On this day: August 13

POSTED: 10:42 PM PDT Aug 09, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 12, 2016 

Disney brings an animated deer to movie screens, construction begins on the Berlin Wall, a Hall of Fame slugger dies, and tragedy strikes the Indiana State Fair, all on this day.

OTD August 13 - Tropic Thunder
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DreamWorks Pictures

2008: The movie "Tropic Thunder," starring Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black and Tom Cruise, opens in theaters. It would capture the No. 1 spot at the box office its opening weekend, a spot it held for its first three weeks on its way to a worldwide total of $188 million. Downey also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role of Australian method actor Kirk Lazarus, who had a controversial "pigmentation alteration" surgery to darken his skin for his portrayal of the black character Sgt. Lincoln Osiris.


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