MARK ADDY: Thank you. The clothes will stay on. I am sorry to disappoint so many people at the same time.
This is a tremendous surprise and a great honor. An on behalf of the cast of the Full Monty I’d like to thank everybody here. Peter Cattaneo - the director, Umburto Pasolini - the Producer, everyone at Fox Searchlight and Simon Beaufoy – the writer. And without a script like that we wouldn’t have anything to work from. Thank you. [Applause]
As an experiment really tried not to think of anything to say tonight.
You know I get to play so many parts and I think how lucky I am. I worked for 10 years and never got more that one-dollar more than the Screen Actor’s Guild minimum, not one. And I want to congratulate all the actors who worked this year. [Applause]
I’m kind of a Patsy, I always get shook up. This movie, this movie is about a lot of things. This movie in particular, I felt, was about loving you. And I love what I do; I love all the people I get to do it with. I love Rebecca. In fact I love what we all did for Ms. Stuart tonight. I was just so happy.
And you know Jim Brooks is a genius. But mainly I love Greg, Helen, all the people I worked with on this movie.
Love is a word I never thought I could say in a scene. I appreciate and thank you all for this. [Applause]
Okay. I am a 25-year member of the Screen Actor’s Guild so I am very proud to get his award and to be singles out among these actresses is just unfathomable.
Okay, so you get a dream part in a dream movie with your dream leading man and your dream director, who last nigh I heard Jim speak to the DGA and he talked about when actors stretch and that becomes a cliché for playing a part you’re not right for. But in truth that makes leaping out to some unknown and risking making a fool of yourself. And the fact that I got to work with someone who gets acting in that way, I just, its, its…an incredible, incredible thing.
Then surprises like Kristi Zea and Brenda Johnson who descend and when there isn’t a woman for twenty paces and they’re there and are the goddesses of the movie.
And I’d like to thank my acting teachers Gordan Hunt, Larry Moss, and Gary Austin – who I studied improv with for a million years. And the people that I studied with because the truth is that feeling that you get when working on a scene in an acting class is the feeling you get in a movie. Doing this from your heart is sort of the same thing. So I’d like to thank them lastly.
My partner Connie Tavel, Happy Birthday. And my partner in life, Nathan. And lastly my publicist Steven Hubane, who everybody in this room knows how much he is responsible for this. We all know that people show up at these events because the people that we work with do their job. And mine do it in a soulful, heartful way. So I’m incredibly lucky and incredibly grateful. Thank you so much. [Applause]
Wow! Welcome to our town. Yep, it’s been four years here in Grover’s Corner. I feel like someone’s going to come out and say, “pappa mista.” Wow, this one – nice statue in a cold room. [Laugh]
Okay, thank you. Thank you very much for this, I was sitting over there sweating like Marlon Brando after Thai food. [Laugh]
I think you just got this off a Bentley. Thanks.
I want to thank that young man over there. When I first met him I wanted to ask him for ID. I want to thank Matt Damon and Ben Affleck for writing words that kick you in the soul.
I want to thank Gus Van Sant for being so mellow to turn a teamster to bet (?).
I want to thank the whole ensemble Stellan, Cole, Casey, Minni, everybody who made it. It’s like jazz, you just go there and rip.
Thanks the people at South Boston because I want to go back. It’s a pisser. [Laugh]
I want to thank that woman sitting over there who makes it very difficult to imagine life without her and this is ah…
This award reminds me – they once asked Madam Dugold – What is the most important thing in life? She looked and said a penis. And they said Madam Dugold, what do you mean? And she said its so much better than unhappiness. So, thank you. [Applause]