Jack Wild (left) sports a top hat and a skeptical look as the Artful Dodger in the Oscar-winning 1968 film Oliver. Jack Wild was born in 1952, so he was 16 years old when the movie was released. He was nominated for an Academy Award as best supporting actor for the role. (And what were YOU doing when you were 16?) Alas, Jack Wild didn't win the Oscar; it went that year to old-timer Jack Albertson for The Subject Was Roses.