The enthusiasm of Ke Huy Quan overwhelmed the last ones Oscars, it is appropriate to say it. Before the actor won his Academy Award as best supporting actor last Sunday for Everything Everywhere All at Onceshowing himself excited and grateful in his acceptance speech (here all the details of his speech), the Vietnamese interpreter is stoned a selfie with as many celebrities as possible. So much so that in his very rich list there are: Andrew Garfield, Dwayne Johnson, Antonio Banderas, Steven Spielberg, Kate Capshaw, John Williams, Sandra Oh, Idris Elba, Nicole Kidman, Stephanie Hsu, Elizabeth Olsen, Jessica Chastain And Halle Berry.
The shots were shown exclusively by Variety. The actor returned to acting after nearly twenty years and had started his career as a child by acting in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom And The Goonies. The interpretation of him in Everything Everywhere All at Once in the role of Waymond Wang it earned him critical acclaim and Supporting Actor awards at the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, and Independent Spirit Awards as well.
After winning the Oscar on Sunday, Quan in his speech, and barely holding back tears, said: «My journey started on a boat. I spent a year in a refugee camp. And somehow, I ended up here on the biggest stage in Hollywood. They say stories like this only happen in movies. I can’t believe this is happening to me. This is the American dream!».
Everything Everywhere All at Once it took home six other Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Actress for Michelle Yeoh, Supporting Actress for Jamie Lee Curtis, Original Screenplay, Directing to Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan, and Editing.
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«During one of the commercial breaks I ran up to Steven Spielberg and he gave me a big hug – Quan had said speaking to the press at the Dolby Theater after winning the Oscar – He hugged me and said: “Ke now you are an Oscar-winning actor”. Hearing him say that meant a lot to me“.
He then added:
“When I started as a child I used my birth name Ke Huy Quan. I remember when it got really hard my manager told me maybe it would be easier if I had an American sounding name. And I was so desperate that for a job I would do anything… When I decided to get back into acting, the first thing I wanted to do was go back to my birth name. Tonight seeing Ariana (DeBose, ndr) open that envelope and say “Ke Huy Quan” was a very, very special moment for me. The first image that came to mind was my mother“.
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