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Lead Actor Race

Three Oscar winners and a four-time nominee

JEFF BRIDGES
“Crazy Heart”

  • Has four prior Oscar noms (“The Last Picture Show,” “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot,” “Starman” and “The Contender”).
  • Co-stars in “The Men Who Stare at Goats.”
  • Was given the National Board of Review Career Achievement Award in 2004.

GEORGE CLOONEY
“Up in the Air”

  • Won supporting actor Oscar for “Syriana.”
  • Is the only Oscar-winning actor who has played Batman.
  • Has nearly 10 projects in development, including political drama “Farragut North” with Leonardo DiCaprio.

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS
“Nine”

  • Won lead actor Oscars in 1990 for “My Left Foot” and 2008 for “There Will Be Blood.”
  • Turned down what became Viggo Mortensen’s role of Aragorn in Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy.
  • Is one of eight actors to win Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and SAG awards for same perf.

COLIN FIRTH
“A Single Man”

  • No previous Oscar nom.
  • Has played a Mr. Darcy on three occasions: in “Pride and Prejudice,” “Bridget Jones’s Diary” and “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.”
  • Has a voiceover role in this season’s “A Christmas Carol.”

MORGAN FREEMAN
“Invictus”

  • Won supporting actor Oscar in 2005 for “Million Dollar Baby.”
  • The only African-American actor in three best pics: “Driving Miss Daisy,” “Unforgiven” and “Million Dollar Baby.”
  • Has three films on AFI 100 Most Inspiring Movies list: “Driving Miss Daisy,” “Glory” and “The Shawshank Redemption.”

JEREMY RENNER
“The Hurt Locker”

  • No previous Oscar nom.
  • Turned down a role in “The Big Bounce” for a role in “S.W.A.T.”
  • Is set to star in upcoming Ben Affleck film “The Town.”

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