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Although he ended his speech preaching to the choir about California's Prop. 8, best actor winner <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003397" title="Sean Penn" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/sean-penn-PECLB003397.topic">Sean Penn</a> started off with a cheerful greeting to "You Commie, homo-loving sons-of-a-gun" and acknowledged that "I know how hard I make it to appreciate me ... often." Graciously welcoming fellow nominee <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003587" title="Mickey Rourke" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/mickey-rourke-PECLB003587.topic">Mickey Rourke</a> "back into the ring" only added to the impression that Jeff Spicoli might be mellowing. It's about time.<br>
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( Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times / February 21, 2013 )

Although he ended his speech preaching to the choir about California's Prop. 8, best actor winner Sean Penn started off with a cheerful greeting to "You Commie, homo-loving sons-of-a-gun" and acknowledged that "I know how hard I make it to appreciate me ... often." Graciously welcoming fellow nominee Mickey Rourke "back into the ring" only added to the impression that Jeff Spicoli might be mellowing. It's about time.

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Related: Gallery: Red Carpet Rewind: Oscars 2009

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Related: 'Slumdog,' Winslet and Penn: No surprises at the Kodak

Related: For Heath Ledger, a bittersweet salute

Related: Big Picture: Not exactly an enchanted evening

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