April 17, 2024

Michael J. Fox Slams Current State of Hollywood

Michael J. Fox’s early career success was based on the young conservative character Alex P. Keaton in “Family Ties.”

This was during the Reagan era, and he was supposed to represent the next generation of conservatives who were growing up in a liberal home.

Fox just torched Hollywood in its current state, all but calling the latest group of actors cranking out movies and TV shows as untalented.

Different Times

You could make a show like “Family Ties” back then because people did not want to kill each other over politics at the time.

That has obviously changed, with the current state of politics ruining families and friendships all over the country.

Fox, who also starred in the very successful “Back to the Future” franchise at the time, did not have very kind words to say about his fellow actors in Hollywood today.

He stated, “There’s an expression I referred to when they gave me an honorary Academy Award — somebody said to me the day before, they were talking about getting this award and being famous and they said, ‘You’re ‘80s famous.’

“I thought, wow, that’s cool. ‘80s famous.’ Right, we were different.

“We were tougher. We didn’t have social media; we didn’t have any of that crap. We were just famous. Left to our own resources. And it was an amazing time.”

Then he dropped the bombshell, stating, “Well, you had to be talented — that helped.

“We used to bust our ass, our acting muscles, and watch other actors and sit around with other actors and talk about acting — and talk about it.

“And now you’ve got people who just go like, ‘who’s your sweater? What’s your sweater you’re wearing? And what’s that dance step? And you’re the most famous person in the world.’”

He is right… as Hollywood has seemingly run out of original material and continues to regurgitate remakes of movies that do not even come close to the original.

I can point to the recent remake of “Road House,” which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Dalton, and Conor McGregor as the antagonist.

The movie was a complete and utter joke, mostly because of McGregor’s over-the-top performance that was almost cartoonish in nature.

Honestly, the only recent remake that held water was “A Star is Born,” but other than that, most of the TV shows and movies being aired today are complete and utter garbage.

So, yes, Mr. Fox, I agree with you completely.

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