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Rocky (1976)

Burgess Meredith as "Mickey"

Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), a small-time boxer from working-class Philadelphia, is arbitrarily chosen to take on the reigning world heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), when the undefeated fighter's scheduled opponent is injured. While training with feisty former bantamweight contender Mickey Goldmill (Burgess Meredith), Rocky tentatively begins a relationship with Adrian (Talia Shire), the wallflower sister of his meat-packer pal Paulie (Burt Young).

Academy Award (1976) Nominated Best Supporting Actor

The Day of the Locust (1975)

Burgess Meredith as "Harry Greener"

In 1930s Los Angeles, Hollywood shines like a beacon to all the helpless people scattered across the city. In one crumbling apartment block, a blond bombshell (Karen Black) aspires to be an actress, an artist (William Atherton) looks for legitimacy, and a child actor performs a gross homage to Mae West. Cockfights and poverty prevail out of the glow of show business. Introverted accountant Homer Simpson (Donald Sutherland) watches as society collapses under greed and ambition.

Academy Award (1975) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1975) Nominated Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1975) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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