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OSCARS 2000

Oscar Voices

March 27, 2000

Not to Scale?

"If you had won this, your price would have gone down so fast. Have you any idea what supporting actors get paid?"

MICHAEL CAINE

Addressing fellow nominee Tom Cruise from the stage

In Any Language

"I think to create films in a foreign language and yet be known and recognized by everyone is the best kind of success one can expect."

ANDRZEJ WAJDA

Polish director talking about his honorary Oscar backstage

Hoping to Score

"I hope this is going to give me an opportunity to do some score writing. That's what I really want to do."

PHIL COLLINS

Discussing his best song award with reporters

Not Herself

"You've probably already noticed that I'm dressed like a grown-up. I apologize to the academy and promise I will never do it again."

CHER

Speaking of her relatively conservative dress

Priority Matters

"The things that don't have to change for us are our reliability of friendship, the sanctity of our family and the dignity of our work."

WARREN BEATTY

Accepting his honorary Oscar

Adapting Well

"You must be trying to get me to reconsider my day job."

JOHN IRVING

Accepting the writing award for adapting his novel

The Big Payoff

"To my mom, who's up there [in the balcony] somewhere: It looks like living out of our car was worth it."

HILARY SWANK

Picking up the Oscar as best actress for "Boys Don't Cry"

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