Yes, Amitabh and Oscars have a connection! In fact, Amitabh has featured in a two Oscar winning feature film The Great Gatsby. Though his role as Mayor Wolfsheim in the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel based film is short, he features in some important scenes and shares screen space with lead actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Toby Maguire and Carey Mulligan.
The film is directed by the Australian Baz Luhrman who is well known for his Moulin Rouge in which he used quite a lot of bollywood kind of song and drama in his film. Luhrman openly acknowledged his liking for Bollywood movies and appreciated many indian actors in his interviews. He even used hindi lyrics in his Moulin Rouge.
Luhrman has said on occasions that he considers Amitabh as one of the greatest living actors. After The Great Gatsby’s victory at the 86th Oscar’s the angry old man is sure to get more attention on the hollywood screen, way to go, AB Senior!