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The 73rd Annual Academy Awards®: Memorable Quotes

LOS ANGELES, March. 25, 2001 — The 73rd Annual Academy Awards® ceremony had some memorable moments-and some memorable quotes. Here are a few of the night’s best one-liners:

“Please hold your applause — until it’s for me” – Host Steve Martin

“Ellen Burstyn [in Requeim For a Dream] made herself look 30 pounds heavier and 20 years older – and Russell Crowe still hit on her.” – Steve Martin

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“Julia, I miss your phone calls – but it seems since you got caller ID you’re never home.” – Steve Martin, addressing Julia Roberts.

“You’d think by the time you grew up you’d have learned how to read.” – Goldie Hawn.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sounds like something Siegfried and Roy would do on vacation.” — Steve Martin.

“Hosting the Oscars is like making love to a beautiful woman: it’s only something I get to do when Billy Crystal is out of town.” – Steve Martin.

“Tonight’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is [aging producer] Dino De Laurentiis: or as Anna Nicole Smith would call him — fresh meat.” – Steve Martin.

“It’s nice to see Bob Dylan from Australia – an eighteen-hour time difference… which is normal for Bob.” – Steve Martin.

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“It is interesting to note that at the beginning of the evening, Mr. Lehman was 24.” – Steve Martin, speaking of elderly screenwriter Ernest Lehman, who gave a long acceptance speech.

“Sir, you’re so quick with that stick – you may as well sit down, ’cause I may never be here again.” – Julia Roberts, directing her comments to the orchestra conductor who was suggesting she wrap her speech up early.

“I love the world. I’m so happy… thank you!” – Julia Roberts

“Suddenly, going to work tomorrow doesn’t seem like such a good idea.” – Steven Soderbergh, after winning the Best Director award for Traffic.

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