Thursday, June 26, 2008
You probably haven't noticed unless you live here in LA. I mean why would you care about the actors possibly going on strike at the end of the month when there are floods, tornadoes, a war in Iraq and Afghanistan, Madonna and Guy getting divorced for the 38th time, high gas prices, low wages, falling home prices, no jobs and poisonous tomatoes?
Well here in LA we don't really care about anything or anyone but ourselves and Tom Hanks proved that last week when he suggested that all the actors take a really crap deal because Tom thought it was a good deal. Well that's because Tom Hanks isn't affected by the deal because he makes a bazillion dollars a picture.
What the deal does is eliminates middle class actors. It creates actors who are wealthy and those who are poor. You won't just be able to make $60,000 a year acting. You will either be forced to work two jobs forever or just quit acting to find a job that pays.
Ben Stiller and Jack Nicholson decided they cared about the actor and not lining their own pockets and so they came out today and basically told Tom Hanks to blow himself.
Remember this the next time Tom Hanks does his aww shucks kind of thing and pretends he is just a regular guy. Call him out on his hypocrisy and boycott his films.