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Fast Facts About This Year's Oscar Nominees For Acting In A Lead Role

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Steve Carell- Foxcatcher

Steve and his wife Nancy own a general store in Marshfield, Massachusetts. Residents claim that Carell will occasionally stop in and help stock shelves.
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Steve and his wife Nancy own a general store in Marshfield, Massachusetts. Residents claim that Carell will occasionally stop in and help stock shelves.

Michael Keaton- Birdman

Michael started his career working as a stagehand on Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.
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Michael started his career working as a stagehand on Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.

Benedict Cumberbatch- The Imitation Game

Benedict taught English to monks in Tibet.
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Benedict taught English to monks in Tibet.

Eddie Redmayne- The Theory of Everything

Eddie went to school with Prince William.
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Eddie went to school with Prince William.

Bradley Cooper- American Sniper

Bradley is fluent, and has conducted entire interviews in French.
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Bradley is fluent, and has conducted entire interviews in French.

Marion Cotillard- Two Days, One Night

Marion is the owner of two restaurants in her native France.
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Marion is the owner of two restaurants in her native France.

Julianne Moore- Still Alice

Julianne was an Army Brat, and moved 23 times before turning 18.
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Julianne was an Army Brat, and moved 23 times before turning 18.

Reese Witherspoon- Wild

Reese collects antique linens, and is particularly fond of embroidery.
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Reese collects antique linens, and is particularly fond of embroidery.

Felicity Jones- The Theory of Everything

Felicity worked as a radio actress on the show "The Archers" for 10 years.
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Felicity worked as a radio actress on the show "The Archers" for 10 years.

Rosamund Pike- Gone Girl

Rosamund has a pet corn snake named Oswald, and has been known to wear him around her wrist in public, as a "bracelet".
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Rosamund has a pet corn snake named Oswald, and has been known to wear him around her wrist in public, as a "bracelet".

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