Ryan Phillippe has made over 30 films throughout his career, but guess what? Only five of those are ones he’d consider to be any good. Damn, at least he’s honest! But which five did he mean, anyway?
From US Weekly:
“I’ve made 30-plus films over 20 years,” Reese Witherspoon‘s ex-husband, 40, told the Los Angeles Times in a recent Skype interview. “And in my opinion, five of them are good. So you slave away and you work hard and you want to make something great, and a lot of times you end up disappointed. There are a lot of elements that are beyond your control when you’re an actor for hire,” he added.
Consider, for example, the 2011 flick Setup. “I did this terrible movie with 50 Cent,” the Lincoln Lawyer actor recalled to the Times. “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.” (Other less-than-stellar movies in Phillippe’s past include 1998’s 54, 2001’s Company Man, and 2005’s Chaos.)
Frankly, I can only count, like, well… one movie I’ve seen of Ryan’s, and that was Cruel Intentions. Which everyone was nuts about when I was in school but I thought sucked. I’ve literally never seen another one of them. Also, I think it’s kinda bullshit that this dude is whining about how shit his movies are – he obviously knew that when he read the script for 95% of them, so I don’t believe that whole “things are out of your control as an actor” bullshit. If the script sucks, your movie will suck, and that’s the end of it. He did it for easy money and now he’s bitching about it/perhaps wanting to try to become credible. Nah, we’re all good, man.