Bill Clinton Introduces ‘Lincoln’ At Golden Globes (VIDEO)

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton got a standing ovation from the A-list Hollywood stars when he surprisingly appeared to present an award at the Golden Globes on Sunday night.

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton got a standing ovation from the A-list Hollywood stars when he surprisingly appeared to present an award at the Golden Globes on Sunday night.

The 42nd president was on hand to introduce Steven Spielberg's Civil War film, "Lincoln," which was up for best drama. The movie, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, follows Abraham Lincoln's final months in office as he tries to abolish slavery.

Bill Clinton

"A tough fight to push a bill through a bitterly divided House of Representatives. Winning it required the president to make a lot of unsavory deal that had nothing to do with the big issue. I wouldn't know anything about that," said Clinton.

"President Lincoln's struggle to abolish slavery reminds us that enduring progress is forged in a cauldron of both principle and compromise," he continued. "This brilliant film shows us how he did it, and gives us hope that we can do it again.”

As the former president left the stage, Amy Poehler, co-host of the ceremony quipped: "Wow! What an exciting special guest! That was HillaryClinton’s husband! That was exciting."

Watch the entire clip in the video above.

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