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Poll: Your favorite Oscar winner for playing a real person who was still alive at the time?

All of these actors are Oscar winners for playing a real person who was still alive at the evening of the Award ceremony. Which performance impressed you most?

Discuss the list here.

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    Spencer Tracy

    Father Edward Flanagan in Boys Town (1938)
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    Gary Cooper

    Alvin C. York in Sergeant York (1941)
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    Patty Duke

    Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker (1962)
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    Jason Robards

    Benjamin Bradlee in All the President's Men (1976)
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    Robert De Niro

    Jake La Motta in Raging Bull (1980)
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    Sissy Spacek

    Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
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    Jeremy Irons

    Claus Von Bullow in Reversal of Fortune (1990)
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    Susan Sarandon

    Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking (1995)
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    Geoffrey Rush

    David Helfgott in Shine (1996)
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    Julia Roberts

    Erin Brockovich in Erin Brockovich (2000)
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    Jim Broadbent

    John Bayley in Iris (2001)
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    Helen Mirren

    Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006)
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    Christian Bale

    Dicky Eklund in The Fighter (2010)
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    Melissa Leo

    Alice Ward in The Fighter (2010)
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    Meryl Streep

    Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady (2011)
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    Jennifer Connelly

    Alicia Nash in A Beautiful Mind (2001)
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    Sandra Bullock

    Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side (2009)