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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)
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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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Oscar nominee from character description (1980-1989) Quiz
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Jan 3rd, 2013 at 18:53 GMT
Good quiz, I like the focus on non-winners. A few typos though. Should be an S on Julie Andrews and Human is misspelled in one of the clues.
Jan 3rd, 2013 at 19:14 GMT
@Zalkon2004: Thanks for the comment and for the advice on the fixes. I hope others will leave critique and suggestions for improvement.
Jan 4th, 2013 at 06:40 GMT
Hey Tegan, I've played all 3 versions of this quiz you created and enjoyed all of them. Had me thinking for a while which I love. Anyway, wanted to suggest you add links to your quizzes to your other quizzes. Might help get a few more plays anyway.
Jan 4th, 2013 at 18:57 GMT
@youmomo: Thanks for the advice ... I have done this to the best of my ability.
Jan 13th, 2013 at 10:33 GMT
I stumbled over the clue for Missing. I think you maybe meant "his son" instead of "this son." Good quiz.
Jan 14th, 2013 at 13:17 GMT
@debbiedoesnothin: You were absolutely right. That problem is now fixed. Thank you for the assistance!
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