Hollywood has some really talented action directors like Bryan Singer ( X-Man, Usual Suspects) and John Mctiernan ( Diehard, Hunt For Red October). They direct big budget major Hollywood films with big movie stars like Bruce Willis and Hugh Jackman. When it comes time to release these movies, the studios send out the stars of the film to do publicity tours to attract movie goers, but you never see the studio send out the director. The director is the guy behind the camera, not out in front of the camera trying to be famous. Ridley Scott directed movies like Gladiator and I never saw him do the talk show circuit, he left that to Russell Crow. Mr Scott let his work on the film do his talking.
Then you have directors with marginal talent, who love the spot light and are total media whores. One of those guys is Brett Ratner. You could book Brett Ratner to be interviewed on your living room couch, if he could spend five minutes talking about himself. Why does this guy continue to direct films if all he wants to do is get out in front of the camera. Get your SAG card Brett and start going on actor auditions.
So earlier this week Brett Ratner in true attention whore mode, was out pushing his new action movie “Tower Heist“ and he was being interviewed for a talk show on the G4 network, so maybe 300 people were watching. After throwing softball question after softball question to Mr Ratner, the host Kevin Pereira asked the director if he was the Hollywood bigwig in Olivia Munn’s book,”Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek,” who pulled out his tiny penis and jerked off while eating shrimp cocktail.
This was the attention-whore’s response: “I used to date Olivia Munn, I’ll be honest with everyone here. But when she was ‘Lisa.’ She wasn’t Asian back then,” he said. “She was hanging out on my set of ‘After the Sunset,’ I banged her a few times, but I forgot her. Because she changed her name. I didn’t know it was the same person and so when she auditioned for me for a TV show, I forgot her, she got pissed off, and so she made up all these stories about me eating shrimp and masturbating in my trailer. And she talked about my shortcomings.
Do you believe this guy? This is why directors stay behind the camera. Don’t you love guys who go around saying that they “dated” someone, but the girl is too horrified by the thought to admit it. Regardless, Brett Ratner needs to let his actors push his films, it will allow him to spend some more quality time with his shrimp cocktail. For more on the story, check out [HuffPost]