Michael Douglas Says Social Media Is Taking Jobs Away From American Actors?

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Calm down, old man.

In a statement that makes him seem like he’s 4,000 years old, Michael Douglas says American actors are losing roles to foreign actors because of…selfies. YEP, sefies.

In an article published on Wednesday, the 70-year-old actor spoke with London’s Independent about the current state of the entertainment industry and how young American actors aren’t getting the best parts!

The Ant-Man star exclaimed:

“There’s something going on with young American actors—both men and women—because the Brits and Australians are taking many of the best American roles from them.”

Specifically, he targets the younger generation’s obsession with social media, and how a thespian’s looks are taking priority over their craft!

“Clearly, it breaks down on two fronts. In Britain they take their training seriously while in the States we’re going through a sort of social media image conscious thing rather than formal training. Many actors are getting caught up in this image thing which is going on to affect their range.”

He also criticizes the US’s lack of manliness:

“With the Aussies, particularly with the males it’s the masculinity. In the US we have this relatively asexual or unisex area with sensitive young men and we don’t have many Channing Tatums or Chris Pratts, while the Aussies do. It’s a phenomena.”

Overall, actors are simply not acting!

“There’s a crisis in young American actors right now. Everyone’s much more image conscious than they are about actually playing the part.”

(via Perezhilton)

This sounds like a can’t win situation from an actor who is frankly, out of touch.  So what- if you’re off social media you’re “manly and desireable,” and if you are on it and trying to promote yourself you’re “image conscious?” Hmmmm.

Do you agree with Douglas?

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