If I had a good shot at winning this evening, as Rourke does, I’d prepare remarks that differ somewhat from all the other acceptance speeches he’s been making since the Venice Film Festival last September. Something for all the others out there stuck in a hole and dying to climb out. God smiled, I did it, so can you…no beerhall jokes, modest and self effacing.

Best Spirit Awards line: “If [other actors who may one day work with Darren Aronofsky] haven’t got the balls to bring it, fuck ’em.”

And Aronofsky, by the way, needs to get drop a couple of pounds and lose the 1950s Brooklyn-factory-owner moustache.