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November 25, 2011 11:04 AM | By Kim Linekin
Famous Oscar feuds

We’ve given into our dark side and decided to celebrate Oscar’s biggest beefs over the years!



Mickey Rourke vs. Sean Penn (© Wireimage)
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Mickey Rourke vs. Sean Penn

When Mickey Rourke came back big in "The Wrestler" in 2008, everyone was happy he'd gotten his demons under control. Then he got nominated for an Oscar and started letting those demons loose on his biggest competition, Sean Penn in "Milk." According to The Daily Beast, Rourke sent this message to a Los Angeles entertainment honcho: "Look seans an old friend of mine and i didnt buy his performance at all - thought he did an average pretend acting like he was gay besides hes one of the most homophobic people i kno." [sic] Rourke's publicist did spin control by claiming, "There is no Oscar feud between Mickey and Sean. They have known each other and been friends for a very long time. Mickey attended the New York premiere of 'Milk' to support Sean and only has the greatest respect for him." Penn wisely kept mum and went on to beat Rourke to the podium, ending his acceptance speech with this gracious shout-out: "Mickey Rourke rises again. And he is my brother." Who'd have thought Penn would be the one to come out of a feud smelling like a rose?

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Feb 5, 2013 1:59AM
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Wow.....somebody sure is jealous of Brad and Angie.....they seem so happy, probably Yawnie has one miserable, unhappy life!!!!!   and J.A. doesn't hold a candle to Angie.....
Feb 25, 2013 11:45PM
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wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Feb 25, 2013 3:05PM
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Oh, Yawnie.....and Jennifer Aniston is not a home wrecker too?????Check your facts lady.....  You can't accuse Jolie of something Jen did too.....
Feb 25, 2013 1:23AM
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Maybe Brad and Angie thought  children of other countries needed to be adopted after all there are enough americans to adopt american children.  Yay to them and as for Jennifer why doesn't she just disappear Brad is happy he wanted kids, he was not happy with pouty Jenn. also that Justin is only using her anyway time will tell.  If jenn wanted kids why doesn't she adopt everyone else in Hollywood does.
Feb 25, 2013 1:33AM
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I think they are being stupid i mean they are sisters believe me i have 2 and i know the rivalry between sisters. It was nice of Olivia who nudged her to get up and that is not a reason to snub her.
why did Olivia not accept Fontaine hand when she won stupid or is there more to this story.
I like both actresses but i have to say Olivia is a better actress in the films i have seen.
Feb 25, 2013 1:27AM
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I love shirley MacLaine but debra Winger is a good movie star and has not been able to make one in Hollywood since Shirley dissed her so not happy with that one. Shirley should have been more of a woman and not been so desperate to get an award, as to start a feud.  Winger did an excellent job in the movie and so did Shirley. 
Jan 14, 2013 1:56PM
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You can't say the home-wrecking couple had many kids together. They adopted them, and not even from their own country. Someone needs to tell them that "Charity begins at home!". Now if the two of them would disappear from public eyes for eternity, the world would be a much better place. As for Jenn, she didn't lose anything in that debacle. She came out the clear winner with class, grace and more power than the other two pieces of crap ever could. Justin is one lucky man.
Jan 14, 2013 1:53PM
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What can you say. For some reason, the Academy seems to be drawn to Swank playing parts where she looks like either a flat-chested 10 year old tom-girl or a he-she of whatever age. Who says you need breasts to win an Academy Award? Clearly not Hilary Swank.
Jan 14, 2013 1:59PM
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Spike Lee's comments certainly make sense to anyone with an ounce of common sense. As to why Eastwood is considered such a good director, while it's almost as confusing as saying he was/is a good actor. His films could all be shown together and create the biggest snoozefest in history.
Jan 10, 2013 8:48AM
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She doesn't hold a candle to Brad and Angelina......Brad knew what he wanted all along, a wife and kids, Aniston led him on.......she is so yesterday!!!!!!!!
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