While most actors on the nominees' list this year are screen veterans, here's a relative rookie just waiting to spring a surprise.
37-year old Terrence Dashon Howard has been nominated for an Oscar for his powerful work in Hustle & Flow.
The Crash actor is no stranger to racism. He was born to multiracial parents, which led to experiences of discrimination throughout his childhood.
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