The Fab Four won the Best Score Oscar for Let It Be in 1970.

The only Beatle to be nominated by himself was Paul McCartney, who was nominated for Best Song for Live and Let Die in 1973 and Vanilla Sky in 2001.

John Lennon was the first band member to do film work outside of the group while the Beatles were still together, acting in the little-seen comedy How I Won the War (1967). It was directed by Richard Lester, who helmed the Beatles films A Hard Day's Night (1964) and Help! (1965). Ringo Starr soon joined him with a supporting role in Candy (1967) and an effective performance in the Peter Sellers comedy The Magic Christian (1969) in a role originally offered to Lennon. Paul McCartney might have joined them when he was reportedly offered the role of Romeo in Franco Zeffirelli's Oscar nominated Romeo and Juliet, which was nominated for Best Picture in 1968. Perhaps wisely, McCartney turned the part down.

Starr continued to act in movies after The Beatles' break-up, starring in the unpretentiously amusing summer comedy Caveman (1981) and playing supporting roles in such films as Lisztomania (1975), Sextette (1978) and Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984). The latter has proven to be McCartney's most notable post-Beatles acting role, in which he starred as an idealized version of himself. McCartney also wrote the screenplay for the forgettable vanity piece, which proved that his great talent is as a songwriter and not a scriptwiter. George Harrison made no further credited acting appearances after The Beatles broke up but he rose to new prominence as a movie producer, bringing memorable films like Life of Brian (1978), Mona Lisa (1986) and The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987) to the screen. He won a lifetime achievement award from the Raindance Film Festival in 2002.

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