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Who is the best Oscar triumphing lead actor of all time?

Stewart? Poitier? Scofield? De Niro? Day-Lewis? Our leader critic hand-pickeds a win from his nominees and exposes who you chose as your people champion The best performer Academy award has always had a totemic fascination. Peter O’Toole was tortured throughout his career by going selected eight eras without winning, and actually considered turning down a lifetime achievement Oscar in 2003 …

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‘ I don’t look like most people’s theme of a Gypsy’

The long read: Damian Le Bas takes to the road to reconnect with his Traveller roots It is Friday night. I’m 30 years old, alone on a fake-fur blanket in the back of a cold Transit van. Most of my generation are out there in inns, or indoors by the telly, canoodling, arguing or cooking, or get across to the …

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Triumph of truth: brand-new museum upends ‘great denial’ of African American history

The Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture is a tour de force of more than 3,000 artifacts with a mission to tell the unvarnished truth Jesse Jackson sauntered through galleries recounting African Americans enslavement, long struggle for freedom and achievements in culture, discipline, boast and politics. I wish Dr King were here today, the veteran civil right activist …

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Rose Marie obituary

All-round entertainer whose best-known persona was as Sally Rogers in the American video sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show As Sally Rogers in The Dick Van Dyke Show, Rose Marie, who has died aged 94, was known and cherished by the myriad television viewers who tuned in every week from 1961 to 1966 to watch the landmark sitcom. Rose Marie, …

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Margot Robbie to play disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding

Australian actor will too make movie about Hardings 1994 battle with competitor Nancy Kerrigan, which attracted some of very high US TV deeming representations in Winter Olympics history The Wolf of Wall Streets Margot Robbie ogles set to play the shamed American digit skater Tonya Harding in a drama about the incident in which Hardings challenger Nancy Kerrigan was assaulted …

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So you cried your eyes out at a weepie. Bravo! | Catherine Shoard

It wasnt a vulgar outpouring, and you dont have a weak linchpin. You exactly faced up to a films primal horrors Iwent to the bathroom after a movie screening the other week. It was bloodbath: the noise, the rends, the tissues. Everyone present in the queue, in the stops was sobbing, and had been doing so for some time. Wed …

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