"Harold John Russell" was a Canadian-American World War II veteran who became one of only two non-professional actors to win an Academy Awards/Academy Award for acting (the other being Haing S. Ngor). Russell also holds the unique honor of receiving two Academy Awards for the same role.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous soldiers! More Harold Russell on Wikipedia.
I got my award for special contributions, and I'm hanging around backstage. I found out, months later, that when I was nominated for Supporting Actor, they figured I didn't have a chance, the other guys had too much background. When they got to Supporting Actor, they practically threw me out on the stage.Harold Russell