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Historical Best Picture Winners
"Lawrence of Arabia" (Best Picture, 1963)
Featuring Peter O'Toole in the title role, this British epic depicts the exploits of Thomas Edward Lawrence, a British officer, scholar and adventurer remembered for his participation in the Arab Revolt against the Ottomans from 1916 to 1918.
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Like "The King's Speech" and "The Social Network," movies about real people and actual historical events win big at the Academy Awards.
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