True Grit. A Congressional Gold Medal was struck in John Wayne's honor in 1979.
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The Fortune Cookie. Walter Matthau was nominated (but did not win) for Academy Awards for "Kotch" and "The Sunshine Boys".
Don Rickles. "Toy Story" was Disney's first venture into computer animation.
Howard Ashman. In addition to writing lyrics for "The Little Mermaid", Howard Ashman wrote lyrics for "Beauty and the Beast" and "Aladdin".
Gandhi. Ben Kingsley's family is from the same Indian state as Gandhi's.
A Cross-Dressing Hula Dance. In "The Lion King", one of the bugs that Timon pulls out of a knothole during "Hakuna Matata" is wearing Mickey Mouse ears.
Manchester by the Sea. "Manchester by the Sea" was nominated for 6 Academy Awards including a Best Actor win for Casey Affleck.