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  • Ryan O'Neal

    Born on April 20, 1941 in Los Angeles, California

awards & nominations

Paper Moon (1973)

Ryan O'Neal as "Moses Pray"

Real-life father and daughter Ryan and Tatum O'Neal team up as slick con-artists Moses Pray and Addie Loggins in 1930s Kansas. When "Moze" is unexpectedly saddled with getting the 9-year-old Addie to relatives in Missouri after the death of her mother, his attempt to dupe her out of her money backfires, and he's forced to take her on as a partner. Swindling their way through farm country, the pair is nearly done in by a burlesque dancer (Madeline Kahn) and an angry bootlegger.

Golden Globe (1973) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Love Story (1970)

Ryan O'Neal as "Oliver Barrett IV"

When wealthy Harvard University law student Oliver Barrett IV (Ryan O'Neal) meets Jenny Cavilleri (Ali MacGraw), a middle-class girl who is studying music at Radcliffe College, it's love at first sight. Despite the protests of Oliver's father (Ray Milland), the young couple marry. Oliver finds a job at a legal firm in New York City, but their happy life comes crashing down when it's discovered that Jenny has a terminal illness. Together, they try to cope with the situation as best they can.

Academy Award (1970) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (1970) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

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