Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I Have a Bridge to Sell You

Here’s a hilarious article about new “Lone Ranger” star Armie Hammer. The article discusses the lack of shortcuts he took(?), and quotes Armie that he had to “give up being rich” to make it as an actor.

The only question is: really? No shortcuts? No money? A starving actor eating scrapple and beans? Armie was appearing on national television shows while a teenager. He made his first movie at age twenty. He’s all of twenty-six today. Armie is featured on a website listing the richest Hollywood actors, his wealth given at $12 million.

Disowned by his parents for becoming an actor? Truly? When his father has significant investments in the movie industry, and has owned a TV/film production company?

If you believe any of the media’s sycophantic gloss on reality, I have a bridge to sell you.

(I also have an ebook coming out about Western movies.)

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