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2019-12-09 Home Front: Culture Wars
Anthony Hopkins on Why He Doesn't Talk About Politics: 'Actors Are Pretty Stupid'
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Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-12-09 02:58|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [356 views ]  Top

#1 So, Hopkins is smarter than he realizes.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-12-09 03:06||   2019-12-09 03:06|| Front Page Top

#2 And in a sense, capitalism has failed if a non talent like Ruffalo has amassed millions.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-12-09 03:07||   2019-12-09 03:07|| Front Page Top

#3 capitalism has failed if a non talent like Ruffalo has amassed millions

Perfect is the enemy of good.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-12-09 03:13||   2019-12-09 03:13|| Front Page Top

#4 Like conservatism, capitalism sometimes succeeds in spite of itself.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-12-09 03:43||   2019-12-09 03:43|| Front Page Top

#5 If you take away infinite copyright from the entertainment business, suddenly the pile of money they play with shrinks considerably. The rewards start to match more common professions. Go back to the original 14 years, with the individual artist (not corporate) granted another 14 years by application.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-12-09 05:22||   2019-12-09 05:22|| Front Page Top

#6 Exactly.

Copyright and Patent title rent-seeking is the VERY OPPOSITE of capitalism.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2019-12-09 06:12||   2019-12-09 06:12|| Front Page Top

#7 Hopkins is a cut above the other Hollywood actors who think their opinions are worth more than the man/womans' on the street.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-12-09 07:51||   2019-12-09 07:51|| Front Page Top

#8 Hopkins is 10x the actor that Buffalo Mozzarella is
Posted by Lex 2019-12-09 07:57||   2019-12-09 07:57|| Front Page Top

#9 Ruffalo made his money as part of an assemble cast. He was perfectly cast as Hulk but nobody went to see because of him. Capitalism will have an effect if he leaves the safety of the flock.
Posted by ruprecht 2019-12-09 08:24||   2019-12-09 08:24|| Front Page Top

#10 perfectly cast as Hulk

Shitshow, Hollywood version, entails mediocre talents making ridiculously stupid CGI cartoons to be consumed by the world's morons and children, to be further monetized via license agreements with makers of dolls, backpacks, t-shirts, breakfast cereals, vanity rugs, shower curtains, facial jewelry, sex toys.

This creates the profits which enable the "talent" that otherwise would be appearing in local repertory versions of Broadway hits from the 1970s and 1980s ("Cats," "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat") to amass 8-figure fortunes and opine on issues of wealth creation and distribution, monetary policy, the proper role of the state etc.

Posted by Lex 2019-12-09 08:34||   2019-12-09 08:34|| Front Page Top

#11 See The Edge. Hopkins gets over on his cheating wife, Alec Baldwin dies and David Fucking Mamet Wrote it.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-12-09 08:57||   2019-12-09 08:57|| Front Page Top

#12 Hopkins thus shows he is 100 times smarter than any other actor out there.
Posted by DarthVader 2019-12-09 09:05||   2019-12-09 09:05|| Front Page Top

#13 Brad Pitt and Ruffalo are both 'deep rollers'.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-12-09 09:44||   2019-12-09 09:44|| Front Page Top

#14 Smarter? Perhaps or perhaps not, but Anthony Hopkins is certainly showing far greater Wisdom in not commenting casually in fields he is not a master.
Posted by magpie 2019-12-09 10:00||   2019-12-09 10:00|| Front Page Top

#15 Actors in the US tend to go for Method Acting. That is get in the head of the character like a profiler does with a serial killer. I suspect this leads to insanity over time.

The British, in general, haven't embraced the Method. They just act as no audience can see the internal workings of the actors mind anyway.
Posted by rjschwarz 2019-12-09 10:22||   2019-12-09 10:22|| Front Page Top

#16 Method acting, continued.... British satirical puppet show "Spitting Images" loved to make fun of De Nito, Pacino, Brando and the whole Method crowd.

Here's "Robert De Niro prepares for a film"
Posted by Lex 2019-12-09 10:32||   2019-12-09 10:32|| Front Page Top

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