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Alan Arkin plays Lester Siegel, a film producer who joins in a CIA agent’s plan to rescue six Americans trapped in Iran during the hostage crisis. This is the fourth Academy Award nomination for Arkin, who won Best Supporting Actor for Little Miss Sunshine. Read more about Arkin here.
Robert De Niro plays the sports-obsessed father of a man recently released from a psychiatric hospital. This is the seventh Academy Award nomination for De Niro, who has previously won Best Supporting Actor in The Godfather Part II and Best Actor in Raging Bull. Read more about De Niro here.
Philip Seymour Hoffman portrays Lancaster Dodd, the founder of a controversial group known as The Cause. This is the fourth Academy Award nomination for Hoffman, who won Best Actor for playing the title role in Capote. Read more about Hoffman here.
Tommy Lee Jones plays Thaddeus Stevens, a prominent abolitionist and powerful congressman crucial in helping President Abraham Lincoln pass the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery. This is his fourth Academy Award nomination; he won Best Supporting Actor in The Fugitive. Read more about Jones here.
Christoph Waltz portrays Dr. King Schultz, a German bounty hunter in the pre-Civil War South who buys a slave to assist him with his work. Waltz previously won Best Supporting Actor award winner in another movie directed by Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds. Read more about Waltz here.