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Poll: 25 Acting Oscar-Nominations at the Age of 25 ...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, IMDb! (PS: THIS IS NOT A 'FAVORITE MOVIE' POLL)

Would you believe it but by a delightful coincidence, 25 actors (in fact 22 actresses and 3 actors) have been nominated to an acting Oscar in the year of their 25th birthday, and seven of them won.

This called for a poll, but not any question for that poll. There's one extremely popular movie from IMDb Top 250 and most of the movies listed wouldn't stand a chance in a vote of popularity, so the question is :

Which of these performances, and subsequently movies, would you be the most curious or eager to DISCOVER if you were given the chance to pick one?

Discuss here

PS: the years are not the years of release, but nominations, and of course, they had to be alive that year, this is why James Dean is absent from the list, as he died at the age of 24.

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    #1

    Year: 1936 Movie: The Dark Angel (1935) Actress: Merle Oberon (1911-1979) Category : Leading Role

    Summary: Kitty Vane, Alan Trent, and Gerald Shannon have been inseparable friends since childhood. Kitty has always known she would marry one of them, but has waited until the beginning of World War I before finally choosing Alan. Gerald graciously gives them his blessing. Then, Gerald and Alan go to war. Angered over a misunderstanding involving Alan and Kitty, Gerald sends Alan on a dangerous mission that will change all their lives forever.

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    #2

    Year: 1942 Movie: Suspicion (1941) Actress: Joan Fontaine (1917-2013) Category : Leading Role (WIN)

    Summary: A shy young heiress marries a charming gentleman, and soon begins to suspect he is planning to murder her.

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    Gary Cooper and Teresa Wright in The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

    Year: 1943 Movie: The Pride of the Yankees (1942) Actress: Teresa Wright (1918-2005) Category : Leading Role

    Summary: The story of the life and career of the famed baseball player, Lou Gehrig.

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    #4

    Year: 1943 Movie: Mrs. Miniver (1942) Actress: Teresa Wright (1918-2005) Category : Supporting Role (WIN)

    Summary: A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II.

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    Jennifer Jones in The Song of Bernadette (1943)

    Year: 1944 Movie: The Song of Bernadette (1943) Actress: Jennifer Jones (1919-2009) and coincidentally, she won the Oscar on the day of her 25th birthday. Category : Leading Role (WIN)

    Summary: In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all assume it to be the virgin Mary. The pompous government officials think she is nuts, and do their best to suppress the girl and her followers, and the church wants nothing to do with the whole matter. But as Bernadette attracts wider and wider attention, the phenomenon overtakes everyone in the the town, and transforms their lives.

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    Robert Mitchum, Robert Young, Gloria Grahame, and Robert Ryan in Crossfire (1947)

    Year: 1948 Movie: Crossfire (1947) Actress: Gloria Grahame (1923-1981) Category : Supporting Role

    Summary: A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of soldiers just out of the army. But which one? And why?

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    Jeanne Crain and Ethel Waters in Pinky (1949)

    Year: 1950 Movie: Pinky (1949) Actress: Jeanne Crain (1925-2003) Category : Leading Role

    Summary: A light-skinned African American woman falls in love with a white doctor, though he is unaware of her true race.

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    Year: 1954 Movie: Mogambo (1953) Actress: Grace Kelly (1929-1982) Category : Supporting Role

    Summary: Victor Marswell runs a big game trapping company in Kenya. Eloise Kelly is ditched there, and an immediate attraction happens between them. Then Mr. and Mrs. Nordley show up for their gorilla documenting safari. Mrs. Nordley is not infatuated with her husband any more, and takes a liking to Marswell. The two men and two women have some difficulty arranging these emotions to their mutual satisfaction, but eventually succeed.

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    Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, and Eddie Albert in Roman Holiday (1953)

    Year: 1954 Movie: Roman Holiday (1953) Actress: Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) Category : Leading Role (WIN)

    Summary: A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.

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    The Moon Is Blue (1953)

    Year: 1954 Movie: The Moon Is Blue (1953) Actress: Maggie McNamara (1929-1978) Category : Leading Role

    Summary: Two aging playboys are both after the same attractive young woman, but she fends them off by claiming that she plans to remain a virgin until her wedding night. Both men determine to find a way around her objections.

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    Diane Varsi in Peyton Place (1957)

    Year: 1958 Movie: Peyton Place (1957) Actress: Hope Lange (1933-2003) Category : Supporting Role

    Summary: A peaceful New England town hides secrets and scandals.

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    Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, and Dean Martin in Some Came Running (1958)

    Year: 1959 Movie: Some Came Running (1958) Actress: Shirley MacLaine (1934-) Category : Leading Role

    Summary: Dave Hirsch, a writer and army veteran, returns to 1948 Parkman, Indiana, his hometown. His prosperous brother introduces him to Gwen French, a local teacher. But the more flamboyant Ginny has followed him to Parkton, where he also meets gambler Bama Dillert. Dave must come to terms with his roots and with his future.

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    Year: 1961 Movie: The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960) Actress: Shirley Knight (1936-) Category : Supporting Role

    Summary: In Oklahoma in the 1920s, Ruben Flood loses his job as a traveling salesman, when the company goes bankrupt. This adds to his worries at home. His wife Cora is frigid because of trying to make ends meet. His teenage daughter Reenie is afraid of going out on dates, but eventually makes friends with a troubled Jewish boy Sammy, and his son is a mama's boy. He finally storms out of the house when Cora falsely accuses him of having an affair with Mavis Pruitt.

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    Year: 1963 Movie: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) Actor: Victor Buono (1938-1982), no poster picture featuring his face, he played the creepy and opportunistic music accompanist of Baby Jane Hudson. Category : Supporting Role

    Summary: A former child star torments her crippled sister in a decaying Hollywood mansion.

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    #15

    Year: 1963 Movie: Billy Budd (1962) Actor: Terence Stamp (1938-) Category : Supporting Role

    Summary: Billy is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.

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    Darling (1965)

    Year: 1966 Movie: Darling (1965) Actress: Julie Christie (1941-) Category : Leading Role (WIN)

    Summary: A beautiful but amoral model sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.

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    The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)

    Year: 1969 Movie: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968) Actress: Sondra Locke (1944-) Category : Supporting Role

    Summary: When deaf mute Singer moves to a small city to be near his only friend confined in a hospital, he grows attached to his landlady's sensitive 16-year-old daughter.

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    Malcolm X (1992)

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    Year: 1970 Movie: Last Summer (1969) Actress: Catherine Burns (1945-) Category : Supporting Role

    Summary: During summer vacation on Fire Island, three young people--a girl and two guys--become so close that they form a sort-of threesome. When an uncool girl tries to infiltrate the trio's newly found relationship, they construct an elaborate plot that has violent results.

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    Ingrid Bergman, Goldie Hawn, and Walter Matthau in Cactus Flower (1969)

    Year: 1970 Movie: Cactus Flower (1969) Actress: Goldie Hawn (1945-) Category : Supporting Role (WIN)

    Summary: A dentist pretends to be married to avoid commitment, but when he falls for his girlfriend and proposes, he must recruit his lovelorn nurse to pose as his wife.

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    Richard Burton and Peter Firth in Equus (1977)

    Year: 1978 Movie: Equus (1977) Actor: Peter Firth (1953-) Category : Supporting Role

    Summary: A psychiatrist attempts to uncover a troubled stable boy's disturbing obsession with horses.

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    #21

    Year: 1992 Movie: Rambling Rose (1991) Actress: Laura Dern (1967-) Category : Leading Role

    Summary: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself from getting into trouble with men. "Daddy" Hillier soon grows tired of Rose's rambling ways.

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    Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction (1994)

    Year: 1995 Movie: Pulp Fiction (1994) Actress: Uma Thurman (1970-) Category : Supporting Role

    Summary: The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

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    #23

    Year: 2000 Movie: Girl, Interrupted (1999) Actress: Angelina Jolie (1975-) Category : Supporting Role (WIN)

    Summary: Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s.

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    Peter Sarsgaard and Carey Mulligan in An Education (2009)

    Year: 2010 Movie: An Education (2009) Actress: Carey Mulligan (1985-) Category : Supporting Role

    Summary: A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.

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    #25

    Year: 2010 Movie: Up in the Air (2009) Actress: Anna Kendrick (1985-) Category : Supporting Role

    Summary: With a job traveling around the country firing people, Ryan Bingham enjoys his life living out of a suitcase, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a new hire and a potential love interest.


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