Pardon the Interruption by FlaxmanR

Question 5

Although the 1974 Academy Awards – specifically, those held in April 1974 for the year in film 1973 – featured notable events including the youngest competitive Oscar winner ever (Tatum O’Neal) and the only appearance of Katharine Hepburn at an Oscars, the ceremony is often remembered for a streaking incident. Which actor, a past Best Actor winner for the film Separate Tables, was beginning to introduce the Best Picture presentation at the time of the incident? Famously, he quipped in response, “Isn’t it fascinating to think that probably the only laugh that man will ever get in his life is by stripping off and showing his shortcomings?”