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It’s curious how few Americans are in American films these days.

They’re all Canadians, Brits and Aussies. Can’t Americans act anymore?
CopperFox420 · 36-40, F Best Comment
Our politicians sure can.
ArcticDave · 41-45, M
@CopperFox420 I tip my hat to you

TexChik · F
Many are blacklisted for not following the prescribed socialist narrative of the day. They are not allowed to think or live outside the accepted socialist approved norms. Everyone must be in lockstep. Those that do not are no longer offered work in Hollywood, which also seems to be the center of the largest pedophile ring in the world.
TexChik · F
@Doomflower What idiot told you that?
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Doomflower · T
@TexChik I don't need to be told when I can observe it with my own senses.
Ynotisay · M
It's a good point. And it's valid. Not sure it has much to do with American actors not being able to act. But it does speak to the Hollywood blockbuster mentality. With the focus there, it's opened the door to more mid-budget projects being produced by Europeans and they tend to use mixed casts. And video auditions have sort of erased the geographical confines that used to exist. There's also different acting styles taught and a lot of the projects now, especially through streaming platforms that lend themselves more to classically trained actors. We don't do that as much in the U.S. At least, that was how it was explained to me when I asked a friend in the business. She actually there was some kind of report done on it. It's a real thing. It's just a much deeper pool now than it was in the past.
ArcticDave · 41-45, M
@Ynotisay Well said
Benjago · 41-45, M
I don't think it's really curious at all....there's simply more acting talent in these other countries you speak of. The education for it is better, the source materials they study are probably better. The actors/actresses today can even take on an American accent at will. America just happens to be where the world's talent pool for cinema flocks because I'm guessing it has to be the biggest entertainment market.
Paladin · 56-60, M
@Benjago Americans don't have an accent...everyone else does.😁
DearAmbellina2113 · 41-45, F
Blame the U.S. laws.
It's cheaper for production companies to film in Canada rather than the U.S. so that's where a lot of filming (and casting) happens, even if the film is supposed to be set in the U.S.
Doomflower · T
We're all too fat and busy persecuting women and minorities while getting shot by children at school to act in movies.
GeistInTheMachine · 31-35, M
@Doomflower Hey, I went to school in America and I was only shot once!
val70 · 51-55
You mean Canadian, British and Australian Americans? Like in John Candy, Jeremy Irons and Mell Gibson?
whowasthatmaskedman · 70-79, M
@val70 Point of Order... Mel Gibson is actually American. He moved to Australia in his youth..😷
val70 · 51-55
@whowasthatmaskedman Candy died in America and Irons has got American citizenship too
There are really great non American actors.
I gues the age of the “ silver screen” that ruled Hollywood for years has for American actors, lost its luster. Perhaps we the population quietly crave the movies of the past and the actors and actresses of the past. The Clark Gable’s, The Rita Hayworths, Gary Cooper, Kate Hepburn, Spencer Tracy.
Make no mistake, there are and were great actors and actresses from America and who are Americans.
But re: non Americans, my favorite is Errol Flynn closely followed by PeterO’ Toole.
caPnNathanael · 26-30, M
I think we just like to hear foreign accent.. or maybe we're used to it?
whowasthatmaskedman · 70-79, M
@caPnNathanael You mean like Hugh Jackman, Any of the Hemsworths, Karl Urban, Hugh Laurie?😷
caPnNathanael · 26-30, M
@whowasthatmaskedman and Temuera Morrison
whowasthatmaskedman · 70-79, M
@caPnNathanael Or Margot Robbie, Kate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Miranda Otto.. The list is endless. Anecdotally, film makers like working with Australians and Kiwis because they are hard working and not precious about being directed. The British of course have Theatre skills and classical training you just dont get anyplace else.😷
Doomflower · T
Awww Texchik blocked me lol poor little snowflake
ArcticDave · 41-45, M
@Doomflower Ha! You’ll live
whowasthatmaskedman · 70-79, M
@Doomflower People do that when they have lost and cant face up to it..Maybe she will blame the fake media and start her own social media platform. I wonder now and then just how few MAGA types are still here. Then I realize how many have me blocked. Its flattering in a way..😷
whowasthatmaskedman · 70-79, M
Sure they can.. Its just that Canadians, Brits, Kiwis and Aussies, (and some South Africians and Indians) are better at playing Americans with intelligence. Now if you want the sadistic Russian crime boss or something like that, call an American...😷
meJess · F
They are all filmed abroad using local actors, except for villains who must always be British.
GeistInTheMachine · 31-35, M
American films? You mean superhero movies?
ArcticDave · 41-45, M
@GeistInTheMachine Is Knives Out a superhero movie? Or Blackhawk Down? Or Sicarrio?
GeistInTheMachine · 31-35, M
@ArcticDave Blackhawk Down is old as fuck.

Anyway, my satire is going over your head.

I'm poking fun of the oversaturation of superhero movies.

Same thing happened with zombies.
ArcticDave · 41-45, M
@GeistInTheMachine Either way…
smileylovesgaming · 31-35, F
Not sure what u are watching. But most of my favorite actor's are American
Max41 · 26-30, M
You would rarely see americans in american movies .
MonaMoona · 36-40, F
Americans can act it’s just none supports them
E verything is outsourced
uncalled4 · 51-55, M
I've looked this up and there appears to be a mindset in Hollywood that actors from those countries are superior to ours in America. No idea why, but does Hollywood ever make sense?

 
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