Oscar Hosts

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After Eddie Murphy abruptly dropped out as host for the 2011 Academy Awards, we take a look back at some of the most memorable hosts of the modern era. (credit: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)
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Chevy Chase - 1986-87 (credit: Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
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Jerry Lewis - 1955-56 (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin - 2009 (credit: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)
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David Letterman - 1994 (credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)
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Chris Rock - 2005 (credit: Matt Campbell/AFP/Getty Images)
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Steve Martin - 2000, 2002 (co-host 2009) (credit: Chris Weeks/Getty Images)
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Jon Stewart - 2005, 2007 (credit: AFP Photo/Timothy A. Clary)
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Hugh Jackman - 2008 (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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James Franco and Anne Hathaway - 2010 (credit: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)
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Whoopi Goldberg - 1993, 1998, 2001 (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)
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Billy Crystal - 1989-92, 1996-97, 1999, 2003, 2011 (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)
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