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Paul Hogan at the Oscars - Hold That Thought

In 1987, Paul Hogan was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his title role in Crocodile Dundee. "Listen," he said during the ceremony. "The producer of this program, Sam Goldwyn, said to me, 'Everyone's really tense out there. Go out and see if you can get 'em to relax.' Why? You didn't come here to relax. You want to relax, stay at home, watch it on television. That'll relax you. No, no. Fellow workers, brothers, workmates...you're here to sweat. This program is live. There's about a thousand million people...watching you. So you remember: one wrong word, one foolish gesture, and your whole career could go down in flames. Hold that thought, and have a nice night, you hear?"

["I'm nominated tonight, and I realize I'm not exactly the odds-on favorite," he also remarked. "But I traveled 13,000 miles to be here for this. I've come from the other side of the planet. And if they read out someone else's name instead of mine, it's not gonna be pretty." He lost.]

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