You’ve got to give credit to the progressive Hollyweird actors: They have NO SENSE of self-awareness. Guess that’s because they aren’t paid for that specific skill.
Case in Point: A recent “Actor Rountable” from the Hollywood Reporter wherein progressive male actors (Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Jamie Foxx, Adam Sandler, Shia LeBouef and Adam Driver) share “emotional and funny conversations.”
Keep in mind the following posts/headlines about Hanks, LaBeouf and De Niro when you read their (scripted?) statements:
Tom Hanks in 2004: ‘Blackface,’ race jokes at fundraising auction
Tom Hanks’ disturbing Toddlers & Tiaras skit with 6-year-old ‘sexy baby‘
Shia LaBeouf Arrested at His Anti-Trump Protest
TDS-infected Robert De Niro screams at his driver because he went to the wrong spot
TDS: Robert De Niro and his foul mouth bash President Trump during award ceremony for high school students
Excerpts from the interview (videos below NSFW):
“How did you switch from being a Marine to being an actor?
SHIA LABEOUF Never been in the military, but [acting] feels life-and-death to me. Every time, it feels like your neck is on the chopping block, every time. Just like boxing. Guys train really hard to go put their neck on the line.
Shia, what made you want to make Honey Boy?
LABEOUF My back was against the wall. I was nuclear at this point. It felt like survival, like there was no other way to go. I didn’t have a lot of people talking to me. I was in a mental institution. And I also had a doctor who was pushing me to explore these dirty parts and write them down.
Did you discover anything in that institution that helped your acting?
LABEOUF Yeah, empathy for my father, who was always the biggest villain in my life. And if you can empathize with the biggest villain in your life and scrape some of these shadows, it makes you lighter and freer. I don’t think I was leading with love, and my life has changed. And when you lead with lightness and love, you can get to the heavy easier, you know? It’s much easier, much more accessible. Anger and the rough shit is very easy — it’s the other stuff that feels quite difficult. Getting an honest laugh is very hard, very hard. I think some of the hardest stuff is the lightness.
Who’s most intimidated you?
DE NIRO As you get older, you don’t want to be intimidated by anybody who shouldn’t intimidate you. We’re in a political situation now where I feel that you must stand up to this. Because people are nonplussed. It’s like they say, “Did this guy just do that?” I don’t even know how to react to that because that’s not within my world of common sense or right and wrong. You’ve got to push him back, you’ve got to snuff him out. You’ve got to get rid of him. He has said, “I want to be president for life.” He’ll pardon himself. He’ll do anything. He’s just gotten worse and worse and worse and worse and we’ve got to get rid of him.
When Ellen DeGeneres went to the football game with President Bush, was that OK with you?
HANKS Not everybody should be political, but everybody must be principled. And we carry our principles with us 24 hours a day. And one of the things I learned from the get-go as an actor in a repertory company is, you didn’t have to like those people and you did not have to agree with those people, but you had to respect those people. And the default setting, I think, for so much of everything is conflict and cynicism.’
What Hollyweird Hypocrites.
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