Celebrity Then And Now
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Celebrity Then And Now
Posted by Lexi Schwartz
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Each February, the Oscars come around to hand out the hardware to the best actors, actresses and much more in the past year. Shortly before that, though, the Golden Globes are held, which many consider to be an Oscar predictor. This is especially true when it comes to the acting categories. After all, the past seven Golden Globe winners for Best Actor also ended up winning the same category at the Oscars.
There were some notable times when that wasn’t the case, though. It typically comes as a surprise when it happens, and just because it hasn’t been recent doesn’t mean it hasn’t been somewhat common. Here are some of the more memorable Golden Globe winners that didn’t win an Oscar.
George Clooney - In 2011, George Clooney was in the hunt for his first Oscar win as an actor thanks to his role as Matthew King in “The Descendants”. After beating out the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Michael Fassbender at the Golden Globes, Clooney ran into a new contender. Jean Dujardin of the French film “The Artist” was added to the mix at the Oscars, and ended up beating out Clooney for the Best Actor.
Mickey Rourke - Mickey Rourke had himself quite the comeback in the late 2000s thanks to his role in the blockbuster “Iron Man 2”, as well as the drama film “The Wrestler”. He played washed up professional wrestler Randy “The Ram” Robinson in a heart wrenching performance that earned him the Golden Globe win in 2008. Going against the exact same set of nominees at the Oscars, though, Rourke lost out to Sean Penn for his portrayal of Harvey Milk.
Leonardo DiCaprio - For a long time, Leonardo DiCaprio was looking for his first Oscar, and finally took home the title in 2015 for “The Revenant”. In 2004, Dicaprio won the Golden Globe for his portrayal of Howard Hughes in the biopic, “The Aviator”. People thought it might lead to his first Oscar at the time, but it was another biopic with “Ray” that took home the hardware as Jamie Foxx won for playing Ray Charles.
Jack Nicholson - Jack Nicholson is already a decorated actor that didn’t really need more trophies heading into 2002. Still, he was able to land the Golden Globe for Best Actor thanks to his role in “About Schmidt”. He had beaten out Adrien Brody at the time, but Brody eventually won the Oscar for “The Pianist”.
Russell Crowe - In 2000, Russell Crowe won a Best Actor Oscar for his role as Maximus Decimus Meridius in “Gladiator”. The following year, Crowe found himself nominated for the same award, this time around for “A Beautiful Mind”. He won the Golden Globe in 2001 (though lost the previous year to Tom Hanks). He didn’t get his back-to-back Oscar as Denzel Washington won for “Training Day”.