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Video – The King’s Speech‘s Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter on His Own Speech Problems

The King’s Speech — nominated for twelve Oscars including Best Picture, Actor, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, and Original Screenplay — is the story of Britain’s King George VI, the monarch who overcame a stutter to become an inspirational wartime leader for England. And for David Seidler, nominated for his screenplay, King George — played by Colin Firth — was more than just an interesting subject matter: he’s an inspiration. In an interview with AMC News correspondent Jacob Soboroff, Seidler says that he had a stutter as a child, and King George — who overcame the same affliction to give some of the most memorable speeches of the twentieth century — was the man he looked to to help him overcome the difficult affliction.

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