Who is the only actress to have won an Oscar for playing a man?
Linda Hunt...She debuted onscreen in Robert Altman's Popeye (1980), but it was her second film, The Year of Living Dangerously (1983), that made her internationally known; for her portrayal of a male Indonesian dwarf, she won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. It was the first time an actor won an Oscar for portraying a character of the opposite sex. Hunt has also had a successful television career. Her television appearances include recurring roles as Judge Zoey Hiller on The Practice and as Dr. Claire Bryson on Without a Trace. Since 2009, she has co-starred on the CBS show NCIS: Los Angeles.
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