman in Catwoman (2004)

    Proxy Oscar: Halle Berry as Leticia Musgrove in Monster's Ball (2001)

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    George Clooney in Batman & Robin (1997)

    GEORGE CLOONEY'S BATMAN aka Bruce Wayne

    Superhero Role: George Clooney as Batman in Batman & Robin (1997)

    Proxy Oscars: George Clooney as Bob Barnes in Syriana (2005) and as Producer on Argo (2012)

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    Jane Fonda in Barbarella (1968)

    JANE FONDA'S BARBERELLA

    Superhero Role: Jane Fonda as Barbarella in Barbarella (1968)

    Proxy Oscars: Jane Fonda as Bree Daniel in Klute (1971) and as Sally Hyde in Coming Home (1978)

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    Christian Bale in The Dark Knight (2008)

    CHRISTIAN BALE'S BATMAN aka Bruce Wayne

    Superhero Role: Christian Bale as Batman in The Dark Knight (2008)

    Proxy Oscar: Christian Bale as Dicky Eklund in The Fighter (2010)

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    Brie Larson in Captain Marvel (2019)

    BRIE LARSON'S CAPTAIN MARVEL aka Captain Marvel

    Superhero Role: Brie Larson as Captain Marvel in Captain Marvel (2019)

    Proxy Oscar: Brie Larson as Joy 'Ma' Newsome in Room (2015)

    Added 11 February 2018


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