Q1: WHAT ON EARTH WOULD IT TAKE FOR HIM TO GET ANOTHER OSCAR NOMINATION?
He hasn't been nominated since The English Patient 20 years ago despite being one of the greatest living actors regularly turning in indelible work. In the past 20 years he's played the world's most feared sorcerer, a Shakespearean general, a famous author who has a whole adjective named after him, James Bond's boss, a serial killer, a classic jaded artisocrat, The God of the Underworld, a gay Old Hollywood director, and given performances as incredible as the following:
- Maurice Bendrix in The End of the Affair
BAFTA & London Critics nominations only
- Spider in Spider
London Film Critics nomination only
- Justin Quayle in The Constant Gardener
BIFA & London Film Critics Circle (win), BAFTA nomination
- Harry in In Bruges
BIFA nomination only
- M Gustav The Grand Budapest Hotel
BAFTA & Globe nods (without winning) but no Oscar nod despite giving the single greatest male performance of the entire year
- Harry Hawkes in A Bigger Splash
Spirit nomination only
Q2: If you ran the world how many Oscar nominations and wins would he have already?