For those who win an Academy Award, that gleaming, iconic Oscar represents a validation of filmmaking excellence that money can't buy.
Or can it?
If Oscar winners or their heirs ever try to sell the gold-plated statuette bearing their name — be it Robert DeNiro, Jennifer Lawrence or Meryl Streep — they will hear from the academy's lawyers.
And the attorneys will make them an offer they can't refuse: Sell it back to the academy for $10.
If they don't, the Oscar goes to ... court.
Attorney John B....