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One Oscar Q that got me going. See if you can answer.


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I am going to try to make one more Oscar quiz before I leave tomorrow for a couple days. I had three people PM me to make more of them. I will and I thank you for that. Thought people might have been tired of them.

I read yesterday in a book an author of trivia state there is ONE OSCAR WINNER ONLY who won the award for playing the name of the character which is same as name of movie. Not true at all. I have a list of 24.


For example Vanessa Redgrave won for playing Julia in Julia.

Jamie Foxx won for playing Ray in Ray.


Now what can you come up with. Hope to see your answers. Peace, Robert

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I've probably missed some, but here's what I can see:


Marie Dressler won for playing Min in Min and Bill

Fredric March won for playing Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in said film.

Wallace Beery for playing Champ in The Champ

Helen Hays as Madelon in The Sin of Madelon Claudet

Charles Laughton as Henry VIII in The Private Life of...

Paul Muni as Louis Pasteur in The Story of...

Robert Donat as Mr. Chips in Goodbye...

Ginger Rogers as Kitty Foyle

Gary Cooper as Alvin York in Sergeant York

Greer Garson as Kay Miniver in Mrs. Miniver

Jenifer Jones as Bernadette Soubirous in The Song of...

Joan Crawford - Mildred Pierce

Laurence Olivier - Hamlet

Jose Ferrer as Cyrano de Bergerac

Ernest Borgnine as Marty

Yul Brynner as The King (but not the I)

Joanne Woodward as Eve, Eve and Jane

Charlton Heston as Judah "Ben-Hur"

Burt Lancaster as Elmer Gantry

Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins

Cliff Robertson as Charly

Maggie Smith as Jean Brodie (in her Prime)

George C. Scott as Patton

Art Carney as Harry (but not "and Tonto")

Ellen Burstyn as Alice (who) Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Diane Keaton as Annie Hall

Venessa Redgrave as Julia

Dustin Hoffman as (Ted) Kramer vs. (Joanna) Kramer

Sally Field as Norma Rae

Meryl Streep as (Joanna) Kramer vs. (Ted) Kramer

Ben Kingsley as Gandhi

Meryl Streep as Sophie of the well-known Choice

Anjelica Huston as an Honorable Prizzi

Jessica Tandy as Miss Daisy who goes Driving

Tom Hanks as Forest Gump

Julia Roberts as Erin Brokovich

Jamie Foxx as Ray

Philip Seymour Hoffman as (Truman) Capote


And I give honorable mention to these folks, even though there aren't any proper names involved:


Mary Pickford for playing a coquette in Coquette

Norma Shearer for playing a divorcee in The Divorcee

Bette Davis as a jezebel in Jezebel

Teresa Wright as Carol Belden aka Mrs. (Vin) Miniver

Loretta Young as The Farmer's Daughter

Olivia de Havilland as The Heiress

Ingrid Bergman as "The Woman" who thinks she's "Anastasia"

Susan Hayward as "I" in "I Want to Live"

Anne Bancroft plays "The Miracle Worker"

Julie Christie is the titular "Darling" ("Shame, shame - everybody knows your name" was the film's tag line)

Paul Scofied - A Man for All Seasons

Barbra Streisand as a "Funny Girl"

Glenda Jackson as (one of the) Women In Love

Marlon Brando as The Godfather

Robert De Niro as a Raging Bull

Timothy Hutton as just one of the plain old Ordinary People

Sissy Spacek as a Coal Miner's Daughter

Dianne Wiest as Holly, a 'Sister' of Hannah's

Dustin Hoffman as the Rain Man Raymond

Daniel Day Lewis for being the possessor of the Left Foot in title

Joe Pesci as "Good Fella"

Adrien Brody as the titular Pianist

Helen Mirren as The Queen

Jennifer Hudson as a Dreamgirl

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You neglected to mention Victor McLaglen as Gypo Nolan, the informer, in THE INFORMER.


George Arliss as Benjamin Disraeli in DISRAELI.


Charles Laughton as Henry VIII in THE PRIVATE LIFE OF HENRY VIII.


Russell Crowe as the gladiator in GLADIATOR.


Forest Whitaker in THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND (a title entirely in Idi Amin's head, but so what?)


Sophia Loren as one of the TWO WOMEN.


Marlee Matlin as one of those CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD (though I suppose she can't hear this)


Jodie Foster as one of THE ACCUSED.


Hilary Swank as the faux boy who can't cry in BOYS DON'T CRY.


Charlize Theron as the monstrous Aileen Wuornos in MONSTER.


Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood's trainer's MILLION DOLLAR BABY.


Walter Brennan in THE WESTERNER (does the title refer to Gary Cooper's Cole Hardin, or Brennan's Judge Roy Bean...or each equally? We'll never know).


Robert DeNiro in THE GODFATHER, Part II (well, he _was_ the next Corleone in line, wasn't he?).


George Burns as one of THE SUNSHINE BOYS. Enter!


Margaret Rutherford, her Duchess of Brighton (not that there actually is such a title) is one of the V.I.P.'s.


Maureen Stapleton as a left-of-center red in REDS.


Marisa Tomei, the My in MY COUSIN VINNY.


Angelina Jolie, the interrupted girl in GIRL, INTERRUPTED.

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OH I am sorry this is wrong. That is not what I meant. I did not mean biopics.

I mean take the title character and it is the same title of the movie such as the examples gave.


Redgrave played Julia in Julia

Bancaster as Elmer Gantry in Elmer Gantry

Crawford as Mildred Pierce in Mildred Pierce.

Erniste Borgnine as Marty in Marty


That is what I meant. Sorry if I confused you. But great great effort and I like the info Greg. LOL, peace Robert

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This is strange. I was trying to figure out how my question was misinterpreted. So I went to my original question and part of the text is missing. I went to edit and it's all there, my original question but on the board it only shows part of what I said. What is up with that?


I am going to start this over.

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I learned that myself the hard way once - You most likely have an accidental indentation that you're not noticing. The text that follows the indentation does not show up on the posted message. If that's the case, and you remove the indent and repost, it should be fine.

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