We're so close to the big show. Voting ends TODAY. And then it's all over but the big night (and recapping and contemplating celebratory madness). For today's trivia item with the number 5, a random sampling of men... stepping away from the ladies for a minute. (gasp)
Five time male winners
John Barry (composer, Dances with Wolves, Out of Africa, Born Free, etc)
Johnny Green (composer on lots of musicals)
Fred Hynes (sound on lots of musicals)
Dennis Murren (visual fx: Terminator 2, Innerspace, The Abyss, etc)
Edward Selzer (animated short films: Speedy Gonzalez, Sylvester & Tweety shorts, etc)
Lyle Wheeler (art direction: The King and I, The Robe, The Diary of Anne Frank, etc)
John Williams (composer: Star Wars, Schindler's List, etc)
Francis Ford Coppola (writer/director/producer: The Godfather, etc)
Actoriffic-ness after the jump.
Which five time male acting nominee is your favorite?
Gary Cooper (2 wins, 1901-1961)
Daniel Day-Lewis (3 wins)
Leonardo DiCaprio (1 win)
Albert Finney (He's never won so where is his honorary?)
Morgan Freeman (1 win)
Gene Hackman (2 wins)
Tom Hanks (2 wins)
Arthur Kennedy (1914-1990)
Fredric March (2 wins, 1897-1975)
Paul Muni (1 win, 1895-1967, *some people argue that he has six nods due to a write-in situation in 1935, similar to Bette Davis's situation in 1934 which makes her Oscar record 10 or 11 nominations)
Gregory Peck (1 win, 1 honorary, 1916-2003)
Sean Penn (2 wins)
James Stewart (1 win, 1 honorary, 1908-1997)
Lots of giants here. Of these men I'd argue that Fredric March is the most weirdly undervalued today despite a long career of strong performances. My personal favorites: The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) and Executive Suite (1954)
Who do you think will join the 5 time acting nominees the soonest?
These still working actors are currently stuck at 4: Ed Harris (last nominated for The Hours, 2002), Anthony Hopkins (last nominated for Amistad, 1997), William Hurt (last nominated for A History of Violence, 2005), Ben Kingsley (last nominated for House of Sand and Fog, 2003), Geoffrey Rush (last nominated for The King's Speech, 2010), Jon Voight (last nominated for Ali, 2001).
Hmmm. Perhaps one of the 3 time in-demand acting nominees like Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Matt Damon, Bradley Cooper, and Christian Bale will receive two more nods sooner?