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‘I still want to see some ID’: Robin Williams jokes with Damon and Affleck in Oscar speech

He also thanks his father for telling him to be an actor first – and a welder second.


IS IT JUST us, or is the clap louder for Robin Williams as the nominees for the 1998 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor are read out?

The actor had been nominated three times before receiving the deserved accolade for his role as Seán Maguire in Good Will Hunting.

During his speech, when he is visibly joyous, he thanks the movie’s scriptwriters and co-stars, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

Oscars 1998

Source: EMPICS Entertainment

“I still want to see some ID,” he jokes, referencing their baby faces and young age (both were still in their 20s at the time).

He had a big hug for them too, before reaching the podium.

hugs

The bench where Damon and Williams chat while watching the swans in the film has been turned into a memorial for the 63-year-old actor this morning.


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