In the last two days Bullock has won an Oscar and a Razzy for her acting abilities. I’ve had people tell me that Sandra Bullock isn’t much of an actress. I don’t care. I like her. I used to care. I used to think that if it wasn’t Brando, Deniro, William H. Macy, or someone of their ilk, the acting was second rate and hardly worth watching.
The years and the idiots have changed me. I will now settle for an actor who is somewhat likeable. I will now settle for an actor that doesn’t have to dictate to me the plight of the Ugandan rainforest and how the US is secretly killing small apes in Indonesia. I will settle for an actor who isn’t ashamed of their past in the manner Harrison Ford is of Han Solo, and all the other actors who proclaim their shame for the roles they’ve used to launch to prominence. I will now settle for an actor who doesn’t expose their shame by trying to prove to us that they know about geopolitics and macroeconomics with their cereal box logic. I will settle for an actor who knows that they are a small part of their fame, and if they didn’t have screenwriters and directors and producers and publicity agents and sycophantic members of press they wouldn’t be where they are today. I will settle for an actor who loves what they do for a living and how lucky they are to be doing it. I will now settle for an actor who understands their role in America, and that that are no more or less important to us than they are. The years and the idiots have changed me. I’ll take a likeable person like Sandra Bullock, who appears to be as genuine onscreen as off it over some Hollywood starlet who believes they are God’s gift to us, and we had better listen to them if we ever hope to save the planet. Good on ya Sandra. I hope your atittude is infectious in Hollywood. I hope the idiots take note. If we don’t like you and what you say, we’re not going to watch you.