Joaquin Phoenix Thanks Oscar Crowd for ‘Second Chance’: ‘I’ve Been Selfish, I’ve Been Cruel’

By | February 10, 2020

Joaquin Phoenix accepted his best actor award for “Joker” with a speech that touched on racism, animal rights and his own ability to change.

“I’ve been a scoundrel in my life. I’ve been selfish, I’ve been cruel at times, hard to work with,” he said. “I’m grateful that so many of you in this room have given me a second chance. And I think that’s when we’re at our best, when we support each other, not when we cancel each other out for past mistakes, but when we help each other to grow, when we educate each other, when we guide each other toward redemption. That is the best of humanity.”

Source: Joaquin Phoenix Thanks Oscar Crowd for ‘Second Chance’: ‘I’ve Been Selfish, I’ve Been Cruel’

So. much. this.

For nearly 30 years, I’ve been pastored by a visionary man who believes this to his core. I’ve seen what redemption looks like in many people’s lives, and I cannot agree any harder: this is the very best of humanity.

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