We get to see celeb's opinions on Twitter, even if movie studios are trying to squelch that, we're treated to Katharine Heigl getting frank every so-many months, and now we've got the world according to Pinchot. Bronson Pinchot. The A.V. Club talked with the actor about his newly released (on DVD) film Mr. Art Critic, and after the briefest chatter about the new film, A.V. got Pinchot talking about his whole career -- very candidly. Not the "Oh gee, they were swell to work with" crap, but behind-the-scenes word on Tom Cruise homophobia, Denzel Washington's meanness, Eddie Murphy's depression, Bette Midler's diva ways, and some praise for the likes of Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, and Mischa Barton.

Kicking it off is The Cruise, who seems to have been busy with his weird ways for years. Back when Risky Business was being filmed, it seemed he couldn't stop adding gayness into everything, from the confusing: "You want some ice cream, in case there are no gay people there?" to the more decipherable "It's a nice day, I'm glad there are no gay people standing here." As for the others, it seems Denzel gets the harshest words: "He was so vile," while Midler was "such a bitch" to director Hugh Wilson during The First Wives Club. On the nicer end of things, Scorsese gave Pinchot some of his best professional advice, Tarantino dug his "cackle of joy" in True Romance, and Barton revealed her body issues to Pinchot to help get her crying for Finding t.A.T.u: "She was a very sweet kid, actually. Rather brave in a way."


It's a great read, and it makes me wonder more about tact and frankness in Hollywood. Is there a place for it? I'm not just talking about the negative opinions and gossiplicious drama, but just opinions. Most people think the Hollywood circuit is devoid of humanity, that it is just a big show ... but is that because we want it that way? What would you rather have: Candid actors revealing all the good and bad, or entertainment with strict professional courtesy?
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