Diagnosis: Douchebag

A long time ago, someone on a defunct movies message board had defended the notion that Roman Polanski is not a bad director just because of who he is as a person. He (Gary) believed that the best directors are bad people. He typed something on the lines of Hollywood having an alternate reality of the ten commandments:


“Many classic directors are alcoholics, anti-Semitics, drug addicts, homophobes, hot-heads, misogynists, narcissistic, pedophiles, racists and violent.”


Regardless of whether they have ceased with their vices, the following directors fit each category…


Alcoholics – John Cassavetes, Sam Peckinpah and John Woo.


Anti-Semites – Jean-Luc Godard and Mel Gibson.


Drug addicts – Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese and Oliver Stone.


Egotists – Michael Cimino, Francis Ford Coppola and Wes Anderson.


HomophobesSammo Hung and Quentin Tarantino.


Hot-heads – Stanley Kubrick, Michael Mann, Rob Reiner and James Cameron.


Misogynists – John Wayne, Alfred Hitchcock, Jackie Chan and Paul Verhoeven.


Pedophiles – Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, Bryan Singer and Victor Salva.


Racists – Victor Fleming, Blake Edwards, John Hughes and Wong Jing.


Violent – John Ford, John Landis and Werner Horzog.


If a psychiatrist had diagnosed them, they would be described as douchebags. Out of all the directors here, the most pretentious was Stanley. One of the make-up men who worked on Tank Girl had asked Malcolm McDowell about working with Stanley on A Clockwork Orange. Malcolm responded by proclaiming that Kubrick is a genius despite demanding to be referred to as Sir Isaac Newton at all times.

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