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Oscars 2014 Honors Everyday Movie Heroes

  • By Stephanie Wenger
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Heroes are among us! The 86th Academy Awards are celebrating those courageous movie characters who have made an impact on audiences across the globe. From superheroes to animated creatures, the unsung heroes are often everyday individuals who have simply had a profound impact on their communities.

Today, Oscar.com is honoring these champions of the big screen that fought for justice, put themselves in danger, or overcome adversity for love. From Atticus Finch in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD to Christian in MOULIN ROUGE!, these people do not have superpowers, but they should certainly be considered heroes nonetheless.

Check out our photo gallery of the greatest everyday film heroes here.

What other movie characters do you consider to be everyday heroes? Comment below and don’t miss the Academy’s tribute to everyday heroes at the 2014 Oscars on Sunday, February 22, 2014 on ABC and online at oscar.go.com.

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