We Americans have always considered Hollywood, at best, a sinkhole of depraved venality. And, of course, it is. It is not a Protective Monastery of Aesthetic Truth. It is a place where everything is incredibly expensive.
Over in Hollywood they almost made a great picture, but they caught it in time.
Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.
Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for movie stars.
Hollywood: Ten million dollars’ worth of intricate and highly ingenious machinery, functioning elaborately to put skin on baloney.
You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood and place it in the navel of a fruit fly, and still have room left for three caraway seeds and an agent’s heart.
I am sick of hearing about Hollywood being against this war. Hollywood’s heavy hitters, the real power brokers and cover-of-the- magazine stars, have been largely silent on this issue. But Hollywood, the concept, has always been a popular target. I remember when the Columbine High School shootings happened. President Clinton criticized Hollywood for contributing to […]
When you get through all the phony tinsel of Hollywood, you find the genuine tinsel underneath.
It’s a great place to live, but I wouldn’t want to visit there.” (On Hollywood)
Hollywood is like being nowhere and talking to nobody about nothing.