Julie Christie: After Decades, Oscar's 'Darling' Again? One of this year's Oscar nominees has a long history with the statuette: Julie Christie won an Academy Award more than four decades ago, and has been nominated twice since. Now she's up for a fourth award — for a film about a four-decade marriage.
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Julie Christie: After Decades, Oscar's 'Darling' Again?

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Julie Christie: After Decades, Oscar's 'Darling' Again?

Julie Christie: After Decades, Oscar's 'Darling' Again?

Julie Christie: After Decades, Oscar's 'Darling' Again?

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Oscar nominee Julie Christie plays a woman dealing with the onset of Alzheimer's disease in Sarah Polley's film Away From Her. Michael Gibson/Lionsgate Films hide caption

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Oscar nominee Julie Christie plays a woman dealing with the onset of Alzheimer's disease in Sarah Polley's film Away From Her.

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'It Must all Seem Strange'

Christie's career caught fire when she played model Diana Scott in 1965's Darling ... Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Christie's career caught fire when she played model Diana Scott in 1965's Darling ...

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... but she walked away from the klieg lights not long after 1968's Petulia. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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... but she walked away from the klieg lights not long after 1968's Petulia.

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Aside from a few scattered roles (including an Oscar-nominated turn in Robert Altman's McCabe and Mrs. Miller), Christie steered clear of major motion picture work until she played Queen Gertrude opposite Kenneth Branagh in the actor-director's 1996 Hamlet. Her career has seen a revival since. Castle Rock Entertainment hide caption

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Aside from a few scattered roles (including an Oscar-nominated turn in Robert Altman's McCabe and Mrs. Miller), Christie steered clear of major motion picture work until she played Queen Gertrude opposite Kenneth Branagh in the actor-director's 1996 Hamlet. Her career has seen a revival since.

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Julie Christie on Why John Schlesinger Almost Didn't Cast Her in 'Billy Liar'

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