Lengthy earlier than they had been toting Oscars, A-listers had been making a reputation for themselves in every thing from cleaning soap operas to romantic comedies and every thing in between.
Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated 4 occasions earlier than he lastly gained an Oscar for his fifth nod, for his half in The Revenant, on the 2016 ceremony. Nevertheless, even earlier than his first nod in 1993 for the heartbreaking half he performed in What’s Consuming Gilbert Grape?, the actor had already made a reputation for himself.
He began performing in 1979, guest-starring on a number of TV reveals earlier than touchdown a supporting function on Parenthood in 1990. In 1991, he landed a number one function in Rising Pains, launching his large profession.
Meryl Streep, the actor with probably the most Oscar nominations of all time, additionally had fairly the profession earlier than incomes her first nod in 1978. She made her stage debut in Trelawny of the Wells in 1975 and the next 12 months, earned a Tony Award nomination for her function in 27 Wagons Stuffed with Cotton and A Reminiscence of Two Mondays. She first appeared on display in 1977.
Tom Hanks, one of the well-known actors in Hollywood historical past, has additionally had fairly the journey to the Oscar. He made his performing debut on movie in 1979; the next 12 months, he landed the starring function within the TV sequence Bosom Buddies and later appeared on an episode of Comfortable Days. In 1984, he was within the box-office hit Splash. In 1989, Hanks earned his first Oscar nomination for Large. Whereas he misplaced, he went on to win consecutive Oscars for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump. He was nominated once more in 1999, 2001 and 2020.
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