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25 Huge Stars Who Have Never Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

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There are the stars who have made it into the SNL Five-Timers' Club, and then there are the stars who have never even hosted the show once. Despite having the talent and pedigree to take the stage at Studio 8H, celebs like Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Will Smith and Zendaya have never hosted Saturday Night Live. Ever! How is that possible? Is the SNL booker asleep on the job, or are these A-listers just not interested in the gig? Read on for a who's who of potential first-time hosts.

<p>IMAGO / MediaPunch</p><p>The Oscar-winning actor has been in at least 66 movies, but he's never been host of <em>Saturday Night Live</em>. </p>

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The Oscar-winning actor has been in at least 66 movies, but he's never been host of Saturday Night Live.

<p>IMAGO / WENN</p><p>Despite nailing every part she's ever played, <strong>Meryl Streep</strong> hasn't played the part of <em>SNL </em>host. Perhaps her friend (<a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/meryl-streep-martin-short-dating-210032710.html" data-ylk="slk:and nothing more!;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">and nothing more!</a>) <strong>Martin Short</strong>, who's hosted the show three times and even spent one season as a cast member, can convince her to give it a try. </p>
<p>Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images for Turner</p><p>He's proven he can make people laugh (<em>Once Upon a Time in Hollywood</em>, <em>Bullet Train</em>, the <em>Friends </em>Season 8 Thanksgiving episode), and he's even popped in for appearances on <em>SNL</em>. But he's never taken on the hosting gig.  </p>

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He's proven he can make people laugh (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Bullet Train, the Friends Season 8 Thanksgiving episode), and he's even popped in for appearances on SNL. But he's never taken on the hosting gig.

<p>Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic</p><p>It's hard to believe that one of the most successful comedic actors of his time has never hosted <em>Saturday Night Live</em>, but believe it you must. </p>

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It's hard to believe that one of the most successful comedic actors of his time has never hosted Saturday Night Live, but believe it you must.

<p>IMAGO / Future Image</p><p>America's Sweetheart would charm the heck out of <em>SNL </em>audiences, but unfortunately, she's "too scared" to host. "I mean, I would do it with Alec [Baldwin], if we could be comedy partners just doing skits," she <a href="https://ew.com/tv/2017/11/03/julia-roberts-snl-alec-baldwin/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:told EW Radio;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">told <em>EW</em> Radio</a> in 2027.</p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/julia-roberts-shares-relatable-regret-162023333.html" data-ylk="slk:Julia Roberts Shares Relatable 'Regret' From Impressive Career;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">Julia Roberts Shares Relatable 'Regret' From Impressive Career</a></strong></p>
<p>Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for WarnerMedia</p><p>He's often the <em>target</em> of comedic impressions, but <strong>Denzel Washington</strong> has never been the <em>doer</em> of comedic impressions, at least not from the famed <em>SNL </em>stage. </p>

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He's often the target of comedic impressions, but Denzel Washington has never been the doer of comedic impressions, at least not from the famed SNL stage.

<p>Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images</p><p>Despite being a pioneer of sketch comedy, 90-year-old <strong>Carol Burnett </strong>has never hosted <em>Saturday Night Live</em>—and she doesn't want to. "I would not be interested," Burnett <a href="https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/carol-burnett-reveals-misses-comedy-dont-think-network-take-chance" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:told Fox News Digital;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">told Fox News Digital</a> in 2023. "That’s all I can say." One possible explanation for her chilly stance? In the early days of <em>SNL</em>, creator <strong>Lorne Michaels </strong><a href="https://www.cracked.com/article_37730_i-would-never-host-saturday-night-live-inside-the-carol-burnettlorne-michaels-cold-war.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:reportedly used Burnett's name as shorthand;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">reportedly used Burnett's name as shorthand</a> for dated comedy. </p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/live-york-old-rich-guy-223900887.html" data-ylk="slk:Find Out Lorne Michaels' Net Worth in 2024;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">Find Out Lorne Michaels' Net Worth in 2024</a></strong></p>
<p>Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Image</p><p>How is it possible that <strong>Sandra Bullock </strong>has never hosted <em>Saturday Night Live</em>? The woman is a comedic treasure! </p>

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How is it possible that Sandra Bullock has never hosted Saturday Night Live? The woman is a comedic treasure!

<p>IMAGO / Cover-Images</p><p>Despite starring in 19 seasons of <em>Grey's Anatomy</em>, <strong>Ellen Pompeo </strong>(who will also appear in the show's upcoming 20th season, though not as a series regular) has never hosted <em>SNL</em>. </p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/ellen-pompeo-scrub-greys-anatomy-133000728.html" data-ylk="slk:Everything to Know About 'Grey's Anatomy' Season 20?;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">Everything to Know About 'Grey's Anatomy' Season 20?</a></strong></p>
<p>IMAGO / WENN</p><p>The Oscar-winning actress (who's actually one Grammy away from an EGOT) has yet to bring her talents to the <em>SNL </em>stage. </p>

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The Oscar-winning actress (who's actually one Grammy away from an EGOT) has yet to bring her talents to the SNL stage.

<p>IMAGO / Newscom World</p><p>Getting <strong>Tom Cruise </strong>to host <em>SNL </em>seems to be <em>mission impossible</em>.</p>

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Getting Tom Cruise to host SNL seems to be mission impossible.

<p>IMAGO / MediaPunch</p><p>Although he's made a brief cameo on <em>SNL </em>(<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYcHxF_cO8o" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:confronting Andy Samberg;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">confronting <strong>Andy Samberg</strong></a> for the comedian's <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjpUfdjYR6s" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:extremely accurate impression of him;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">extremely accurate impression of him</a>), <strong>Mark Wahlberg </strong>has never hosted the show. </p>
<p>Imago / ZUMA Wire</p><p>He's played some of the most iconic characters in movie history (Han Solo, Indiana Jones), but he's never delivered an <em>SNL </em>monologue. </p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/star-wars-indiana-jones-marvel-140000881.html" data-ylk="slk:Find Out Harrison Ford's Net Worth;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">Find Out Harrison Ford's Net Worth</a></strong></p>
<p>IMAGO / Parsons Media</p><p>Like ex-husband Brad Pitt, <strong>Angelina Jolie </strong>has never hosted <em>SNL</em>. </p>

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Like ex-husband Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie has never hosted SNL.

<p>Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage</p><p>Not even in his heyday was <strong>Johnny Depp </strong>a host on <em>SNL</em>. </p>

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Not even in his heyday was Johnny Depp a host on SNL.

<p>IMAGO / MediaPunch</p><p>Her <em>Euphoria</em> costar <strong>Jacob Elordi </strong>accepted an <em>SNL </em>hosting gig before she did. There's still time! </p>

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Her Euphoria costar Jacob Elordi accepted an SNL hosting gig before she did. There's still time!

<p>Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic</p><p>This legend of the big screen has never yelled "Live from New York, it's Saturday night!" (At least not on TV—we don't know what he does in the privacy of his own home.) </p>

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This legend of the big screen has never yelled "Live from New York, it's Saturday night!" (At least not on TV—we don't know what he does in the privacy of his own home.)

<p>IMAGO / Cover-Images</p><p>She may have been married to an <em>SNL </em>cast member (<strong>Fred Armisen</strong>), but the <em>Mad Men </em>actress has never committed to hosting the show. </p>

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She may have been married to an SNL cast member (Fred Armisen), but the Mad Men actress has never committed to hosting the show.

<p>IMAGO / Future Image</p><p>Sure, he has a reputation for being an actor with a capital "A," but never forget the days of <em>I'm Still Here</em>.</p>

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Sure, he has a reputation for being an actor with a capital "A," but never forget the days of I'm Still Here.

<p>IMAGO / Cover-Images</p><p>The man knows how to laugh at himself (or at least at memes of himself), but he's never done it from the <em>SNL </em>stage. </p>

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The man knows how to laugh at himself (or at least at memes of himself), but he's never done it from the SNL stage.

<p>IMAGO / ZUMA Wire</p><p>The standup comic and Emmy-winning star of <em>Beef </em>has yet to bring her comedic chops to <em>SNL</em>, but maybe her boyfriend (<em>SNL </em>alum <strong>Bill Hader</strong>) can convince her to take on the gig. </p>

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The standup comic and Emmy-winning star of Beef has yet to bring her comedic chops to SNL, but maybe her boyfriend (SNL alum Bill Hader) can convince her to take on the gig.

<p>IMAGO / Newscom / AdMedia</p><p>There's still plenty of time for <strong>Florence Pugh </strong>to host <em>SNL—</em>she's only been a <em>star-</em>star for about five years. But let's go already! </p>

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There's still plenty of time for Florence Pugh to host SNL—she's only been a star-star for about five years. But let's go already!

<p>IMAGO / Future Image</p><p>How's this for a hot topic: <strong>Whoopi Goldberg </strong>has never hosted <em>SNL</em>. </p>

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How's this for a hot topic: Whoopi Goldberg has never hosted SNL.

<p>IMAGO / ZUMA Wire</p><p>She's hosted the Critics Choice Awards, but never <em>SNL</em>. In a 2014 <a href="https://ew.com/article/2014/10/09/chelsea-handler-snl/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:interview with HuffPost Live;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">interview with HuffPost Live</a>, she claimed the show blew her off twice. “I feel bad for people who can’t just say, ‘Listen, you’re just not our cup of tea,'" she shared.</p>
<p>IMAGO / ZUMA Wire</p><p><strong>Kevin Costner </strong>has never hosted <em>SNL</em>, most likely due to scheduling conflicts (a little <em>Yellowstone</em> humor). </p>

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Kevin Costner has never hosted SNL, most likely due to scheduling conflicts (a little Yellowstone humor).

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