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Joaquin Phoenix thanks Heath Ledger into SAG awards acceptance speech

Last updated on January 22, 2020

Ledger, 28, died the same year from an inadvertent overdose. “Truly, I am standing here on the back part of my favorite actor, Heath Ledger,” Phoenix, who’s nominated for a best actor Oscar, stated.

The celebrity recalled how he and DiCaprio were pitted against each other as kid actors during ancient audition days.

“There could always be two other men I was up against and we would constantly lose to this 1 child… every casting director would constantly whisper,’It is Leonardo’,” he said as the crowd roared with laughter. “You have been an inspiration for at least 25 years and so a lot of men and women,” he added as DiCaprio confessed that the nod.

To Christian Bale, who had been nominated for Ford v Ferrari, Phoenix begged to provide a minimum of one lousy performance. “It is infuriating. I wish you’d. Only suck ” he explained.

Phoenix coated full-floor because he paid homage to Marriage Story celebrity Adam Driver and Rocketman fame Taron Egerton.

“Adam, I have been watching you that the past few years and you have been turning into such gorgeous, nuanced, amazing, deep performances. I am just so moved by you… you ought to be here. Taron, I am so glad for you… you are so lovely in this film and I am so very happy for you, and that I can not wait to find out everything you can do,” he added.