Jonathan Demme Winning Speech: 1992 Oscars
Demme won an Academy Award in 1992 for "Silence of the Lambs," which starred Anthony Hopkns as Hannibal Lecter and Jodie Foster as FBI detective Clarice Starling. The thriller remains just one of three movies to sweep the Oscars in all top five categories -- Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay -- along with "It Happened One Night" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Demme's directorial credits also include Tom Hanks' "Philadelphia," Denzel Washington's "The Manchurian Candidate," 1988's "Married to the Mob" and Meryl Streep's recent musical "Ricki and the Flash." Hanks won an Oscar for Best Actor in "Philadelphia."