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James Cagney Accepts the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1974

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Published on Sep 9, 2009

James Cagney accepts the 2nd AFI Life Achievement Award (1974).

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Karl Hungus
Wow, look at that audience. Today's Hollywood is embarrassing.
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atiboyful
This man has more charmisma on in his pinky finger than all the rest of Hollywood have on their entire hand
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Michael Muldowney
Cagney was the greatest movie actor of them all - by a long way. Orson Welles said "No human being in history ever behaved like Cagney - its a totally theatrical stylised type of acting - yet every moment of his entire life of film is true"
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Werner Voss
Listen to these actors talk. Then listen to the actors of today talk. The arts have taken a nose dive..
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TheGlass50
James Cagney was the man. Unbelievable performer. I'm still in awe of his work..
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Talal Ahmed
Whaddya hear whaddya say.... This guy is the definition of charisma.
vietwarriorvet
July 4th, 2016. Another day of celebration for our country. At the age of 70......I no longer look forward to too many holidays like I used to. HOWEVER, on every 4th of July...I have been able to find a TV station that is showing "I'am a Yankee Doodle Dandy" starring James Cagney in what he always said was his favorite roll and he received the "Best Actor" award for his efforts. For all your years of outstanding acting and staying true to yourself as a human being with your grade "A" humility....I would like to say....."My mother thanks you, my father thanks you , my sister and brother thank you....and....I thank you!" I look forward to watching you again tonight. Rest In Peace!
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BallymurphyBabe
A real class act. There won't be another like him not now not ever! A true gem. 
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John Stevenson
Orson Welles once said,that James Cagney was the greatest actor to ever appear in front of a camera,so it's official James Cagney is the greatest
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mamatibbors cassady
This was a big, big man.............
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