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Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts, and More of 2014's Oscar Contenders in Their Stage Roles

From Broadway to London’s West End, even the most famous actors trod the boards.

The majority of actors start out doing theater, and the main contenders for this year's Academy Awards are no different. From Meryl Streep (August: Osage County) and Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) to June Squibb (Nebraska) and Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave), here's a look at the nominees in some of their stage roles.