Will a Tattoo Help Win You the Oscar?

Will a Tattoo Help Win You the Oscar?

Is having a tattoo the ultimate unexpected edge for an Oscar-nominated actor?

You might think that the somewhat staid and tradition-bound reputation of the older-than-average Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences might be put off by the rebellious image of actors with tattoos. But you'd be wrong. Very wrong!

A quick survey of previous Oscar winners shows that not only can they be expected to live years longer than their colleagues if they are blessed with the Golden Statue, but chances are, they probably have a tattoo! In fact, the chances of their having a tattoo is significantly higher than the 1 in 8 ratio of the general population estimated to have skin art in Esquire magazine.

See for yourselves!

Check out this list of previous Oscar recipients with tattoos.

Ladies First
Female Oscar winners Anne Hathaway, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Cher, Jessica Lange, Geena Davis, Marisa Tomei, Whoopi Goldberg, Melannie Griffith, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie all sport skin ink (maybe that's the secret to success on Oscar night!)

And as for the Men
How about male Oscar winners Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert de Niro, Sean Connery, Nicholas Cage, Sean Penn, Cuba Godding Jr., Billy Bob Thorton and Ben Affleck?

That's an astonishing array of glittering talent that may have figured out that having a tattoo is the secret talisman that will put Oscar into their hands on the night of the Academy Awards.

And who might the previous winners be with secret tattoos that the rest of the world knows nothing about?

Odds-makers will certainly be wanting to find out whether or not this years current crop of Oscar-nominees has gone under the needle in an all out bid to garner Oscar gold!

Who knows if tattoos may be all the extra inside edge actors need to garner gold at the Academy Awards?

Now wouldn't it be appropriate if they gave Oscar a tiny tattoo of his own?


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