Daniel Day Lewis Makes Fun Of Clint Eastwood’s Chair-Shaming Speech

While accepting his award — the Stanley Kubrick Britannia award for Excellence in Film — he launched into a discussion of politics and, by extension, Eastwooding.

After apologizing for being tired (he was up watching the president win the election) he launched into the following diatribe about Clint Eastwood’s RNC speech:

“I’m so extremely grateful and glad that, taking time out of his very busy schedule, the recently reelected president of this country was able to make it here tonight. I know as an Englishman that it’s absolutely none of my business, but I’m so very grateful that it was you. … I love Clint Eastwood. This is no satirical comment on him or his politics or anything else. But I have to say, when I saw him talking to a chair in front of a room full of strangers, I thought, I’ve got to try that. That’s a challenge. I didn’t pull it off as well as him, but anyhow, I’ve got some way to go.”

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