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Brad Pitt cracks a ‘Titanic’ joke in his Golden Globes speech. Read the transcript

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Brad Pitt at the 77th Golden Globes.
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Brad Pitt is just like the rest of us.

When accepting the Golden Globe for supporting actor in a movie on Sunday, Pitt thanked his “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” costar Leonardo DiCaprio — his “partner in crime, LDC” — and declared that he “would have shared the raft” with the “Titanic” actor.

The joke in reference to DiCaprio’s character’s fate in the 1997 film: Jack dies of hypothermia because he lets Rose have the sole spot on a floating wood panel, which allows her to survive after she promises to “never let go.” Many fans believe the piece of wood was large enough to hold them both.

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Here’s the transcript of Pitt’s speech.

“Thank you to the eclectic and ever raucous Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.

You know, when I was starting out, these names that were just listed — [Al] Pacino, [Joe] Pesci, [Tom] Hanks, my de facto mentor from afar, Sir Tony Hopkins — wherever you are Tony, you know I love you — were like gods to me. And this is an honor in itself, and all my respect, sincerely.

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I have to start by thanking the man himself, Mr. Quentin Tarantino — the man, the myth, the legend — for this experience, for the film. One I’ll never forget. I thank you, my brother, I really appreciate it.

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I also have to thank my partner in crime, LDC. Before ‘The Revenant,’ I used to watch, you know, year after year his costars accept awards and thank him profusely. I know why. He’s an all-star, he’s a gent, and I wouldn’t be here without you and I thank you.

Still, I would have shared the raft.

There are so many people who I want to thank, who all gave their very best. I’m just going to squeeze it down to our producers, Shannon McIntosh, David Heyman. I want to thank Tom Rothman for his big balls taking on this film. I have some people I love who have been my friends for decades ...

I want to say hi to my folks because, hey, they’re back in the Ozarks. I wanted to bring my mom, but I couldn’t because any woman I stand next to, they say I’m dating and it would just be awkward.

All right, thank you.

Hey, if you see a chance to be kind to someone tomorrow, take it. I think we need it.”


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