Academy Award nominated connections -- Robert De Niro, Kevin Costner, Al Pacino, and others share screen credits as well as a chance at an Oscar

By Mason Wiley and Damien Bona
Updated March 15, 1991 at 05:00 AM EST

Yes, Hollywood’s a fishbowl, and old friends are always running into each other. Yesterday’s costars become fast foes vying for the same statuettes. This year’s include:
· Best Actor nominees Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons, costars in 1986’s The Mission
· Best Actor nominees De Niro and Kevin Costner, costars in 1987’s The Untouchables
· Best Supporting Actor nominees Al Pacino and Andy Garcia, costars in 1990’s The Godfather Part III
· Best Supporting Actor nominees Pacino and Graham Greene, costars in 1986’s Revolution
· Best Director nominees Stephen Frears (for The Grifters) and Martin Scorsese (for GoodFellas); Scorsese also produced The Grifters.