'Avengers' Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson & More to Present on OSCARS
"Marvel's The Avengers" cast mates Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo will present together on the Oscar stage, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today."We are happy to re-unite the 'Avengers' cast to present on our show," said Zadan and Meron. "Audiences who enjoyed the year's biggest box office hit will be excited to see these terrific actors back together again."Downey has twice been nominated for an Oscar, for his leading role in "Chaplin" (1992) and for his supporting role in "Tropic Thunder" (2008). Evans, who will be making his first Oscar show appearance, will be seen in the upcoming "The Iceman." Jackson was nominated in 1994 for his supporting role in "Pulp Fiction." He can also be seen in this year's Best Picture nominee, "Django Unchained." Renner was nominated for his leading role in the 2009 Best Picture winner, "The Hurt Locker," and for his supporting role in "The Town" (2010). Renner also had roles in this year's "The Bourne Legacy" and "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" (2011). Ruffalo received his first nomination for his supporting role in the 2010 Best Picture nominee, "The Kids Are All Right." ABOUT THE ACADEMYThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards - in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners - the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.
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