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04/19/2007


Clip Reveals Frenzied Behind-the-Scenes Direction of a Legendary Oscar Moment: VIDEO

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Here's a Friday flashback for you.

Ever wondered what the director of the Academy Awards does to make a (usually) technically flawless show run smoothly? Apparently it takes quite a bit of energy, shouting, and snapping to do the trick.

A clip uploaded by YouTube user Tashy Siny and reported by Business Insider highlights behind-the-scenes work at the 1996 Oscars when Cuba Gooding, Jr. (above) won Best Supporting Actor for "Jerry Maguire." The speech has gone down in history as one of the show's most vivacious, and director Louis J. Horvitz (below, center) had energy to match.

Stick with it for the last line; priceless.

Check out the exciting clip, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Cuba Gooding Jr.: My Dad Asked Tom Cruise if He Was Gay

Cuba Gooding Jr. is set to appear on The Graham Norton Show on Friday night and a few details are being shared with the press:

GoodingThe actor remembered bringing his father to the set of 1996 movie Jerry McGuire, in which he starred alongside Tom.

Cuba was lost for words when his dad questioned Tom’s sexuality and subsequently banned him from coming back on location.

“He gave Tom Cruise a hug and said, ‘I love you man. Now seriously, are you gay or not?’ I almost fainted,” Cuba told British TV host Graham Norton. “And thought, please Lord, let me disappear. Tom just laughed and said ‘no’.”

Gooding says he is also sick of people shouting "show me the money" at him.


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