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Nudity in Oscar winning films

Nudity in Oscar winning films

India TV News Desk [Updated: 13 Jan 2013, 11:35 PM IST]
  • Julie Christie, 'Darling' (Best Actress, 1965)As an aspiring model, Christie bared all of her magnificent breasts for this winning film.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)
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    Julie Christie, 'Darling' (Best Actress, 1965)As an aspiring model, Christie bared all of her magnificent breasts for this winning film.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)

  • Glenda Jackson, 'Women in Love' (Best Actress, 1970)Jackson not only bared her breasts for this performance, but she also had a little extra help to make her breasts extra beautiful. She credited being five months pregnant at the time to making her bosoms so marvelous .(Courtesy Goldderby.com)
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    Glenda Jackson, 'Women in Love' (Best Actress, 1970)Jackson not only bared her breasts for this performance, but she also had a little extra help to make her breasts extra beautiful. She credited being five months pregnant at the time to making her bosoms so marvelous .(Courtesy Goldderby.com)

  • Jane Fonda, 'Klute' (Best Actress, 1971)Fonda earned her first Oscar playing a Manhattan prostitute and wasn't afraid to show her skin in the skin trade in the film.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)
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    Jane Fonda, 'Klute' (Best Actress, 1971)Fonda earned her first Oscar playing a Manhattan prostitute and wasn't afraid to show her skin in the skin trade in the film.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)

  • Jack Lemmon, 'Save the Tiger' (Best Actor, 1970)This movie was always a passion project for Lemmon. The film was made for a budget of $1,000,000 and Lemmon waived his usual fee for his performance. Not only did he waive his fee but he also waived his pants for one brief moment in a scene right before he hopped into a shower.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)
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    Jack Lemmon, 'Save the Tiger' (Best Actor, 1970)This movie was always a passion project for Lemmon. The film was made for a budget of $1,000,000 and Lemmon waived his usual fee for his performance. Not only did he waive his fee but he also waived his pants for one brief moment in a scene right before he hopped into a shower.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)

  • Lee Grant, 'Shampoo' (Best Supporting Actress, 1975)As the bored and very horny wife of a politician who sleeps with her hairdresser, Grant lets us see a quick peek of her breasts as she is putting on her bra.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)
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    Lee Grant, 'Shampoo' (Best Supporting Actress, 1975)As the bored and very horny wife of a politician who sleeps with her hairdresser, Grant lets us see a quick peek of her breasts as she is putting on her bra.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)

  • Faye Dunaway, 'Network' (Best Actress, 1976)As a workaholic network programming executive, Dunaway shows her breasts briefly in a scene that is more memorable for her character only stopping her talking about her work to climax during sex and then going right back to talking about her daytime lineup.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)
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    Faye Dunaway, 'Network' (Best Actress, 1976)As a workaholic network programming executive, Dunaway shows her breasts briefly in a scene that is more memorable for her character only stopping her talking about her work to climax during sex and then going right back to talking about her daytime lineup.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)

  • Jon Voight and Jane Fonda, 'Coming Home' (Best Actor and Actress, 1978)Both winners scored with Oscar and on screen in a very provocative sex scene that let us see Fonda's breasts again and Voight's rear end. Some people would later argue that Voight's butt would regain fame in recent years as the where Jon Voight speaks out of most of the time.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)
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    Jon Voight and Jane Fonda, 'Coming Home' (Best Actor and Actress, 1978)Both winners scored with Oscar and on screen in a very provocative sex scene that let us see Fonda's breasts again and Voight's rear end. Some people would later argue that Voight's butt would regain fame in recent years as the where Jon Voight speaks out of most of the time.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)

  • Maggie Smith, 'California Suite' (Best Supporting Actress, 1978)Smith won her second Oscar for portraying a British actress who loses an Academy Award. She bares a brief glimpse of chest as she changes clothes soon after her devastating defeat.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)
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    Maggie Smith, 'California Suite' (Best Supporting Actress, 1978)Smith won her second Oscar for portraying a British actress who loses an Academy Award. She bares a brief glimpse of chest as she changes clothes soon after her devastating defeat.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)

  • Mary Steenburgen, 'Melvin and Howard' (Best Supporting Actress, 1980)Steenburgen showed us her bare bosoms in this role that earned her the Best Supporting Actress trophy in 1981.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)
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    Mary Steenburgen, 'Melvin and Howard' (Best Supporting Actress, 1980)Steenburgen showed us her bare bosoms in this role that earned her the Best Supporting Actress trophy in 1981.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)

  • Marlee Matlin, 'Children of a Lesser God' (Best Actress, 1986)In her acting debut, Matlin has several nude swimming scenes which show her bare butt.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)
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    Marlee Matlin, 'Children of a Lesser God' (Best Actress, 1986)In her acting debut, Matlin has several nude swimming scenes which show her bare butt.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)

  • Jodie Foster, 'The Accused' (Best Actress, 1988)In a particularly brutal scene, Foster is seen being raped on a pinball machine and her breasts are exposed during the scene.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)
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    Jodie Foster, 'The Accused' (Best Actress, 1988)In a particularly brutal scene, Foster is seen being raped on a pinball machine and her breasts are exposed during the scene.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)

  • Holly Hunter, 'The Piano' (Best Actress, 1993)Hunter managed to show quite a bit of skin in her Oscar winning role. We saw her breasts and total rear nudity as well. It still didn't go as far as her costar, Harvey Keitel, who displayed everything he was packing.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)
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    Holly Hunter, 'The Piano' (Best Actress, 1993)Hunter managed to show quite a bit of skin in her Oscar winning role. We saw her breasts and total rear nudity as well. It still didn't go as far as her costar, Harvey Keitel, who displayed everything he was packing.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)

  • Jessica Lange, 'Blue Sky' (Best Actress, 1994)Lange won her second Oscar as the unbalanced wife of a military officer in the 1950's and one of the antics she displays is topless swimming and she sure gives quite a view of what God gave her.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)
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    Jessica Lange, 'Blue Sky' (Best Actress, 1994)Lange won her second Oscar as the unbalanced wife of a military officer in the 1950's and one of the antics she displays is topless swimming and she sure gives quite a view of what God gave her.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)

  • Cuba Gooding, Jr., 'Jerry Maguire' (Best Supporting Actor, 1996)Gooding's rear view definitely didn't hurt his chances with Oscar voters.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)
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    Cuba Gooding, Jr., 'Jerry Maguire' (Best Supporting Actor, 1996)Gooding's rear view definitely didn't hurt his chances with Oscar voters.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)

  • Juliette Binoche, 'The English Patient' (Best Supporting Actress, 1996)Binoche herself was surprised at prevailing over heavy favorite Lauren Bacall, but maybe the old male voting block in the Academy liking Binoche's bare breasts had something to do with that.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)
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    Juliette Binoche, 'The English Patient' (Best Supporting Actress, 1996)Binoche herself was surprised at prevailing over heavy favorite Lauren Bacall, but maybe the old male voting block in the Academy liking Binoche's bare breasts had something to do with that.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)

  • Helen Hunt, 'As Good As It Gets' (Best Actress, 1997)Hunt displayed great side boob in the scenes where Greg Kinnear's character feels compelled to draw her.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)
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    Helen Hunt, 'As Good As It Gets' (Best Actress, 1997)Hunt displayed great side boob in the scenes where Greg Kinnear's character feels compelled to draw her.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 'Shakespeare in Love' (Best Actress, 1998)Paltrow became known for crying during her acceptance speech. Maybe part of it was feeling ashamed that she bared her breasts on screen as part of her performance. But maybe it was also because she realized that Fernanda Montenegro or Cate Blanchett should have been on stage instead.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)
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    Gwyneth Paltrow, 'Shakespeare in Love' (Best Actress, 1998)Paltrow became known for crying during her acceptance speech. Maybe part of it was feeling ashamed that she bared her breasts on screen as part of her performance. But maybe it was also because she realized that Fernanda Montenegro or Cate Blanchett should have been on stage instead.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)

  • Kevin Spacey, 'American Beauty' (Best Actor, 1999)Spacey not only showed his butt, but also showed it while pleasuring himself in the shower which his character called, the high point of my day. Spacey would go on to say in his acceptance speech that this was also the high point of his day.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)
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    Kevin Spacey, 'American Beauty' (Best Actor, 1999)Spacey not only showed his butt, but also showed it while pleasuring himself in the shower which his character called, the high point of my day. Spacey would go on to say in his acceptance speech that this was also the high point of his day.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)

  • Hilary Swank, 'Boys Don't Cry' (Best Actress, 1999)In portraying Brandon Teena, a real life transgendered man, Swank's clothes are forced off revealing her fully exposed vagina in addition to the scenes with her breasts earlier in the film. This is the only scene I could find of full frontal nudity that resulted in an Oscar win.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)
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    Hilary Swank, 'Boys Don't Cry' (Best Actress, 1999)In portraying Brandon Teena, a real life transgendered man, Swank's clothes are forced off revealing her fully exposed vagina in addition to the scenes with her breasts earlier in the film. This is the only scene I could find of full frontal nudity that resulted in an Oscar win.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)

  • Berry revealed her breasts and ass for much more than just a mere glimpse in her very graphic sex scenes with co star Billy Bob Thornton.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)
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    Berry revealed her breasts and ass for much more than just a mere glimpse in her very graphic sex scenes with co star Billy Bob Thornton.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)

  • Chris Cooper, 'Adaptation' (Best Supporting Actor, 2002)During the second half of the movie, which has been apologized for several times to the real life people it depicts, Cooper shows his ass while running through his house high on orchid dust.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)
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    Chris Cooper, 'Adaptation' (Best Supporting Actor, 2002)During the second half of the movie, which has been apologized for several times to the real life people it depicts, Cooper shows his ass while running through his house high on orchid dust.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)

  • Charlize Theron, 'Monster' (Best Actress, 2003)Theron showed her breasts several times during this movie, though some of us were afraid to look at them fearing that her character might be looking back at us and murder us.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)
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    Charlize Theron, 'Monster' (Best Actress, 2003)Theron showed her breasts several times during this movie, though some of us were afraid to look at them fearing that her character might be looking back at us and murder us.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)

  • Rachel Weisz, 'The Constant Gardener' (Best Supporting Actress, 2005)Ralph Fienne's flashbacks of his murdered wife who was an activist for Amnesty provide joyful shots of Weisz showing her breasts in a bathtub and her bare butt as well.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)
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    Rachel Weisz, 'The Constant Gardener' (Best Supporting Actress, 2005)Ralph Fienne's flashbacks of his murdered wife who was an activist for Amnesty provide joyful shots of Weisz showing her breasts in a bathtub and her bare butt as well.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)

  • After five failed nominations, Kate Winslet finally won an Oscar for extensive nude scenes in The Reader while she frolicked with a teenager lover.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)
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    After five failed nominations, Kate Winslet finally won an Oscar for extensive nude scenes in The Reader while she frolicked with a teenager lover.(Courtesy Goldderby.com)

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