Oscars Stage ‘The Godfather’, ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ & ‘Juno’ Reunions – Deadline

Reuniting stars from classic movies has been an Oscar tradition, creating memorable moments like Bonnie and Clyde‘s Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announcing the wrong Best Picture winner at the 2018 ceremony.

This year’s producers took that to another level this year with four big reunions among the presenters at the 2022 Academy Awards, for The Godfather, Pulp Fiction, White Men Can’t Jump and Juno. While the first two were somewhat overshadowed by Will Smith slapping Chris Rock just moments earlier, the meetings still delivered an emotional punch and multiple standing ovations.

“I think I feel moments like this should be sincere and brief,” The Godfather Director Francis Ford Coppola said on stage, flaked by the film’s Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, as they marked the film’s 50th anniversary. He went on to thank Mario Puzo, on whose book the film was based, and Robert Evans, the Paramount executive who was responsible for getting the movie made.

“Viva Ukraine,” Coppola ended his speech with.

White Men Can’t Jump‘s Wesley Snipes, Rosy Perez and Woody Harrelson stuck a lighter tone in their reunion.

“Oh my gosh, thank you so much! It’s just hard to believe that it’s been 30 years since White Men Can’t Jump,Perez said.

“You mean 30 years since I proved they could,” Harrelson quipped.

“I don’t know about that. You still look like a slow, geeky chump to me,” Snipes replied.

After more banter, Harrelson had one more quip, “Nominated three times, but this is the most words I’ve ever spoke here,” he said, referring to the fact that he is yet to win an Oscar. “Presenting is where it’s at!”

pulp fiction‘s Uma Thurman and John Travolta recreated their signature dance from the movie, flanking Samuel L. Jackson who was holding a black briefcase. There were more references from the popular film, released in 1994, including “five-dollar milkshake” and “Royale with cheese.”

JK Simmons also quoted from June as he reunited with his co-stars Elliot Page and Jennifer Garner on the movie’s 15th anniversary, bringing up memorable phrases like “your egg-o is preggo” and “pork swards.”

While The Godfather franchise was celebrated by its director and two of its stars, the 60th anniversary of the James Bond franchise was only marked with a video package. None of the actors who have played the famous spy made an appearance, with Tony Hawk, Kelly Slater and Shaun White instead introducing the montage. You can watch it below.

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