Ke Huy Quan's audition for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom resurfaces as he wins Oscar
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Ke Huy Quan's audition for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom has resurfaced as he claimed an Oscar win for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in the 95th edition of the Academy Awards. Watch it below:
The actor, who is arguably best known for his role in Temple of Doom, returned to acting with multiverse movie Everything Everywhere All At Once, which released in May last year.
And as he makes his comeback to the big screen, an adorable clip of a younger Quan has gone viral online and fans are loving it.
As I'm sure many are aware, Quan played Short Round in the 1984 film, though it was all by mistake.
Quan was actually championing his younger brother for the part, when producers asked him to read out a few lines.
Obviously, the director took a liking to Quan, so he was offered the role of Harrison Ford's sidekick in the film.
The clip of Quan auditioning for the role sees him perform a few lines from the film and certainly do pretty well on it.
His acting is on point, so you can see how directors decided to give him the role. Though, we wonder how his brother feels.
After Temple of Doom, Quan took co-starred in The Goonies, before the likes of Breathing Fire, Passenger and Encino Man in the late 1980s to early 1990s.
Then, Quan took a 20-year break, until he returned with Everything Everywhere All At Once last year.
The imaginative mother-daughter drama from directing duo the Daniels (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert) gave Quan a new springboard and helped him sweep this awards season, in which he had previously earned the Golden Globe and the Screen Actors' Guild Awards for Best Supporting Actor, becoming the first Asian man to win the latter award.
And at the Academy Awards, there was not a single dry eye in the audience, as a visibly elated and emotional Quan gave a powerful speech about following his dreams.
"My journey started on a boat. I spent a year in a refugee camp and, somehow, I ended up here on Hollywood's biggest stage," he said.
"They say stories like this only happen in the movies. I cannot believe it's happening to me. This is the American Dream."
He continued: "I owe everything to the love of my life, my wife Echo, who month after month, year after year for 20 years told me that one day, my time will come. Dreams are something you have to believe in. I almost gave up on mine.
"To all of you out there, please keep your dreams alive. Thank you so much for welcoming me back. I love you."
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