Patton Oswalt became friends with Anthony Bourdain because chef was a fan of his movie “Ratatouille”

"He was like, 'They got kitchens and chefs right. It's very, very accurate.'"

Patton Oswalt visited Watch What Happens Live with host Andy Cohen and revealed how he developed a friendship with the late Anthony Bourdain.

<p>Paul Archuleta/Getty; Mike Pont/WireImage</p> Patton Oswalt and Anthony Bourdain

Paul Archuleta/Getty; Mike Pont/WireImage

Patton Oswalt and Anthony Bourdain

"I became friends with him because he was a huge fan of Ratatouille," Oswalt said, answering a question from virtual viewers. "He was like, 'They got kitchens and chefs right. It's very, very accurate.'"

Oswalt starred as the voice of the titular culinary rat who dreams of becoming a chef and forms an unlikely alliance with the garbage boy of a fancy French restaurant in the Oscar-winning 2007 film.

Pixar/Disney Ratatouille
Pixar/Disney Ratatouille

Oswalt also shared that Bourdain gave him and his late wife some advice on what to do on their honeymoon in Paris, but it was advice that might only work if you were a world-renowned chef in your own right.

"He sent back this amazing paragraph that, like, a Beat poet would write, going, 'Don't do, just walk in anywhere, you gotta wander around, and let it happen,'" Oswalt recalled. "And we found out very quickly, that works great if you're Anthony Bourdain. But if you're me, you need to call ahead and make reservations. You're not getting in anywhere. "

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