Here’s a enjoyable one: Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds star Anson Mount are in a Twitter feud over male actors mendacity about their peak on their resumes.
It got began when Gunn sounded off about his frustrations over actors mendacity about their heights, since it could create difficulties within the casting course of:
Gunn, who admits to surrounding himself “with mammoths,” got a good quantity of pushback for this thread, with some assuming the explanation guys lie on their resumes within the first place is as a result of individuals like Gunn received’t rent them in the event that they’re not of a sure peak. But Gunn was within the thick of it and had solutions for a lot of of them:
Absolute nonsense. Men mendacity about their peak in resumes prices them as many roles because it will get them by way of deceit. You’re usually searching for somebody smaller to steadiness out the forged, to make a star look taller, or to suit properly with one other comparable actor. https://t.co/DTnLrCzmIB
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 13, 2021
But probably the most notable pushback got here from Anson Mount, who performs Captain Pike in Star Trek: Discovery and can quickly headline the brand new present Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. He appears to take the view that the issue is with actors specializing in peak moderately than actors mendacity about it:
“Present US with your measurements when we walk through the door. We’ll likely be underwhelmed.” Yeesh.
Gunn had a solution for this, too:
For the file, Gunn is 6’0” and Mount is 6’1″, not less than based on Google, however after this who are you able to consider?
James Gunn vs Anson Mount
So what do you assume? Honestly, although I get when Gunn is saying about utilizing the heights of actors to assist inform a narrative, I’m betting that does disqualify shorter guys lots of the time, so possibly administrators ought to search for different methods to inform that story.
And there are sufficient big-name male motion stars to show that somebody doesn’t must be tall to promote a film. Tom Cruise is famously on the quick aspect at 5’8″. Ditto Tom Holland. James McAvoy is 5’7″ and Daniel Radcliffe is 5’5″. Al Pacino, Martin Sheen, Dustin Hoffman and Kevin Hart are all 5’7″ or shorter, however you most likely don’t assume of them as “short.” But they’re the exceptions, not the rule.
That stated, Mount got here on fairly sturdy. He walked issues again a bit later:
What do you assume? Does Mount have a degree or ought to Gunn be given the profit of the doubt given his expertise? Or possibly he’s too entrenched to see issues from one other perspective?
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