's emotional acceptance speech became the inspiration for the film In & Out
(1997), in which an actor wins an Academy Award and thanks his gay former teacher in his acceptance speech. See more
Himself - Performer: Streets of Philadelphia & Winner: Best Original Song
Thank you. Gee, this is the first song I ever wrote for a motion picture, so I guess it's all downhill from here. Neil Young, I gotta share this with you. You do your best work and you hope that it pulls out the best in your audience and some piece of it spills over into the real world and into people's everyday lives, and it takes the edge off of fear and allows us to recognize each other through our veil of differences. I always thought that was one of the things popular art was supposed to ...