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Billy Crystal's Best Oscar Moments: Highlights From His Eight Prior Hosting Stints (VIDEO)

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With one week left (!) until the 84th Academy Awards, it's all anyone can talk about here at Moviefone. We've spun our Wheel O' Oscar and now it's time to zero in on the guy who will get you through those get you through those three (OK, closer to four) nail-biting hours: Billy Crystal.

The funnyman has hosted eight (count 'em, eight!) previous shows and came to the rescue this year when producer Brett Ratner self-immolated and host Eddie Murphy subsequently bailed out. By now, you know his style -- hack, adorable, dadish -- but let's take a few minutes to honor the Academy's consummate emcee.

From Gollum impersonations to "Titanic" digs, below are Crystal's best Oscar hosting moments ever.

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