Poor Sean Penn. So talented, yet so humorless. Remember the 2005 Oscars when host Chris Rock quipped, “Who’s Jude Law?” Exactly. It’s called a joke, Spicoli, remember? You used to tell them. Now you’re just the butt of them.
I wonder if Sean Penn has seen Tropic Thunder? I’m sure it irks him that Robert Downey Jr. was nominated for best supporting actor for a role that so openly mocks Penn’s earnest depiction of retardation. It would have been beyond brilliant if that clip was shown during the Oscars to celebrate Downey Jr.’s performance, but The Academy doesn’t have the collective balls.
Well, Penn had the last laugh tonight when he won the best actor Oscar for his portrayal of the titular character in Gus Van Sant’s Milk. You never go full retard, but apparently you can go full homo. Like Tom Hanks before him, Penn has gayed his way to Oscar gold. It’s like being in a film about the holocaust, only more fabulous. Now if they could only find a way to make a gay holocaust movie, it’d be like a delicious, cinematic peanut butter cup that wouldn’t ruin your concentration camp figure. (Oh, wait, they already did, and it was called Bent, a film as sexy as it is touching. Unfortunatly, poor Clive Owen was not nominated for an Oscar. The man was ahead of his time.)
Alright, to be fair, Penn did display a sense of humor during his acceptance speech, poking fun at himself and dropping the H bomb a couple times. Well played, Penn, well played.