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Hollywood's Real Winners

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Average listal rating (1316 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Nominations: 16

Box office: $2.4 billion

Meryl Streep is the most-nominated actress in history. Over the past few years her box office has finally caught up to her award fame. In 2009 Streep's films Julie & Julia (for which she earned her 16th Oscar nod) and It's Complicated earned a combined $280 million at the box office. She also voiced Mrs. Fox in Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox, which was nominated for Best Animated Picture.
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Average listal rating (3281 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
Nominations: 3

Box Office: $3.1 billion

Depp is the ultimate example of an actor who can carry blockbuster movies like Disney's Pirates franchise and still earn Oscar nominations. He has been nominated three times: Once for his iconic turn as Capt. Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean and once for his much more subdued work in Finding Neverland. The three Pirates movies have earned a total of $2.7 billion at the box office.
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Average listal rating (2599 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
Nominations: 2

Box Office: $2.6 billion

Heartthrob Pitt was nominated in 1995 for his frenetic work in Twelve Monkeys. Last year he was nominated again for his much more sober portrayal of a man aging backward in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Pitt's films earn money as well as awards. Benjamin Button brought in $334 million at the box office worldwide.
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Average listal rating (1740 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
Nominations: 2

Box Office: $2.4 billion

Smith's films over the past six years have earned $1 billion at the box office and Smith has been nominated twice: once for Ali and again for 2006's The Pursuit of Happyness. The actor is the only person most people in Hollywood feel is guaranteed to open a film no matter how horrible the material. Seven Pounds earned universal derision from critics but still made $168 million at the box office.
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Average listal rating (1540 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
Nominations: 2

Box Office: $1.4 billion

The Australian actor died in 2008 at the age of 28 but his work in The Dark Knight ensured that Ledger will be remembered in Hollywood. Not only did the film earn $1 billion at the worldwide box office but Ledger was given a posthumous Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his work in the film. Ledger's final movie, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, did little at the box office last Christmas.
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Nominations: 2

Box Office: $1.3 billion

Jolie has enjoyed critical praise ever since she won an Oscar for 1999's Girl, Interrupted. Now she's also enjoying big box office numbers. Wanted was a huge hit in 2008, earning $340 million in worldwide ticket sales. She'll continue to channel her inner action hero this summer with the lead role in Salt, which was originally meant for Tom Cruise.
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Nominations: 3

Box Office: $1.4 billion

Clooney's strategy of "one for them, one for me" movie making has yielded some box office winners and a few Oscar nods. The last two Ocean's movies earned a combined $674 million at the box office. Clooney is a strong contender for the Best Actor award this year for his work in Up In The Air.
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Average listal rating (1817 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
Nominations: 2

Box Office: $1.3 billion

It's been 12 years since Matt Damon burst on the scene with Good Will Hunting, a film he wrote and starred in with his best friend Ben Affleck. Damon was nominated for Best Actor for his work in the film and the pair won an Oscar for their screenplay. Damon is nominated this year for Invictus, but his biggest moneymakers are the Bourne films.
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Nominations: 2

Box Office: $1.2 billion

Downey has one of the greatest Hollywood comeback stories of all time. At one point he was written off as a druggie burnout who had squandered his talents. But with high-grossing films like Iron Man and this year's Sherlock Holmes, Downey has proven he's here to stay. He was nominated last year for his supporting turn in Tropic Thunder.
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Average listal rating (757 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
Nominations: 1

Box Office: $1 billion

None of Clive Owens' films of the past six years have been massive hits (2004's King Arthur is the closest with $204 million) but he has starred in a lot of movies lately--11 to be exact. He was nominated in 2004 for his supporting work in Closer.
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Average listal rating (966 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
Nominations: 2

Box Office: $978 million

Adams has good luck when she works with Meryl Streep. The actress was nominated in 2008 for her supporting work in Doubt. Recently Adams appeared with Streep in Julie & Julia (thought the two didn't share any screen time), which earned $118 million at the worldwide box office. Her most recent film, the low-budget Leap Year, has earned $25 million at the box office so far.
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Nominations: 1

Box Office: $985 million

A year ago no one would have expected Sandra Bullock to be challenging the likes of Meryl Streep for the Best Actress award, but many feel Bullock is actually the one to beat. Not only did she earn her first Oscar nod for The Blind Side, but the film has turned out to be her highest domestic grossing film of all time.
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Average listal rating (382 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 0
Nominations: 2

Box Office: $968 million

Comedian Jamie Foxx, who got his start on In Living Color, surprised everyone with his nuanced performance as Ray Charles in 2004's Ray, for which he won an Oscar. He was also nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category that year for his work opposite Tom Cruise in the tense Collateral.
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Nominations: 1

Box Office: $974 million

Gyllenhaal is not an actor who immediately comes to mind when one thinks about high-earning blockbusters. But he starred in 2004's The Day After Tomorrow, which grossed $544 million at the worldwide box office. He'll get another chance to prove his box office chops later this year with Disney's Prince of Persia.
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Nominations: 3

Box Office: $865 million

The baby-faced actor tends to star in some very grown-up fare. Last year he played a frustrated suburban husband and father in the harrowing Revolutionary Road. DiCaprio has been nominated Best Actor three times, most recently for 2006's Blood Diamond. He'll star in his fourth collaboration with director Martin Scorsese with this month's Shutter Island.
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Nominations: 1

Box Office: $893 million

Until last year Hathaway was best known for her comedic turns in such light fare as The Devil Wears Prada and Get Smart. But the actress earned an Oscar nod for her scarred turn as Kym in Rachel Getting Married. Audiences will soon get to watch Hathaway in 3-D when Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland hits theaters in March.
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Nominations: 1

Box Office: $881 million

It may come as a surprise to see the former leader of the Funky Bunch on this list with luminaries like Streep, Pitt and Winslet. But Wahlberg was nominated for his supporting work in 2006's The Departed. He had less luck with his most recent Oscar-bait film, The Lovely Bones, which failed to pick up any major nominations.
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Nominations: 5

Box Office: $619 million

Freeman, one of America's most trusted celebrities, scored his fifth nomination this year for his work as Nelson Mandela in the film Invictus. The movie was directed by Clint Eastwood, who was also at the helm on Freeman's only win: 2004's Million Dollar Baby.
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Average listal rating (1741 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
Nominations: 6

Box Office: $602 million

Winslet ranks second for Oscar nods behind Meryl Streep with six nominations, including one for Titanic. The actress finally won Best Actress last year for The Reader. Winslet tends to shy away from the kind of big-budget films that tend to earn big at the box office. But her 2006 film The Holiday earned $205 million at the worldwide box office.
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Nominations: 2

Box Office: $731 million

Theron won a Best Actress Oscar for the 2003 movie Monster. The beautiful actress hid herself under layers of makeup to play serial killer Aileen Wuornos. She was nominated against for 2005's North Country. Neither film did much at the box office, but Theron made up for that with 2008's Hancock with Will Smith, which grossed $624 million at the worldwide box office.
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These actors earn both Oscar nominations and big bucks at the box office.

There are few actors who can open blockbusters around the world and still win Oscar nominations. With award season in full swing, we looked at those who can do both. We looked at every actor and actress who had been nominated for an Academy Award in the last six years. Taking into consideration how many times each person was nominated, we added up the box office of each actor's recent starring films.

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Posted: 7 years, 10 months ago at Feb 8 17:15
Oscar nominations used to mean a lot, but eventually every big Hollywood name will have an Oscar or at least a nomination.
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Jan 16 14:13
I agree
Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at May 10 2:06
Robert Downey Jr..... :)
Posted: 5 years, 6 months ago at Jun 4 12:11
I totally agree

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