Just like Dustin Hoffman, Michael Douglas has serious thoughts about the current state of cinema. While Dustin Hoffman thinks that most movies nowadays have the artistic depth of a Michael Bay dry fart, Michael Douglas thinks that there’s something going on with American actors and actresses. Michael thinks that American actors need to stop trying to up their Twitter followers count and start taking some classes in acting and how to be manly, because the Brits and Aussies are getting all the American roles. When Michael Douglas sees a British actor at work, he clutches his shirt and declares, “Now THAT is an ack-tor!” When Michael Douglas sees an Australian actor at work, he clutches his crotch and declares, “Now THAT is a maaaaaaaaaan!”
While talking to The Independent about his new movie Ant-Man, Michael Douglas said that he co-signs some of what Dustin Hoffman said and agrees that all the great screen writers are running their asses off to pay cable, because they’re also allowed to produce shows there. But Michael thinks that a major problem is social media. If American actors were a rock hard boner, social media would be the Screech sex tape that brings them down and makes them go soft. Take it away, Masc Only Michael!
“There’s something going on with young American actors – both men and women – because the Brits and Australians are taking many of the best American roles from them. Clearly, it breaks down on two fronts. In Britain they take their training seriously while in the States we’re going through a sort of social media image conscious thing rather than formal training. Many actors are getting caught up in this image thing which is going on to affect their range.
With the Aussies, particularly with the males it’s the masculinity. In the US we have this relatively asexual or unisex area with sensitive young men and we don’t have many Channing Tatums or Chris Pratts, while the Aussies do. It’s a phenomena. There’s a crisis in young American actors right now. Everyone’s much more image conscious than they are about actually playing the part.“
Will somebody please get Michael Douglas a ticket to Magic Mike XXL so he can see an artistic piece of cinema filled with American manly mensez who could easily recite Shakespeare with the best of them? But really, so according to Michael Douglas, the Brits own the acting game and the Aussies own the manly game. So if you put them together, you’d have a Michael Douglas-approved super actor! Hmmm.. Well, I say that we should get Christian Bale and Chris Hemsworth to mate on camera and create an artistically-skilled manly actor. Come on, Christian and Chris. Do it for Michael Douglas and for the future of cinema!
Here’s MD with CZJ and their children at the Ant-Man premiere in London.