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Alejandro G. Inarritu on Sean Penn’s ‘Green Card’ Joke: ‘I Found It Hilarious’

22 February 2015 10:23 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When Sean Penn announced “Birdman” as best picture at the Academy Awards, some people didn’t take kindly to his joke: “Who gave this son of a bitch a green card?”

Penn was referring to “Birdman’s” Mexican writer/director/producer Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, who directed Penn in “21 Grams.” The joke didn’t go over well with some on Twitter, who went online to voice their outrage.

But asked backstage about it, Inarritu said, “I found it hilarious.”

He went on to say, “Sean and I had that kind of brutal relationship where only true friendship can survive. When I was directing him in ’21 Grams,’ he was always making jokes … I made a lot of very tough jokes (to him) that I will not tell you.”

In short, Inarritu said, “I didn’t find it offensive, I thought it was very funny.”

Inarritu was also asked if he was really »

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