Year: 1994 (67th) Academy Awards
Category: Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
Winner: Clint Eastwood
Presenter: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Date & Venue: March 27, 1995; Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center
Thank you very much. Thank you. [To presenter Arnold Schwarzenegger:] Thank you, my son. Was I in Austria forty-five years ago...? No, I don't think so. Thank you, Arnold. This is heavy, I got to tell you. You're probably the only guy who can haul this for me.
I'd like to thank the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for this wonderful award. You know, I look back through, over the years of the recipients of this since 1937, and I see Darryl Zanuck and the great Hal Wallis, and William Wyler, and Billy Wilder, and Alfred Hitchcock, and Stevens, all these people that I grew up idolizing. They were my boyhood idols as far as filmmakers. And a lot of them were directors, producers -- and just straight producers -- and they were experts. These people had a great influence and they were experts in a business that has very few experts, really. In fact, if anybody asked me about making films I would say that it's probably a little expertise and a lot of luck. Now, how I fit into that equation? Well, if "Dirty Harry," if I was in his sights and he said, "Do you feel lucky?" I'd say, "You're damn right I do." Thank you. Thank my family. Thank everyone.
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