Oscars 2013

Oscar Nominees: Meet My Acting Inspiration

From classic movie musicals to tough-guy stars, slide to see what fired up Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper and more to head to Hollywood

JESSICA CHASTAIN

Best Actress nominee, Zero Dark Thirty
It was the yellow brick road that led Chastain to Hollywood. Raised in Sonoma, Calif., the actress did guest shots on TV series like ER and Law & Order before landing film roles, and tells PEOPLE she got the acting bug "when I watched Judy Garland sing "Over the Rainbow" in The Wizard of Oz."