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February 07, 2010


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My guess (and it's just that) is Katharine Hepburn. She was in On Golden Pond, which won in the early 80s, and I suspect she must have starred in at least two other Best Picture winners from different decades during her long career.

Tim Zinnecker

Katharine Hepburn had an acting career that certainly spanned several decades, but she did not star in three Best Picture winners. In fact, I can't think of a film in which she starred that was a Best Picture winner. ON GOLDEN POND was a Best Picture nominee, but in a major upset it lost the award to CHARIOTS OF FIRE (making OGP one of only four films to capture the top two acting awards but lose the Best Picture prize -- as noted in my "Day 32" post last week).


Meryl Streep

(Kramer v. Kramer, Out of Africa, and The Hours)

Tim Zinnecker

Meryl Streep? No, sorry.

Streep has appeared in three Best Picture winners, but not in three different decades. Her first was THE DEER HUNTER (1978), followed by KRAMER VS. KRAMER (1979), and OUT OF AFRICA (1985). She did appear in THE HOURS, a Best Picture nominee. But CHICAGO won the coveted prize for films released in 2002.

Lance McMillian

Shirley Maclaine

Tim Zinnecker

Correct. The films? AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (1950's), THE APARTMENT (1960's), and TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1980's).

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