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Oscar/Academy Award winning actors on pins...


By pmWolf

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

While I don't care a lot about the Oscars, I did see that JK Simmons won for best supporting actor. I think he's pretty cool (Cave Johnson in Portal 2, JJJ in Spider-Man, and a Detroit Tigers fan).

That got my wife and I thinking and discussing...how many pins have Academy Award winning actors on them?

Here's what we could think of:

JK Simmons in Spider-Man,
Jack Nicholson in DE: Batman
Gary Oldman in Lost in Space and Stern's Batman (and then we realized that he's never won an Oscar).
Christian Bale (Stern's Batman...won an Oscar for "The Fighter").
Alec Guinness in the Star Wars pins

And then we realized that Wesley Snipes was never nominated for his role in Demolition Man.

...after that, we got tired and ran out of ideas.

Help us out. Who are we missing?

#2 4 years ago

Cate Blanchett - LOTR
Joe Pesci - TFTC, LW3
Jeff Bridges - Tron, SM

#3 4 years ago

Clint Eastwood - Dirty Harry

#4 4 years ago

You know, we were wondering about Jeff Bridges....but we couldn't remember him winning an Oscar.

I would ask what he won for, but I'll probably just google it...

#5 4 years ago

Jeff Bridges - Crazy Heart in 2009.

#6 4 years ago
Quoted from pmWolf:

You know, we were wondering about Jeff Bridges....but we couldn't remember him winning an Oscar.
I would ask what he won for, but I'll probably just google it...

Crazy Heart.

#7 4 years ago

Also Anjelica Huston - TAF.

#8 4 years ago

Phillip Seymour Hoffman-Twister

#9 4 years ago

Damn it
I was thinking of starting a thread like this
:p

#10 4 years ago

Elton John, won an academy award for a song from The Lion King

#11 4 years ago

Anthony Hopkins - BSD

#12 4 years ago

Too bad we can't add Michael Keaton to this list... really wish he had won Sunday night!

#13 4 years ago

Jack Palance, DE Batman (if hecis on the machine)

#14 4 years ago

There must be a few on TFTC.

#15 4 years ago

Mel Gibson- Maverick and Lethal Weapon

#16 4 years ago

Dustin Hoffman - DE Hook (won for Rain Man & Kramer vs. Kramer)
Robin Williams - DE Hook (won for Good Will Hunting)
Robert DeNiro - MS Frankenstein (won for The Godfather II & Raging Bull)
Tommy Lee Jones - Batman Forever (won for The Fugitive)
Heath Ledger - Batman TDK (won for The Dark Knight)
James Earl Jones - Star Wars (won an honorary Oscar)
Geoffrey Rush - PotC (won for Shine)
F. Murray Abraham - LAH (won for Amadeus)

Stallone was really close with 2 noms (acting & writing) for Rocky.

#17 4 years ago

Kevin Costner - Water World

#18 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

There must be a few on TFTC.

Yep. I mentioned Joe Pesci but forgot Whoopi Goldberg.

#19 4 years ago

Sean Connery - IJ4 (I think it was a voice over sound alike)
Judy Garland - WOZ
Anthony Hopkins - BS Dracula
Richard Attenborough - Jurassic Park

If we throw in Emmy's
Tina Fey - MM

#20 4 years ago

I want to add Samuel Jackson and Johnny Depp to this list, but alas cannot.

Judy Garland won a Juvenile Oscar award in 1940, but not for a specific movie - WOZ

#21 4 years ago

Tom Hanks- The man behind the mask on Apollo 13 ...lol

#22 4 years ago

Forgot

Alec Guinness - Star Wars

#23 4 years ago

Harrison Ford- oops! I guess not!

#24 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Phillip Seymour Hoffman-Twister

Helen Hunt also won an Oscar for "As Good as it Gets"

#25 4 years ago

Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine on Batman.

#26 4 years ago

Judy Dench on Goldeneye.

#27 4 years ago
Quoted from dantebean:

Forgot
Alec Guinness - Star Wars

I've got it in the original post. Bridge on the River Kwai, I think.

Quoted from BD_Designs:

Heath Ledger - Batman TDK (won for The Dark Knight)

How did I miss this one??

Is Heath Ledger the only actor that is a winner for the pinball machine he's actually on?

#28 4 years ago

Jeff is also in Ironman.

#29 4 years ago
Quoted from pmWolf:

Is Heath Ledger the only actor that is a winner for the pinball machine he's actually on?

Yeah it sort of looks that way! If Stallone had won for Rocky, then that would have been another tie between an Oscar win and the pin! Same goes for Ed Harris and Apollo 13.

#30 4 years ago

I just realized that Nic Cage has never been on a pinball machine.

That seems...unfair.

#31 4 years ago

William Hurt - Lost in Space. (Won for Kiss of the Spider Woman in 1985).

#32 4 years ago
Quoted from pmWolf:

I just realized that Nic Cage has never been on a pinball machine.
That seems...unfair.

It's never too late to do a Fast Times machine.

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#33 4 years ago
Quoted from Gorno:

Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine on Batman.

That HAS to be the pin with the most Oscar winners on it.

Stern's Batman has:

Morgan Freeman
Michael Caine
Heath Ledger
Christian Bale.

....and to top it off, Gary Oldmann, who SHOULD be an Oscar winnner.

#34 4 years ago

Kim Basinger - DE Batman and winner in 1997 for LA Confidential.

Julianne Moore - Jurassic Park 2, and winner in 2014 (Still Alice)

Sandra Bullock! THERE'S the Demolition Man I was looking for! (Blind Side, 2009)

Nicole Kidman - Batman Forever - (The Hours, 2002)

Gwyneth Paltrow - Iron Man - (Shakespeare in Love, 1998)

#35 4 years ago
Quoted from pmWolf:

That HAS to be the pin with the most Oscar winners on it.
Stern's Batman has:
Morgan Freeman
Michael Caine
Heath Ledger
Christian Bale.
....and to top it off, Gary Oldmann, who SHOULD be an Oscar winnner.

I am really surprised Oldman hasn't got an Oscar yet... what a shame.

#36 4 years ago
Quoted from BD_Designs:

Stallone was really close with 2 noms (acting & writing) for Rocky.

Stallone won an oscar. Best Picture for Rocky.

#37 4 years ago
Quoted from PorkChopExpress:

Stallone won an oscar. Best Picture for Rocky.

No he actually didn't win an Oscar for Rocky. Even though it won Best Picture (& Best Director), the producers actually are the ones who won for the film since they technically own it. Sly wasn't a producer on it so he didn't win one.

SO close! Definitely wish he had won!

#38 4 years ago
Quoted from pmWolf:

That HAS to be the pin with the most Oscar winners on it.
Stern's Batman has:
Morgan Freeman
Michael Caine
Heath Ledger
Christian Bale.
....and to top it off, Gary Oldmann, who SHOULD be an Oscar winnner.

How has Gary Oldmann never won an Osacar? That's just silly.

#39 4 years ago
Quoted from pmWolf:

....and to top it off, Gary Oldmann, who SHOULD be an Oscar winnner.

Oh I love Gary. "What you talking about Willis"?

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#40 4 years ago
Quoted from BD_Designs:

Even though it won Best Picture (& Best Director)

So...the only pinball machines based on actual Oscar Winning Best pictures are Rocky and Lord of the Rings (sort of...LoTR3 won best pic)?

And pins based on movies that were NOMINATED, but didn't win:
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Avatar
Lord of the Rings 2 (Again, sort of).
Apollo 13
Star Wars
Cleopatra (Mega-stretch...since that Gottlieb game isn't a movie tie-in).
Wizard of Oz

#41 4 years ago

Now you have enough research in front of you for your next drunken bar bet.

#42 4 years ago
Quoted from pmWolf:

Oscar/Academy Award winning actors on pins...

Jodie Foster

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(Won Oscar for The Accused)

#43 4 years ago

Ron Jeremy (BSD coffin)

#44 4 years ago

Casablanca - 1943
http://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?any=Casablanca&sortby=name&search=Search+Database&searchtype=quick

Gigi - 1958 -- well.. right name, but not based on the movie

My Fair Lady - 1964
http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1562

#45 4 years ago

The closest he ever came to an oscar was Oscar Ferrari.....

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