“It’s something I dreamed about my whole life.” — Hailee Steinfeld talking about her Oscar nomination for True Grit. She is 14 years old.

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  1. It was a very short dream.

  2. “I have dreamed of becoming a master escape artist my whole life.”

  3. Hey! She lost an arm! Give her a break!

  4. “Oh, shut up.”

  5. To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub;
    For in that sleep of teens what dreams may come
    When we have just begun the ninth grade,
    Must give us pause: there’s the awards
    That makes awesomeness of so short life…

  6. When you are 14 years old and already a professional actor, that is not something you have been dreaming about your whole life. It is something your PARENTS have been dreaming about your whole life.

  7. Isn’t it more likely that this is true for someone so young? You don’t even remember anything before the age of 2 or 3, and it seems more probable that someone could have the same dream for 10 or 11 years than for 90 years which is how long Gabe has been dreaming of whatever it is he dreams about.

  8. Does the length of a dream make it any less valid? For instance, I was just dreaming of Christina Hendricks walking into my office, dressed like a French maid and handing me a glass of scotch. I just conjured this up, and yet, if it happens, is it not a worthy dream?

    Frankly, if It does I don’t care, because I’m drinking Scotch with French maid Christina Hendricks.

  9. “That and ponies. Definitely dream a lot about ponies.”

  10. Ya burnt, Hailee Steinfeld!

  11. She’s lucky. I constantly have dreams of spitting all of me teeth out.

    • Ha. “It’s something I dreamed about my whole life,” hotspur says to the echo of water dripping on filthy tile as he wanders the dark, flickeringly lit passages of an endless, labyrnthine bathroom, sometimes wading through water, sometimes climbing stairs only to discover an abandoned swimming pool, then following the rows of rusted pipes hoping they go somewhere, but never finding the exit. “It’s so amazing to finally be here.”

  12. I’m proud to be one of the few people younger than Hailee Steinfeld on this website. This gives me time to achieve my dream of being nominated for an Oscar while being younger than Hailee Steinfeld.

  13. Uhhhh…what else is she supposed to say?

    • I’d like to tell you teacherman, but unfortunately this restraining order says I have to stay at least 500 yards away from any 14-year-old girls, so thanks to the great state of New York, I can give you any insight.

      Thanks a lot, District Court Judge, Marvin Franklin.

    • “An Academy Award nomination? Psssh. Check out my totally sweet Tamagotchi!”

      14-year-olds still play with Tamagotchis, right?

    • She could have just said she was excited and feels really lucky or something.

      The lifelong dream angle for someone who basically achieved said dream in early adolescence is just a bit odd. My dream at 14 was to get a girl to let me touch her boobs.

    • “If I were dating Jonathan Taylor Thomas and he cheated on me, I would get mad, but I would never dump him. I would just make him stop with the other girl” ?

    • You don’t get it Teacherman: She is a very talented actor at the start of what might be a great career and she is expressing her genuine excitement at the possibility of winning an award, therefore we are going to mock her mercilessly, and with no moral limit, for the things she says, no matter how innocuous.

      • Yes, yes. Joking about a 14 year old saying they’ve dreamed about something for their whole life is definitely mocking her mercilessly with no moral limit.

        Can’t we believe she is talented AND think it’s a bit funny that a child is talking about achieving a lifelong dream?

        • When I was seven years old it was my lifelong dream to win a Young Authors prize from the newspaper in my hometown. I wrote and illustrated a book about a county fair. I glued REAL popcorn on the page about the snack stand.

          I realized that dream.

          And I won a plaque and a check for $15 that my parents refused to let me cash, so that I could remember achieving my dream when I got older.

          Now that I’m eight, I think about that time a lot.

        • When I was 14, a major studio released a 3D biopic about my life in theaters nationwide. Also, I got so many handjobs.

  14. “I have been waiting for this for literally a year!”

  15. i’ll reserve my mocking of child stars for justin bieber who has a BIOPIC in 3D coming to a theater near you.

  16. I thought her dream was for bedazzled jeans?

  17. “This is a dream that I’ve had…since lunch…and I’m not giving it up now.”

  18. Hailee Steinfeld was definitely better at her part than any supporting cast member was in the social network.

  19. I found it an honor just to have been 14.

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