Oscar Speeches: Connery, Sean–The Untouchables


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Sean Connery and Kevin Costner in ‘The Untouchables.’

Sean Connery won his first and only Oscar (as Best Supporting Actor) in 1988 for his role in The Untouchables, directed by Brian De Palma.

In his speech, Connery noted it was only the second time he attended the Oscar ceremony. The previous time was 30 years ago. “Patience truly is a virtue,” he quipped.

Connery then talked about his plans for the award.

“In winning this award, it creates a certain dilemma because I had decided that if I had the good fortune to win, that I would give it to my wife, who deserves it. But, this evening, I discovered backstage that they’re worth $15,000 — now I am not so sure,” he joked. “Micheline, I am only kidding. It’s yours.”

Connery added that if the award came with a wish, his would be for the 1988 Writers Guild of America strike to end, which it did on Aug. 7 of that year.

Watch Connery’s speech below.