I’ll never forget, at the top of [Whoopi Goldberg’s Oscar] acceptance speech she said, “Ever since I was a little kid, I wanted this,” which is so rare. Then she said, “As a little kid, I lived in the projects, and you’re the people I watched. You’re the people who made me want to be an actor.” For me, it was like she was saying, “If you want this, you can get it, too. I’m proof that you can.”
I had been seeing myself in this world since I was old enough to do anything, and it was as if she reached through the screen to talk to me. I was that kid.
Four of the main cast members of Ghost also starred in animated Disney feature films: Patrick Swayze (Sam Wheat) as Cash the hound dog in The Fox and the Hound 2; Demi Moore (Molly Jensen) as the gypsy Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame; Whoopi Goldberg (Oda Mae Brown) as Shenzi the vicious hyena in The Lion King; and Tony Goldwyn (Carl Bruner) as the titular ape-man in Tarzan.
“i can’t see any way of making those sorts of choices without accurate science.”
Our latest video takes a closer look at UW-Madison researcher Tony Goldberg’s Wisconsin Sea Grant-funded work to track the deadly viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus in Wisconsin. Thanks to video intern Tim Coursen for producing it.
I think this picture is kind of funny because of the look on Tony Goldwyn/Carl’s face. Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg are all normal and then there’s Tony behind them like ‘hey let me just awkward my way into this picture’ Hahaha