Inspired by the Oscars, PAW has searched out Princetonians of screen, stage, and television who have captured awards, nominations, and our affections.

Here's our list, complete with as many campus-era photos as we could find:

Wentworth Miller   •  Mark Feuerstein   •  Eugene Jarecki :

Dean Cain
  •  Brooke Shields   •  Andrew Jarecki   •  Michael Kass   •  David Duchovny   •  Richard Greenberg   •  Douglas McGrath   •  Cecilia Peck

Ethan Coen
  •  David E. Kelley   •  Laurie Kahn-Leavitt   •  Winnie Holzman   •  Parker Stevenson   •  Stephen Bogardus   •  Jeffrey Moss   •  Dale Bell

Tom Sternberg
  •  Marshal Backlar   •  Ben Daniel Piazza   •  Wayne Rogers   •  Charles "Chiz" Schultz   •  Bo Goldman   •  Roger Berlind

Mel Ferrer   •  Edward Platt   •  José V. Ferrer   •  James Stewart   •  Joshua Logan   •  Myron McCormick   •  Bretaigne Windust   • 
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Use the “Post a comment” form below to discuss your favorites or to add a name that we missed!

Updated 03/18/09. Researched and compiled by Marianne Nelson.

Sources: International Movie Database, Wikipedia,, various Web sites.

1995 Nassau Herald
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Prison Break Buffy the Vampire Slayer ) The Human Stain
1993 Nassau Herald
1993 Nassau Herald
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What Women Want Defiance In Her Shoes Two Weeks Notice Rules of Engagement 3 lbs. The West Wing Once and Again ), Caroline in the City (1996–97), Good Morning, Miami The Closer Last Comic Standing Ally McBeal Sex and the City
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Why We Fight
1988 Nassau Herald
1988 Nassau Herald
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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Las Vegas Hope and Faith Beverly Hills 90210 Smallville Frasier Just Shoot Me! Ripley’s Believe It or Not! The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story
1987 Nassau Herald
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Suddenly Susan Lipstick Jungle Hannah Montana Two And A Half Men Nip/Tuck That ’70s Show Friends Brenda Starr Endless Love The Blue Lagoon Pretty Baby
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Capturing the Friedmans Felicity
Courtesy Michael Kass ’82
Geri’s Game Cars The Incredibles Finding Nemo Toy Story 2 Monsters, Inc. A Bug’s Life
1982 Nassau Herald
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The X Files Californication Life with Bonnie The X Files The Larry Sanders Show X Files Things We Lost in the Fire Return to Me Twin Peaks Red Shoe Diaries
1980 Nassau Herald
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Take Me Out Three Days of Rain The Dazzle
1980 Nassau Herald
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Bullets Over Broadway Infamous Nicholas Nickleby Saturday Night Live Michael Clayton Small Time Crooks Quiz Show
1980 Nassau Herald
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Actress, director, producer: Nominated for a Golden Globe award for best performance by an actress in a supporting role for the made-for-TV movie The Portrait (1993), in which she costarred opposite her father, Gregory Peck. She also directed the documentary Shut Up & Sing (2006), for which she won an Aspen Filmfest audience award, a Chicago International Film Festival special jury prize, and a Woodstock Film Festival audience award. In addition to movie and TV roles, Peck produced the television mini-series The Hamptons (2002) and the documentary A Conversation with Gregory Peck (1999).
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No Country for Old Men O Brother, Where Art Thou? Fargo Burn After Reading The Big Lebowski Barton Fink Raising Arizona
1979 Nassau Herald
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Boston Legal Boston Public The Practice Ally McBeal Chicago Hope Picket Fences L.A. Law Doogie Howser, M.D. Lake Placid To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday Life on Mars
Joshua Touster, courtesy Laurie Kahn-Leavitt ’78
A Midwife’s Tale Tupperware!
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My So-Called Life. My So-Called Life Once and Again thirtysomething The Wonder Years Wicked Curb Your Enthusiasm Roswell Jerry Maguire
1976 Nassau Herald
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The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries The Hardy Boys A Separate Peace Lifeguard Gunsmoke Baywatch Judging Amy Melrose Place Blossom Mission: Impossible Falcon Crest Stroker Ace
1976 Nassau Herald
Rob Levine, courtesy Stephen Bogardus ’76
Love! Valour! Compassion! Falsettos Falsettoland In Trousers March of the Falsettos White Christmas Man of La Mancha High Society Les Misérables Without a Trace Monk Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ed Murder She Wrote Cagney & Lacey Guiding Light All My Children Another World
1963 Nassau Herald
Courtesy Annie Boylan
Sesame Street The Muppets Take Manhattan
1959 Nassau Herald
Courtesy Tom Sternberg ’59
Apocalypse Now Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart The Talented Mr. Ripley Sleuth Under the Tuscan Sun Lost Highway The Black Stallion Returns The Black Stallion
1957 Nassau Herald
Courtesy Marshal Backlar ’57

Producer: Nominated for an Academy Award, with Noel Black, for the 35mm short film Skaterdater (1965) that played theatrically, domestically, and internationally; and which also won nine international film awards including the Golden Palm for best short film at the Cannes Film Festival. Backlar's credits also include Homebodies (1974), which was a Cannes Directors’ Fortnight selection, and the thriller Pretty Poison (1968), which won a New York Film Critics Circle award.

1955 Nassau Herald
Rocky V Clean and Sober Mask The Blues Brothers The Bad News Bears Tell Me That You Love Me Junie Moon A Dangerous Age Dallas Love of Life The Waverly Wonders Matlock Dynasty The Naked City Zane Grey Theater Guilty By Suspicion
1954 Nassau Herald
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M*A*S*H M*A*S*H Murder She Wrote I Dream of Jeannie: 15 Years Later House Calls City of Angels The F.B.I. Gunsmoke Stagecoach West
1954 Nassau Herald
Once Upon a Classic, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court The Danny Thomas Show Mod Squad A Raisin in the Sun A Soldier's Story Ganja and Hess
1953 Nassau Herald
Melvin and Howard One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Scent of a Woman Scent Cuckoo Meet Joe Black Little Nikita The Rose
1952 Nassau Herald
George Vogel, courtesy Michael Cadden

Photo credits: 1952 Nassau Herald; George Vogel, courtesy Michael Cadden

Theatrical producer: Berlind has produced or co-produced more than 40 plays and musicals on Broadway, off-Broadway and in regional theatre productions. His Broadway productions have won or have been nominated for numerous Tony and other awards. Among his long list of productions are Gypsy (2008), Curtains (2007), The History Boys (2006), Doubt (2005), Anna in the Tropics (2003), Proof (2000), Kiss Me, Kate (1999), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1996), Guys and Dolls (1992), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (1988), and Amadeus (1980).

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Cyrano de Bergerac Wait Until Dark Lost Boundaries War and Peace Lili Scaramouche The Farmer’s Daughter Falcon Crest
1938 Nassau Herald

Actor: Best known for his portrayal of "The Chief" in the popular television series Get Smart (1965–70). Platt debuted on Broadway in the Rogers and Hammerstein musical Allegro (1947). His film and television credits cover almost 20 years of character-actor roles. His first film role was in The Shrike (1955), in which he and Jose Ferrer ’33 played the same parts as they did in the 1952 Broadway play of the same name. Other film work included roles in Cape Fear (1962) and the Academy-Award winning movies North by Northwest (1959) and Rebel Withut a Cause (1955). In addition to the long-running Get Smart, Platt guest-starred on popular TV shows including The Odd Couple (1971), Bewitched (1970), The Outer Limits (1963–64), General Hospital (1963), Bonanza (1960–63), Wagon Train (1959–62), Perry Mason (1960), and Bat Masterson (1959), among numerous others. Platt died in 1974.

1933 Nassau Herald
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Cyrano de Bergerac Moulin Rouge Joan of Arc The Fifth Musketeer Ship of Fools The Greatest Story Ever Told The Great Man The Caine Mutiny Another World Newhart Matlock Fantasy Island The Love Boat Magnum, P.I Starsky and Hutch Kojak
Courtesy Jimmy Stewart Museum
The Philadelphia Story The Philadelphia Story How the West Was Won Vertigo The Man Who Knew Too Much The Glenn Miller Story Rear Window Harvey It’s a Wonderful Life Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
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Fanny Sayonara Picnic Picnic Annie Get Your Gun South Pacific Fanny Paint Your Wagon Camelot Ensign Pulver Bus Stop Mister Roberts (1955
1931 Nassau Herald
South Pacific The Hustler The Man Who Understood Women No Time for Sergeants Naked City Ben Casey The Untouchables Play of the Week The Donna Reed Show
1929 Nassau Herald
Life With Father Finian’s Rainbow Arsenic and Old Lace Amphitryon 38 The Taming of the Shrew Winter Meeting June Bride Alfred Hitchcock Presents Wagon Train Leave It to Beaver Bachelor Father The Pied Piper of Hamelin,
1917 Nassau Herald
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Gone with the Wind The Dick Powell Show Armchair Theatre Playhouse 90 Kraft Television Theatre The Philco Television Playhouse