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By Matt Kibbe
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Topic - Sixto Diaz Rodriguez
Christoph Waltz really owes Quentin Tarantino. Waltz won his second supporting-actor Academy Award on Sunday for a Tarantino film, this time as a genteel bounty hunter in the slave-revenge saga "Django Unchained."
The story of Sixto Rodriguez, the greatest protest singer and songwriter that most people never heard of, is a real-life fairytale with a Hollywood finale.
According to South African record-store owner Stephen Segerman, a search through a liberal white South African's record collection in the mid-1970s reliably would yield three albums: "Abbey Road" by the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "Cold Fact" by Rodriguez.
Rodriguez said, struggling to explain his improbable tale even several months before the documentary was nominated for an Oscar.
"I think omission is a sin. Withholding evidence is unethical to say the least, but I'll resolve that," Rodriguez said in an interview with The Associated Press in a Detroit bar, months before the documentary was nominated. "These were licensed releases, not just bootlegs. ... It's in the process, but I have to get to a position to see what jurisdiction I approach. I'm ignorant. ... How do you do this?"