Tom Hanks Golden Globes Acceptance Speech Transcript: Hanks Reveives Cecil B - transcription powered by Happy Scribe

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Hey, thanks, everybody. Thank you.

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Most of the people in this room, I would I would pay to see them get their cars washed, so to be up here and can I just say honestly, really?

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Really. Can I get beach? Tell the truth now. Can you see a show of hands? How many people in this room have a clip package that includes the Love Boat?

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Anybody? Well, you Charlie's. No. Well, you missed out. There you go, Kathy. There you go. And why do we have love? Exciting. And you climb aboard. I have a cold.

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The size of Merv Griffin's Jeopardy! Royalties. So forgive me.

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I've been drinking an awful lot of savagely orange drinks for the last 24 hours. And I'm a little jittery.

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I a man is. Sorry. A band is blessed and that is blessed with the family's sit down front like that.

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Oh, bifl is fantastic in every way. He has taught me what love is. Five kids who are braver and stronger and wiser than their old man is and a loving group of people who have put away with me.

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Being away months and months and months at a time. Cause otherwise I wouldn't be standing here if they didn't have to put up with that.

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So I can't tell you how much your love means to me.

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So that's the wife and kids.

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You know, you're a dope if you don't steal from everybody you have ever worked with. And I had stolen from the likes of the people that only need one name, you know, like Merryl. Like Denzel. Like Antonio. Like Mag.. Like Julia. Like Sally Field. Even though that's two names, it's still one. But I have also been made better by watching the examples of some of the greatest actors that that have ever walked the stage.

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Peter Scolari and Holland Taylor a million years ago. Robin Wright, Bard, Codd rbd believe it on who was in his very first film what was so very much an August.

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There was no doubt about it.

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And Charlize, who actually is one of those one word names, are the reason I had to leave the room.

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The reason I had to leave the room for five minutes was they're going to tell the other producers that this woman that I'm auditioning right now is going to be in this movie somehow. So we've got to figure out how it's going to work.

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And she was I have never not been challenged or flummoxed or are lost sleep because of the work that I was asked of me by the directors that I've worked with, every single one of them, to screenwriters that I've worked with, every single one of them. And there's been Nora and Penny Maari of late.

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There's Steven and Ron Paul. Bob, the list goes on.

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Clint, The list goes on and on. And every one of those every one of those guys, at some point or another came up to me in the course of a day and said, tomorrow, if you don't do your job really well, we don't have a movie. And this is a thing that that you that happens with actors at some point on a movie. A movie is made shot by shot. Everybody knows that.

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Lena Burt Miller knows it. Marty Scorsese, we know that. Jackie Chan knows that a movie is made shot by shot. And at that moment, what is required is everybody has to do their job to their perfection. They have to hit a mark and they have to go there. Sometimes the movie rests on the shoulders of the makeup artist who put on Stella's scarves, guards, eyebrows sometimes. Sometimes it's the focus puller that it isn't. Sharp you don't have it.

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And it shows up. It shows that you have to do it all over again. But it's those moments as an actor where everybody I've ever worked with has helped me get to that place. Sometimes it's three o'clock in the morning and sometimes it's 11, 11 at night in which you just have to somehow put it all together, have faith in what the process is, and and go there. A thousand years ago in 1977, when I was an intern at the Great Lake Shakespeare Festival, my first professional job.

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We all got yelled at by Dan Sullivan, the director. We had partied a little bit too much the night before. We were showing up for rehearsals and he screamed at us. Well, he did actually scream at us.

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He said, Hey, look, you guys, you guys, you actors, you know what your job is. You know what your job is. You have got to show up on time and you have to know the text and you have to have a head full of ideas.

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Otherwise, I can't do my job. That was the greatest lesson a young actor could possibly ever get. First of all, the headful of ideas, bring anything, try anything. They might not use it. If it stinks, they won't use it. Am I right, Marty Scorsese? If it's not, good boy. Let's see the outtakes from that movie, by the way.

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Knowing the text and it's not just your lines, it's the whole thing, it's the red dot. It's the theme of the movie. You've got to know what you might not be right in what the opinion that you bring to it, but you've got to come at it with some direction. And as Charlize might know in some of the other people who've worked with us through the play tone galaxy of stars showing up on time is one of the greatest liberating acts you can give yourself in a movie.

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That means those those people with radios in the years don't need to knock on your door and say they're ready for you, you're actually already ready. And you have the liberty and you have the freedom of being there early enough to settle down. Because when the time comes, you have to hit the marks and you have to go there.

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There is a saying in motion pictures back when he was shot on film that you could not move on to the next scene until the gate was good. The film went through the little army explained to the kids at home.

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The film went through a shutter.

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You had to go through the gate and sometimes a piece of film would fall off a hair, a speck of dust would would be there on the negative end and the shot would be ruined because you couldn't save it in the lab. The gate had to be good before you could move on. Cecil B, the male himself up in that voice of God. It. Check. All right. That's a wonderful cut. Check that gate. He'd say something like that.

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And then they would check the gate. And if the gate was good, then you moved on. Latest Intel Center. It's the Cole that is making this happen. I swear to God, I'm not nearly this emotion at home. Well, thank you, HSDPA.

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Thank you all here. Thank you all for all your inspiration and all of your work and all of all of this struggle that you guys all go through in order to hit the marks and tell the truth. I have checked the gate. The gate is good.