When the name Bill Clinton was introduced, all the movie and TV actors and actresses, directors, filmmakers and guests present in the room stand at attention and say in chorus their rousing welcome to the former president . Co-host Amy PoehlerAmy Poehler and Tina FeyTina Fey were not joking. Indeed, the 42nd president of the USA was there in flesh and blood.
Clinton was there formally assigned to introduce the Best Picture nominee LINCOLN during that occasion.
The report said Clinton’s appearance brightened George Clooney’s face, caused Lena Dunham , star of Girls to look surprise and made Steven Spielberg do a salute.
When everybody was seated and ready to listen, Clinton buckled down to work.
He introduced and described LINCOLN one of the nominated films and directed by Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the beloved 16th president this way:
“A tough fight to push a bill through a bitterly divided House of Representatives: Winning it required the president to make a lot of unsavory deals that had nothing to do with the big issue.” A little shrug. “I wouldn’t know anything about that,” Clinton said. His audience burst into laughter.
Clinton went on to narrate that President Abraham Lincoln’s dream to do away with slavery “reminds us that enduring progress is forged in a cauldron of both principle and compromise,” he said.
Mr. Clinton stressed the film Lincoln shows how and what he did to have the slavery bill approved, and gives us inspiration and hope that we can accomplish similar objective once more.
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