All men are enemies. All animals are comrades.

I struggle with the idea of winning awards for acting. Stating I’m Best Actor for something as subjective as film seems strange to me. To the uninitiated it implies I’m solely responsible for the creation and implementation of the character. I am not. I suppose that’s why we thank our colleagues. There are those who you all know such as Paul Thomas Anderson, to whom I am eternally grateful – a man who has persistently searched for the truth. I am fortunate to have been under his guidance. Philip Seymour Hoffman for his patience and advice. Amy Adams for being angry. Megan Ellison and everyone at Annapurna for their support of the film and ensuring that I was able to cover my mortgage. But there are many others who you do not know by name such as Mike Kenna, who I believe was the grip but he did 20 different jobs so I can’t be sure; Adam Somner, the first assistant director; Karen Ramirez in the office; Tommy – I don’t know your last name… there are too many to list. The truth is, you cannot separate my work from their’s. We were a unit bolstered by the same goal: to do our part in helping Paul to achieve his vision. I view this award as recognition of all of our work. I am very cognisant of the fact that for me this award is an encouragement to continue my lifelong passion of being an actor. I will not squander this high regard. P.S. There’s an up-and-coming actor named Daniel who’s in a movie called Lincoln. You should check it out.

—Joaquin Phoenix’s acceptance speech for the London Critics’ Circle Film Award for Best Actor

(via nilpholan)

  1. myladymothers reblogged this from howtocatchamonster
  2. i-play-guitar-cry-and-sing reblogged this from allmyheroeshavefailedme
  3. allmyheroeshavefailedme reblogged this from freddiequell
  4. contene reblogged this from iwanttobelikearollingstone
  5. shanastoryteller reblogged this from directingfilm
  6. avictoryjob reblogged this from grandmatyrell
  7. neecya reblogged this from la1nnn
  8. funkyscantron reblogged this from hemutlang
  9. tomtanakas reblogged this from grandmatyrell
  10. zerodorkflirty reblogged this from grandmatyrell
  11. hemutlang reblogged this from grandmatyrell
  12. grandmatyrell reblogged this from grandmatyrell
  13. sookielover913 reblogged this from kategecko
  14. fassgards reblogged this from kategecko
  15. kategecko reblogged this from theloupgaroux
  16. freckledmishas reblogged this from theloupgaroux
  17. winonaryderdiechick reblogged this from iamagoddamnanimal
  18. iamagoddamnanimal reblogged this from theloupgaroux
  19. theloupgaroux reblogged this from spookyfarrells
  20. goongprincess reblogged this from grandmatyrell
  21. dempeohkidd reblogged this from directingfilm
  22. mikeyfass reblogged this from repllicunt
  23. penddragons reblogged this from howtocatchamonster