Eighteen days before the awards ceremony, 55 Oscar statuettes en route from Chicago to the Academy were stolen from a Roadway Express shipping dock in Bell, California. A week and a half later, a scrap metal dealer, Willie Fulgear, found 52 of the statuettes in a Dumpster behind a grocery store. (In the meantime, the Academy had had replacement statuettes made.) For finding the awards, Mr. Fulgear received two tickets to the Academy Awards show, where he was praised by host Billy Crystal, and a $50,000 check from the shipping company. A few months later, $40,000 of his reward was stolen from a safe in his apartment. See more
Himself - Winner: Best Film Editing
Thank you very much. It's really wild being up here. Thank you, Larry and Andy Wachowski, for your vision, creativity, intelligence, daily inspiration, and most of all, your friendship. You accomplished the seemingly impossible - a movie with action, suspense, and an intelligent, provocative message. Take the blue pill and stay where you are, or take the red pill and see just how deep the rabbit hole goes. We had a great team, quite a few of whom have been honored here tonight. They made my ...