Just a chatty thread regarding actors in general, but I'll target DeNiro in this, just for an example.
I...Used...to be a big movie buff. I never really cared for or followed the Hollywood gossip stuff because honestly(I, like many) just "like" these
people for their on screen ability.
I've always liked bob(can I call him bob?, no, well F it, I'm going to call you bob).
The jist is that the best anyone in hollywood could hope to do is hide in the shadows with regard to their personal life or their "real" character
lest they alienate a good portion of their fans and the net effect will hit them square in the pocket book.
Bobby(I call him bob, he doesn't like it) went all TDS and just went all crazy old man. Thankfully for him, he's out of the boxoffice for the most
part. But others have "made the move" and felt the effects. Mel did it(unintentionally) and tom did it with his nut job scientology crap.
People don't want' to know the REAL you, just the you they have created in their mind through your films. I've loved(the topic of this post) bob for
his on screen roles for decades.
You want to maintain that aura, that what makes people want to "obsess" over your very presence.
When you go all crazy(either politics, religion or just anything that makes you seem like the town nutter). People will get to the point where they
actually would AVOID you in public. And it's sad, not sad because you turn out to be an actual person(a foolish person, like 99 percent of the rest of
us) but because you took the one thing in your favor and dump it down the toilet.
I still will watch his movies, but they hurt my neck these days, because I'm constantly shaking it back and forth while thinking what a dip# he is(I
have the same problem with tom, who is a fantastic actor).
This was written from the standpoint of an old(ish, for reference I'm mid 30's, that might be a shock for most here) movie buff...
22-11-2019 by MisterSpock because: (no reason given)