Ke Huy Quan Gives an Emotional Golden Globes Acceptance Speech | "I was afraid "

After bursting onto the scene as a child actor, he has taken center stage with a stirring performance.

Ke Huy Quan Gives an Emotional Golden Globes Acceptance Speech | "I was afraid "
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Ke Huy Quan bagged the accolade for the best-supporting actor at the Golden Globes and gave an extremely moving and passionate speech. He received the award for his performance in "Everything Everywhere All at Once." The first thing he did was to thank the person who gave him the very first opportunity, Stephen Spielberg, he says, "I was raised to never forget where I came from, and to always remember who gave me my first opportunity. I am so happy to see Steven Spielberg here tonight." He continues "When I started my career as a child actor in ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,’ I felt so very lucky to have been chosen. As I grew older, I started to wonder if that was it, if that was just luck.

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In 1984's Indiana Jones and the Temple Doom, he portrayed Indiana Jones' sidekick Short Round and he later appeared in The Goonies in 1986. However, he opened up about how he never got a job after that. Last year in January, He did an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in which he said, "I had no choice but to step away and the difficult part was to say goodbye to the dream that I always wanted but it was just difficult to be an Asian actor at that time."

In the speech last night he talked about the phase he thought would never end. "For so many years, I was afraid I had nothing more to offer. No matter what I did, I would never surpass what I achieved as a kid" Thankfully, more than 30 years later, two guys thought of me. They remembered that kid, and they gave me an opportunity to try again. Everything that has happened since has been unbelievable. 



 

 

He went on to thank them, "Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, thank you so, so much for helping me find my answer," Quan said. "You have given me more than I could have ever hoped." Quan also expressed gratitude to his wife. "And last but not least, I want to thank the most important person in my life, the one person that has never stopped believing in me, my wife. I love you with all my heart." This isn't the first time Quan has made news for his accolades and the soul-stirring speeches he gives. 



 

He received best-supporting actor at the Gotham Independent Film Awards in November. "This time last year, all I was hoping for was just a job, he said in his heartfelt acceptance speech. "And just when I think that it can’t get any better, it does. What an incredible honor," he said, reported NY Times. The actor earned recognition in recent years and has taken very many accolades home, Here are some of them,  the Gotham Awards, National Society of Film Critics, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and New York Film Critics Circle. He is all set to appear in "The Electric State" and Marvel's "Loki."