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Actors Against Acting Athletes w/ Gary Oldman (Hump Day Humor... But Not Really)

by Tambay A. Obenson
June 20, 2012 4:01 PM
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I'm sure actors will love this; one could also target to video at other groups like... musicians.

Watch and laugh on this glorious hump day:

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  • Emmett Period | June 21, 2012 5:34 PMReply

    I really wish that a Black Actor and/or Actress would stand up and say this to Rappers and Singers., BowWow, 50cent, David Banner, Common, TI, Luda, Chris Brown, Exhibit...etc.

  • troy | June 23, 2012 5:09 PM

    I think first black actors should worry about doing good and being successful. Certain few of them are. Hell the from Jeporady shouldnt been in the movie Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Whitney shouldnt have been in the movie Bodyguard. Nor should Diana Ross, or Harry Belafonte.

  • community theater | June 23, 2012 5:05 PM

    Actors shouldnt do anything other than act then. Not business, not music, not sports. Hell actors shouldnt direct or produce. Everybody should only be allowed one role in life like the book The Giver. Musicians hold free and charity performances, do actors? Athletes hold free sports camps and offer scholarships, do actors? In what ways do these elitist actors contribute to society? Hell there shouldnt be extras in movies that are not classically trained then. We also shouldnt make documentaries but reenactments like Unsolved mysteries. Where does the separatism end?

  • community theater | June 21, 2012 4:22 PMReply

    Actors shouldnt try to be businessmen, Kevin Costner! Actors shouldnt exercise because they are not athletes. Actors should stop acting like human beings and just be human. One day when another World War breaks out it will be entertaining to see these actors act their way through that. The whole world's a stage so there is no time to take someone serious who acts like people who play a role. We have to share the stage even in our monologues.

  • Micah | June 21, 2012 12:05 AMReply

    That was funny and somewhat true.

  • Micah | June 21, 2012 12:06 AM

    And keep in mind it wasn't really trying to be serious.

  • Animation Diretor | June 20, 2012 8:57 PMReply

    Although Jimmy Kimmel mentioned Shaq, Gary Oldman is talking about foreign actors like Van Damme, Jackie Chan, and Arnold. Not African-American athletes, who play in films like Jordan in Space Jam and Shaq in Kazam and Steel. Arnold, Stallone, Van Damme have no formal training. They essentially lift weights and work out. Black people may think he's talking about black people because of their own internalized racism for themselves, but how many black athletes play in films. Technically zero, except for Shaq and Jordan, although Space Jam was mostly about Looney Tunes.

  • Animation Director | June 20, 2012 9:16 PM

    Another thing to add, it was a late night comedy sketch, and Gary Oldman was being humorous. After all Rocky starred an Italian immigrant who couldn't speak english and a professional football player, which was nominated for 10 Oscars and won three. So saying actors or non-professional actors, who have not studied the art of acting, can't act or shouldn't act because of some type of class warfare between actors who studied Shakespeare and I'm guessing the so called lower class of entertainers who acts for fame and money is beyond reasoning. People should be allowed to move between any job they want. Ridley Scott did start directing till he was 40 years old and Kathryn Joosten came to Hollywood when she was 50. So anyone who wants to try their hand at movies, films, whatever, should be allowed too. After all if the audience is there for that type of entertainment so be it. Nobody is invading your space to create art.

  • Peggy | June 20, 2012 5:34 PMReply

    I understand the humor, but this complaint is usually directed at black singers. Actors (black and white) complain about the numbers of black singers or comedians that become movie stars. People who aren't "trained" actors. What these people fail to realize is that it is not the fault of the singers (musicians) that they are given these chances. It's hollywood that won't hire traditional black actors. In hollywood, for a black person to get a chance at a movie, they have to ALREADY be a known property. A STAR. A white actor just has to be...white in order to get a chance at a role. Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, the numerous black rappers, all achieved fame in another field. Only then, did hollywood take a chance on them. Same with black athletes. In the video, I felt that the jab at athletes "who don't speak english" is most definitely aimed at blacks. If white actors don't like to act with non-actor blacks in films, then they need to tell their bosses to hire blacks who are trained actors like Viola Davis, et al. Otherwise, STFU.

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