Five men are nominated for Best Actor this year and each gives a performance that is much better than alright... alright... alright.
There's Matthew McConaughey, who has officially shed his romantic comedy reputation and who also shed 40 pounds for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.
There's Leonardo DiCaprio, who had us believing he really was snorting cocaine in The Wolf of Wall Street.
Bruce Dern tugged at our heartstrings in Nebraska, Christian Bale cracked us up in American Hustled (that hair!) and Chiwetel Ejiofor made us cry in 12 Years a Slave.
Matthew McConaughey has been nominated for hits first Oscar. It's well deserved, based on his role in Dallas Buyers Club.
Leonardo DiCaprio is sen here as Jordan Belfort. He was nominated for an Oscar for portraying this real-life drug user and money maker.
Bruce Dern has been around the business for a long time. You should go see him in Nebraska.
Chiwetel Ejiofor is guaranteed to make you cry in 12 Years a Slave. Consider yourself warned.
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