Truth is often more fascinating than fiction. Since the beginning of movies, actors have been portraying figures from history and bringing them to life on screen. Mastering the well-known mannerisms and characteristics of real world figures can be more challenging than portraying a fictional character. Enormous amounts of research and drastic physical transformations are not uncommon for actors wanting to properly inhabit their role on film. Whether playing a scheming Queen, a country singer, a temperamental boxer, or a pioneering writer, those performers who can accurately play the part often find Oscar gold as their reward. Here are the Academy Award-winning actors, and the larger-than-life people they portrayed.
Barbara Streisand has two new puppies after having her beloved deceased coton de tulear dog cloned using mouth and stomach cells. "They [the clones] have different personalities," Streisand told ‘Variety.’ PETA tweeted that she should have adopted instead.
Katharine Hepburn holds the title for most decorated actor or actress, winning a total of four Oscars and 12 nominations. Walt Disney holds the record for most Oscars total, with a total of 26 wins and 59 nominations. The 90th Academy Awards arrives in just two weeks, on Sunday, March 4.
Reese Witherspoon is in talks to star as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde 3, according to ‘Deadline,’ which will feature most of the original creative team. It’s been 17 years since the original film; the plot is under wraps but is said to be in the same style with focus on female empowerment.
Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis has announced his retirement. A spokeswoman said in a statement: “Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject. ”