Robert De Niro stole the show for the audience at the Tony Awards in NY on Sunday night, when he used his time onstage to once again register his disapproval of US President Donald Trump in the bluntest way possible.
Celebrities also responded to the speech, with "Angels in America" playwright Tony Kushner saying in the press room: "He's Robert De Niro".
Hours after a profane attack on Donald Trump during a live awards show, actor Robert De Niro has apologized to Canadians for the US president's comments about Justin Trudeau. "It's f-k Trump", garnering more cheers.
"Good for him. I mean, it's Robert De Niro". The Band's Visit would go on to win the Tony for Best Musical.
The outburst was bleeped, so Broadway fans watching at home didn't hear the expletive.
In 2016, when Trump was the Republican presidential candidate, De Niro slammed him as "blatantly stupid", "totally nuts", and an "idiot".
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"It's unbelievable to me that this kind of behavior doesn't get called out on the left. the way that they. the "holier than thou" attitude that they have when they call it out on the right", he said.
The denunciation is less of a surprise when you consider that a month before Trump was elected, De Niro made a video in which he called him a "pig" and a "bullshit artist".
While CBS was quick to catch the swear for USA audiences, the word wasn't censored during the Australian broadcast.
After gasps, the audience erupted into applause and gave De Niro a standing ovation.
"Boy, do we need that now".
But before he got to that, the legendary actor had a few choice words regarding President Donald Trump.
"Good job. Another reason not to watch "Meet the Parents" or 'Meet the Parents 2, '" Kilmeade added before asking Democratic strategist Antjuan Seawright if he thought De Niro's remarks were "over the top".