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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Composers Atticus Ross (L) and Trent Reznor, winners of the award for Best Original Score for 'The Social Network', pose in the press room during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Trent Reznor celebrates his birthday today (May 17), and when he started Nine Inch Nails in 1988, the last thing he likely expected to become was an Academy Award winner.

Along with partner Atticus Ross, Reznor won the Oscar for Best Original Music Score for The Social Network.  Reznor and Ross are part of a unique club of popular musicians that have also won Academy Awards.  In honor of his birthday, click through the gallery below to see which other musicians join him in this honor.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

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