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Oscar nominee from character description (1980-1989)
Can you pick the actor based on a description of the character they played in an Oscar nominated role (1980-1989)?
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While some of these actors have won Oscars, these are specifically Oscar nominated roles which did not result in an Oscar win from 1980 through 1989.
Oscar nominee from character description (1990-1999)
A horribly deformed man who is educated after being a side show curiosity (1980)
Spoiled alcoholic millionaire man-child (1981)
An extraterrestrial who takes the form of a woman's dead husband (1984)
Legendary classical music composer/prodigy (1984)
Philadelphia police detective (1985)
Los Angeles math teacher (1988)
Colonel in the S.S. stationed in Poland (1983)
Handyman/karate teacher (1984)
Alcoholic who becomes a temporary high school assistant basketball coach (1986)
Brooklyn pizzeria owner (1989)
Legendary playwright Eugene O'Neill (1981)
Human rights attorney in 1970s South Africa (1989)
Upper-middle class mother of a dead son and another who has attempted suicide (1980)
Factory worker who falls in love with a U.S. Navy Aviation Officer candidate (1982)
Wife of a Seventh-day Adventist pastor whose infant daughter disappears in the night (1988)
Jazz lounge singer who joins a pair of piano players (1989)
Publishing company editor/obsessive stalker (1987)
Captain, United States Army and boot camp instructor (1980)
Diabetic woman who receives a kidney from her mother, but dies anyway (1989)
Beautician and wife of a southern deputy who is a KKK member (1988)
Girlfriend of a pool hustler (1986)
Acting student and friend of a cross-dressing actor (1982)
Club singer who masquerades as a female impersonator (1982)
Father who searches for his son; a journalist who has disappeared in the wake of a coup in Chile (1982)
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