Ricky Gervais roasts Leonardo DiCaprio for dating much younger women

Ricky Gervais roasts Leonardo DiCaprio for dating much younger women

Ricky Gervais certainly didn't hold back when it came to savagely roasting Hollywood's biggest celebrities and organizations last night as he hosted the 77th annual Golden Globe awards.

From Martin Scorsese to Apple and Disney - nobody was safe from the Brit's sharp tongue.

However, one actor who fell victim to a pretty brutal gag was Titanic legend Leonardo DiCaprio.

During Gervais' opening monologue, he took a moment to compliment the 2019 epic movie The Irishman. But while commenting on the film's 3-hour-and-30-minute running time, The Office creator couldn't help but make a sly dig at DiCaprio.

Check out Gervais' scathing comment below:

Fortunately, DiCaprio took the joke well, and was shown laughing along with everybody else (which is more than what could be said for Tom Hanks).

And as a result of the verbal low-blow, Twitter exploded with comments praising Gervais for daring to make the brave joke in the first place, and DiCaprio for being able to see the funny side:

And - if I may throw gas on the fire - there's actually a lot of truth to Gervais' comment. Below is a graph of every woman the Inception actor has dated in the last 20 years:

As you can see, the Hollywood legend has never dated anybody over the age of 25 - with his current girlfriend, 22-year-old model Camila Morrone, being 23-years his junior.

Still, if everybody is happy, who are we to comment? At least he saw the funny side.

But perhaps the most scathing of all of Gervais' comments came at the end of his opening monologue. Taking aim at some of the biggest names in the industry, Gervais then asked anybody who would go on to win an award not to use their speech as a platform to make a political statement, saying:

"Apple roared into the TV game with The Morning Show, a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing, made by a company that runs sweatshops in China. Well, you say you’re woke but the companies you work for in China — unbelievable. Apple, Amazon, Disney. If ISIS started a streaming service you’d call your agent, wouldn’t you?

"So if you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech. You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg.

"So if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent, and your God and f*** off, OK? It’s already three hours long. Right, let’s do the first award."