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Oh brother.
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Yup, Hollywood's been on your side for way too long. Maybe they'll stop feeding the paranoia too.
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I wouldn't necessarily go as far as the end of the clip, but the hypocrisy of Hollywood can't be ignored here. If an actor appears in violent films & condemns violence in "real" life, well maybe s(he) should never again act, make tons of money, in such a film & make the declaration. Otherwise, it is hypocrisy.
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AnneBoleyn;1416173 wrote: I wouldn't necessarily go as far as the end of the clip, but the hypocrisy of Hollywood can't be ignored here. If an actor appears in violent films & condemns violence in "real" life, well maybe s(he) should never again act, make tons of money, in such a film & make the declaration. Otherwise, it is hypocrisy.


I wasn't to happy with the end.
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Why not? Wasn't it the point? How would you have ended it?
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AnneBoleyn;1416178 wrote: Why not? Wasn't it the point? How would you have ended it?


It's just in my normal everyday life I don't use words like f### and think it turns many people off. I don't have any suggestions. It does seem to fit.
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AnneBoleyn;1416173 wrote: I wouldn't necessarily go as far as the end of the clip, but the hypocrisy of Hollywood can't be ignored here. If an actor appears in violent films & condemns violence in "real" life, well maybe s(he) should never again act, make tons of money, in such a film & make the declaration. Otherwise, it is hypocrisy.


I agree with you, Anne but do you think it will change? I would like to hope so but I wouldn't bet on it.

Since they each spoke out against gun violence do you think they recognized that the roles they played could have made it look OK to shoot people?
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It's an interesting cycle. Actors would tell you that they play the parts Hollywood gives them. Hollywood would tell you that they make the movies people want to see. It is similar to the situation a decade or so ago where Hollywood glamorized smoking and had to gradually change that based on public pressure. Look at the box office take for last weekend. The number one grossing movie was Texas Chainsaw 3D. Hollywood will respond gradually to public pressure, but the pressure isn't there yet.
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Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained is up for five Oscars including best original screenplay and best film.



Here's what the people involved had to say about it:

'Django Unchained': Tarantino, DiCaprio, Foxx Answer Critics | Video - ABC News

BBC News - Quentin Tarantino on Django Oscar nominations
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Actors.

LOL.

And the people that listen to their opinions....why?
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Lady J;1416195 wrote: I agree with you, Anne but do you think it will change? I would like to hope so but I wouldn't bet on it.

Since they each spoke out against gun violence do you think they recognized that the roles they played could have made it look OK to shoot people?


No, m'lady. I don't think it will change. Violence has always played a part in drama/theatre/movies---the human drama---and always will. It is part of us, part of our story.

As for what an actor actually knows, I don't know either. I do know they have magnanimous egos, as they must have in order to survive in this career.
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halfway;1416208 wrote: Actors.

LOL.

And the people that listen to their opinions....why?


Because they're so damn good-looking! ;-)

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