There are a lot of actors in Hollywood who work their entire careers for that sweet, sweet Oscar recognition. And a lot of the time, they won’t even get a nomination, let alone a win. Just ask Donald Sutherland. 

But not all actors are like that. Some actors simply decided that they have no intention of waiting 20+ years for the Academy to show them some love, and produced Oscar-worthy performances right out of the gate. Like these 15 actors:

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