Justin Theroux : HIS QUOTES ON IMDB

HIS QUOTES ON IMDB

Has anyone looked at this guy's quotes on imdb? What an arrogant toolbox. Talking smack about Tom Hanks, who is one of the only people left still trying to make creative choices. I love when people hate on other actors just because they are in the position THEY wish they were in.

And then he goes on to say he thinks it's great if people throw bricks through the windows of corporate places like McDonald's and Starbucks. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for taking down corporations for the Mom & Pop shops of the world, but this douche-bag is trying to be all "edgy" and "Ooohh I'm SO different and a REAL artist" blah blah blah. Get over yourself dude. I hope 5b4 somebody throws a brick through the "little coffee shop" window you're sipping your cliche artist latte in, and that it goes through the poster of Tom Hanks' next film before smacking some sense into your arrogant dome.

The only thing worse than an arrogant celebrity, is an arrogant D-bag who *wishes* he was a celebrity being arrogant about "mainstream" actors. I saw this quote once: "Just because no one understands you, doesn't mean you're an artist." This applies to this tool. There's a reason you're not in People magazine showing off your couches, Justin! You AINT THAT GOOD SO NOBODY GIVES A SH*T! But yeah, have fun shooting your indie horsesh*t that nobody is gonna see. I'll be at home watching a Forrest Gump on USA, commercials and all. HAHA. Ya d*ck.

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Then no actor that has over 1 million dollars should keep acting, because everybody on Earth knows that they have nice stuff... he's just jealous.

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I found his comments very odd indeed. His point concerning Tom Hanks was of course meant to say that nothing and nobody that well known can be pure in their creativity. That being true does not seperate him on inch from Tom Hanks simply because of the corporate machine that behind the very movies he acts in for a living. True artists don't promote themselves, no matter what form their art takes. I have a dear friend of many years who is a glass artist. Its really a hobby of sorts, but he gives his creations away as gifts. That is a true artist.

About the McDonalds, Starbucks comments, all I can say if he doesn't care for corporate coffee or hamburgers I suggest he stay out of those places. Or possibly instead of suggesting others throw a brick at a windwo maybe he should actually be the renegade he isn't. He can throw those bricks himself and gain celebrity status.

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His quotes make him seem like a real downer!

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I a 16d0 m not going to judge him, but it does seem odd that he is ostensibly critizing the commercialism of TV, but then writes a Screenplay for "Iron Man II", which will undoubtedly have MASS commercial appeal. I mean, they're already selling Iron Man II toys at stores, and all the happy-meals, and other cross-promotions are in the works. Seems a little hypocritical. Oh well.

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And bagging out TV too. "I've never been shocked by anything on television, except the news". This guy is a real tool. And now he has an upcoming arc on Parks and Recreations. What a douche.


"It's a TV show - selling cars, cereal, soda pop. TV is like that. The shows are incidental to the commercials."

He is trying to make this deep comment on society, however there are countess shows that are exceptions to that rule - especially in this age. Worse, is that the dude is a television actor.

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I don't think he's bashing tom hanks as much as he is bashing the behind the scenes look into an actors life. Which I agree with, this whole need people have to get into the personal life of a celebrity can inhibit the ability to lose said celebrity in a role. On the other statements of the bricks and what not, coming from the DC area like him I understand it(not to say I agree with it). We have national issues in our face more than the rest of the country, I mean I run into senators and congressmen on the metro. And because of such this area is very apathetic, so by the very idea of an ordinary citizen doing something in an act of their voice is refreshing. When everyone doesn't care it gets depressing. So on the other hand signs that people do care is a reminder that a voice(or action) can make a difference. He did after all say acts short of violence and killing other people. God living in DC is depressing though.

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if hes such a liberal, why did he have Ironman 2 have so much conservative undertones?

cool guy,

but that douche wears a scarf... nuff said.

"Freedom?This isnt about freedom If Im gonna get my balls blown off for a word,my word is poontang"

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I thought his Tom Hanks references, however generalized they are supposed to be taken, were more self-revealing than about Hanks. Add me to the "go to hell, Theroux!" haters. Having seen him in several David Lynch films, he is the worst thing about them, utterly BORING in his performance in Inland Empire for example. He has freedom of speech going for him, but apart from that I see no value in his pompous opinions. Definitely a wannabe -hopefully he won't be successful, but it would be instructive to see how he would actually handle the "overnight" superstardom that some accidental successes, I'm thinking a Kevin Costner or a Harrison Ford, have had.

And to address the central point of his Hanks' diatribes. I contend he is simply wrong. Paul Morrissey, who is as offbeat and anti-establishment a director as Lynch or anyone else I can think of, had a very revealing interview in a film journal many years ago where he was discussing star power. He was quite outspoken about how valuable an actor like Gary Cooper or Clint Eastwood is -who projects a strong personality and might be thought of as "playing himself" in every film, as opposed to character actors who are more like chameleons. Morrissey's point was that this type of actor provides an extremely solid basis around which to build a film. He even contended that Joe D'Allesandro served that function in his early hit underground films. I had never made the connection before reading this, but on reflection realized that Joe in movies like Flesh, Trash and Heat, was a solid "force of nature" type of personality -not appearing to be acting, but very effective. Not that different from an Eastwood persona, though strictly underground.

Theroux's notion that the audience learns too much about the private life of big stars like Hanks is imbecilic. To take an extreme that on the surface might surport Theroux's position, Lon Chaney in the Silent Era had one of the most devoted fan bases of all times and Chaney carefully tried to remain mysterious, not signing autographs or giving lots of interviews and the like. BUT, in my opinion it was the acting/makeup craft of Chaney to always appear different in appearance and screen persona that made him effective, not some determined avoidance of fan magazines or papparazzi. Talent is what matters; I am NOT a fan of Hanks and never have been, but I would not drag in his celebrity as the problem. Unlike Theroux, if I think Hanks (or any other star) gives an unconvincing performance -that would be my contention, full stop. Dragging in this "we know too much about him" to belive him in character is a sign that our dear Theroux is not a deep thinker like his more famous relative.

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Paul Morrissey, who is as offbeat and anti-establishment a director as Lynch or anyone else I can think of, had a very revealing interview in a film journal many years ago where he was discussing star power. He was quite outspoken about how valuable an actor like Gary Cooper or Clint Eastwood is -who projects a strong personality and might be thought of as "playing himself" in every film, as opposed to character actors who are more like chameleons. Morrissey's point was that this type of actor provides an extremely solid basis around which to build a film.

Hey thanks for posting this; I never thought of it that way but it makes perfect sense.

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I had forgotten all about this guy. The first time I saw him in something was years ago when he played Carrie's boyfriend in Sex and the City. He wrote Iron Man 2 screenplay? Didn't know that but it lowers my opinion of him b/c I hated it.
It really astonished me to read his quotes and find...like all these others...that he is apparently a huge hypocrite. I understand the points he's trying to make...but if he is trying to set himself apart from the Hollywood "scene" and commercialism...maybe he should look at his own acting career. besides doing a couple of Lynch films...I'm thinking this guy's only "art" is being a d-bag. I wonder if he puts down Aniston's past choices in acting as well..."Friends" being on the forefront of my mind. You'd think if he wanted to stay in the shadows and be all rebelious and artsy he wouldn't date media-loving, household name Aniston.
This dude sure does talk big but has he actually DONE anything? When was the last time HE threw a brick through a corporate chain's window?
I hope I'm the one sitting inside that STARBUCKS drinking my $5 cup of coffee when that brick comes through and hits me in the head. I'd laugh my ass off in court suing the piss out of this tool.


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I couldn't agree more with the OP. This annoying, condescending, self-important ass tries to pretend like he's "above" all this, as if he's just too good to be bothered. His derogatory quotes about TV had me laughing, since there are dozens of TV shows past and present that are a thousand times better than some of the awful things he's been in. And while we're at it, let's all throw bricks through McDonald's windows and boycott Tom Hanks films. What a piece of work. One decent script doesn't justify such a stank attitude. Get over yourself, b i t c h.

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I'm also amused by him trashing television, as if his movie career is notable.

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Exactly! i mean who does he think he is? some great artist with such integrity? PLEASE! i just saw him on an episode of Sex and the City where he plays a boyfriend of Carrie's who jizzes in his pants from premature ejaculation...seriously now?

and like throwing a brick through a mcdonalds is going to actually make a difference to anybody? you know how many mcdonalds there are in the world? i suppose he believes in burning down abortion clinics if you're anti-abortion, or PETA throwing red paint on people...

and RE: the tom hanks comment...it's called suspending disbelief and having some semblance of an imagination. i guess he doesn't have to worry about losing his artistic integrity any time soon since no one will be able to remember who he is.

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I'm going to honestly dissent here. I think all of his quotes were right on the money. It is, factually, harder to get immersed into a movie in which one knows all about the private life of the lead actors. For example, up until about three years ago, when I first saw "Seven", I didn't even know Brad Pitt acted - I thought he was just famous for being good looking or going out with hot chicks or something like that. And when I did finally see him act, it hurt my appreciation of the film immensely.

Secondly, anybody who disagrees with Theroux's comments on the McDonalds and Starbucks thing is a jackass. *beep* corporations of their size! Anybody with balls thinks the same thoughts that Theroux stated here, and clearly he has more balls than them even, because he actually stated them. Of course, the one who does the brick throwing has more balls than either of the aforementioned two groups.

I can only partially comment on the television thing, as I've only seen Theroux in "Mulholland Dr." and "Inland Empire" - if he has done TV work I haven't seen it. BUT - again, there can be no denying the truth of his statements. Television is pure, unadulterated crap - it's nothing to do with "art", and it is simply a money-making medium for advertisers. I watch a few minutes of local news each day, and that's it. It's just too dumb and nauseating - there is no TV show or series, currently, and going back at least 5 years, on any channel, that has any legitimate quality. TV is for mindless children.

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funny I didn't notice anyone disagreeing with his dislike of Mcdonalds and Starbucks. I think I noticed people point out what a hippocrite this guy really is. If you don't like corporations no one forces you to use them. It's really simple to just not go to them. I don't care for Mcdonalds or Starbucks and I just don't go there, I have no urge to throw bricks into buildings where someone childrend included could get harmed in order to force my opinion on others.

Also for a man who is so concerned with trappings of commercial tv he seems to have no issue with comercial movies. Iron Man 2, Miami Vice, Duplex, Zoolander, Charlies Angels Full Throttle were not exactly "cutting edge" either. Oh wait, he even went on to star in Parks and Recreation. I wonder if he made the comment about Ally McBeal before or after he cashed the check for having worked on it.

and as for the comment "TV is for mindless children. " really? Mommy not love you enough as a child. Was TV all you had and has somehow now let you down. You must be a lot of fun to be around at parties.

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your comments about tv are total *beep* i'm pretty sure HBO doesn't run commercials at all, so there goes your theory about it being a "money-making medium for advertisers." six feet under (a show in which justin participated) is extremely artful. but i doubt you've ever seen it.

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Well, you're just as much of a tool as this nobody.

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He sounds badass. Tom Hanks celebrity has corrupted his art, and the only thing shocking on TV is the news. Forrest Gump is one of the worst movies ever, basically a movie to make you feel good about the fact that America has become pseudo-fascist.

Anyway he was in Mulholland Dr. so he's automatically much more cool than Tom Hanks.

Did I not love him, Cooch? MY OWN FLESH I DIDN'T LOVE BETTER!!! But he had to say 'Nooooooooo'

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Damn right. He hates Tom for being successful.. and for being good at what he does. While Justin here... hmm... Justin who?


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I think a lot of people are missing the point. Tom Hanks is just an example. He's not bashing Hanks specifically but pointing out that the level of exposure that A-list celebrities get makes it harder to buy them as a character in a story. I think George Clooney would have been a better example personally but Tom Hanks works too. It is more of an indictment of the way the media covers the entertainment industry than a criticism of the actors themselves, although they are grown ups and, to some degree, are complicit in their own over-exposure. Johnny Depp avoided interviews and additional press for years so that he could maintain some level of mystery so that people could believe in his movies more easily. The most convincing performances are always from skilled unknown actors. We come to see them without preconceptions and can believe the story that much easier. Famous actors are often most praised for their first roles for this very reason.

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I agree. I see his point about 'celebrity corrupting art' but Christian Bale had said something similar in the past, and was able to articulate it better - WITHOUT having to name names and point out people as examples. He also didn't come off as douchey as Theroux.

And yeah, I rolled my eyes at the McDonald's quote. Ugh, give me a break.

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The reason why Bale could articulate it better is because Bale is a much better artist. That's why no one batts an eye when Bale does big budget films like Nolan's Batman films. No matter the size of the budget Bale can always bring out the art and grittiness in his films (latest example is The Fighter). Theroux is talented, but not as good as Bale, that's for sure. He also isn't as intellectually capable as Bale is, which is why people write him off as a doucher.

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the guy tuk er jerbs ! rabble rabble rabble!

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Even though I like his work, his soundbites make him come off as a mass 5b4 ive idiot.

The reason audiences lose themselves in stories if they're well told, is suspension of disbelief. Hollywood movies are not that important that we can't become immersed in them if we know bits about an artist's life. Give the viewer some credit! Not to mention that Tom Hanks is one of the least accessible stars around in terms of public visibility. You don't see him trading his relationship off for press exposure, or tipping the press off that he'll be attending the opening of an envelope, just for some extra coverage.

... and yeah, his comments on huge corporations are also juvenile in the extreme. He sounds like an undergraduate anarchist just desperate to promote something edgy so he can pretend he has a social conscience. He's nearly 40, and I hope he's suitably embarrassed now by every single one of those glib remarks. yes.gif




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that's weird, i JUST posted a minute ago about the whole "suspension of disbelief" thing without having first read your comment, and i used the exact same phrase. good point!

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He's a liberal D-bag of the highest order. He has scathing disdain for TV because TV is all about selling things. A huh. Cuz, Tropic Thunder was about world peace and saving puppies. Unbelievable how stupid and hypocritical Hollywood liberals are. Yo, Justin, without selling things, the economy would collapse, unemployment and poverty would skyrocket-all those things idiot lefty celebs like him claim to be so passionate about.

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i think everyone misses the point, you all assume he want so to be this big famous superstar, what if he was happy being a b list celebrity? what if thats what he wanted. and im assuming since you know hes actually in the business that he knows a ton more about what hes saying than any of you who are seeing it from the outside in. lets judge less and remember not everyone thinks like you.

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His quotes sound like the quotes of Tim Price from American Psycho, the character he played in the film adaptation LOL.

Sounds like a mentalist.

Tea? Now there's a gentleman's drink

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He's a typical limousine liberal.

I think he's just saying that nonsense to sound cool. He probably means it, but like the typical Hollywood liberal, they want US to live according to their views while they live in mansions and are catered to.

I doubt very seriously he lives in a shack and I'm sure he makes a very nice salary. If he hates corporations so much, he needs to retire as he's working for some of the biggest corporations, the movie industry, in the world.

Basically, he's a hypocrite.

One thing, I actually sort of agree about his Tom Hanks comments. I think what he means is that all celebrities are so much in the media these days with People, E! News, etc. I agree, we see Tom Hanks on screen, not an actor.

I think it's part of the reason so many mediocre talents have such undeserved reputations these days. Case in point, Lindsay Lohan. Everyone thinks she's talented but troubled. She's mediocre and troubled. Celebrity is talent in most people's eyes these days.

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I agree with you and the majority of posters here that he seems like a hypocrite and a pretentious tool.

Never heard of this guy until I saw that he may be dating Jen Aniston. Man, can't believe she did it again. She managed to choose the most self-righteous wannabe artist to hook up with. She clearly learned nothing from her experience with John Mayer.

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just wanted to say..Jennifer Aniston seems like a sweetheart; I doubt this guy is truly a douche. I dont think someone like her would go for a d!ck.

all they really want is love's confusing joy

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Sweetheart? She seems like a homewrecker. What a hypocritical couple! I used to love this guy, but reading about him makes me wonder what type of person he is. He is against commercial-ness of Hollywood and the US, and all this other BS. By dating her, he is dating a commercial. BORING. Too bad for his ex.

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how do you even know that its true? half of whats written in the tabloits are false or greatly exaggerated. They dont even need a source, they just add that in their to seem credible.

Don't be afraid to fall in love. It's the only thing that matters in life

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Yeah, like Jennifer Aniston always chooses the right guy, never made a mistake in her choices.

-Chandler Bing

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John Mayer is the only "poor choice" that comes to mind and it seemed to me that it was probably a fling more than anything. My I have no proof to really make an assumption.

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I agreed a little bit about that Tom Hanks quote in the sense that the fact that celebrities are so overexposed does affect getting really attached to the movie/character. I hate seeing the behind the scenes things because it kind of ruins the whole mystic. I'm more interested in the characters than the actors themselves- for the most part; not always.

I dont think he's that big of a d!ck. I mean I appreciate honesty. I hate how celebrities care about their image so much; they're people just like the rest of us and they have opinions too. People should stop being so judgemental.

all they really want is love's confusing joy

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I like how Jennifer Aniston of all people got called a homewrecker in this thread...well done

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Except for the Starbucks/McDonald's quote I think they're okay (half of them are about TH though giveup.gif).

I really like his last quote, the one about TV. Pretty awesome.

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I watched the movie 5b4 Megamind (2010). It's a perfectly fine movie. But you can never fully believe that movie. How can we believe this man is Megamind's father? We know it's Justin Theroux and we know the color of the leather jacket Jen Aniston bought for him in L.A. because we saw a picture of it in People magazine. His celebrity has corrupted his art form.

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I don't agree with him about Tom Hanks. I think he's believable in his work, but I guess it would be a boring world if everyone had the same opinions.

I haven't seen or heard many bad comments about Tom Hanks, then again I haven't heard him make many bad comments about anybody else either.

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You forgot to add terrible actor as well.

The last time you saw a signature this cool, you looked at my last post.

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