Из речей на церемонии
Марк Руффало о Лео:
"About five years ago, I found myself cut off from the world on an island with Leonardo DiCaprio. It wasn’t as sexy as it sounds though, because we had Martin Scorsese watching and criticizing everything we did. That movie is called Shutter Island, and when you are shuttered on an island with Leonardo DiCaprio, you get to learn a lot of interesting things: about all of the endangered species that are left on the planet... ways in which we could transition to 100 percent renewable energy... models."
Лео о детстве и родителях:
"As a young kid living on the east side of Los Angeles, I grew up very much like Nick Carraway, more so than Jay Gatsby. My childhood was always within and without—living so close to the entertainment industry yet feeling so far from it at the same time. I always saw Hollywood as a place for the elite, the chosen, this Masonic club for which the higher nobles of the acting world might one day reach out and accept me. As if out of the blue, I might be scouted out on the school yard by Mr. Slugworth from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."
"I do realize how lucky I’ve been. When I was 14 years old, after doing many television commercials, including Matchbox cars and Bubble Yum, I was watching a Robert De Niro movie with my father, when he pointed to the screen and said to me, 'Son, watch closely because this is what great acting looks like.' A few years later I found myself on a sound stage playing opposite Robert De Niro, watching him and learning from him."
"I was blessed with two incredibly supportive parents who listened to the harassment of their overly assertive son and drove him to auditions after school even though they had very little time for it. And I'm going to take one moment here because this isn't nationally televised to embarrass both of them, but they're sitting here tonight. Mom, Irmelin, George – I would not be receiving this award and I would not be the actor that I am or be able to do any of the philanthropy that this job has given me the opportunity to have, and I wouldn't be the person I am without the both of you, so thank you."