Sunday, November 21, 2010

A fun question for movie nerds



Got this question in an email from Nathan Lerner:

John Wayne won his only Oscar for portraying Rooster Cogburn in True Grit. Now, Jeff Bridges, who won an Oscar for Crazy Heart, is scheduled to play the same character in the Coen Brothers' remake of the film. Can you name another screen character who has been portrayed by two different Oscar winners?

Here's who we could come up with (help from Drew, Lou and Michelle):

- Bob Dylan, portrayed by both Cate Blanchett and Heath Ledger in I'm Not There

- The Joker, portrayed by Jack Nicholson (Batman) and Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)

- Queen Elizabeth, portrayed by Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth: The Golden Age) and Helen Mirren (The Queen) (Oops, they are different Elizabeths, my bad)

- The Devil/Satan, portrayed by Al Pacino (Devil's Advocate) and Robert De Niro (Angel Heart)

- Vito Corleone, portrayed by Marlon Brando (The Godfather) and Robert De Niro (The Godfather Part II)

- Danny Ocean, portrayed by Frank Sinatra (Ocean's 11, 1960) and George Clooney (Ocean's 11, 2001)

- Robin Hood, portrayed by Russell Crowe (Robin Hood, 2010) and Kevin Costner (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves)

- God, portrayed by Morgan Freeman (Bruce Almighty) and George Burns (Oh, God!)

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