Home Celebrity Exclusive: Will Smith’s Oscar Acceptance Speech Lifted “River to My People” Line...
Will Smith’s tearful Oscar acceptance speech — his tears were like a river. And Will said in the speech he was being called upon to be “river to my people.”
Yes, well, Anthony Quinn said the exact same thing in “Lawrence of Arabia.” The French Prince lifted that line without attribution. Sharp eared spies in Hollywood alerted me to the simularities.
The speech is so tedious and self serving who knows where else it comes from? And it was clearly written for Will between the slap and the opening of the envelope.
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