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Tyler, McKellen Tapped to Present at Oscars

February 25, 2004 at 1:44 pm by weetanya  - 

From: “Academy Publicity Department”
February 25, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Additional Presenters Named to Sunday’s Oscar(R)
Telecast

Beverly Hills, CA -Adrien Brody, Pierce Brosnan,
Scarlett Johansson, Ian McKellan [sic], Jada Pinkett
Smith, Ben Stiller, Liv Tyler and Owen Wilson will
be presenters at the 76th Academy Awards(R) on
Sunday, producer Joe Roth revealed today.

Brody took home the Best Actor Oscar at the 75th
Anniversary Academy Awards for his role in “The
Pianist,” his first nomination for an Academy Award.
He will be seen next in “The Village” and currently
is filming “The Jacket.”

This will be Pierce Brosnan’s third appearance as a
presenter on the Oscar telecast. His film credits
include “Die Another Day,” “The World is Not
Enough,” “The Thomas Crown Affair,” “Tomorrow Never
Dies,” “Goldeneye” and “Mrs. Doubtfire.”

Scarlett Johansson will make her first Oscar show
appearance as a presenter. She currently can be
seen in “Girl with a Pearl Earring” and “Lost in
Translation.”

Ian McKellen was nominated in 1998 for his leading
role in “Gods and Monsters” and for his supporting
role as Gandolf in 2001’s “The Lord of the Rings:
The Fellowship of the Ring.” He currently can be
seen in “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the
King,” followed later this year by “Asylum” and
“Emile.”

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith, who will make her first
appearance as an Oscar show presenter, recently was
seen in “The Matrix Revolutions” and “The Matrix
Reloaded” and will be seen next in “Collateral.”

Actor-director-producer Ben Stiller’s appearance on
the show will be his third as an Oscar presenter.
He currently can be seen in “Along Came Polly” and
will be seen next in “Starsky and Hutch.”

Actress Liv Tyler, who is making her second Oscar
show appearance, can be seen in “Lord of the Rings:
The Return of the King” and will be seen next in
“Jersey Girl” with Ben Affleck.

Actor-writer Owen Wilson has just wrapped “The Life
Aquatic” and will be seen in “Starsky & Hutch” this
March. In 2001, he received an Oscar nomination
for co-writing the original screenplay for “The
Royal Tenenbaums.” His acting credits include “The
Royal Tenenbaums,” “Zoolander” and “Meet the
Parents.”

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of
2003 will be presented on Sunday, February 29, 2004,
at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland(R) and
will be televised live by the ABC Television Network
beginning at 5 p.m. (PST) with a half-hour arrivals
segment. Information about the 76th Annual Academy
Awards can be accessed on line at oscar.com.

Posted in Old Special Reports on February 25, 2004 by

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