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TriviaBest Supporting Actor Oscar Winner
Shared his name with a president who died in office.
Lost more than 30 pounds to portray a real-life person.
Won for a film that was dedicated to Allen Ginsberg and William S. Boroughs.
This actor reportedly won his winning role under suspicious circumstances, and the story was later fictionalized in a Best Picture winner.
Won his Oscar for playing a role that was played by another Best Supporting Actor winner nearly 20 years earlier.
Beat out a co-star, an actor who previously won two Oscars and an actor who won one later.
Won for a film in which he co-starred with six other actors who were (at some point) Best Supporting Actor nominees.
Starred opposite two actresses playing young/old versions of the same character; both were also nominated for Oscars that year.
Though named the 'Greatest Shakespearean Actor of the 20th century'*, won his only Oscar in a modern-day comedy.
He gained 30 pounds for his winning role, based on that character's description in a famous poem.
The first to win for portraying a villain.
The first to win for a performance in a musical.
The first to win for portraying a historical figure.
The last winner to appear in that film's sequel as the same character.
His last on-screen appearance was in the first 'Naked Gun' film.
The last winner to portray a gay man.
This man and the previous year's winner were directed by the same man.
The first winner to have a 'Jr.' attached to his surname.
The only person to win an Oscar in a Kubrick film.
Earned his Oscar in the third Best Picture winner in which he appeared (to date).
The only winner with an alliterative first/last name whose initials aren't C.C.
Won his first Oscar for playing a newspaper editor; won his second for playing a novelist.
The first actor to win the Best Supporting Actor opposite Paul Newman.
Life imitated art, and this actor was alcoholic and broke five years after winning.
The only winner to also earn a medical license.
The second winner to have a 'Jr.' attached to his surname.
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The first British winner.
Of Greek origin, though he played a Latino in his winning film.
The only winner from a film written by William Goldman
At 80 years, the oldest guest to appear on 'Dennis Miller Live' in 1999.
The only winner to not have a single line in his performance.
The only male actor to win an Oscar in a Woody Allen film.
According to date of birth, the oldest winner.
The first winner to portray a mobster.
Oscar-winning hairstylist Paul LeBlanc worked with this actor to achieve a 'strange and unsettling' effect.
Alphabetically first of all supporting actor winners.
The first winner to die.
Won his second Oscar for playing a Frenchman; won his first playing a Mexican.
Outlived in years every other Best Supporting Actor winner.
The first Welsh winner.
Co-starred in his winning film with an actor who later won two Oscars; this winner appeared in one of them.
The first to win for a performance in a western.
The last person to win for a film based on a Tennessee Williams play.
The only actor to play a villain in both a Batman film and a James Bond film.
The first to win for his performance in a war movie.
Was nominated again three years after winning; the same man directed both films.
Won his Oscar exactly 40 years after he earned a nomination for his first credited role.
The first winner of the Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
The tallest winner in the category's history.
Won the Best Actor Oscar four years later, and has not since been nominated.
Won his first Oscar at the age of 62; won his second at the age of 78.
The second winner to commit suicide.
TriviaBest Supporting Actor Oscar Winner
Shares a surname with the winner from 55 years earlier.
The first winner whose character has a death scene.
He later penned an autobiography, the title of which was taken from his Oscar-winning film.
Co-starred in his winning role with the then-wife of the previous year's winner
The last person to win two Best Supporting Actor trophies.
Won his second Oscar by beating two supporting category winners, one past and one future.
Portrayed Betty White's father on 'The Golden Girls'
Won for a mob movie, beating out two actors who appeared in 'Godfather' films.
This actor's winning film was his first of 11 onscreen match-ups with another supporting category winner.
The last winner to portray a police officer.
Later won the Best Actor Oscar; the same man directed him to both wins.
Starred opposite a former Best Actor and Best Actress winner in his winning film; both were also nominated for their performances.
His other Oscar nominations came 38 and 39 years earlier.
At the time of his win, shared his name with a president who left office two years prior.
The only winner to speak four different languages during his Oscar-winning performance.
His winning performance was named as 'Worst Film Accent'.**
Won Best Actor 21 years before winning Best Supporting Actor; both films won Best Picture.
The last winner to beat out three nominees from the same film.
His character's wife was played by Greta Scacchi, but her scenes were cut.
The last winner to share a surname with a US president.
The only performer to win an Oscar in a Tim Burton film.
First winner to later win the Best Actor Oscar.
The first winner to commit suicide.
Wrote a book called Sea Songs of Sailing, Whaling, and Fishing two years before he won.

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