Relive Robin Williams' Glorious 1998 Oscar Speech For 'Good Will Hunting'

08/11/2014 08:29 pm ET | Updated Aug 11, 2014
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The news of Robin Williams' death has conjured a bounty of memories regarding the beloved actor's life. One of his crowning moments came in 1998, when he collected the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his turn as psychotherapist Sean Maguire in "Good Will Hunting." He'd been nominated three times previously, for "Good Morning, Vietnam" (1987), "Dead Poets Society" (1989) and "The Fisher King" (1991). His acceptance speech was peppered with grace and humor, insisting that he "still want[s] to see some I.D." for the movie's then-young screenwriters, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, and thanking the "Mishpucka Weinstein." His embrace with host and old friend Billy Crystal after the speech remains one of the most touching moments from that year's Oscars. Relive Williams' glorious moment below.

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