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Weird Things Academy Award Winning Actors Have Done With Their Oscar Statues  

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Where do actors keep their Oscar statues after winning them? As winning an Oscar is the highest honor you can achieve in the movie industry, it is one of the most coveted trophies. It can be tough to decide exactly what to do with the statue after the rush of winning wears off. While many display their Oscars proudly in their homes on the mantle or in a case, others have done some rather quirky things with their trophies.

Some of the weird things actors did with their Oscars include putting them in the refrigerator, a wine cabinet, and a pagoda. Other weird Oscar statue stories include an actor who left his trophy somewhere in Louisiana and another who had their statue cleaned only to have it go missing. While Oscar winning performances should be a source of pride, it's clear based on some stories that the little gold man is merely a hunk of metal, however nice the honor may be.

Here are 12 actors with some truly weird Oscar statue stories.

Timothy Hutton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Weird Things Academy Award Winning Actors Have Done With Their Oscar Statues
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Timothy Hutton won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for 1980's Ordinary People. All these years later, Hutton still makes good use of the trophy. In 2010, he revealed that his sister wanted to pull a prank on party guests by putting his Oscar in the fridge.

"She thought that would be kind of funny to put the Oscar in the refrigerator when people would go grab a beer or something," Hutton explained. What makes the story even better is his final revelation, "It's still there." That's one way to preserve it.

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Russell Crowe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Weird Things Academy Award Winning Actors Have Done With Their Oscar Statues
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Russell Crowe took home the Best Actor Oscar for 2000's Gladiator and the actor has a very unique hiding place for the trophy. Crowe reportedly keeps his Oscar in a chicken coop on his Australian ranch. His reasoning? The Oscar apparently helps the hens lay larger eggs. We'll take his word for it.

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Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Weird Things Academy Award Winning Actors Have Done With Their Oscar Statues
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Kate Winslet won the Oscar for Best Actress for 2008's The Reader, saying in her speech that when was a child she would often wield a shampoo bottle, stand in front of the mirror and pretend she was winning an Oscar. Now, she is doing one better, allowing her guests to do the same with an actual Oscar in her bathroom. The actress stated on The Graham Norton Show:

So the best place, really, for Oscar is actually the loo, because then when everyone goes in for a wee or a poo, they can really take their time in front of the mirror with Oscar. And you can always tell, because they flush and there’s another five minutes.

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Kevin Costner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Weird Things Academy Award Winning Actors Have Done With Their Oscar Statues
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While Kevin Costner did not win an Oscar for acting, he did earn two little gold men for Best Picture and Best Director for 1990's Dances with Wolves. Instead of placing them as bookends on a shelf, he decided the best place for them would be his underwear drawer. He reasoned that there would be less chance of people walking off with them. 

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