Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bronson Pinchot Speaks His Mind

Bronson Pinchot recently gave AVClub.com an interview to talk about his new movie, Mr. Art Critic, in which he also revealed lots of juicy details about working with some of Hollywood's elite A-List. Here are a few excerpts:

On Denzel Washington: "He’s one of the most unpleasant human beings I’ve ever met in my life, but he’s this mega-superstar."

On Tom Cruise during filming for Risky Business: "He was tense and made constant, constant unrelated homophobic comments, like, 'You want some ice cream, in case there are no gay people there?' I mean, his lingo was larded with the most … There was no basis for it. It was like, 'It’s a nice day, I’m glad there are no gay people standing here.' Very, very strange."

On Bette Midler on the set of The First Wives' Club: "Bette Midler was such a bitch to [director Hugh Wilson]. While he was directing, she would be rolling her eyes, pantomiming with her favorite actors, and she made it very difficult. And he was at his wits' end. He was actually a very nice man, but she was very unkind to him on that movie."

But he had glowing things to say about Tom Hanks: "He is a wonderful and genuine and lovely and down-to-earth person. I don’t know how he does that. ... He’s always been a delightful person, so it’s not really true that big stars need to be driven and repulsive, because he’s anything but."

Read the whole, entertaining interview here.

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