Steve Martin Opens The AFI Life Achievement Award – A Tribute To Tom Hanks
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[Steve Martin Opens The AFI Life Achievement Award – A Tribute To Tom Hanks]
Ladies and gentlemen, Steve Martin.
[Stephen Glenn “Steve” Martin (born August 14, 1945):] Source: LYBIO.net
Thank you, and welcome to the 30th Annual AFI Life Achievement Award or as is it known this year the AFI Mid-Life Achievement Award.
We’re here tonight to honor Tom Hanks. And the great thing – well, thank you, but tonight is really about him.
I remember when I first saw Tom Hanks in a movie and I thought, this guy is good, I wish him luck. And then, I saw him in BIG and I thought he’s got comedy chops, that’s fantastic and that’s a rare quality. Then in Apollo 13, I saw the brilliance of his dramatic acting. And I said to myself ‘mother fucker’.
But, Tom has all the qualities of an AFI honoree, as an actor you have shown great range. And those of you actors in the room who don’t know what the word means, let me give you an example of range. In one movie I did, I played an estate lawyer and in the move I’m doing currently I’m playing a tax lawyer.
Now, Tom has uttered some of the most memorable lines in the film Business. Houston, we have a problem. Life is like a box of chocolates. And of course: I would rather do it my way Mr. Spielberg.
But, how did Tom come so far, so quickly, well nepotism. It just so happens, that his great, great, great, great, great, great grand uncle Luke Hanks was none other than the great, great grand father of Abraham Lincoln, and I’m not kidding take a look. You can – you can really see the similarities, except of course the honesty.
[Steve Martin:] Source: LYBIO.net
Now, every major career takes a stumble and the measure of an artist is his ability to stage a come back. After Forest Gump failed to take in even $600 million. Tom, you bounced back with “Saving Private Ryan”, which unfortunately stalled around $300 million, and yet here you are tonight.
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