Vincent D'Onofrio in 'Full Metal Jacket'. He sent a reel of himself to Stanley Kubrick all the way to England. They had never met face-to-face. His monologue on his reel sold Stanley Kubrick in deciding to include him in the film. He spent over a year in England and gained a world record 70 pounds. He injured his knee while filming the military training scenes and required surgery. The movie would not have been memorable had it not been for the 'first half' in which Vincent's remarkable portrayal of the character of 'Private Pyle' was its highlight. Not a 'one trick pony', he went on to do over 50 films to this date. Nicknamed 'The Human Chameleon' and an 'Actor's Actor'...what does it take to get that golden statue? His only 'sin' is that he refuses to be 'Hollywood' and play the game. Shouldn't it be about the films and the acting? In this case, Vincent D'Onofrio should have won for Best Supporting Actor, period. I'd throw in 'The Whole Wide World' too.