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Quiz: Who directed themselves to an Oscar win for acting?

September 21, 2010 | 12:14 pm

Only two stars directed the films that earned them Academy Awards for acting. One was Laurence Olivier ("Hamlet, 1948). Who was the other? To see the answer, click the "Continue Reading" link below.

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ANSWER: Roberto Benigni, "Life Is Beautiful" (best actor, 1998)

Photo: A scene from "Hamlet." Credit: Universal Studios


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