Oscar Roles: Young, Gig in They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

It’s no secret that actors wish to win the Oscar for a role they consider solid and consequential, one for which they feel strong professional an/or emotional affinity.
Gig Young was “crazy” about his part as the marathon dance emcee in Sidney Pollack’s Depression era melodrama, “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” He considered himself “lucky enough to win the Oscar for the right picture.”
Young once summed up his career as “Thirty years and fifty-five pictures, of which there were not more than five that were any good, or any good for me.”

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