Superman & Oscar

In seven days, the latest cinematic incarnation of everyone’s favorite Big Blue Boy Scout, Man of Steel, finally comes out. I’ve long since given up hope of going into the theater with low expectations. Every piece of footage has gotten me even more pumped for the thing. With only a week left, I should probably stop seeking out this footage (PS-Warner Bros., stop it with the tv spots and clips please. I have zero will power!)

Anyway, in honor of this newest Superman, I thought I’d do for the Super-franchise what I did for the Dark Knight and list of all of the Oscar-nominated talent that has been part of the live-action films featuring the Man of Steel. I have a feeling this list will be way more extensive than the Batman one, but you never know. So without further adieu…

Amy Adams
(Lois Lane — Man of Steel)
Academy Award Nominee:
Best Supporting Actress — Junebug (2006)
Best Supporting Actress — Doubt (2009)
Best Supporting Actress — The Fighter (2011)
Best Supporting Actress — The Master (2013)

Ned Beatty
(Otis — Superman: The Movie, Superman II)
Academy Award Nominee:
Best Supporting Actor — Network (1977)

Marlon Brando
(Jor-El — Superman: The Movie, Superman Returns)
Academy Award Winner:
Best Actor — On the Waterfront (1955)
Best Actor — The Godfather (1974)
Academy Award Nominee: 
Best Actor — A Streetcar Named Desire (1952)
Best Actor — Viva Zapata! (1953)
Best Actor — Julius Caesar (1954)
Best Actor — Sayonara (1958)
Best Actor — Last Tango in Paris (1974)
Best Supporting Actor — A Dry White Season (1990)

Jim Broadbent
(Jean Pierre DuBois — Superman IV: The Quest for Peace)
Academy Award Winner:
Best Actor — Iris (2002)   

Jackie Cooper
(Perry White — Superman: The Movie, Superman II, Superman III, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace)
Academy Award Nominee:
Best Actor — Skippy (1931)

Kevin Costner
(Jonathan Kent — Man of Steel)
Academy Award Winner:
Best Director — Dances with Wolves (1991)
Best Picture — Dances with Wolves (1991)
Academy Award Nominee:
Best Actor — Dances with Wolves (1991)

Russell Crowe
(Jor-El — Man of Steel)
Academy Award Winner:
Best Actor — Gladiator (2001)
Academy Award Nominee:
Best Actor — The Insider (2000)
Best Actor — A Beautiful Mind (2002)

Faye Dunaway
(Selena — Supergirl)
Academy Award Winner:
Best Actress — Network (1977)
Academy Award Nominee:
Best Actress — Bonnie and Clyde (1968)
Best Actress — Chinatown (1975)

Laurence Fishburne
(Perry White — Man of Steel)
Academy Award Nominee:
Best Actor What’s Love Got to Do with It? (1994)

Gene Hackman
(Lex Luthor — Superman: The Movie, Superman II, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace)
Academy Award Winner:
Best Actor — The French Connection (1972)
Best Supporting Actor — Unforgiven (1993)
Academy Award Nominee:
Best Supporting Actor — Bonnie and Clyde (1968)
Best Supporting Actor — I Never Sang for My Father (1971)
Best Actor — Mississippi Burning (1989)

Mariel Hemingway
(Lacy Warfield — Superman IV: The Quest for Peace)
Academy Award Nominee:
Best Supporting Actress — Manhattan (1980)



Diane Lane
(Martha Kent — Man of Steel)
Academy Award Nominee:
Best Actress — Unfaithful (2003)

Frank Langella
(Perry White — Superman Returns)
Academy Award Nominee:
Best Actor — Frost/Nixon (2009)

Annette O’Toole
(Lana Lang — Superman III)
Academy Award Nominee:
Best Original Song — A Mighty Wind (2004)



Peter O’Toole
(Zaltar — Supergirl)
Academy Award Winner:
Honorary Award (2003)
Academy Award Nominee:
Best Actor — Lawrence of Arabia (1963)
Best Actor — Becket  (1965)
Best Actor — The Lion in Winter (1969)
Best Actor — Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1970)
Best Actor — The Ruling Class (1973)
Best Actor — The Stunt Man (1981)
Best Actor — My Favorite Year (1983)
Best Actor — Venus (2007)


Valerie Perrine
(Eve Teschmacher — Superman: The Movie, Superman II)
Academy Award Nominee:
Best Actress — Lenny (1975)






Eva Marie Saint
(Martha Kent — Superman Returns)
Academy Award Winner:
Best Actress — On the Waterfront (1955)






Michael Shannon 
(General Zod — Man of Steel)
Academy Award Nominee:
Best Supporting Actor — Revolutionary Road (2009)




Kevin Spacey
(Lex Luthor — Superman Returns)
Academy Award Winner:
Best Supporting Actor — The Usual Suspects (1996)
Best Actor — American Beauty (2000)

Terrence Stamp
(General Zod — Superman: The Movie, Superman II)
Academy Award Nominee:
Best Supporting Actor — Billy Budd (1963)






Robert Vaughn
(Ross Webster — Superman III)
Academy Award Nominee:
Best Supporting Actor — The Young Philadelphians (1960)




Susannah York
(Lara — Superman: The Movie, Superman II, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace)
Academy Award Nominee:
Best Supporting Actress — They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1970)

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