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Being There (1979)

Melvyn Douglas as "Benjamin Turnbull Rand"

Simple-minded Chance (Peter Sellers), a gardener who has resided in the Washington, D.C., townhouse of his wealthy employer for his entire life and been educated only by television, is forced to vacate his home when his boss dies. While wandering the streets, he encounters business mogul Ben Rand (Melvyn Douglas), who assumes Chance to be a fellow upper-class gentleman. Soon Chance is ushered into high society, and his unaffected gardening wisdom makes him the talk of the town.

Academy Award (1979) Won Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1979) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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