Clint Eastwood: Albert S. Ruddy was the one who gave us this script. And
I came here in 1972, was it? It was 72, to give him the Oscar for THE GODFATHER.
So, I'm glad to be back with him tonight.
Albert S. Ruddy:
Actually, this is the third award ceremony we've gotten to in this category. And
tonight, we won. And I would tell you every time I started going to this thing,
I'd say I'm going to enjoy myself whether I win or lose. But believe me, as
Arnold said, "It's better to win!" I love it. Thank you, everybody. Now -- this
is a great honor that celebrates the talent of Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, and
the genius of Clint Eastwood. Now, one other quick -- I want to thank Anjelica
Huston, who introduced me to F.X. Toole and Paul Haggis for writing a brilliant
screenplay. And the only thing left for me to do in my life now, is thank my
wife, who believed when I was worried. My two great children. I'm going to sit
down, and get a piece of lemon pie with the real filling. I'm going to look at
this. And then, I'm going to die and go to heaven. Thank you.
Rosenberg: I want to thank Warner Brothers, Alan Horn, Steve Spira...
Clint: Keep talking. Don't let them drown you out.
Rosenberg: And I'd like to thank my partners, Gary Lucchesi and Terry McKay.
And everybody at Lakeshore. And of course, the fantastic and fabulous, Clint
Eastwood. And my other partner, Elizabeth Alkon.
everybody at the Mission Ranch in Monterey county, who is watching the show.