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John Hurt Has Passed Away At 77

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He will be missed.

On Friday, John Hurt — who played Mr. Ollivander in the Harry Potter franchise — has reportedly passed away at 77. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015.

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Hurt has been nominated for an Academy Award twice — for The Elephant Man and Midnight Express.

Three years ago, the thespian was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. He is survived by his wife Anwen Rees-Myer.

Recently, he starred opposite Natalie Portman in Jackie.

R.I.P. John.

[Image via WENN.]

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Carrie Fisher Once Said She Wanted Harrison Ford To Sing During Her Oscars Tribute — Will This Become A Reality??

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Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford

Just before Carrie Fisher unexpectedly passed away in December, the 60-year-old told the world about her affair with Harrison Ford back in 1976 when they were filming Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope (you know, when he was a married father of two).

But long before she let that cat out of the bag, she made a public request of her former paramour.

In an unearthed interview from the Rebel Force Radio podcast in April 2010, Miz Fisher disclosed that she wanted her former costar and lover to sing at her Oscars tribute!

Related: Dan Aykroyd Pens Touching Tribute To Ex-Fiancée Carrie

She revealed at the time:

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VOTE: Which Oscar Nominee Do YOU Want To See Win Best Picture??

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The list is here.

With the exception of a few snubs here and there, this year's Oscars nominations were pretty much what we expected.

Related: Oscars 2017: See The Full List Of Academy Award Nominations HERE!

But which of the fantastic films honored should take home the big award? Which was REALLY the year's best??

Here's your chance to vote, Perezcious readers! Tell us which nominee YOU think should win Best Picture (below)!

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Natalie Portman As Jackie Kennedy Is A Part Of A Rich History Of Biopic Transformations!

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It's a good day to be Natalie Portman.

The actress just landed her third Oscar nomination for Best Lead Actress in the historic biopic Jackie!

After taking a few years off from acting, the 35-year-old shot right back into our hearts by portraying former First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the wake of John F. Kennedy's tragic assassination.

Related: Oscars Accidentally Listed Amy Adams & Tom Hanks As Nominees!

However, the Oscar frontrunner is hardly the first to transform herself into a cultural icon — both Jennifer Lopez and Will Smith got their movie star cards from acclaimed leading biopic roles!

See what other actors had incredible biopic transformations (below)!

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