Oscar Memories: Jack Palance

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards take place on Sunday night, and as a movie buff I confess I look forward to it every year.  One of the classic highlights of past Oscar ceremonies was the acceptance speech of Best Supporting Actor winner Jack Palance in 1991 for his role in City Slickers.

Who can forget the legendary actor, who starred in the great Western Shane and Rod Serling's Requiem for a Heavyweight, dropping to the floor after his speech and doing one-handed pushups -- and he was seventy-freaking-three years old!

Host Billy Crystal was just as awed as the audience and turned it into an improvised running gag throughout the eveing. 

If you never saw it, click here to see the video clip of Palance's speech from YouTube.

Will this year's Academy Awards feature anything near as memorable?

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