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Movie Veterans & the Oscars: From Roman Polanski & Lauren Bacall to Sandra Bullock

Lauren Bacall, Mimi Rogers in Barbra Streisand's The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 Lauren Bacall Lauren Bacall was nominated as Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Barbra Streisand's domineering mother in the Streisand-directed melodrama The Mirror Has Two Faces. In one of the biggest upsets in Oscar history, Bacall lost to Juliette Binoche, who was one of the leads in Anthony Minghella's The English Patient. The Mirror Has Two Faces earned Bacall her first Oscar nomination. She began her film career in Howard Hawks' To Have and Have Not in 1945. Among Bacall's other film credits are Hawks' The Big Sleep (1946), John Huston's Key Largo (1948), Jean Negulesco's How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), and Ed Bianchi's The […]


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Movie Veterans & the Oscars: From Roman Polanski & Lauren Bacall to Sandra Bullock



Henry Fonda, Julie Christie, Roman Polanski: Oscar Comebacks

Adrien Brody in Roman Polanski's The Pianist Major Oscar Comebacks Below is a list of 28 actors and directors who had to wait 20 years or more for the next Academy Award nomination in their respective categories, i.e., actors/acting categories; directors/Best Direction category. That's why Henry Fonda is listed first with a 41-year gap between nominations, even though he was shortlisted for the 1957 Academy Awards as one of the producers of Best Picture nominee 12 Angry Men. Also, unless otherwise noted, the acting nominations are for leading roles. Years in bold represent Oscar victories. 41 years between nominations Henry Fonda (1940, The Grapes of Wrath; 1981, On Golden Pond)   38 Helen Hayes (1931-32, The Sin of Madelon Claudet; […]


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Henry Fonda, Julie Christie, Roman Polanski: Oscar Comebacks



'Kinsey' Movie Review: Liam Neeson as Controversial Sex Researcher

Kinsey movie with Liam Neeson, Laura Linney At one point in Kinsey, Liam Neeson's polemical Dr. Alfred Kinsey tells a reporter that it would be “useless” to make a film of his 1948 book on male sexuality. Be that as it may, Kinsey would probably have recognized that his extraordinary life could well be the stuff that great movies are made of. Writer-director Bill Condon surely thinks so, and his Kinsey is an honorable attempt to portray the life and times of the pioneering sex researcher, whose studies on the sexual behavior of American men and women remain controversial to this day. (See Alfred Kinsey movie vs. reality.) But despite Condon's good intentions, Kinsey is ultimately no more than a […]


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'Kinsey' Movie Review: Liam Neeson as Controversial Sex Researcher