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Ke Huy Quan in tears as he thanks Steven Spielberg for giving him start in Hollywood

Ali Condon

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Ke Huy Quan in tears as he thanks Steven Spielberg for giving him start in Hollywood

Ke Huy Quan gave a special shout out to Steven Spielberg for giving him his big break after winning a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor.

The actor has been in the business for years, but shot to fame in 2022 after his emotional performance in Everything Everywhere All At Once.

Beaming with pride while collecting his Golden Globe award, the 51-year-old made a point to thank the man who started off his Hollywood career.

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"I was raised to never forget where I came from and to always remember who gave me my first opportunity," said Ke Huy Quan.

"I am so happy to see Steven Spielberg here tonight. Steven, thank you!"

He added: "When I started my career as a child actor in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, I felt so very lucky to have been chosen.

"As I grew older, I started to wonder if that was it. If that was just luck.

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"For so many years, I was afraid I had nothing more to offer. That no matter what I did, I would never surpass what I achieved as a kid.

“Thankfully, more than 30 years later, two guys thought of me. They remembered that kid. And they gave me an opportunity to try again.

"Everything that has happened since has been unbelievable."

Quan took a step back from acting after landing the Indiana Jones role as well as starring in The Goonies.

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His role in Everything Everywhere All at Once marked his big screen comeback and he has been honoured for his outstanding performance in the bizarre blockbuster.

And the film has certainly helped him restart his Hollywood career as Quan has already scored a role in the 2024 movie The Electric State as well as the TV shows Loki and American Born Chinese.

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Thanking the creators of Everything Everywhere All At Once, he concluded: "Dan Kwan, Daniel Sheinert, thank you so, so much for helping me find my answer.

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"You have given me more than I could have ever hoped."

Steven Spielberg also won an award on the night for Best Director for his film The Fabelmans.

Steven Spielberg won the Golden Globe for best director of a motion picture for his semi-autobiographical film The Fabelmans.

Accepting the award, the director said: “I’ve been hiding from this story since I was 17-years-old.

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“I put a lot of things in my way with this story. I told this story in parts and parcels all through my career but I never had the courage to hit the story head-on.”

He continued: “The fact that everybody sees me as a success story, and everybody sees all of us the way they perceive us – based on how they get the information…

“But nobody really knows who we are until we’re courageous enough to tell everyone of who we are, and I spent a lot of time trying to figure out when I could tell that story.

“I figured out when I was about 74-years-old, I said: ‘You better do it now’.

“So I’m really, really happy I did. Thank you, Hollywood Foreign Press for this honour.”

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Topics: Golden Globes, Celebrity, TV and Film

Ali Condon
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