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What happens after winning an Oscar?

23 February 2012 Last updated at 06:34 GMT

Over the years almost 3,000 Oscars have been handed out.

Talking Movies' Tom Brook has been finding out how some big name recipients have benefited from winning Hollywood's most coveted award.

Talking Movies is broadcast on BBC World News on Saturday at 13:30 GMT and is repeated on Sunday at 00:30, 07:30 and 20:30 GMT.