Awards Quotes 12
On winning the Best Director Oscar for Saving Private Ryan
on the Academy Awards, to Connie Chung after his Best Supporting Actor nomination for A Dry White Season (1989)
after accepting the Best Actor Oscar for On the Waterfront (1954) at the 27th Academy Awards ceremony
On being nominated for an Oscar for "Crimes and Misdemeanors" (1989)
I'd like to thank the Jaycees for electing me as one of their outstanding young men. When I was a child, ladies and gentleman, I was a dreamer. I read comic books, and I was the hero of the comic book. I saw movies, and I was the hero in the movie. So every dream I ever dreamed, has come true a hundred times... And these gentlemen over here [referring to the other Jaycees named that year], these are the type of people who care, they're dedicated, and they realize that it is possible that they might be building the kingdson of heaven, it's not just too far fetched, from reality. I'd like to say that I learned very early in life that 'Without a song, the day would never end; without a song, a man ain't got a friend; without a song, the road would never bend - without a song.' So I keep singing a song. Goodnight. Thank you.
Acceptance speech for the 1970 Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation Award.
Speech for the Academy Awards protesting the treatment of American Indians, written by Brando
On receiving American Film Institute’s 1979 Lifetime Achievement Award