I just got back into the country from making my latest movie and the asshole sitting next to me in first class wouldn't shut up about how "great" Danny Boyle is. He had the nerve to say "Trainspotting" was the best film in 1996 (I guess he never heard of "Scream" or "The Craft") and should have won the Oscar. Don't even get me started on the fact this jerk won a bunch of awards for that hackneed mess "Slumdog Millionaire," but to suggest he should have won even more for a shitty movie that is inaccurate in its depiction of heroin abuse withdrawal? I asked him how he could buy into a movie that a guy literally GOES INTO A TOILET TO RETRIEVE HEROIN? And he swims in the water for a long time, too. Is he a fish? Does the heroin make him so he can hold his breath for a really long time? I nearly threw up when he came out of that disgusting toilet. And it's not a metaphor because he then leaves the bar and is all wet, so we're to believe it all actually happened. It's just so ridiculous and I hate the love this movie continues to get all these years later. I had a girlfriend many years ago who secretly liked Danny Boyle and even had the book version that they made of the movie to cash in on it's success. When I found it in her room, I was so tempted to just rip it in half. I dumped her a couple days later.
I have to remember to lie when people on the plane ask me what I do for a living.