Sam Elliott in “The Dog House”.
Oscar-winning “Power Of The Dog” movie Director Jane Campion She didn’t stain her words as she addressed the “sexist” criticism of the 77-year-old Western icon for her 12-time Oscar-nominated flick last week. The 2022 Best Director Oscar nominee Gave her a refutation During an interview with Variety At the Directors Guild of America Awards on Saturday night.
“I’m sorry, Beach was a bit,” Campion, 67, told the magazine before the ceremony. “He’s not a cowboy. He’s an actor.”
Director of “Bright Star”, who won Best Director at BAFTA Sunday for Dog, He added, “The West is a mythical space and there is plenty of room for scope. I think it’s a bit sexist.”
Campion was pointing Elliot’s controversial appearance on Marc Maron’s “WTF Podcast” a couple of weeks ago, where he called it “a piece of a piece.” The “Roadhouse” actor also likened the characters to Chippendales dancers “who wear a tie and not much else.”
During his antics, the “Tombstone” star chose Campion, claiming that despite being a “brilliant director,” the New Zealand-born author was not qualified to direct a western set in Montana in the early 1900s.
“I love her previous work, but what does this woman know from below, New Zealand, about the American West?” Elliot shrieked, as well as critical of her decision to photograph the West in her home country.
Campion wasn’t the only “dog” member to respond to Sam Elliott’s comments. In nice applause last week Benedict Cumberbatch described the “Ghost Rider” actor’s comments as “very strange.”
“Someone has really offended West being portrayed this way,” said Cumberbatch, 45, who was nominated for Best Actor in 2022 for his role as sadistic farmer Phil Burbank.
The “The Imitation Game” star added that his character was important because “these people are still in our world,” explaining: “If we want to understand what well poisons men, and what creates toxic masculinity, we need to research [under] Cover characters like Phil Burbank to find out what their struggle is and why this exists in the first place.”
“Whether it’s on our doorstep or on the road or whether it’s someone we meet in a bar or pub or on the sports field, there is aggression, anger, frustration, and inability to control or know who you are at that moment” causing harm to that person, and as we know, harms those around him.”
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