John Cusack Tells Us What's Wrong With Hollywood - Movies In Focus
Not content with being a damn fine actor, John Cusack is also a man who likes to tell it like it is. He’s currently doing publicity for David Cronenberg‘s Maps To The Stars, a biting Hollywood satire that holds a microscope up to everything wrong with L.A. (‘It’s a whorehouse and people go mad’). Cusack hasn’t just let the film do the talking, in an interview with The Guardian he let rip on a few home truths about the movie business (‘it sucks most of the time’). Here’s a few of the best quotes: Hollywood’s obsession with youth: “I got another 15, 20 years before they say I’m old. For women it’s brutal. Bruce’s thing about if you’re 26, you’re menopausal? It’s only absurd because it’s a little bit further than the truth.” “I have actress friends who are being put out to pasture at 29. They just want to open up another can of hot 22. It’s becoming almost like kiddie porn. It’s fucking weird.” How Hollywood treats young actors: “People would look after you when I was a kid. There were good people in the business. When I came to LA Rob Reiner said: ‘Come stay at my house.’ [...]