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  • U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 2, 1997

    Robin Williams

    Best Supporting Actor

    Tuesday Dec 2, 1997

    Many of his later roles were in comedies tinged with pathos. His roles in comedy and dramatic films garnered Williams an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (for his role as a psychologist in Good Will Hunting (1997)), as well as two previous Academy Award nominations (for playing an English teacher in Dead Poets Society (1989)), and for playing a troubled homeless man in The Fisher King (1991). In 1991, he played an adult Peter Pan in the film Hook, although he had said that he would have to lose twenty-five pounds for the role.

  • Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 7, 1997

    Dwayne Johnson

    D-Generation X: In Your House

    Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 7, 1997

    At D-Generation X: In Your House, Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated The Rock in under six minutes to retain the Intercontinental Championship. The next night on Raw Is War, Austin was ordered by Mr. McMahon to defend the title in a rematch, but forfeited it to The Rock instead, handing him the title belt before hitting him with the Stone Cold Stunner. The Rock feuded with Austin and Ken Shamrock through the end of 1997 and beginning of 1998.

  • Michigan, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 16, 1997


    Slim Shady EP

    Michigan, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 16, 1997

    Eminem attracted more attention when he developed Slim Shady, a sadistic, violent alter ego. The character allowed him to express his anger with lyrics about drugs, rape, and murder. In the spring of 1997 he recorded his debut EP, the Slim Shady EP, which was released that winter by Web Entertainment.