The director sounds off on Hollywood.
Despite being one of Hollywood’s biggest names, Spike Lee has little tolerance for the glitz and glam of the industry. The talented director recently sounded off on the Oscars and why actors have so many issues.
“You’re out there buck-naked and that is hard,” Lee told the Hollywood Reporter. “The reason why actors are f*cked up; can you imagine having a job where someone is, ‘No, no, no. Your butt’s too big. Your heads to big. You’re too skinny. Your nose is too big?’”
The convo took an even hotter turn as Lee talked about getting snubbed by the Academy.
“In 1989, ‘Do the Right Thing’ was not even nominated,” he said. “What film won best picture in 1989? ‘Driving Miss Mother F*cking Daisy!’ That’s why [Oscars] don’t matter. Because 20 years later, who’s watching ‘Driving Miss Daisy’?… There are many times in history where the best work does not get awarded. And I’m not even talking about my own work. So that’s why [the Oscars] don’t matter.”
Do you agree with Lee – are the Oscars a waste of time?
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