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November 23 2009 7:50 PM ET

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Tom Hanks Wins an Oscar for Philadelphia
1994 Academy Awards

Tom Hanks’s Oscar acceptance speech for playing a gay man dying of AIDS in Philadelphia will probably always be remembered as the speech in which he inadvertently outed his high school drama teacher. But the straight, A-list actor did more for gay rights and AIDS awareness with that speech than any awards-show moment had managed before.
 



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