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Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench
What happened: This one held on for a while, landing a smattering of SAG and Golden Globe nominations and getting a real push from Warner Bros., but it wasn't to be. Makeup that made Armie Hammer look like a 175-year-old man and a narrative that moved like molasses kept most from getting too excited about it. Plus, by this time, Clint Eastwood had received his share of laurels.