Academy Awards 2008

Players' Club: The Supporting Actor Nominees

These go-to guys, including Javier Bardem and Casey Affleck, helped carry their films, but only carried home the Oscar. By Suzy Byrne


Into the Wild
Oscar History: This is the 82-year-old's first nomination.
2008 Scorecard: He has received four nominations so far this season, including Screen Actors Guild and Critics' Choice nods.
Before He Hit Oscar: The Ohio native served in the U.S. Army in World War II.
Wild about Wild: "Eighty-two years old and you get a job like this?" he said to Entertainment Weekly. "It's a miracle."

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