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100 BAFTA Moments - Louis Malle Questions British Cuisine in 1975

1 February 2015

7 days to go - Malle discusses his dinner at the ceremony

Is this one of the greatest BAFTA acceptance speeches? When Louis Malle's Lacombe Lucien (1974) won the Best Film award in 1975, he took the opportunity to discuss his dinner rather than the film. 

Informed by "about 265 people" that the food was going to be terrible, Malle went on to defend his "very good meal!"

About 265 people told would be the worst meal of my life

In his career, Malle was nominated for 11 BAFTAs, winning four times. He also received the BAFTA Fellowship in 1991. 

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