Classy, Franco. Classy.
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ROBERT DOWNEY JR.’S GOLDEN GLOBE ACCEPTANCE SPEECH FOR BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY/MUSICAL FILM.
“If you start playing violins, I will tear this joint apart.
First of all I would like to thank Susan Downey for telling me that Matt Damon was going to win so “don’t bother to prepare a speech.” That was at about 10AM. I don’t have anybody to thank. I’m sorry everyone’s been so gratuitous, “It was a collaboration, we all did this together.” Certainly not going to thank Warner Brothers. Alan Horn and, my God, Robinov, these guys—they needed me. Avatar was going to take us to the cleaners! If they didn’t have me, we didn’t have a shot, buddy. What am I gonna do? Thank Joel Silver, the guy’s that’s only restarted my career about 12 times since I began it 25 years ago?
I mean, I really don’t want to thank my wife because I could be busing tables at the daily grill right now if not for her. Jesus, what a gig that’d be. Guy Ritchie had a great vision for this film, and a lot of great people came together and we worked our asses off…And it’s just a privilege. By the way, the Hollywood Foreign Press, there’s a Holmes quote by Conan Doyle—who is a genius by the way—and he said, “Art in the blood is liable to take the strangest forms”. That is why I would like to thank also, or not thank, the Hollywood Foreign Press, because they are a strange bunch, and now I’m one of them.
Take it easy!”