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Poll: Oscar Nominated for a Mentally Handicapped Character

Of these Oscar Nominated (but not winning) performances for Best Actor/Best Supporting Actor for the role, which actor that played a character that was mentally handicapped do you think gave the best performance?

Discuss the performances here.

Make Your Choice

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    Karl Childers

    in Sling Blade (1996) as played by Billy Bob Thornton.
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    Sam Dawson

    in I Am Sam (2001) as played by Sean Penn.
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    Leonard Lowe

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    John Nash

    in A Beautiful Mind (2001) as played by Russell Crowe.
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    Chance the Gardener

    in Being There (1979) as played by Peter Sellers.
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    King George III

    in The Madness of King George (1994) as played by Nigel Hawthorne.
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    Arnie Grape

    in What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) as played by Leonardo DiCaprio.
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    in Silver Linings Playbook (2012) as played by Bradley Cooper.
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    Howard Hughes

    in The Aviator (2004) as played by Leonardo DiCaprio.
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    Elwood P. Dowd

    in Harvey (1950) as played by James Stewart.
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    Fiona Anderson

    in Away from Her (2006) as played by Julie Christie.
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    Iris Murdoch

    in Iris (2001) as played by Kate Winslet.
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    Alan Strang

    in Equus (1977) as played by Peter Firth.
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    Jeffrey Goines

    in Twelve Monkeys (1995) as played by Brad Pitt.