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SHOWING OSCAR FANS LOVE
Then there were those who pulled out all the stops.
Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter paused on the red carpet to pose for pictures for star-struck fans.
Melissa McCarthy stopped to beam and wave at every section of the bleachers, all but ignoring the professional photographers surrounding her.
Jessica Chastain blew the crowd a kiss.
And Joseph Gordon-Levitt topped it all off with an appreciative bow to his audience.
FROM FRONT LINE TO RED CARPET
A few months ago, Army Sgt. 1st Class Walter Talens was shooting footage in Afghanistan. On Sunday, he had a prime seat to watch the stars at the Academy Awards.
Talens was one of dozens of service members sprinkled around the fan bleachers, where he hoped to get a glimpse of actress Jennifer Lawrence from his second-row seat.
It was a new vantage point for him after working two Oscar shows filming shoutouts to troops overseas.
His boss, Maj. John Reynolds, relocated from a posting in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., a few months before last year’s show and was hoping for a glimpse of Denzel Washington, Ben Affleck and Lawrence.
“I never thought I would be this close to the red carpet,” said Reynolds, who had a front row seat where the stars entered the Dolby Theatre.
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