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Eric Bishop | Jamie Fox
5' 9" (1.75 m)
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I faced racism as a kid and I felt like I knew the DNA of the script because I had lived it. I already had pieces of Django inside me and I could bring that to the character. I don't trip on the racial stuff. I get it. I don't trip on the word nigger. I've heard it, it's been said. My life prepared me for this.
As of January 25, 2005, he became the sixth actor nominated for playing a pianist. The first to be nominated (and win) was F. Murray Abraham
, who beat out co-star Tom Hulce
for the Best Actor Oscar in Amadeus
(1984). The second to be nominated was Holly Hunter
, who won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance as a mute pianist in The Piano
(1993). Geoffrey Rush
won the Best Actor Oscar for his ...