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Barry Morrow and Ronald Bass were the Oscar-winning screenwriters of Rain Man in 1989.  Morrow relinquished his award to his friend Kim Peek who was the inspiration for Raymond Babbitt, Dustin Hoffman’s character in the film. The statue has traveled the world and has probably been handled by one million people.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/touching-story-behind-rain-man-writer-gave-oscar-raise-autism-awareness-150213059.html

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