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Frances McDormand was nominated for best actress for “Fargo,” which she doesn't appear in until 33 minutes into the film.

Is that the latest a best actor/actress Oscar nominee has appeared in their film, or is there someone who appeared even later in their film who received an Oscar nomination for their leading role?

This is for best actor/actress, not supporting actor/actress or any other made up nomination.

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This question would be significantly better if you would add why you think this is an interesting factor and not just simple trivia (e.g. because to still get an Oscar with lesser screen time you have to be that much more impressive) –  atticae May 28 '14 at 20:46
This might be a case where the question contains the answer. I don't think there was a later appearance than McDormand's on Fargo. –  Walt Dec 8 '14 at 19:35

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I think that was Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs, who, incidentally, also IS the OSCAR WINNING actor with the least screen time, 15 minutes.

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Can you provide any sources to back up your claim? –  MattD Aug 28 '14 at 18:24
Hopkins first appears around minute 12, nowhere near 33 minutes. –  Walt Dec 8 '14 at 19:33

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