10 Very Gracious Acceptance Speeches (Video) - The Hollywood Reporter

February 17, 2015 8:29 PM

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10 Very Gracious Acceptance Speeches (Video) - The Hollywood Reporter

The Academy Awards have played host to many a living legend along its parade of famous and accomplished individuals. One basic quality sets the Academy royalty apart from the basic stars. The essential accoutrement raising the crème to the top is grace, a simple elegance and refinement that seem to emanate from a core realization that life, talent, status and success are all a blessing. So here are 10 Oscar winners who claim their awards in a manner that shows what it means to remain gracious in the face of wild acclaim.

The audience at the 27th Academy Awards can be forgiven for quailing when Marlon Brando, that year's best actor, glowered out from the winner's podium. Brando had just accepted the award from presenter Bette Davis for his pitch-perfect depiction of young thug Terry Malloy in 1954's Elia Kazan-direct...

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