The Late Movies: Re-Enactments of Famous Speeches
Tonight for The Late Movies, we have a series of famous speeches, recreated for your enjoyment. From sports moments that have inspired us to moving memorials of liberty and liberation, here are a few of my favorites.
From the movie Miracle, here is Herb Brooks' speech given to the members of the 1980 Miracle On Ice Team before they defeated the heavily favored Russians...delivered by a 4-year old boy.
In this stage recreation, we have an actor delivering Patrick Henry's famous "Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death" speech.
Here, actor Kenneth Branagh recreates Col. Tim Collins' speech from March 2003, immediately prior to the invasion of Iraq. Reportedly, George W. Bush had a copy of this speech in the White House hanging outside the Oval Office.
Here we have the immortal and stirring words of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address as read by stage and movie actor Jeff Daniels.
Finally tonight, here is Gary Cooper re-enacting Lou Gehrig's "Luckiest Man On The Face Of The Earth" speech as he retired from baseball after being diagnosed with ALS, a disease that now carries his name.