Melvyn Douglas won his second Oscar from his third and final Oscar nomination for portraying Benjamin Turnbull Rand a dying wealthy businessman in Being There.
Douglas is not actually in the film all that much. He shows up time to time in his weakened state to talk nicely to Chance or his wife (Shirley Maclaine). He never does anything all that amazing in his performance, but he is a nice enough presence in the film. The role simply only consists of these nice talks, his character never gets emotional in any way he just stays calm and gentle in a very businessman way. I do not have a single problem with the way Douglas performs the character, he performs just as it should be played, but his performance simply never becomes anything that special. He is fine in every scene and I like him being there (No pun intended) but his role simply is not a challenge.