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"Portraying characters that have physical or mental disabilities has resulted in many Oscar nominations and wins. This quiz will test your knowledge of these performances."
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The performer who started Oscar's trend toward honoring handicapped roles was a WWII vet who lost his hands in an explosion. He won a Best Supporting Actor Award. Who was he?
She won a Best Actress Award for playing a deaf-mute who was raped, and later was nominated for playing a woman who loses her eyesight in an accident. Name the actress.
He played a character suffering from birth with Proteus Syndrome, a disease that leaves him severly deformed. The movie's most famous line, which his character utters, is: 'I am not an animal. I am a human being!' Name this Best Actor nominee.
She was nominated for Best Actress for portraying the 'world's champion blind lady' who must deal with a psychopath and two of his henchman who think she is hiding a heroin-filled doll. Name the actress.
He won a Best Actor Oscar for playing a man with obsessive-compulsive behavior disorder. He wouldn't step on any lines on the floor, and he had very bad manners. Name the actor.
She was nominated for playing a mute girlfriend of a man who called himself the world's second greatest guitar player in this 1999 film. Name the actress.
He played a one-armed man who uncovers skeletons in a Western town's closet, and received a Best Actor nomination. Name the actor and movie.
Robert Mitchum, 'Pursued'
James Stewart, 'The Naked Spur'
Spencer Tracy, 'Bad Day At Black Rock'
Frank Sinatra, 'The Man With The Golden Arm'
Three of the four listed actors won Oscars for portraying characters with mental disabilities in the accompanying movies. The fourth was nominated but did not win. Which of the following actors did NOT win an Oscar for the performance listed?
Dustin Hoffman, 'Rain Man'
Tom Hanks, 'Forrest Gump'
Cliff Robertson, 'Charly'
Peter Sellers, 'Being There'
He received a Best Actor award for portraying a real life writer and artist who overcomes the debilitating effects of cerebral palsy. Name the actor.
Robert De Niro
There have been Oscars won for portraying characters who were blind, who were deaf and who were mute. There has only been one Academy Award, through the year 2000, for playing someone afflicted with all three disabilities. Name the performer.
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