There is no surefire way to Oscar's heart, but in an unscientific analysis of previous Academy Award winners, we found some uncanny similarities. On the basis of these, we were able to zero in on the folks who might want to be clearing some prominent shelf space soon.
PAST WINNERS Titanic (1997) The English Patient (1996) Braveheart (1995)
COMMON TRAITS Biggest star dies after heroic deeds; epic length
AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... Saving Private Ryan
[PAST WINNERS] Jack Nicholson (As Good As It Gets) Geoffrey Rush (Shine) Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas)
[COMMON TRAITS] Behaves...