12 Memorable Celebrity Speeches

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Caitlyn Jenner brought down the house and brought a tear to the eye of millions of Americans with her speech at the 2015 ESPY Awards.

It was the stuff of legend.

Where does it rank in comparison to other memorable speeches from recent years?

We've collected a bunch of them below. Compare, contrast, laugh and be inspired now...

1. Caitlyn Jenner at the ESPYs

Caitlyn Jenner was honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the 2015 ESPY Awards. Her acceptance speech was the stuff of legend.

2. Matthew McConaughey Oscars Speech

Alright, alright, alright! Matthew McConaughey completed an impressive career makeover by winning Best Actor in 2014.

3. Cuba Gooding Jr. Oscars Speech

Has any winner ever been more excited than Cuba Gooding Jr. to win an Oscar? Check out his speech from 1997 here.

4. Ashton Kutcher Teen Choice Awards Speech

Ashton Kutcher offers some career and life advice in this speech from the 2013 Teen Choice Awards. Aren't you inspired, readers?!?

5. Homeless Man Accepts Miley Cyrus Award

Miley Cyrus won Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards. But she asked a homeless man to accept the trophy on her behalf.

6. Steve Jobs Commencement Speech

Steve Jobs gave this commencement speech at Stanford one year after he was diagnosed with cancer. It's inspiring stuff.

7. Donald Trump Slams Mexicans

Everyone seems to agree that Donald Trump is a bigot. But what did the mogul actually say about Mexicans to elicit this reaction? Watch his speech here.

8. Adrien Brody Kisses Halle Berry!

Yes, Adrien Brody went on to give an actual Oscars acceptance speech. But this one is included because of what he did ahead of time.

9. Graham Moore Acceptance Speech

Graham Moore accepts his Academy Award in this moving video. Watch to see the screenwriter admit he once attempted suicide.

10. Justin Bieber Milestone Award Speech

Justin Bieber stirred up some controversy with his Milestone Award speech. Watch it here and listen for the boos.

11. Kanye Wedding Speech: A Summary

Kanye West gave a 20-minute speech prior to marrying Kim Kardashian in Florence. It gushed over the beauty of his bride and the "industry" of his in-laws.

12. Clint Eastwood Republican National Convention Speech

Movie icon Clint Eastwood debates an invisible President Obama at the 2012 Republican National Convention. Really. This happened.

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