"For what it's worth, it's never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be...I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that stop you. I hope you feel things that you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life that you're proud of and if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again."
-- Benjamin Button, played by Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which topped the Oscar nominations this week with 13--and helped Warner Brothers claim three of the four most nominated films. Warner Brothers, owned by Fortune parent Time Warner (TWX), also put out Slumdog Millionaire and The Dark Knight. I have yet to see Slumdog, but so far I'm betting on Milk, from NBC Universal's (GE) Focus Features, to take Best Picture. I saw Button with Pattie at a screening at Viacom (VIA.B), whose Paramount Pictures co-distributed with Warner Brothers. -- Jessica Shambora
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