Julie Delpy: "90 Percent of Movies Made in Hollywood are Crap"
Just moments away from the 86th Academy Awards, Julie Delpy decided it was time to sound off her opinion on the men behind the screen and the state of independent films.
During an interview with So Film at the Spirit Awards this evening (March 1), the "Before Midnight" star said, "We have the Golden Globes. If you could see it, you wouldn't believe that there's anything good about it. The same goes for the Oscars."
"It's 90 percent white men over 70 who need money because they haven't done anything in a long time. You just need to give them two or three presents and they're in your pocket. It doesn't mean anything to me, so I don't really care if there are women in the selection process," Delpy added.
Julie is nominated for an Oscar along with Ethan Hawke and director Richard Linklater for writing the script to "Before Midnight," but she's not afraid to give her opinions on the Academy's process. She didn't stop there though. Julie went on to lament the state of Independent film and the impact of big producers including Harvey Weinstein.
"I think they love cinema, but they also like to take a movie and give it an added value, then kill everything left behind," Julie explained. "This has a lot to do with the Oscars. In the '90s, there were real independent movies, but they have slowly been crushed by the majors. The minute they take over something, they crush it. ... Every time I've become a part of the Hollywood mainstream, it's been crap! Let's be honest: 90 percent of movies made in Hollywood are crap."
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