Robert DeNiro, who doesn’t like to speak in public, had a rough time tonight on the Golden Globes.
DeNiro — a little looser than usual– mocked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association ruthlessly, made some jokes that weren’t too funny and lamented the fact that his clip reel always contains scenes from the same movies. He chided the group for not showing bits of about a dozen movies no one’s seen– or ever wanted to.
DeNiro also made fun of the HFPA for just wanting to take pictures with celebrities. He’s right; that’s what they’re known for.
But the DeNiro canon is safe. He’s got a long list of classics that no one can knock or take away from him. But someone should have taken away his drinks at the dinner table–no matter how nervous he was. NBC at least saved him with a little well placed bleeping.