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Born in Morristown, N.J., on April 2, 1945, Linda Hunt is the only actor to have won an Oscar for portraying a member of the opposite sex: She received the Best Actress in a Supporting Role Award for her performance as wartime photographer Billy Kwan in 1982's The Year of Living Dangerously.

Since then, Hunt has given strong performances as liberated doctor Mary Prance in the Merchant Ivory film The Bostonians (1984), as Stella the saloon-keeper in Lawrence Kasdan's Western Silverado (1985) and as Alice B. Toklas in Waiting for the Moon (1987).

Other notable films include Dune (1984), Eleni (1985), She-Devil (1989), Kindergarten Cop (1990) and Ready to Wear (1994). Hunt has also done many commercial and documentary voice-overs, in addition to voicing characters for animated movies, including Pocahontas and Pocahontas II.

Linda Hunt in Dune


1984 PG-13

In the year 10,191, two factions vie for control of planet Arrakis aka Dune -- home to the most valuable substance in the known universe, Spice. But when one leader gives up control, it's only so he can stage a coup with unsavory characters.

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