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Poll: Multiple Acting Oscar Nominations without Win

Which actor or actress listed below that has received at least three Academy Award Nominations for acting and did not win did you think most deserved an Oscar? Only includes living candidates and excludes people that won Honorary Oscars.

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    Amy Adams

    Five nominations. 2006: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Junebug (2005). 2009: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Doubt (2008). 2011: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - The Fighter (2010). 2013: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - The Master (2012). 2014: Best Actress in a Leading Role - American Hustle (2013).
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    Jane Alexander

    Four nominations. 1971: Best Actress in a Leading Role - The Great White Hope (1970) 1977: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - All the President's Men (1976) 1980: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) 1984: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Testament (1983)
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    Joan Allen

    Three nominations. 1996: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Nixon (1995) 1997: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - The Crucible (1996) 2001: Best Actress in a Leading Role - The Contender (2000)
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    Annette Bening

    Four nominations. 1991: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - The Grifters (1990). 2000: Best Actress in a Leading Role - American Beauty (1999). 2005: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Being Julia (2004). 2011: Best Actress in a Leading Role - The Kids Are All Right (2010).
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    Glenn Close

    Six nominations. 1983: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - The World According to Garp (1982). 1984: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - The Big Chill (1983). 1985: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - The Natural (1984). 1988: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Fatal Attraction (1987). 1989: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Dangerous Liaisons (1988). 2012: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Albert Nobbs (2011).
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    Bradley Cooper

    Three nominations. 2013: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Silver Linings Playbook (2012) 2014: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - American Hustle (2013) 2015: Best Actor in a Leading Role - American Sniper (2014)
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    Tom Cruise

    Three nominations. 1990: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Born on the Fourth of July (1989). 1997: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Jerry Maguire (1996). 2000: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Magnolia (1999).
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    Johnny Depp

    Three nominations. 2004: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). 2005: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Finding Neverland (2004). 2008: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007).
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    Ed Harris

    Four nominations. 1996: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Apollo 13 (1995). 1999: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - The Truman Show (1998). 2001: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Pollock (2000). 2003: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - The Hours (2002).
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    Diane Ladd

    Three nominations. 1975: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) 1991: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Wild at Heart (1990) 1992: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Rambling Rose (1991)
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    Piper Laurie

    Three nominations. 1962: Best Actress in a Leading Role - The Hustler (1961) 1977: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Carrie (1976) 1987: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Children of a Lesser God (1986)
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    Laura Linney

    Three nominations. 2001: Best Actress in a Leading Role - You Can Count on Me (2000) 2005: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Kinsey (2004) 2008: Best Actress in a Leading Role - The Savages (2007)
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    Marsha Mason

    Four nominations. 1974: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Cinderella Liberty (1973) 1978: Best Actress in a Leading Role - The Goodbye Girl (1977) 1980: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Chapter Two (1979) 1982: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Only When I Laugh (1981)
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    Nick Nolte

    Three nominations. 1992: Best Actor in a Leading Role - The Prince of Tides (1991) 1999: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Affliction (1997) 2012: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Warrior (2011)
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    Edward Norton

    Three nominations. 1997: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Primal Fear (1996). 1999: Best Actor in a Leading Role - American History X (1998). 2014: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014).
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    Michelle Pfeiffer

    Three nominations. 1989: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Dangerous Liaisons (1988) 1990: Best Actress in a Leading Role - The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989) 1993: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Love Field (1992)
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    Joaquin Phoenix

    Three nominations. 2001: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Gladiator (2000) 2006: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Walk the Line (2005) 2013: Best Actor in a Leading Role - The Master (2012)
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    Mark Ruffalo

    Three nominations. 2011: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - The Kids Are All Right (2010) 2015: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Foxcatcher (2014) 2016: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Spotlight (2015)
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    Sigourney Weaver

    Three nominations. 1987: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Aliens (1986). 1989: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Gorillas in the Mist (1988). 1989: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Working Girl (1988).
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    Michelle Williams

    Three nominations. 2006: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Brokeback Mountain (2005) 2011: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Blue Valentine (2010) 2012: Best Actress in a Leading Role - My Week with Marilyn (2011)
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    Debra Winger

    Three nominations. 1983: Best Actress in a Leading Role - An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) 1984: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Terms of Endearment (1983) 1994: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Shadowlands (1993)