Monday, March 06, 2006

A Real Man

And finally, I would say that, you know, we are a little bit out of touch in Hollywood every once in a while. I think it's probably a good thing.

We're the ones who talk about AIDS when it was just being whispered, and we talked about civil rights when it wasn't really popular. And we, you know, we bring up subjects. This Academy, this group of people gave Hattie McDaniel an Oscar in 1939 when blacks were still sitting in the backs of theaters. I'm proud to be a part of this Academy. Proud to be part of this community, and proud to be out of touch. And I thank you so much for this.


At 6:46 PM, Anonymous Spysmasher said...

Yeah, Clooney made a great speech. Totally incorrect, factually speaking, as Hollywood was WAY late to tackle AIDS and civil rights, but so what. He's so dreamy!


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