Jared Leto's Robert De Niro Impression Is Flawless

During his Oscars acceptance speech after winning Best Supporting Actor for "Dallas Buyers Club," Jared Leto locked eyes with Robert De Niro in the audience. It was not a comforting experience.

Released on 9/14/2017

Transcript

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I don't fuck with karaoke.
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I am the worst; I tried it once, and it was
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the biggest disaster.
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It was horrifying how bad it was.
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So I don't fuck with it.
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There are some things you just know you're not good at.
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And I am not good at karaoke.
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The song that I bombed on was, Eye of the Tiger.
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It was a moment of panic.
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It was at a wedding in front of hundreds of people,
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the first person up, and someone pushed me to do it.
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Like, someone called my name out.
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I just looked at the list and I was like,
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Eye of the Tiger.
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Then it hit me, the only line that I even knew
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was Eye of the tiger.
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The rest of the song I just mumbled,
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I was a disaster.
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When I was shooting Dallas Buyer's Club,
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I did get some negative attention from people,
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and oftentimes people just kind of walked
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to the other side of the room.
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Certainly they didn't know who I was.
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What I looked like made people uncomfortable at that time.
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Some people weren't comfortable with it,
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so it was an interesting experience to have for sure.
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And then it was also really beautiful.
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After the first day, people just stopped really
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seeing me so much, and they treated me so kindly.
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Some of the guys on the crew, they'd reach out
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for my hand when I stepped off the trailer.
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They opened a door for me, you know.
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I may have been asked on a date or two.
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It was just really, it was nice to see
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that other side as well.
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And now the complete opposite.
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Just a man of hair.
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The Oscars were incredible.
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I remember standing on stage, and I remember
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giving my speech; I'm looking at this guy,
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and he's giving me this look.
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I'm staring at Robert DeNiro.
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This is not, maybe I oughta go to Oprah Winfrey
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or someone; it was very intense kind of gaze.
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I found myself locked in with him.
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It is just bizarre because you look out
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and you see all of these faces that you grew up watching,
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and people that have inspired you.
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My first kiss was in a whorehouse outside of Vegas.
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I was dropped off there.
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I was 12 years old, and he said, Boy, we gonna
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do this right.
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Don't be coming back here with no tongue; gave me
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50 bucks and it was an interesting experience.
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No, no, no, I'm trying to remember it,
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see there've been just a couple a kisses since.
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I was very little, like you know, obviously
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experimenting with the family dog or something.
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Joking.
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I do remember kissing a girl and like, getting,
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you know, almost dizzy, it was so powerful.
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That was kind of the first, seventh, eighth grade kiss.
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Yeah, my secret skill is I can levitate.
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When I was a kid, and there was some trouble,
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let's just say, I figured out that I could levitate.
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Now I can't do this on camera.
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Unless you have $500; we can talk about it.
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You know, I approve all camera angles and editing.
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Oh, at least three or four inches.
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So it's incredibly useful.
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A piece of bubblegum; you don't wanna have to
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step over that, that's a lot of work.
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I can levitate.
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I've never been to a Renaissance Fair, but
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I've always been a big fan of the fashion.