Originally Posted by SkyNet
i am not sure of the facts here, but can someone enlighten me:
Has any other actor been one of the main stars in the best picture winning movie in back to back years the way John Goodman now is (for The Artist & Argo)??
i like the little trivia bits like that! like when John C Reilly became the only actor to ever be in 3 of the 5 best picture nominees in 1 year (Chicago, Gangs of New York & The Hours)
Meryl Streep was in The Deer Hunter and Kramer Vs. Kramer. They were supporting roles, but she got nominated for both and won for the latter. I can't think of anybody else right now.
I like the trivia stuff too. One I love is how William Hurt was in four back to back Best Picture nominees in the 80's. They were Kiss Of The Spider Woman, Children Of A Lesser God, Broadcast News, and The Accidental Tourist. If you include The Big Chill, he was in 5 Best Picture nominees in one decade. That's impressive.