He can do drama and comedy, play heroes and villains, carry indie dramas and Marvel movies ... he even did an entire movie under a mask (Kingdom of Heaven), and actors hate not having you look at their face! Plus he directs. But the Academy have yet to reward Edward Norton's versatility with the gold statuette. If Mark Ruffalo gets one before him, it'll be all-out war.
Nominations: Two for Best Supporting Actor (his screen debut Primal Fear and Birdman) and one for Best Actor (American History X).
Should Have Won For: American History X.
Maybe This Is All Punishment For: Getting a nomination for his first picture out of the gate.