Patricia Arquette | Full Address and Q&A | Oxford Union

  • Published on May 11, 2019
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    An Acadamy Award-winning actress who has been at the heart of Hollywood for over three decades, Patricia Arquette has earned widespread critical acclaim and numerous awards. Beginning her career with a Nightmare on Elm Street 3 in 1987, Patricia has since accrued countless television and film appearances, with recent credits including Boyhood, Permanent, The Wannabe, and the television series Escape at Dannemora.
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Comments • 48

  • Terry Gene Simons
    Terry Gene Simons 7 days ago

    Gorgeous even till today. I like her since nightmare on elm street.

  • Heather Alvarado
    Heather Alvarado 15 days ago

    Thanks for speaking up about women like me. She is really clueless about what poor women really go through. I know what it is like to be a single mom and 20 cents more an hour doesn't help pay my rent. Also shout out for calling me a Russian Bot because you didn't like my tweets. But I laugh because I don't take myself an ounce as seriously as she takes herself.

  • crush41gb
    crush41gb 27 days ago +2

    Says her goal is to fail as an actor for a year followed by stories of succeeding at failing yet, seeming baffled that was doing just that. So far I'm 20 mins. in. Does she ever make her way to the host and actually participate in the Q and A part lol?

  • John Stocker
    John Stocker Month ago +1

    I remember her 35 years ago in Nightmare on elm street.

  • Yitcok Shegitz
    Yitcok Shegitz 2 months ago

    Jesus Christ! The fuck happened to her? She looks like a feminist

  • Alter Ego
    Alter Ego 3 months ago

    For an actor, she lacks enunciation, voice control, presence. Sex seems to be too much on her mind. At the drop of a hat, she comes back to the topic, and not in a good way either, casually dropping words like 'gang-rape' in a room full of young people. Not a good speaker. A conflicted personality, I guess, if her dress sense is any indication.

  • Steve Casey
    Steve Casey 3 months ago

    Don't do drugs. Instead of sleeping pills just watch this. If this does not put you to sleep within the 50 mins nothing will. Forget Xanax; Halcion; Ambien etc. try this for size. You'll be asleep before you can say 'Oxford Union su...'

  • Richard Dale
    Richard Dale 3 months ago

    Fuck me what a boring voice, if she can’t be arsed neither can I.

  • Bailey
    Bailey 3 months ago

    One of the greatest actors of her generation. Every thing she stated is of immense value for actors or any one whose goal is to be an authentic person.

    • bad mojo
      bad mojo 2 months ago

      Whaaa....? For True Romance? Lost Highway? She was cute in those. Otherwise Medium is her best work, very safe. Rosanna is the real talent in that family.

  • Don L
    Don L 3 months ago

    She's a pos. She said Beto is progressive lol

  • Shah Auckburaully
    Shah Auckburaully 3 months ago

    She keeps things a hundred. Insightful.

  • Kill ian
    Kill ian 3 months ago +6

    At this point the Oxford Union is a bit of a joke really, isn't it...

    • Rob Talbot
      Rob Talbot Month ago +1

      Sadly, in the race for the lowest common denominator, their intellectual prowess is no longer elite but common.
      They only want to invite non-controversial speakers - those that don't require a brain or a backbone to listen to.

    • 00Billy
      00Billy 3 months ago

      I had to check and sure enough... her mother was jewish

  • Sandy Mack
    Sandy Mack 3 months ago

    Sexy and fierce in character..Like in Boardwalk empire..Out of character she's flat..Hey ho...Anyone wanting to see much more dynamic Q&A of actors And greats too..Checkout Inside the actors studio...

  • Asahel Smith
    Asahel Smith 3 months ago +2

    Patricia Arquette became famous as a second rate actress because she married Nicholas Cage.

  • Fun-with-purpose 14
    Fun-with-purpose 14 3 months ago +2

    A therapy session.... zzzzzzz

  • Andrew Pratt
    Andrew Pratt 3 months ago

    On this day the medical slowslow beans were good in oxford.

  • sherv kho
    sherv kho 3 months ago

    Another dumb leftists and the morons clapping.

  • Shadow Hokage
    Shadow Hokage 3 months ago

    Anti-sjw getting triggered these days..

  • sirdaveysockrocker
    sirdaveysockrocker 3 months ago

    Where’s the debate on masculinity, it was inspired and the world deserves to see it

  • invisibleAzN
    invisibleAzN 3 months ago +3

    Just another authoritarian hack who doesnt even know she is a pawn. Its so sad people like her actually think they have the morral high ground

  • BleepBloop
    BleepBloop 3 months ago +2

    Boring in the first minute. Pass.

  • Ian Carroll
    Ian Carroll 3 months ago +1

    wow, she is all over the place.

  • Father Damien Karras
    Father Damien Karras 3 months ago


  • Damo James
    Damo James 3 months ago +2

    Those shelves and books look cheap

  • maureen rhysjones
    maureen rhysjones 3 months ago +8

    For heaven's sake!!!! I usually look forward to this forum to be inspired or enlightened, in some way. This is VERY disappointing!! If you MUST have an actor , please have an intelligent one. Suggest Tom Hiddleston. An educated man with a huge talent, he must have a great deal to impart.

    • brainsareus
      brainsareus 3 months ago +1

      or, her sis Rosanna, who is at least pretty.
      she is also a much better talker.

  • Heidi Morein
    Heidi Morein 3 months ago

    I love her. She’s real, she’s thoughtful and she’s a wonderful actor. And I love her politics. And her sister is pretty great too.

    • invisibleAzN
      invisibleAzN 3 months ago +1

      Shes is as fake as they come. Ooo someone is pretty....weak sauce and lame. U forget u hate pretty people?

  • merve a
    merve a 3 months ago +1


  • Catherine White
    Catherine White 3 months ago +1


  • PartiZAn18
    PartiZAn18 3 months ago +1

    Alabama has fallen on hard times :(

  • Liviu F
    Liviu F 3 months ago +4

    OxfordUnion is the newest place for wackos meetings.... SHAME !

  • Ulo Magyar
    Ulo Magyar 3 months ago +5

    I remember watching Medium growing up. There was also that good film True Lies!

    • Evan Bernard
      Evan Bernard 2 months ago

      wait she wasn't in true lies was she?

    SARB ART 3 months ago +10

    Holy Shit! I want my time back.

  • Coffee Arts
    Coffee Arts 3 months ago +8

    Why does the Union insist on inviting such nobodies to give addresses, only to be confirmed in their paltriness by a mere smattering of applause at the end of their diatribe? Standing there giving some vacuous self-absorbed drivel that I took nothing away from, having given the entire address and Q&A a chance.

    Either consistently invite speakers who can engage a wider audience with a meaningful topic, or don't invite speakers at all.

  • Ernst Eck
    Ernst Eck 3 months ago +2

    How does Oxford Union find all these losers?😕

  • Volodiya
    Volodiya 3 months ago

    I was like: shut the fuck up!

  • S-M Robinson
    S-M Robinson 3 months ago +5

    TLDR : Men? Not a fan.

  • Jonathan Bowen
    Jonathan Bowen 3 months ago +3

    Lost highway!

    • Jonathan Bowen
      Jonathan Bowen 3 months ago

      @Cap683 Yes its certainly got a nightmare quality. I think every time i have watched any lynch film it has had a different effect. I never heard the OJ Simpson angle to lost highway that Patricia mentioned that's interesting.

    • Cap683
      Cap683 3 months ago +1

      When I saw Lost Highway, it seemed a nightmare from which the dreamer could not awake, I obviously missed what Lynch was doing.

  • brainsareus
    brainsareus 3 months ago +3

    Ghosh, what sad paltry applause.

    • magicalgold010
      magicalgold010 3 months ago

      @philip thomey 😂😂

    • philip thomey
      philip thomey 3 months ago +1

      She does sound a bit paltry to begin with but I'll give it a try. My younger brother is an actor. Well known, somewhat. Haha. Canada. Won a Golden Globe.
      oh well.