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Besides Ariana Debose in "West Side Story", is there another actor/actress to win an Oscar for a role an original cast member won an Oscar for in the same category?

Question #148876. Asked by pennie1478.
Last updated May 03 2022.
Originally posted May 02 2022 6:27 AM.

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Although Rita Moreno and Ariana Debose are (as of 2022) the only actors to have won the same category for playing the same character in two different versions of the same film, John Wayne and Jeff Bridges were both nominated as Best Actor for playing Rooster Cogburn in two different versions of "True Grit"; Wayne won the category at the 42nd Academy Awards, while Bridges lost out to Colin Firth at the 83rd Academy Awards. Additionally, Laurence Olivier (19th Academy Awards) and Kenneth Branagh (62nd Academy Awards) were both nominated for Best Actor for portraying the lead in their adaptations of Shakespeare's "Henry V", losing out to Frederic March and Daniel Day-Lewis respectively.


In addition, although the characters were different, the actors in the two lead roles in three of the four versions of "A Star is Born" - Frederic March and Janet Gaynor (1937); James Mason and Judy Garland (1954); and Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga (2018) - were each nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress in the Academy Award ceremonies for their respective films.

Response last updated by Red_John on May 02 2022.
May 02 2022, 8:36 AM
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Robert de Niro and Marlon Brandon was winner for the same character but in different category. Marlon won best actor and Robert best support actor.

May 02 2022, 5:22 PM
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