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Robin Williams' 1998 Oscars Acceptance Speech Will Make You Smile

"This might be the one time I'm speechless."

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Thank you. Oh man, this might be the one time I'm speechless. Oh... thank you so much for this incredible honor. Thank you for putting me in a category with these four extraordinary men. Thank you, Ben and Matt. I still want to see some ID. Thank you, Gus Van Sant for being so subtle you're almost subliminal. I want to thank the cast and crew, especially the people of South Boston — you're a can of corn, you're the best. I want to thank the Mishpachah Weinstein — mazel tov! And I want to thank Marsha for being the woman who lights my soul on fire every morning. God bless you. And most of all, I want to thank my father, up there — the man who, when I said I wanted to be an actor, he said, 'Wonderful, just have a backup profession like welding.' Thank you. God bless you.

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