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Poll: Shortest Oscar Acting Performance

Which actor do you think most deserved Oscar statue for their short performance?

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    David Niven

    As Major Angus Pollock in Separate Tables (1958). Won Oscar Best Actor in Leading Role with only about 15 minutes on screen (23 minutes and 39 seconds for all counted appearance).
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    Anthony Hopkins

    As Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Won Oscar Best Actor in Leading Role with only about 16 minutes on screen (24 minutes and 52 seconds all counted appearance).
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    Anthony Quinn

    As Paul Gauguin in Lust for Life (1956). Won Oscar Best Actor in Supporting Role with only about 8 minutes on screen (Even though many sources claim that Anthony Quinn won his Best Supporting Actor Oscar for appearing a short 8 minutes in the movie, his performance actually lasts 22 minutes and 40 seconds.)
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    Nicole Kidman

    As Virginia Woolf in The Hours (2002). Won Oscar Best Actress in Leading Role with only about 28 minutes on screen.
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    Beatrice Straight

    As Louise Schumacher in Network (1976). Won Oscar Best Actress in Supporting Role with only about 5 minutes on screen.
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    Judi Dench

    As Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love (1998). Won Oscar Best Actress in Supporting Role with only about 8 minutes on screen.
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    Anne Hathaway

    As Fantine Thénardier in Les Misérables (2012). Won Oscar Best Actress in Supporting Role with only about 15 minutes on screen.