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Hanks for the Memories

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2. 'Philadelphia' Wins Oscar — Tom's Acceptance Speech

The 1993 film "Philadelphia" was ground-breaking for its fearless depiction of homosexuality and AIDS in film. But it was Hanks' fearless Oscar acceptance speech that left audiences breathless. When accepting his first Best Actor Oscar for his starring performance in the film, Hanks said, in part: "The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels."—David Onda (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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