Transcript Forrest Gump

Thank you. Thank you. I love that this man is holding the masks of comedy and tragedy. They’re both so hard to do and actually they’re almost mirror images of each other. Both of them will make you loose sleep, question your motives, wonder why you’re there, wonder why you’re doing this in the first place.

But if you’re crazy enough to want to do that in a medium that never lets you forget you were there in the first place. That lives forever. You can get one of these: A Screen Actors Guild Card. I got mine for the pilot of Bosom Buddies. My wife got hers for playing a cheerleader on the Brady Bunch. We’ve all got our wonderful stories and our wonderful memories that are connected with this.

If you’re lucky enough you get to work in an ensemble with Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, and Sally Field. And get to work under the guidance of Steve Starkey, Wendy Finerman, Bob Zemeckis, Eric Roth. If you’re really lucky you get to be singled out with: Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins, John Travolta, with um and uh Paul Newman.

I say I’m the luckiest man in the world because I’ve got the most gorgeous wife, who I would say is Miss SAG of 1982.

I’m not sure but you get to have a moment like this in front of all you, my peers, thank you, thank you. [Applause]