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.
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. ”