Oscar’s Odds Are In Your Favor When You Play A Real Life Character

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Billy Beane played by Brad Pitt- Best Actor Nominee 2012 (Photos Getty Images)
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Margaret Thatcher played by Meryl Streep- Best Actress Nominee 2012 (Photos Getty Images)
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Marilyn Monroe played by Michelle Williams- Best Actress Nominee 2012 (Photos Getty Images)
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Laurence Olivier played by Kenneth Branagh- Best Supporting Actor Nominee 2012 (Photos Getty Images)
Robert De Niro portrayed boxer Jake LaMotta- Best Actor 1980
Robert De Niro portrayed boxer Jake LaMotta- Best Actor 1980
NEW YORK - JANUARY 27: Actor Robert De Niro and Boxer Jake LaMotta attend a special screening of "Raging Bull" to celebrate it's 25th anniversary and DVD release on January 27, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Ben Kingsley portrayed Mahatma Ghandi in 'Ghandi'- Best Actor 1982
Ben Kingsley portrayed Mahatma Ghandi in 'Ghandi'- Best Actor 1982
RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - APRIL 6: In this handout photo from the Palestinian Press Office (PPO), Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas (R) greets British actor Sir Ben Kingsley at his office on April 6, 2005 in Ramallah, West Bank. Kingsley, famous for his portrayal as Mahatma Gandhi, is in Ramallah heading a delegation called the 'Ghandi Project' with other participants of the famous movie. (Photo by Omar Rashidi/PPO via Getty Images)
F. Murray Abraham portrayed musician Antonio Salieri in 'Amadeus'- Best Actor 1984
F. Murray Abraham portrayed musician Antonio Salieri in 'Amadeus'- Best Actor 1984
NEW YORK - JULY 16: Best Actor in a Leading Role Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham (L) and Best Actor in a Leading Role Academy Award nominee and 2007 Tony Award winner Tom Hulce (R) attend the "Amadeus" reunion presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' "Monday Nights with Oscar" on July 16, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
Daniel Day-Lewis portrayed Christy Brown in 'My Left Foot'- Best Actor 1989
Daniel Day-Lewis portrayed Christy Brown in 'My Left Foot'- Best Actor 1989
PARIS - FEBRUARY 18: Actor Daniel Day-Lewis attends the premiere of 'Nine' at the Cinema Gaumont Marignan on February 18, 2010 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
Jeremy Irons portrayed Claus Von Bulow in 'Reversal of Fortune'- Best Actor 1990
Jeremy Irons portrayed Claus Von Bulow in 'Reversal of Fortune'- Best Actor 1990
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 15: Actor Jeremy Irons arrives at The Weinstein Company's 2012 Golden Globe Awards After Party at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Geoffrey Rush portrayed David Helfgott in 'Shine'- Best Actor 1996
Geoffrey Rush portrayed David Helfgott in 'Shine'- Best Actor 1996
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 13: Actor Geoffrey Rush arrives at the InStyle And The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Event during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festivalat Windsor Arms Hotel on September 13, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Adrien Brody portrayed Władysław Szpilman in 'The Pianist'- Best Actor 2002
Adrien Brody portrayed Władysław Szpilman in 'The Pianist'- Best Actor 2002
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 23: Adrian Brody attends the 'Detachment' Paris premiere at Cinema UGC Normandie on January 23, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images)
Jamie Fox portrayed Ray Charles in 'Ray'- Best Actor 2004
Jamie Fox portrayed Ray Charles in 'Ray'- Best Actor 2004
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 8: Actor Jamie Foxx attends the "Genius: A Night For Ray Charles" taping at the Staples Center on October 8, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. The entertainment special will be broadcast Friday, October 22, 2004 on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Phillip Seymour Hoffman portrayed Truman Capote in 'Capote'- Best Actor 2005
Phillip Seymour Hoffman portrayed Truman Capote in 'Capote'- Best Actor 2005
HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 05: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman poses backstage with his Oscar statuette for Best Actor in a Leading Role for the film "Capote" during the 78th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre on March 5, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Forest Whitaker portrayed Idi Amin in 'The Last King of Scotland'- Best Actor 2006
Forest Whitaker portrayed Idi Amin in 'The Last King of Scotland'- Best Actor 2006
HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 07: (EDITORS NOTE: NO ONLINE, NO INTERNET, EMBARGOED FROM INTERNET AND TELEVISION USAGE UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE LIVE OSCARS TELECAST) Actor Forest Whitaker arrives backstage at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Sean Penn portrayed Harvey Milk in 'Milk'- Best Actor 2008
Sean Penn portrayed Harvey Milk in 'Milk'- Best Actor 2008
SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 03: Academy award winning actor Sean Penn looks on during a press conference announcing legislation to create a Harvey Milk Day in California March 3, 2009 in San Francisco, California. Actor Sean Penn and California State Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) announced legislation that will be introduced to create a Harvey Milk Day in California to recognize the efforts of the slain gay rights activist. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Colin Firth portrayed King George VI in 'The King's Speech'- Best Actor 2010
Colin Firth portrayed King George VI in 'The King's Speech'- Best Actor 2010
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Actor Colin Firth, winner of the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for 'The King's Speech', attends the Governors Ball on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Katherine Hepburn portrayed Eleanor of Aquitaine in 'The Lion in Winter'- Best Actress 1968 (tie)
Katherine Hepburn portrayed Eleanor of Aquitaine in 'The Lion in Winter'- Best Actress 1968 (tie)
265724 01: Actress Katharine Hepburn Sits Beside Actor Peter O'Toole In The Film "The Lion In Winter." Hepburn Received Four Oscars For Best Actress In The Span Of A Sixty Year Career. (Photo By Getty Images)
Barbra Streisand portrayed Fanny Brice in 'Funny Girl'- Best Actress 1968 (tie)
Barbra Streisand portrayed Fanny Brice in 'Funny Girl'- Best Actress 1968 (tie)
HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 27: Actress Barbra Streisand attends the Governors Ball after the 77th Annual Academy Awards at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel on February 27, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Sissy Spacek portrayed Loretta Lynn in 'Coal Miner's Daughter'- Best Actress 1980
Sissy Spacek portrayed Loretta Lynn in 'Coal Miner's Daughter'- Best Actress 1980
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 10: Loretta Lynn and Sissy Spacek pose in the press room at the 44th Annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 10, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Susan Sarandon portrayed Helen Prejean in 'Dead Man Walking'- Best Actress 1995
Susan Sarandon portrayed Helen Prejean in 'Dead Man Walking'- Best Actress 1995
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 29: Actress Susan Sarandon poses for a portrait while attending the 76th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on February 29, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
Hilary Swank portrayed Brandon Teena in 'Boys Don't Cry'- Best Actor 1999
Hilary Swank portrayed Brandon Teena in 'Boys Don't Cry'- Best Actor 1999
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Best Actress in a Leading Role winner Hilary Swank arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons on February 27, 2005 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Julia Roberts portrayed Erin Brockovich in 'Erin Brockovich'- Best Actress 2000
Julia Roberts portrayed Erin Brockovich in 'Erin Brockovich'- Best Actress 2000
2000 Julia Roberts Stars In The Movie Erin Brockovich. (Photo By Getty Images)
Nicole Kidman portrayed Virginia Woolf in 'The Hours'- Best Actress 2002
Nicole Kidman portrayed Virginia Woolf in 'The Hours'- Best Actress 2002
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Actress Nicole Kidman arrives at the 83rd Academy Awards nominations luncheon held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 7, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Reese Witherspoon portrayed June Carter in 'Walk The Line'- 2005
Reese Witherspoon portrayed June Carter in 'Walk The Line'- 2005
HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 5: Actress Reese Witherspoon waves hello with her Oscar as she attends the Governor's Ball after the 78th Annual Academy Awards at The Highlands on March 5, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Helen Mirren portrayed Queen Elizabeth II in 'The Queen'- Best Actress 2006
Helen Mirren portrayed Queen Elizabeth II in 'The Queen'- Best Actress 2006
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 9: Queen Elizabeth II meets with Dame Helen Mirren (L) at a performing Arts reception at Buckingham Palace on May 9, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Marion Cotillard portrayed Edith Piaf in 'La Vie en Rose'- Best Actress 2007
Marion Cotillard portrayed Edith Piaf in 'La Vie en Rose'- Best Actress 2007
HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 24: ***NO ONLINE, NO INTERNET, EMBARGOED FROM INTERNET AND TELEVISION USAGE UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE LIVE OSCARS TELECAST*** Marion Cotillard accepts the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for "La Vie en Rose" during the 80th Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 24, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Sandra Bullock portrayed Leigh Anne Tuohy in 'The Blind Side'- Best Actress 2009
Sandra Bullock portrayed Leigh Anne Tuohy in 'The Blind Side'- Best Actress 2009
HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 07: Actress Sandra Bullock accepts Best Actress award for "The Blind Side" onstage during the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Estelle Parsons portrayed Blanche Barrow in 'Bonnie and Clyde'- Best Supporting Actress 1967
Estelle Parsons portrayed Blanche Barrow in 'Bonnie and Clyde'- Best Supporting Actress 1967
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 27: (US TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Director Estelle Parsons attends the after party for Al Pacino stars in Oscar Wilde's "Salome" on April 27, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
Judi Dench portrayed Queen Elizabeth 1 in 'Shakespeare in Love'- Best Supporting Actress 1998
Judi Dench portrayed Queen Elizabeth 1 in 'Shakespeare in Love'- Best Supporting Actress 1998
This picture released by Miramax Films shows actress Judy Dench playing Queen Elizabeth I in the film "Elizabeth". Dench has been nominated February 9, 1999 for an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role category by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences. (photo Miramax/Laurie Sparham)
Marcia Gay Harden portrayed Lee Krasner in 'Pollock'- Best Supporting Actress 2000
Marcia Gay Harden portrayed Lee Krasner in 'Pollock'- Best Supporting Actress 2000
386900 135: Actress Marcia Gay Harden poses for photographers during the 73rd Annual Academy Awards March 25, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The actress won an oscar for best supporting actress for her role in the film, Pollock. Harden is wearing a Randolph Duke dress and Harry Winston diamonds. Her hair is by Richard Marin of Cloutier and her makeup is by Collier Strong of Cloutier. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images
Jennifer Connelly portrayed Alicia Nash in 'A Beautiful Mind'- Best Supporting Actress 2001
Jennifer Connelly portrayed Alicia Nash in 'A Beautiful Mind'- Best Supporting Actress 2001
Jennifer Connelly, winner of Best Supporting Actress for Beautiful Mind at the Governors Ball following the 74th Annual Academy Awards at the kodak Theater in Hollwood, Ca., 3/24/02. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect.
Cate Blanchett portrayed Katherine Hepburn in 'The Aviator'- Best Supporting Actress 2004
Cate Blanchett portrayed Katherine Hepburn in 'The Aviator'- Best Supporting Actress 2004
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Best Supporting Actress Cate Blanchett arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons on February 27, 2005 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Melissa Leo portrayed Alice Ward in 'The Fighter'- Best Supporting Actress 2010
Melissa Leo portrayed Alice Ward in 'The Fighter'- Best Supporting Actress 2010
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Actress Melissa Leo accepts the award for Actress in a Supporting Role for 'The Fighter' onstage during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Jason Robards portrayed Ben Bradlee in 'All The President's Men'- Best Supporting Actor 1976 and portrayed Dashiel Hammett in 'Julia'- Best Supporting Actor 1977
Jason Robards portrayed Ben Bradlee in 'All The President's Men'- Best Supporting Actor 1976 and portrayed Dashiel Hammett in 'Julia'- Best Supporting Actor 1977
383685 01: Julianne Moore (as Linda Partridge) and Jason Robards (as Earl Partridge) in "Magnolia." Photo credit: Peter Sorel/New Line SMPSP 1999 New Line Cinema
Christian Bale portrayed Dicky Eklund in 'The Fighter'- Best Supporting Actor 2010
Christian Bale portrayed Dicky Eklund in 'The Fighter'- Best Supporting Actor 2010
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 06: Actor Christian Bale (R) and Dicky Eklund arrive at Paramount Pictures' "The Fighter" premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on December 6, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images)
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