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Oklahomans appear in Best Picture nominees

As they prepare to cast their votes for the 85th Academy Awards, members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be looking at two films in the Best Picture category that prominently feature Oklahoma actors.
BY GEORGE LANG glang@opubco.com Published: January 11, 2013

“Django Unchained,” the Best Picture-nominated film from writer-director Quentin Tarantino, features Rex Linn, a former Oklahoma City resident and graduate of Casady School.

Tennessee Harry is the name of Linn's character in the film — a member of a mounted, marauding mob of hood-wearing, torch-bearing plantation overseers who are out to track down the ex-slave-turned-bounty-hunter of the title, played by Jamie Foxx.

Linn's major roles include his regular appearances as Det. Frank Tripp in “CSI: Miami,” and performances in “Cliffhanger,” “Wyatt Earp,” “Tin Cup,” “Breakdown” and “Ghosts of Mississippi.”

George Lang, Assistant Entertainment Editor

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