Gotta respect Ricky Gervais... Page 5

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  • Tonka 17 Jan 2011 12:28:17 19,840 posts
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    I thought it was brilliant. Especially Johny Deeps face. I've never seen him look anything but perfectly happy and on top of it before.

    Poor guy.

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  • Genji 17 Jan 2011 12:28:31 19,691 posts
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    Lukus wrote:
    Genji wrote:
    ...he's slighty drunk on stage? That's it?

    It must be the format or something. Or the audience.

    Did you miss the part where he introduced Mel Gibson?

    Anyway, the opening to this year's show was very funny, though I wouldn't have described it as uncomfortable like the article does.
    Yeah, I'm a bit slow tonight. Only just got the Mel Gibson thing. Pretty funny!

    Anyway, most of the people in the 2011 audience seemed to be good sports. It's like one of the comedy roasts they do for celebrities sometimes. I don't think this will affect his Hollywood career either way.

    But I still maintain that it mostly wasn't all that funny. :)
  • beastmaster 17 Jan 2011 12:35:03 10,184 posts
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    The bit on The Tourist was piss funny. I think it's good that someone takes them down a peg or two.

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  • Genji 17 Jan 2011 12:38:29 19,691 posts
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    It's the Golden Globes. They're already pretty far down. :)
  • beastmaster 17 Jan 2011 12:40:31 10,184 posts
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    He's right about the bribes or lobbying as they call it. Remember reading a article about it at the Oscars in Premiere magazine years ago.

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  • cianchristopher 17 Jan 2011 12:40:54 6,360 posts
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    Reading the transcript there, I didn't think it was particularly funny or clever. But, I can't watch the video at work, so maybe it's in his delivery and the pained reactions from the audience.

    That said, though. There are surely more clever ways to rip the piss out of these Hollywood types than these kind of jokes ("no one went to see The Tourist", "Sex & the City 2 had airbrushed posters", etc.)
  • Kosmoz 17 Jan 2011 12:51:12 7,509 posts
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    I don't normally like Gervais, but I thought that was quite funny.

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  • sirtacos 17 Jan 2011 12:55:06 7,205 posts
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    Funny stuff, and well delivered. Too easy though. Except for the Mel Gibson bits, which were genuinely funny. I don't really think he's burned that many bridges at all, and if people genuinely think he was mean-spirited then that just shows how bloated the egos in that ballroom were. Some people (not on EG, thankfully) are reacting to this as if it were Stephen Colbert's speech at the White House annual press do where he tore into the Bush administration. Now that was uncomfortable, and took some balls.

    edit: I like Gervais but he strikes me as a bit of a cunt whose head is lodged firmly up his own rectum
  • Lukus 17 Jan 2011 13:02:14 18,955 posts
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    Ha, just watched the Tim Allen clip. Funny cos it's true!

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  • spamdangled 17 Jan 2011 13:17:45 27,197 posts
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    terminalterror wrote:
    Don't forget this awesome moment from the 2010 Golden Globes.

    Haha, brilliant!

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  • Ka-blamo 17 Jan 2011 15:09:04 7,109 posts
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  • Lukus 17 Jan 2011 15:15:21 18,955 posts
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    sirtacos wrote:


    edit: I like Gervais but he strikes me as a bit of a cunt whose head is lodged firmly up his own rectum

    I think people misunderstand Gervais a lot. His arrogance is incredibly tongue in cheek and jokey. That's how I've always taken it anyway. At the very least it's done for a reaction so is knowing.

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  • Deleted user 17 January 2011 15:28:51
    darkmorgado wrote:
    terminalterror wrote:
    Don't forget this awesome moment from the 2010 Golden Globes.

    Haha, brilliant!

    :D

    Love the way he runs off
  • Deleted user 17 January 2011 15:29:54
    Most of the reaction towards Gervais is tending towards the negative, currently, with no-one really that certain if some of the comebacks were funny or serious, though from backstage interviews it's reasonably clear that Downey Jnr really detests him now. It's also rumoured that he was nearly pulled completely midway through - he certainly vanished from the stage for a long long time, coming back with cue card announcements and only one real joke at the end of the night - "I'd like to thank God for making me an athiest" - which I'm sure didn't go down well. In all honesty, he may have killed off any goodwill that Hollywood (especially producers) felt towards him.
  • Deleted user 17 January 2011 15:32:05
    Look at George Lucas at the front
  • kalel 17 Jan 2011 15:32:54 83,877 posts
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    Making yourself a pariah is often a very smart career move in Hollywood. See Roseanne Barr and more recently Russell Brand for more details.
  • Deleted user 17 January 2011 15:37:59
    meme wrote:
    Most of the reaction towards Gervais is tending towards the negative, currently, with no-one really that certain if some of the comebacks were funny or serious, though from backstage interviews it's reasonably clear that Downey Jnr really detests him now. It's also rumoured that he was nearly pulled completely midway through - he certainly vanished from the stage for a long long time, coming back with cue card announcements and only one real joke at the end of the night - "I'd like to thank God for making me an athiest" - which I'm sure didn't go down well. In all honesty, he may have killed off any goodwill that Hollywood (especially producers) felt towards him.

    He did exactly the same thing last year, so it's all just hype talk, bruv
  • beastmaster 17 Jan 2011 15:39:35 10,184 posts
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    What did he say about Bruce Willis? I heard he was fuming at something.

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  • Deleted user 17 January 2011 15:42:01
    He didn't really. Last year there were a few potshots, but no full on attacks to this level. Though to be fair he did pretty much warn everyone in advance he wasn't going to hold back this year.
  • Deleted user 17 January 2011 15:43:17
    beastmaster wrote:
    What did he say about Bruce Willis? I heard he was fuming at something.

    He introduced him as 'Ashton Kutcher's dad'.
  • nickthegun 17 Jan 2011 15:44:01 55,877 posts
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    Haha. Thats pretty funny.

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  • beastmaster 17 Jan 2011 15:45:36 10,184 posts
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    That's fucking hilarious!

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  • MiniAmin 17 Jan 2011 15:59:42 3,359 posts
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    It's up on youtube now

    I don't normally like him but I thought he was very funny last night.
  • RyanDS 17 Jan 2011 16:02:20 8,701 posts
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    What did he say about Mel Gibson?
  • kalel 17 Jan 2011 16:03:53 83,877 posts
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    The damage:benefit ratio will have been carefully considered by him and his agent. They will have made calculated and balanced decisions about who was worth upsetting.

    It may not pay off of course, they may have made some bad judgments, but I have a feeling this'll end up benefitting him.
  • pinebear 17 Jan 2011 16:09:32 8,565 posts
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    Depp looked like he was having a jolly time.

  • cianchristopher 17 Jan 2011 16:10:49 6,360 posts
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    What did he actually say about Robert Downey Jr that had him so pissed off?
  • nickthegun 17 Jan 2011 16:11:17 55,877 posts
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    It may be a carefully cultivated image, but he does give off the impression that, if he felt like it, would commit hollywood suicide if he got bored of it all.

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  • nickthegun 17 Jan 2011 16:11:52 55,877 posts
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    What did he say about Bob Holness?

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  • glaeken 17 Jan 2011 16:13:11 10,978 posts
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    I think as an actor he has a fairly limited shelf life anyway so I am sure it won't be long before the film roles dry up. I doubt its going to worry him much as he must be minted now anyway.
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