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'31 Days of Oscar' honors James Dean, Frank Sinatra, other 1955 Best Actor nominees

14 February 2014 12:00 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

What does it mean to be an Oscar nominee?

The answers can be as varied as the nominees themselves. As the annual "31 Days of Oscar" festival continues on Turner Classic Movies, each night is themed to all the candidates in a certain category in a certain year.

The evening of Friday, Feb. 14, showcases all the talents who were nominated for best actor of 1955 for the pictures that are being shown. One of the movies absolutely transformed the career of the actor in question: "Marty," the big-screen version of a television play.

Related: All the 2014 Academy Award nominees

Rod Steiger was sought to reprise his TV portrayal of a lonely, good-hearted Bronx butcher, but he refused to sign a contract that would have obligated him to make several more pictures for the producers, who included Burt Lancaster. They then chose Ernest Borgnine, who mostly had played villains ("From Here to Eternity, »

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