"If you start playing violins, I will tear this joint apart. First of all I would like to thank Susan Downey for telling me Matt Damon was going to win so don't bother to prepare a speech. That was about at 10 AM. I don't have anybody to thank.
I'm sorry everyones 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 going to do? Thank Joel Silver, the guy who's only restarted my career 12 times since I began 25 years ago. I mean I really don't want to thank my wife because I could be bussing tables at the Daily Grill right now if not for her. Jesus, what a gig that would be.
Um, Guy Richie had a great vision for this film, and a lot of great people came together and we worked out asses off and uh it's just a privilege, by the way, the Hollywood Foreign Press, there's a Holmes quote by Conan Doyle who was 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 cause they are a strange bunch. And now I'm one of them. Take it easy."