20 Stars Who've Never Won Oscars

From Samuel L. Jackson to Marilyn Monroe, the Hollywood legends who've been routinely dissed by the Academy

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Sergio Leone
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Sergio Leone

The man who made squinting cool got no love from the Academy. He had the wisdom to cast Henry Fonda as a villain, brought Ennio Morricone's themes into popular culture, cut together some of the finest gunslinger sequences in cinema — and oh, gave the world Clint Eastwood. Did he get even an honorary Oscar? No, he got a bullet in the back from those mean sumbitches and was left out in the rain to die.

Nominations: Nothing.
Should Have Won For: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Maybe This Is All Punishment For: Proving that the Western, Hollywood's go-to genre, could be perfected by an Italian shooting in Spain.

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