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Which award did Will Smith win? Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance.
Will Smith is an American actor, producer, rapper, comedian, and songwriter. He has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, but never won one. In 1989 Smith, as a part of the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, received the first Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance.
The director and scriptwriter of "Citizen Kane" is Orson Welles. And who played the main role? Orson Welles.
"Citizen Kane" is one of the most outstanding masterpieces in the history of cinema. Orson Welles wrote the screenplay of the film, directed it and played the main role.
Why Marlon Brando refused to accept an Oscar in 1973? As a protest against discrimination of Native Americans.
Instead of Brando, a young Native American girl went out on the stage and explained that he won't accept the reward as a protest against wrongful picturing of Native Americans in Western movies.
Which actor is banned from entering China? Brad Pitt.
As the 'Seven years in Tibet' film was being released, it was condemned by the government of the People's Republic of China, stating that Communist Chinese military officers were intentionally shown as impolite, brutal and arrogant. Director Jean-Jacques Annaud and stars Brad Pitt and David Thewlis were banned from ever entering China. However, in 2012 Annaud has chaired the jury of the Shanghai Film Festival, so it is not clear how serious this ban is.
Who became the first actor to win an Academy Award speaking mainly other than English language? Robert De Niro.
Robert De Niro was cast as the young Vito Corleone in the 1974 film The Godfather Part II, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. De Niro became the first actor to win an Academy Award speaking mainly a foreign language. In this case, several Sicilian dialects, although he delivered a few lines in English.
Which Academy Award winning film was hard to cast? (Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino and Robert Redford were among those who refused the offer) Apocalypse Now.
Not many actors were willing to leave America for 17 weeks and spend them in the jungle. Several well known actors, including Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, Robert Redford, James Caan, Tommy Lee Jones and Nick Nolte, were approached to play either Kurtz or Willard but refused the offer.