The Oscar producers aren’t right and should really be punished for the crime against humanity they pulled last night. The Oscars went beyond 30 minutes over and by the time they got to the last award of the night, Best Picture, many of us were rode hard, put away wet and needed a liver transplant from drinking an entire BevMo! to get through that mess. So the last thing any of us needed at that point was the image of Sean Penn on our screens. It was way too late for that.
Right before Sean announced Birdman as the Best Picture winner, he opened the envelope paused and said, “Who gave this son of a bitch his green card?” He was talking about that hot Mexican piece Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman’s director. Sean was in 21 Grams, which Alejandro directed. Sean Penn understandably gets a lot of globs of hate thrown at him for being Sean Penn, and his face got splattered with even more globs of hate last night for telling that joke. But Alejandro told reporters backstage that it didn’t bother him and he laughed at the joke.
“I found it hilarious. Sean and I have that kind of brutal (relationship) where only true friendship can survive … When I was directing him in 21 Grams, he was always making jokes like that. … We have that kind of relation of old friendship. .. I thought it was very funny.”
Yes, they’d joke all the time! Every time Sean came to set, he’d scream, “La migra! La migra,” around Alejandro and they’d both laugh and laugh. After they laughed about that joke, Alejandro would tell Sean that he doesn’t want the authorities to show, because if they did they’d probably find the woman he tied up in his trailer. And they’d laugh and laugh some more until Sean stopped laughing, because he had to run to his trailer to “check on something.” And really, Sean is probably secretly pissed at Alejandro for not casting him as Michael Keaton’s role in Birdman. Because if anybody has what it takes to play a washed-up, pathetic, insecure actor, it’s Sean!