Ryan Phillippe has been making movies for two decades now, and in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Phillippe talks about why he decided to get into directing. He’s got a movie out on VOD now, Catch Hell, that he says he was inspired to do because he was tired of making sh*tty films. He referred to one, in particular:
“I did this terrible movie with 50 Cent,” he told me, referring to the 2011 heist flick “Setup” — which as far as I can tell, was never even released theatrically. “It was just a situation I didn’t want to be in. I was sold a bill of goods and it turned out to be something different, which is often the case in this business.”
He also said that, in all of his time as an actor, he’s only made a handful of good films.
“I’ve made 30-plus films over 20 years. And in my opinion, five of them are good,” he said. “There are a lot of elements that are beyond your control when you’re an actor for hire. So this is kind of the beginning of my wanting to take a little more control and be a little more involved.”
Five? Really? That many?
1. Lincoln Lawyer
2. Cruel Intentions (if you must)
4. Flags of Our Father
Anything else? Don’t you dare say, I Know What You Did Last Summer, because you are wrong, and he only had a small role in Gosford Park, so we can’t really count that, can we? Stop-Loss was OK, but not “good,” and Crash was a pile.
No, I think four is about right.
Source: LA Times