At the Oscar Nominees Luncheon on Monday, EW asked Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), and Julie Delpy (Before Midnight) about the people who inspired them in their careers and got them interested in the movies to begin with. From Spencer Tracy to a little-known Egyptian comedian to Monty Python, check out the video to hear more:
Matthew McConaughey, more Oscar nominees reveal the stars who inspired their careers -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
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