Damon also garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his work in the title role.
She was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award for her part.
Several well-known reviewers such as Pulitzer Price winner Roger Ebert have written several, including reviews of Academy Award winners and lists of movies they consider the best of the 20th century.
Regardless of whether you "flub your lines" or speak as if you are an Academy Award winner, the most important thing to remember is that the words should come from the heart.
Born in 1956, Thomas Jeffrey Hanks went from dressing in drag on the sitcom Bosom Buddies to earning five Academy Award nominations and two of the actual awards.
She was destined to become an actor, winning her first Academy Award at the age of 11, for her work in the movie The Piano.
Two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank was born in 1974, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
In 1999, Swank took on the role of Brandon Teena in Boys Don't Cry, earning her an Academy Award and making her a much sought-after actress.
Although stunning in real life, Charlize Theron won her Academy Award for downplaying her beauty as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster.
Speaking of Academy Award winners, Halle Berry was born in 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio.
In 1997, Affleck and his good friend Matt Damon won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting.
His success was carried onto the silver screen with the popular films Ocean's 11, O Brother Where Art Thou?, and the Academy Award winning role in Syriana.
September 2006 - Haven - Bloom will play the character of Shy in this indie thriller by the people behind the Academy Award winning Crash.
Though he was nominated for an Academy Award for his part in writing the Royal Tenenbaums, Wilson is best known for roles in Zoolander, Wedding Crashers and Starsky and Hutch.
Now, as an award winner and Academy Award nominee for her role in Dreamgirls, Hudson has a very successful career ahead of her.
In January 2007, Jennifer was nominated for the Academy Award for Actress in a Supporting Role.
He won both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award posthumously for this role.
He is most recognized for his starring role in 2002's The Pianist, which earned him the title of youngest winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor at the age of 29.
Just ask Jennifer Hudson, who never even made it to the final four and recently won an Academy Award for her role in Dreamgirls.
Of the three films, The Royal Tenenbaums was nominated for both an Academy Award in the Best Writing category and a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Screenplay.
He was honored for this work with an Academy Award for Best Director in 1995.
Paquin won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Flora.
The movie garnered nine Academy Award nominations and Affleck and Damon won for Best Original Screenplay.
He is loved by both fans and critics alike and many believe he is one of the best actors in Hollywood to not have an Academy Award.
Hopper also starred and directed the film Easy Rider for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for "Best Original Screenplay."
Owen was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Closer.
In 1980 Susan Sarandon joined a very elite group of women by being nominated for an Academy Award.
It also brought her another Academy Award nomination.
He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in 1970 for his role in the film Little Big Man.
At the age of 21, she won an Academy Award for her role in the film Children of a Lesser God, which was released in 1986.
It's the ultimate award for any actress: the Academy Award.
Denzel Washington: Longtime Tinseltown veteran Washington is a multiple Academy Award winner, with roles in Glory, Training Day and Inside Man, among scores of others.
Once again, Jack Nicholson leads the way here with a total of 12 career Academy Award nominations, eight for Best Actor.
Two of them were commercial successes, with one earning her a Best Actress Academy Award.
The night after appearing in person to pick up her Razzie Award, as well as one for Worst Screen Couple that she shared with Bradley Cooper, Bullock won the Academy Award for her role in The Blind Side.
Reese Witherspoon - Her role as June Carter Cash in Walk the Line won her the Best Actress Academy Award in 2006.
Kate Winslet - While racking up numerous Academy Award nominations, she won the Best Actress Oscar for The Reader in 2009.
There are several other actors who are still living and who have won the an Academy Award twice.
The 2000 Academy Award nominees included blockbuster films and celebrated actors, directors, and screenwriters who were all honored in traditional style at the lavish ceremony, held on March 25, 2001.
To get the complete list of 2000 Academy Award nominees and learn more about the awards themselves, visit the official website at Oscars.org.
Sandra won an Academy award for Best Actress for her role of Leigh Anne Touhy in The Blind Side.
At the pinnacle of her career, Bullock won an Academy Award for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side.
Well-known Brits around the world include J.K. Rowling, Naomi Campbell, Rod Stewart, Catherine Zeta-Jones, David Tennant, Daniel Radcliffe, Jason Stathem and Academy Award winner Colin Firth to name a few.
One of Britain's favorite everyman actors, Firth has appeared in dozens of roles throughout his career including an Academy Award winning turn as King George VI in The King's Speech.
She is an Academy Award winner, earning the gold statue for her role in the movie Children of a Lesser God in 1986.
Rowling herself has seen the plans for the park and expressed excitement for them, and Academy Award winning production designer Stuart Craig, who has worked on all the feature movies, is leading the creative team to bring the park to life.
Every spring, Academy Award watchers not only wait with baited breath to see who will win the big awards, but also which Oscar dresses parade down the runway.
Julia Roberts won an Academy Award in 2001 for her portrayal of the brash, no-holds-barred Erin Brockovich in the movie of the same title.
Gorgeous or ghastly, fashion pundits and fashionistas tune in every Academy Award season to see what the hottest stars are wearing to the Oscars.
Posteratiti has an excellent collection, too, of poster-theme paperback and hardcover books including great cowboys, Academy Award winners, horror films and even posters that hail from the days of drive-in movies.
While times of three hours or more are seldom seen in American movies (lengths like that are often reserved for Academy Award shoe-ins only), almost all of the films run at least that long.
In fact, Cruise was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance.
He won an Academy Award for his portrayal as David Helfgott in the 1996 film Shine and has been repeatedly nominated for the Oscar for his work throughout his career.
After the release of The Dark Knight and the ensuing hype based around Heath Ledger's posthumous Academy Award win, the new Batman movie cast members have become a popular topic.
Robin Williams won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and the movie's screenwriters, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, won an award for Best Writing.
Whether you want to find out all the winners from a certain year, or want to know what film won the first Academy Award (Wings), one of these sites can give you the answers you're searching for.
Everyone always remembers the Academy Award Best Picture winners, but the ones that failed, the past Oscar nominees, aren't always as memorable.
Those, of course, are some of the most memorable "losers" among the failed Academy Award nominees.
Slumdog Millionaire won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Picture along with quite a few other awards.
It takes a phenomenal team with a collection of outstanding skills in writing, acting, producing, and editing to push a film to win a Best Picture Academy Award.
It was the first time an actress won both the Golden Raspberry Award and Academy Award in the same year, although not for the same film.
He was posthumously awarded the Academy Award for the role, and some wondered if the film franchise should just stop there.
Paquin is a well-known actress in Hollywood genre films including her debut Academy Award turn in the 1993 film: The Piano.
At the tender age of 10, she earned the first star on her acting resume opposite Academy Award winner Holly Hunter in The Piano.
She is also the second youngest actress to receive an Academy Award (The Piano) as well as over 16 other nominations in her career.
She was later nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award for the title role in the film Frida.
Olivia Newton-John's ballad "Hopelessly Devoted to You" was nominated for an Academy Award for best original song in 1978.
Instead, the film went on to win an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and audiences and critics were no less enthusiastic about the soundtrack.
Her performance in the role of Jennifer Holliday earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won rave reviews across the board.
What would Chariots of Fire be without Vangelis's Academy Award winning score?
His luck began to change after winning an Academy Award for appearing in From Here to Eternity.
Though Jennifer Hudson herself is more than a singer--winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the film Dreamgirls--many of her songs are becoming more and more popular.
Hudson went on to win a Golden Globe and later an Academy Award for the role.
Jennifer Hudson is known for many different things, from being a star on American Idol to winning and Academy Award to releasing a gold-certified album to the horrific news events surrounding her mother's murder.
It was directed by Paul Haggis, the Academy Award winning director behind movies like Crash and Million Dollar Baby.
The song went on to success independently of the successful movie and won the Academy Award for Best Song as well as a Grammy for the star.
Season three also featured Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Jennifer Hudson.
Jennifer Hudson (Season 3 seventh place): The only Idol winner to win an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, Hudson has received acclaim for not only her singing, but her acting talents as well.
Ve Neill - This Academy Award winning make-up artist has worked on films such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood and Beetlejuice.
J. Abrams, the talents of four time Academy Award winning sound effects wizard, Ben Burtt were pressed into service to employ some of the signature Star Trek sounds while still giving them a big screen treatment.
John Williams received his first Academy Award nomination for his score to the 1967 film Valley of the Dolls.
He later won his first Academy Award for his adapted score in the 1971 film Fiddler on the Roof.
Williams won another Academy Award for Best Original Score for his work on the 1977 Star Wars and received nominations for his themes in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
It won a Japanese Academy Award for best special effects.
Academy-award winning actress Halle Berry said she will shave off her luscious locks during a scene in her upcoming movie, Nappily Ever After.
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