Fandango's Awards Watch Section Launches with Exclusive Content: Oscar® Winners Talk About Their 'First Time at the Movies'

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Denzel Washington, Ben Affleck and Anthony Hopkins recall their first experiences at the cinema as part of Fandango's exclusive "My First Time at the Movies" video series.

First Time at the Movies

Which big-screen moments first inspired Oscar® winning actors Denzel Washington, Ben Affleck and Anthony Hopkins to fall in love with the movies? The answers might surprise you, as revealed in exclusive Fandango video interviews at its new Awards Watch section, launching today at

Anecdotes include:

  • Denzel Washington attending "2001";
  • Ben Affleck urging his brother Casey to see "Lawrence of Arabia";
  • Anthony Hopkins on "House of Wax" and other 3D movies (way before "Beowulf")

Other Oscar® winning or nominated actors whose "First Time at the Movies" stories will appear on Fandango's Awards Watch site in weeks to come include Nicolas Cage (who recalls seeing "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" at the age of 5), Juliette Binoche (Chaplin's short films), Amy Adams ("E.T."), Heath Ledger ("Predator"), Ed Harris ("The Grapes of Wrath"), Susan Sarandon ("Gigi") and Marcia Gay Harden ("Young Billy Young").

This feature is just part of the extensive information, videos and photos found in Fandango's Awards Watch section. Film fans can enter a giveaway to win a free HDTV and a DVD library of award-nominated films, vote in weekly polls, read experts' picks for who will win this year's Oscars® and view photos from Red Carpet events. Additional content includes exclusive articles from an array of film commentators, an awards fashion blog by The Style Network's online fashion guru Leslie Gornstein, an Oscar® trivia game and a full list of Oscar® nominees and winners dating back to the first ceremony and much more.

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