Academy Awards 2012: Brad Pitt vs. George Clooney

Two Hollywood superstars and friends compete for best actor award.
1:52 | 02/26/12

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What happens when best friends are both up for best actor it is tricky but it's happened before here's David -- You know as uncomfortable as it seems to have to. Best friends facing off for one of Hollywood's top -- it happens more often than you think Brad and George. Just the latest. He just had to -- Some. Much sooner fact 1940. Refund it was up for the grapes of wrath have -- here. Against that guy he used to share a room with -- they were both struggling actors in. I don't know Jimmy Stewart won that year for the Philadelphia story the two state lifelong friends with that happens to you -- In 1944 Ingrid Bergman up for best actress for -- -- told. -- against her good friend Jennifer -- in Song of Bernadette. -- attacking Jones want and it -- was disappointed she didn't let on. -- did -- have to wait long next year she won for guests like the Oscar presented by her friend and ex competitor. Hollywood is a very small community and it's not uncommon for friends to be nominated against friends -- somebody. In 1973 after the last tango in Paris Brando was up best actor gets Jack Nicholson for the last detail I don't. We don't need New York end -- before Brando -- one for the godfather. Famously declined two years later -- and finally won for cuckoo's next. I guess this proves there is mending -- in the academy's anywhere else. Win lose or draw the likelihood is these two bodies -- bulk of them go into this knowing in. That the star the artist is the odds on favorite to win so they can kick back relax and get ready for next year. David Wright ABC news how.

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