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  (in credits order)

Steve Martin ... Himself - Host
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ben Affleck ... Himself - Presenter: Best Original Screenplay

John Agar ... Himself (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)

Wayne Allwine ... Mickey Mouse - Co-Presenter: Best Animated Short Film (voice)
Agustín Almodóvar ... Himself - Audience Member

Pedro Almodóvar ... Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay / Nominee: Best Director
Mie Andreasen ... Herself - Co-Winner: Best Live Action Short Film

Julie Andrews ... Herself - Presenter: Short Film / Past Oscar Night Music Highlights / Past Winner

Royce D. Applegate ... Himself (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)

Eric Armstrong ... Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short

Colleen Atwood ... Herself - Winner: Best Costume Design

Anne Bancroft ... Annie Sullivan (archive footage)

Kathy Bates ... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role / Presenter: Past Winner Recollections / Past Winner

Philippe Bergeron ... French interpreter

Milton Berle ... Himself - In Memorium Tribute (archive footage)

Halle Berry ... Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role / Past Winner
Margaret Booth ... Herself - (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)

Ernest Borgnine ... Himself - Past Winner

Eddie Bracken ... Himself (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)
Jack Brodsky ... Himself - (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)

Adrien Brody ... Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role

Josh Brolin ... Himself - Audience Member

Horst Buchholz ... Himself - (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)

Red Buttons ... Himself - Past Winner

Nicolas Cage ... Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role / Past Winner

Michael Caine ... Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role / Past Winner

George Chakiris ... Himself - Past Winner

Rosemary Clooney ... Herself (Memorial Tribute)

James Coburn ... Himself (Memorial Tribute)

Jennifer Connelly ... Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role / Past Winner

Sean Connery ... Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role / Past Winner
Randall William Cook ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects

Chris Cooper ... Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Richard Crenna ... Himself (Memorial Tribute)

Stephen Daldry ... Himself - Nominee: Best Director

Geena Davis ... Herself - Presenter: Best Film Editing / Past Winner

Daniel Day-Lewis ... Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role / Past Winner

Beatrice De Alba ... Herself - Winner: Best Makeup

Olivia de Havilland ... Herself - Presenter: Oscar Tribute Sequence / Past Winner

Brad Dexter ... Himself (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)

Cameron Diaz ... Herself - Presenter: Best Animated Feature
Michael Donovan ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature

Kirk Douglas ... Himself - Presenter: Best Picture / Past Winner

Michael Douglas ... Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Picture / Past Winner

Lila Downs ... Herself - Performer:'Burn It Blue'

Robert Duvall ... Himself - Past Winner

Colin Farrell ... Himself - Presenter: Song 'The Hands That Built America'

Louise Fletcher ... Herself - Past Winner

Harrison Ford ... Himself - Presenter: Best Director

John Frankenheimer ... Himself (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)

Brendan Fraser ... Himself - Presenter: Film clip from 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers'

Brenda Fricker ... Herself - Past Winner
Alex Funke ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects

Gael García Bernal ... Himself - Presenter: Song 'Burn It Blue'

Jennifer Garner ... Herself - Presenter: Best Animated Short Film and Best Live Action Short Film

Richard Gere ... Himself - Presenter: 'Chicago' Film Clip

Elliot Goldenthal ... Himself - Winner: Best Original Score

Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Himself - Past Winner

Louis Gossett Jr. ... Himself - Past Winner
Adolph Green ... Himself - (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)

Joel Grey ... Himself - Past Winner
Charles Guggenheim ... Himself - (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)
Bill Guttentag ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Short
Conrad L. Hall ... Himself (Memorial Tribute)

Conrad W. Hall ... Himself - accepting Cinematography Award for his late father Conrad L. Hall

Tom Hanks ... Himself - Past Winner

Marcia Gay Harden ... Herself - Presenter: Best Adapted Screenplay / Past Winner

Ed Harris ... Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Richard Harris ... Himself (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)

Ronald Harwood ... Himself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay

Signe Hasso ... Herself - (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)

Salma Hayek ... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role / Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film

George Roy Hill ... Himself (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)

Dustin Hoffman ... Himself - Presenter: Film clip from 'The Pianist' / Past Winner

Celeste Holm ... Herself - Past Winner

Mike Hopkins ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Editing

Kate Hudson ... Herself - Host: Technical Awards Banquet

Tara Nicole Hughes ... Dancer

Holly Hunter ... Herself - recalling her award (pre-recorded)

Kim Hunter ... Herself (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)

Anjelica Huston ... Herself - Past Winner

John E. Jackson ... Himself - Winner: Best Makeup

Claude Jarman Jr. ... Himself - Past Winner

Jennifer Jones ... Herself - Past Winner

Shirley Jones ... Herself - Past Winner

Katy Jurado ... Herself (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)

George Kennedy ... Himself - Past Winner

Nicole Kidman ... Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Ward Kimball ... Himself (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)

Ben Kingsley ... Himself - Past Winner

Sally Kirkland ... Herself - Audience Member

Martin Landau ... Himself - Past Winner

Diane Lane ... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role / Presenter: Best Documentary Feature

Cloris Leachman ... Herself - Past Winner
J. Lee Thompson ... Himself - (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)
David Lee ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing

Joe Letteri ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects

Jennifer Lopez ... Herself - Presenter: Best Art Direction

Karl Malden ... Himself - Past Winner

Rob Marshall ... Himself - Nominee: Best Director

Marlee Matlin ... Herself - Past Winner

Matthew McConaughey ... Himself - Presenter: Film clip from 'Gangs of New York'

Leo McKern ... Himself - (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)

Hayley Mills ... Herself - Past Winner

Michael Minkler ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing
Marvin Mirisch ... Himself - (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)

Dudley Moore ... Himself (Memorial Tribute)

Julianne Moore ... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role / Best Actress in a Leading Role and Presenter: Best Sound Mixing & Best Sound Editing

Michael Moore ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature

Rita Moreno ... Herself - Past Winner

John Myhre ... Himself - Winner: Best Art Direction

Patricia Neal ... Herself - Past Winner

Jack Nicholson ... Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role / Past Winner

Margaret O'Brien ... Herself - Past Winner

Tatum O'Neal ... Herself - Past Winner

Peter O'Toole ... Himself - Honorary Award Recipient (also archive footage)

Jack Palance ... Himself - Past Winner
Norman Panama ... Himself - (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)

Frank Pierson ... Himself - Academy President

Robert David Port ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Short

Queen Latifah ... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role & Performer: 'I Move On'

Luise Rainer ... Herself - Past Winner

Keanu Reeves ... Himself - Presenter: Best Visual Effects

John C. Reilly ... Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Luis Resto ... Himself - Winner: Best Original Song

Martin Richards ... Himself - Winner: Best Picture

Julia Roberts ... Herself - Presenter: Best Cinematography / Past Winner

Cliff Robertson ... Himself - Past Winner

Mickey Rooney ... Himself - Past Winner
Kay Rose ... Herself - (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)

Neil Ross ... Himself - Announcer

John Ryan Jr. ... Himself

Jim Rygiel ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects

Eva Marie Saint ... Herself - Past Winner

Susan Sarandon ... Herself - Presenter: Memorial Segment & Past Winner
Walter Scharf ... Himself - (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)

Maximilian Schell ... Himself - Past Winner

Martin Scorsese ... Himself - Nominee: Best Director
Mildred Shay ... Herself

George Sidney ... Himself - (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)
Gordon Sim ... Himself - Winner: Best Art Direction

Paul Simon ... Himself - Performer: 'Father and Daughter'

Alberto Sordi ... Himself - (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)

Mira Sorvino ... Herself - Presenter: Best Costume Design / Past Winner

Sissy Spacek ... Herself - Past Winner

Mary Steenburgen ... Herself - Past Winner

Rod Steiger ... Himself (Memorial Tribute)
Martin Strange-Hansen ... Himself - Winner: Best Live Action Short Film

Meryl Streep ... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role / Presenter: Honorary Award to Peter O'Toole / Past Winner

Barbra Streisand ... Herself - Presenter: Best Original Song / Past Winner

Hilary Swank ... Herself - Presenter: Film clip from 'The Hours' / Past Winner
Richard Sylbert ... Himself - (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)
Daniel Taradash ... Himself - (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)
Dominick Tavella ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing

Julie Taymor ... Herself - Nominee: Best Original Song
Randy Thomas ... Herself - Announcer

John Travolta ... Himself - Presenter: Song 'I Move On'

Gina Tuttle ... Announcer

U2 ... Themselves - Performers: 'The Hands That Built America'

Robert Urich ... Himself (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)

Jack Valenti ... Himself - Presenter: Best Documentary Short

Ethan Van der Ryn ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Editing

Nia Vardalos ... Herself - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay & Presenter: Best Makeup

Caetano Veloso ... Himself - Co-Performer: 'Burn It Blue'

Jon Voight ... Himself - Past Winner

Christopher Walken ... Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role / Past Winner

Martin Walsh ... Himself - Winner: Best Film Editing

Denzel Washington ... Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role / Past Winner

Lew Wasserman ... Himself - (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)

Harvey Weinstein ... Himself - Nominee: Best Picture

Billy Wilder ... Himself (Memorial Tribute)

Teresa Wright ... Herself - Past Winner

Renée Zellweger ... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role / Presenter: Best Original Score

Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role & Co-Performer: 'I Move On'
Fabrício Correia ... Himself (uncredited)

Calista Flockhart ... Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)

Isaac Hayes ... Himself - recalling his award (pre-recorded) (uncredited)

Ron Howard ... Himself (uncredited)

Tommy Lee Jones ... Himself - recalling his award (pre-recorded) (uncredited)

Barbara Kopple ... Herself - recalling her awards (pre-recorded) (uncredited)

Chad Lowe ... Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)

Amy Madigan ... Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)

Randy Newman ... Himself - recalling his award (pre-recorded) (uncredited)

Edward Norton ... Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)

Carly Simon ... Herself - Recalling her award (pre-recorded) (uncredited)

Kevin Spacey ... Himself - recalling his awards (pre-recorded) (uncredited)

Kathleen Turner ... Joan Wilder (archive footage) (uncredited)

Leonor Watling ... Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)

John Williams ... Himself - recalling his awards (pre-recorded) (uncredited)

Robin Williams ... Himself - recalling his award (pre-recorded) (uncredited)

Lili Fini Zanuck ... Herself - recalling her award (pre-recorded) (uncredited)

Directed by
Louis J. Horvitz 
Penelope Spheeris (segment "Tribute to Documentaries")
Writing credits
Hal Kanter (written by) and
Rita Cash (written by) and
Buz Kohan (written by)

Steve Martin (special material written by) and
Beth Armogida (special material written by) and
Dave Barry (special material written by) and
Dave Boone (special material written by) and
Andy Breckman (special material written by) and
Jon Macks (special material written by) and
Rita Rudner (special material written by) and
Bruce Vilanch (special material written by)

Produced by
Gilbert Cates .... executive producer
Dennis E. Doty .... producer: pre-show
Danette Herman .... coordinating producer
Scott McIsaac .... segment producer (segment "Memorial & Diamond Anniversary")
Lucas Meyers .... segment producer: opening segments directed by Adam Shankman
Michael B. Seligman .... associate producer
Robert Shapiro .... co-producer
Penelope Spheeris .... segment producer
Allan Wells .... screens producer
Film Editing by
Jon Bloom 
John Burridge 
Tony Cacciarelli 
Susan D. Cooper 
Maura Corey (co-editor)
Brian Derby 
Radu Ion 
Alexandra Komisaruk 
Paul Marengo 
Shannon Martellaro (segment: actor montages, "When I Won the Oscar")
Dirk Meenen 
Karen Erickson Moore  (as Karen Erickson)
Paul C. Nesmith 
Michael Polito  (as Mike Polito)
Jeff Roe 
Phil Savenick 
Michael J. Shapiro 
Matthew Sharp 
Mark Stepp 
Douglass M. Stewart Jr. 
Yoram Tal 
Paula S. Vannucci 
John Wesley Whitton 
Lucas Wilson 
Chuck Workman 
John Zimmer 
Production Design by
Roy Christopher 
Art Direction by
Carlos Osorio 
Greg Richman 
Keaton S. Walker 
Tamlyn Wright 
Costume Design by
Alexander AD (Jewelry Design: Leelee Sobieski)
Makeup Department
Donna J. Anderson .... hair stylist
Lori Benson .... makeup artist
Marianna Elias .... makeup artist
Rhonda O'Neal .... hair stylist
Susan Seligman .... makeup artist
Production Management
Rob Paine .... production manager
Victoria Zika .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tim Kettle .... associate director
Richard A. Preuss .... associate director
Deborah Read .... associate director
Art Department
Hugh Grew .... electronic graphics
Carlos Osorio .... additional art director
Charlotte Raybourn .... art department coordinator
Miles S. Richman .... charge scenic artist
Sound Department
Jason Atwell .... sound
Patrick Baltzell .... sound mixer
Robert Douglass .... sound re-recording mixer (as Bob Douglass)
Ed Greene .... sound mixer
Jamie Santos .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Tim Drnec .... Spydercam coordinator
Scott Paider .... Spydercam head rigger
Todd Semmes .... Spydercam aerial camera
Ben Britten Smith .... spydercam flight control
Camera and Electrical Department
Jerry Abboud .... rigging grip
Yogi Allen .... electrician
Tim Arasheben .... camera technician: Wescam XR
Theodore Ashton .... camera operator
Rob Balton .... camera operator
Robert T. Barnhart .... lighting director (as Robert Barnhart)
John Burdick .... camera operator
Rocky Danielson .... camera operator
Robert A. Dickinson .... lighting designer
Dave Eastwood .... camera operator
Freddy Frederick .... camera operator (as Freddie Fredericks)
Thomas Geren .... camera operator
Hank Geving .... camera operator
Marc Hunter .... camera operator
Charlie Huntley .... camera operator
Michael L. Lewin .... rigging grip
Jean Mason .... video controller
Jay Millard .... camera operator
Lyn Noland .... camera operator
John O'Brien .... video controller
Andy O'Reilly .... lighting director
Scott Paider .... camera operator
Rob Palmer .... camera operator
Kenneth Patterson .... camera operator
Bill Philbin .... camera operator
David Plakos .... camera operator
Hector Ramirez .... camera operator
Brian Reason .... camera operator
Mark Sanford .... video controller
Ron Sheldon .... camera operator
Holly Sorenson .... camera operator
Cody Taylor .... camera operator
Mark Whitman .... camera operator
Keith Winikoff .... video controller
Animation Department
Darrin Butters .... animator: "Mickey Mouse" crew
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandy Ampon .... set costumer
Debra L. Wiley .... costumer
Editorial Department
Jeffrey R. Coulter .... assistant editor (as Jeff Coulter)
Stephanie Erickson .... assistant editor
Tiffany Hope .... assistant editor
Daniel Demme Krutchkoff .... post-production coordinator
Robert Lang .... colorist (segment: 'Best Foreign Language Film' nomination)
Matthew Searer .... post-production assistant
Shannon Stohner .... assistant editor
Music Department
Bill Conti .... musical director
Evan Greenspan .... music clearance
Ashley Irwin .... music arranger
Chris McGeary .... music editor
Stephen E. Smith .... Music Consultant
Thomas Vicari .... orchestra mixer
Transportation Department
Paul-Michel Pierre-Benoist .... assistant transportation coordinator
Other crew
Christopher Aber .... assistant to Mickey Rooney
Marc Baker .... senior talent coordinator
Matt Beckner .... talent assistant
Anthony Boco .... production assistant
Michael Bouson .... credentials associate
Stacy Brewster .... talent coordinator
Deborah Cahn .... credentials manager
Michael Redford Carney .... talent manager (as Michael Carney)
Bob Claster .... teleprompter operator
Tina Cannizzaro DeBone .... script coordinator (as Tina Cannizzaro)
Kara DeFrias .... production assistant (as Kara Vichko)
Matthew J. Dias .... production assistant
Rick Edwards .... technical director
John B. Field .... technical director
Joel A. Fox .... production assistant
Alice Fuller .... production assistant
Farrah Skyler Greye .... production assistant
Danette Herman .... executive in charge of talent
Kathryn Hoffman .... insurance broker (as Katherine Hoffman)
Katie Holland .... production assistant
Garry Hood .... head stage manager
Crystal Liu .... production assistant
Marjorie Mann .... production coordinator
Peter Margolis .... dga stage manager
Troy Mosley .... script coordinator
Vanessa J. Noon .... production coordinator
Silas Pachon .... production assistant
Daniel Potasz .... production assistant
Vince Poxon .... stage manager
Robert Shapiro .... senior executive consultant (as Robert Z. Shapiro)
Joni Smith .... production assistant
Summer Spooner .... production assistant
Jenny Stanley .... script supervisor
Kristen Patterson Terry .... audience executive
Toni Thompson .... show publicist
Allan Wells .... technical director

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Additional Details

Israel:210 min
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Did You Know?

The Oscar "Family Album" tribute segment with many stars who had not appeared at the previous Oscar "family album" celebration at the 70th Awards show. This time 59 stars attended, including more of the defunct juvenile award winners such as Margaret O'Brien, Hayley Mills, Claude Jarman Jr. and Mickey Rooney.See more »
Himself - Co-presenter: Best Picture:Welcome to the 75th Annual Academy Award Ceremony. Oh, I wish I could be 75 years old again.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) (TV)See more »
The Hands That Built AmericaSee more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
My thoughts, 12 June 2004
Author: TheOtherFool from The Netherlands

I watched this with a German girl while visiting the USA, only to find a German movie snatching away 'best foreign film' for the hands of the Dutch 'Zus en Zo'. The humiliation!

Steve Martin did an excellent job in his opening speech, and this is what I thought about the winners of the most important oscars:

Best Movie - Chicago. I'd rather had seen The Hours win here, but I can live with Chicago I guess... it's a bit of a simple movie but I somewhat enjoyed it, so why not.

Best Actor - Adrien Brody. Again, I can understand the Academy's choice, but my favorite would be Nicholas Cage here. Such a great performance in such a great film!

Best Supporting Actor - Chris Cooper. My choice as well. I have this thing going for Adaptation I guess...

Best Actress - Nicole Kidman. Definately can live with that.

Best Supporting Actress - Catharine Zeta-Jones. Ouch. Mistake of the year. Should've been Meryll Streep or Julianne Moore.

Best Director - Roman Polanski. I'm glad it wasn't Scorcese but my favorite would've been Almodovar for his Talk to Her, a great movie. I'm glad that won Best Screenplay.

One last thing: whatever you say about Bowling for Columbine, it's *not* a documentary. If you are willing to put half trues and whole lies in your film, it may be entertaining and all, a documentary it's not. So shame on YOU, Academy.


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