Here’s one interesting fact about each Best Actor nominees that you probably don’t know:
- Phillip Seymour Hoffman (Capote)
Was a "celebrated athlete," playing baseball and football and wrestling until he had to quit because of a neck injury that forced him to quit. But as you know, he still keeps in shape.
- Terrence Howard
(Hustle & Flow) Has a degree in Chemical Engineering. If he’s so smart, then why was he in Glitter?
- Heath Ledger
(Brokeback Mountain) Taught himself to dance, and choreographed a "60-strong Guildford team to the first all-boy victory at the Rock Eisteddfod, a national competition." I know what you’re thinking, but we don’t do jokes like that anymore.
- David Strathairn
(Good Night, and Good Luck) Went to Ringling Brothers Clown College and worked as a clown for six months in a traveling circus. I wondered why his Edward R. Murrow did so much juggling.
- Joaquin Phoenix
(Walk the Line) Is the brother of the late River Phoenix. That’s a BWE Blog exclusive!