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Billy Bob: Jen An's my dream date

Billy Bob Thornton has joked that he'd like to take Jennifer Aniston out to eat lettuce wraps.

The 59-year-old actor is celebrating after being named best TV miniseries actor at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards thanks to his role in Fargo.

After the presentation he sat down for an interview with Access Hollywood, where he played a light-hearted game of Who Would You Rather - which Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler had earlier introduced the audience to. It involves picking between two people or things, with Billy Bob given the option of Reese Witherspoon or Jennifer Aniston.

"Jennifer Aniston. Lifelong goal, that's all I'm saying... I'm joking," he laughed.

The comment has caused some raised eyebrows, as Jennifer's ex-husband is Brad Pitt, who is now married to Billy Bob's former wife Angelina Jolie.

Seemingly not realising he was causing a stir, Billy Bob continued with the joke when he was given the option of Keira Knightley or Jennifer Aniston.

"Jennifer Aniston. How many times does it take to get this through your head?" he deadpanned.

He was then asked how he planned to celebrate his Globes win, and perhaps unsurprisingly his new lady crush got a mention.

"Jennifer Aniston and I, who is also allergic to a lot of stuff, we're going to dinner and we're going to have some lettuce wraps. That's pretty much it for me," he said.

It seems Billy Bob should have taken some of his own advice from earlier in the evening. When he accepted his award he gave a brief speech, telling the audience why he wasn't going to take up much of their time.

"These days you can get in a lot of trouble no matter what you say, you know what I mean?" he said.

"You can say anything in the world and get in trouble. I know this for a fact. So I'm just going to say thank you!"

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