Ethan Hawke: Most TV, Movies These Days Are ‘Incredibly Stupid’

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ethan Hawke said most television shows and movies today lack depth -- and that “people mock” actors if they attempt to use the discipline as a form of self expression.

Speaking on the Leonard Lopate Show on Thursday, Hawke said films have been “completely eaten and devoured and digested by big business” and that their success is too closely tied with box office revenue.

“People love movies and television and the great mass of them are incredibly stupid,” said Hawke.

The "Reality Bites" star said his own interest in writing was sparked by trying to generate something rewarding and interesting.

“They publish how much the grosses of each movies are as if it’s a competition, and the idea of using cinema as self-expression sounds pretentious,” Hawke said. “People mock you if you are self-serious about that goal at all, and yet if you’re not trying to do that, then what’s it going to be?”  

Hawke stars in the thriller “The Woman in the Fifth” directed by Polish-born director Pawel Pawlikowski about an American writer who moves to Paris and begins a romance with a widow.


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Comments [2]

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Today, I went to the beach with my children. I found a sea shell
and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said "You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear." She put the shell to her ear and screamed.
There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.

She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!

Mar. 06 2013 10:30 PM
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well said, ethan.

Jun. 14 2012 07:02 PM

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