List of Oscar-nominated actors who also played a comic book character. Academy Award nominees and Oscar winners who appeared in comic based movies. The actors listed had to both play a comic based character AND be nominated for an Academy Award at some point in their career. The award does not have to be for the same role. (There are only a handful of people who have achieved that honor.) The Oscar has to be for an acting role. Writing, directing, etc does not count. (Sorry, Danny DeVito and Kris Kristofferson.) The movies are all based on a comic book, comic strip, or a graphic novel.
These characters may come from the best superhero movies ever made, as well as the worst superhero movies ever made. Other characters come from movies most people do not realize are based on comics/graphic novels. Road to Perdition and History of Violence are based on graphic novels and resulted in Oscar wins. One movie even came from a one-time, 4-page comic that was written as page filler to meet a deadline.Check out the list, and vote up your favorite actors who were nominated for Academy Awards for portraying a comic book character.
Comic Book Movie
The Dark Knight (2008)
CharacterOscar Movie Nominations
Brokeback Mountain (2005) - Best Actor
The Dark Knight (2008) - Won: Best Supporting Actor2,017457Should they be higher or lower?
Comic Book MovieCharacter
From Hell (2001)
Inspector Frederick Abberline Oscar Movies Nominations
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) - Best Actor
Finding Neverland (2004) - Best Actor
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) - Best Actor457287Should they be higher or lower?
Comic Book Movies:Oscar Movie Nomination
X2: X-Men United (2003)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
X-Men: First Class (2011)
The Wolverine (2013)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Logan / Wolverine
Les Misérables (2012) - Best Actor1,4881,059Should they be higher or lower?
Comic Book Movie:
X-Men: The Last Stand
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Shadowcat Oscar Movie:
Juno (Nominated - Best Actress)226124Should they be higher or lower?