PHOTOS: War films that won the best picture Oscar
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War: World War II
Synopsis: George C. Scott stars in the biopic about U.S. Army Gen. George S. Patton's career during the second World War. Although the nearly three-hour movie covers everything from the outspoken general's exploits in North Africa to the Battle of the Bulge, the film is probably best-remembered -- and parodied -- for its opening scene showing the lead character saluting his audience in front of a giant American flag.