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The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003)

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Himself - Host
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Himself - Presenter: Best Original Screenplay
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Himself (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)
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Himself - Audience Member
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Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay & Nominee: Best Director
Mie Andreasen ...
Herself - Co-Winner: Best Live Action Short Film
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Herself - Presenter: Short Film / Past Oscar Night Music Highlights / Past Winner
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Himself (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)
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Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short
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Herself - Winner: Best Costume Design
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Annie Sullivan (archive footage)
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Herself - Nominee, Presenter & Past Winner
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French interpreter
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Himself - In Memorium Tribute (archive footage)
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An ambulance was placed on standby outside the theater for Catherine Zeta-Jones, who was eight months pregnant at the time with her daughter. See more »

Quotes

Steve Martin: What is a movie star? A movie star is many things. They can be tall, short, thin, or skinny. They can be democrats... or skinny.
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Features They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) See more »

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I Move On
Written by Fred Ebb and John Kander
Performed by Queen Latifah and Catherine Zeta-Jones
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"Chicago" Makes Good - But the Best Thing About This is Martin!
24 March 2003 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Steve Martin's insults made this presentation! In light of the recent war in Iraq, many celebrities dressed down and even did not show up. But Steve Martin made us all forget when he started randomly insulting actors and actresses in the audience.

Some of his lines made the actors in the audience literally gasp in astonishment. Here are some of quotes from his hosting performance:

"Movie stars can be straight (camera on Harrison Ford), or gay (camera on Jack Nicholson)." "He got to go in a hot tub with Kathy Bates - but who hasn't?" "And Queen Latifah - or as I like to call her, 'sequel money'!"

Martin was the best thing about this otherwise out-of-place Oscars that just seemed too watered down. I think it's important to respect those fighting for America and England, but as they say, "The show must go on," and this show BARELY went on.


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