The most common reason a movie doesn’t get made, according to one of the movie industry’s foremost experts on the subject, is because there are no good actors.
The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Michael Powell, the executive producer of The Hangover movies, to talk about why he’s the biggest advocate for actors to be given their own names.
Powell said there is a need to name the actors, but there’s a lot of confusion around the issue.
In a recent interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, Powell said the problem is that there are actors who don’t know who they are.
He says a lot more actors don’t get their names called out, so they end up with a generic name.
“The movie business has a lot to do with this,” Powell said.
“You have to understand that people aren’t getting their names out.
There are people who have a lot and then there are people that have a little.
I think a lot people have a generic, ‘Oh, it’s my name’ kind of feeling that they don’t really know who the hell they are.””
I think a large number of actors have a certain amount of respect for themselves and for the actors that they work with,” he added.
“The only reason they don.
is because they don.”
He went on to say the problem isn’t really the actors themselves, but a lack of understanding about the role that acting plays in film making.
“We are a theater and film industry, so we have to put on our best act, which is actors, to get a shot,” he said.
The problem comes from a lack, he said, of communication with actors.
“When I’m in the office, I’m always looking for the best actor and when I’m not in the room, I have to learn what the actor is like,” Powell explained.
“I have to watch the actors.
I have no clue.
I know that the actor who’s playing the role of the character is the actor, but I don’t even know who he is.”
While Powell believes that the public knows more about who an actor is than the actor knows himself, he doesn’t think actors should have to do anything to become their own actors.