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Angelina Jolies Speech - Worksheet!

"Thank you. Thank you so much. It's quite overwhelming! Thanks to the members of the Academy, dear friends who are here tonight, Jannah and George for your kind words. To my hero Louis Antorine. And most of all to my family. My love, your [1] __________ and your guidance, make everything that I do possible.! Mad, I'm not gonna cry, I promise. I would embarrass you. You and your brothers and your [2] __________ are my happiness. And there is no greater honor in this world than being your mom.! I am very humble to be here tonight among so many extraordinary artists. ! My mother loved art, she loved lm. She supported any [3] _________ thing I did but whenever it had meaning she made a point of telling me that is what lm is for.! She had never a [4] __________ as an artist. She had never the opportunity to express herself beyond her theater class. But she wanted, more than for herself. She wanted for Jamie and I to know what it is to have a life as artists.! She gave us that [5] _________. She drove me to every audition. And she would wait in the car for hours. Always make me feel [6] ____________ good all the times I didn't get the job. And when I did, we would jump up and down and scream and yell like little girls.! She wasn't really the best [7] ___________. Since she never had anything unkind to say. But she did give me love and condence. And above all, she was very clear that nothing would mean anything if I didnt have a life of use to others.! I didn't know what that meant for a long time. I came into this business young and worried about my own [8] _____________, my own pain. And it was only when I began to travel and look and live beyond my home that I understand my responsibility to others.! When I met survivors of war and famine, and rape. I learned what life is like for [9] __________ people in this world and how fortunate I was to have food to eat, roof over my head, a safe place to live and the joy of having my family safe and [10] ___________ . And I realized how sheltered I had been and I was determined never to be that way again.! We are all, everyone in this room, so fortunate.! I have never understood why some people are [11] ____________ enough to be born with the chance that I had, to have this path in life, and why across the world, there is a woman just like me, with the same abilities and the same [12] ___________ , same work ethic and love for her family, who would most likely make better lms and better speeches, only she sits in a refugee camp and she has no voice. She worries about what her children will eat, how to keep them safe and if they will ever be allowed to [13] _________ home. I dont understand why this is my life and that is hers. I don't understand that but I will do as my mother asks and I will do the best I can with this life to be of use and to stand here today means that I did as she asked and if she were [14] ____________, she'd be very proud. So thank you for that.! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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ANSWER KEY:!

1. support! 2. sisters! 3. crazy! 4. career! 5. chance! 6. really! 7. critic! 8. experiences! 9. most! 10.healthy! 11.lucky! 12.desires! 13.return! 14.alive