Monday, February 25, 2008
The Oscar Pre-show
The "news" at this year's Oscar pre-show, according to Access Hollywood, The Boston Herald, and other sources, was Gary Busey's "wacko" and "berserk" behavior on the red carpet. Alan Smithee finds it interesting that it is considered normal for actors to wait in a line to be interviewed by a television personality with no apparent knowledge of movies primarily to plug the names of clothing and jewelry designers and answer inane questions about their pregnancies, while it is considered odd or "unnerving" to ignore the artificiality of the event and hug people.
Gary Busey has always been enthusiastic, and he has never pretended to be like everyone else. If he had recently starred in a major motion picture, his behavior probably would have been laughed off. What Hollywood really can't abide is actors who step out of their place, who won't simply disappear when they aren't needed.