Senior HTF Member
- Oct 26, 1998
In what seems to be a main gripe since the start of the summer box office season, it is now Sean Penn's turn to speaks out against films lacking in artistic and intellectual value.
``In Hollywood ... there's a sense that if you put three thoughts in a movie, then you've broken the law and nobody will come,'' he said.
``The American audience is very interested in being comfortable, so I was very happy to go out there and take a few people by surprise,'' he said.
Rebelling against the power of the box office buck he has nothing but contempt for Hollywood directors who churn out formulaic pictures with no eye on artistic or intellectual value.
``There's a constant beating of anything that doesn't serve the bank,'' Penn said.