FILE PHOTO: Biopic Roles Traditionally Lead As Oscar Nominations Are Announced
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Frank Serpico and actor Al Pacino. Oscar hype continues this week with the announcement of the nominations for the 84th Academy Awards. Luise Rainer became the first actress to receive an Academy Award for her role in the 1936 biopic 'The Great Ziegfeld,' playing stage performer Anna Held. Over half of the last ten Oscars for best actor or actress have been for performances in a biopic. ***LEFT IMAGE***2002: Former New York City police detective Frank Serpico participates in a whistleblowers forum on Capitol Hill on February 27, 2002 in Washington DC. The forum discussed whistleblowers and national security concerns. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)***RIGHT IMAGE***1973: Promotional headshot portrait of American actor Al Pacino with shaggy hair and a beard, for director Sidney Lumet's film, 'Serpico' in circa 1973. The film was based on the story of real-life New York City policeman Frank Serpico, who fought against corruption in the system. (Photo by Paramount Pictures/Getty Images)
24 Jan 2012
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