The Six Most Memorable Oscars Acceptance Speeches

The Six Most Memorable Oscars Acceptance Speeches

With the 84th annual Academy Awards coming up on Sunday, there are so many things to look forward to: Brad Pitt walking down the red carpet with his cane, George Clooney doing, well, just about anything, and, of course, the never-ending acceptance speeches.

Unfortunately, there are few actors who keep their thank-yous short and sweet; most get cued off stage by the orchestra. Why hasn't anyone told Pitt to drag those actors off stage with his cane yet?

Still, some speeches have been entertaining -- or at least entertainingly awful. Here's a look at some of the most memorable Oscar acceptance speeches in history.

The Six Most Memorable Oscars Acceptance Speeches

Marlon Brando
Probably the most bizarre acceptance, Brando was so upset about the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood that he sent a Native American activist (who later became a Playboy model) to decline the award for him. After that stunt, The Academy banned proxy acceptance at the Oscars.

The Six Most Memorable Oscars Acceptance Speeches

James Cameron
Cameron declared he was "king of the world" while accepting the Oscar for Best Director in 1998. We don't know what's more arrogant, saying you're the king of the world or quoting your own movie.



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