JFK, Evita, Idi Amin: Hollywood & History

Idi Amin, Evita, JFK: Hollywood Does History

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Forrest Whitaker is getting huge Oscar buzz for his portrayal of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland." In recent years, actors who've portrayed iconic, real-life figures have dominated at the Academy Awards, including three of the five nominees for best actor. Among them was the winner, Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was honored for "Capote." (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
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