Even the folks who claim they don't like foreign films (really?!?) end up liking Toshiro Mifune, especially the actor's numerous collaborations with Akira Kurosawa. The star of The Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, and Rashomon could be sympathetic one minute, a steely tough guy the next, and could suggest an entire character simply by grunting and scratching his side. He was Japan's answer to both Marlon Brando and Clint Eastwood, or maybe they were Hollywood's answer to him.
Nominations: Nothing. We should all roil in dishonor.
Should Have Won For: Red Beard or The Seven Samurai.
Maybe This Is All Punishment For: Participating in Steven Spielberg's disastrous 1941.