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Yankee Doodle Dandy picture

Trivia: James Cagney won his only Oscar for his performance as George M. Cohan in this movie.

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Trivia: Michael Fassbender passed out after filming the whipping scene.

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The Stratton Story picture

Trivia: Although they play mother and son, Agnes Moorehead was only 8 years older than James Stewart.

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Trivia: Anthony Quinn won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his role of Paul Gaugin, even though he was only on screen for eight minutes.

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Trivia: Michael Hordern plays Charlton Heston's father in the movie. In real-life, Hordern was only 12 years older than Heston.

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The Audrey Hepburn Story picture

Trivia: Audrey Hepburn was fluent in English, French, Dutch, Flemish, Spanish and Italian. She served with the Dutch Resistance in WWII - at the tender age of 15.

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Trivia: Richard Farnsworth earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his portrayal as Alvin Straight. At the age of 79, Farnsworth is the oldest person to be nominated for a Best Actor Oscar.

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Trivia: When "Auto Focus" debuted, Bob Crane's son, Scotty Crane, complained loudly that the film was completely inaccurate and misleading. Scotty said that, while his father had been a lifelong sex-addict who recorded and photographed sex acts as far back as 1956, he was not a church-goer (as depicted in the film), he never tried S&M (as depicted in the film), and that he only started socializing with John Henry Carpenter in 1975, long after the Hogan's Heroes TV series ended, just 3 years before the unsolved murder that took Bob Crane's life. The film jumbles all of these events out of chronological order, omitting factual events while fabricating pure fantasy events for no other reason than to sensationalize Crane's troubled life and death.

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Reds picture

Trivia: Maureen Stapleton won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Emma Goldman, even though she only has nine minutes of screen time.

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Trivia: Even though Angelina Jolie plays Colin Farrell's mother in the movie, she is only a year older than Farrell.

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Music of the Heart picture

Trivia: Meryl Streep's role is the only performance for which Wes Craven directed an actor to an Academy Award nomination.

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Trivia: Christopher Plummer earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance as J. Paul Getty. At the age of 88, Plummer is the oldest acting Oscar nominee.

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Trivia: Although Lionel Jeffries and John Fraser play father and son in this film, Jeffries was only five years older than Fraser.

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Trivia: Stan tells Ollie he's never getting married again, he will just find a woman he doesn't like and buy her a house. Stan would marry three more times and divorce twice between 1937 and1953, including remarrying and re divorcing one of his ex wives.

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Trivia: The Kray twins were played by the Kemp brothers Gary and Martin, who are not twins. The Kemps are the founders of the well-known British band Spandau Ballet, who were very well-known in the 1980s.

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Trivia: Before production began, Judi Dench was still suffering from a toe injury she obtained whilst working on her previous movie. She didn't tell anyone about the injury as she didn't want to lose her role.

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Trivia: Charles Laughton plays Edward Moulton-Barrett, the father of Elizabeth Barrett (Norma Shearer). In real life, Laughton was only three years older than Shearer.

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Trivia: Glenn Close is only twelve years older than John Hawkes, who plays her son.

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