According to the Academy, more than half of the statuettes given out over 87 years have gone missing one way or another. NCIS: Los Angeles co-star Miguel Ferrer found out the hard way about the replacement policy.
After his late father, Jose Ferrer, was named best actor in 1951 for Cyrano de Bergerac, the Puerto Rico-born star married vocalist Rosemary Clooney, had five kids with her, divorced her, remarried her, then again divorced — along the way becoming uncle to George Clooney and donating the Oscar to the University of Puerto Rico. “I never saw the thing, never laid eyes on it. It was not in the house [growing up],” says Miguel. “I have no idea why he had it there outside of the fact that he had great affection for the island and the people who live there.”