Ray Liotta has some harsh things to say about Hollywood’s tentpole films

Updated on Jul 14, 2016 02:04 PM IST
Goodfellas actor Ray Liotta has criticised Hollywood’s focus on “tentpole movies” - arguing that studios are making “less and less” great films.
Ray Liotta in a still from Goodfellas, the Martin Scorsese film that shot him into fame.
Ray Liotta in a still from Goodfellas, the Martin Scorsese film that shot him into fame.
PTI | By, London

Goodfellas actor Ray Liotta has criticised Hollywood’s focus on “tentpole movies” - arguing that studios are making “less and less” great films.

The 61-year-old actor said that he thinks undeserving movies now win Academy Awards - because there’s not enough competition, reported Digital Spy.

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“Cinema is becoming more and more about tentpole movies. There’s a few good movies, but they’ve become less and less. And now for some crazy reason, they nominate 10 pictures for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. I’m like, really, how many were really Oscar-worthy? Maybe three, if that?” he said.

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“They just aren’t making enough of what they used to do. They seem like they’re more anxious to spend $250 million on one tentpole movie than make 20 movies for $10 million.”

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