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The film Act of Valor, commissioned by the Naval Special Warfare Command, uses active-duty SEALs and professional actors to tell a fictional story. Courtesy of IATM LLC/Relativity Media hide caption

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Movies' March With The Military As Old As Hollywood

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Robert De Niro (left) plays Jonathan Flynn, the father of writer Nick Flynn (played by Paul Dano) who shows up at his son's workplace: a homeless shelter. David Lee/Focus Features hide caption

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'Being Flynn': When Dad Needs To Take Shelter

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Filmmaker Jafar Panahi, banned from making films and placed under house arrest by the Iranian government, invites friend Mojtaba Mirtahmasb to follow him and shoot something that's not a film. Palisades Tartan hide caption

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Iran Calls Oscar Win A Success Over Israel

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'The Artist' The Right Pick For 'Best Picture'?

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Oscars: Silence Is Golden For 'The Artist'

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Campaign Honors 'The Help' For Domestic Awareness

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Actress Julia Roberts holds her Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Erin Brokovich at the 73rd Annual Academy Awards on March 25, 2001. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Cutting Off Long Oscar Speeches: In Defense Of The Conductor

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Oscar fans in New York take a closer look at the statuettes on display during the "Meet the Oscars, Grand Central" exhibition at Grand Central Station on Feb. 22. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Throwing An Oscar Bash? Here Are Some Ideas

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