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."