Every year, American actors, actresses, directors, writers, and more gather for the Academy Awards, the oldest and one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies in the entertainment industry. To be nominated for or to receive an Oscar is an honor that most people can only dream of, yet some of these already accomplished stars somehow find the time to pursue other hobbies, such as painting and visual art. And here we can't even muster the energy to pack a lunch before work!

Many of the celebrities on this list, such as Jared Leto and Javier Bardem, cite painting as their first love. It's hard to imagine Johnny Depp or Sylvester Stallone being famous for their paintings rather than their acting, but it turns out that they all have real talents to fall back on in case something in film doesn't work out. 

Here are 20 Oscar Nominees and Winners Who Paint, many who will surprise you.

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