Robert De Niro winning the Best Actor Oscar for Raging Bull
I forgot my lines so the director wrote them down for me. I want to thank everyone. Since it’s said so often, but it’s true and it’s…what can I say? I want to thank Richard Bruno, for the terrific costumes. Frank Warner, Cis Corman, Pete Savage, and if Pete wasn’t involved in the film he wouldn’t have gotten it started—I’m a little nervous, excuse me—the film never would have gotten started(…) And of course, Jake La Motta, whose life it’s all about. And Marty Scorsese, who gave me and all the other actors and everyone on the film all the love and trust that anyone could give anyone and is just wonderful as a director. And I want to thank my mother and father for having me. And my grandmother and grandfather, for having them. And everyone else involved in the film. And I hope that I can share this with anyone that it means anything to and the rest of the world, and especially all the terrible things that are happening. I love everyone.
They whacked him. They fuckin’ whacked him.