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Jennifer Aniston's sick of sexist Hollywood
Life Style Extra ^ | 10/12/2006

Posted on 10/15/2006 4:32:06 PM PDT by Panerai

Jennifer Aniston is sick of sexist Hollywood scriptwriters.

The former 'Friends' actress is keen to star in more comedy films after the success of her movie 'The Break-Up', in which she appeared with now ex-boyfriend Vince Vaughn.

However, Jennifer insists comedies are never written with a female lead character and she thinks it is time for Tinseltown to have a major rethink.

She said: "There is not a lot out there. Comedies with male leads are such one-man shows. FiView the profile for Ben Stiller on Celebrity Spotlightlms just don't come along very often with equal female funniness."

In her other comedy outings on the big screen Jennifer, 37, has played second fiddle to Ben Stiller in 'Along Came Polly' and Jim Carrey in 'Bruce Almighty'.

Jennifer's relationship with Vince allegedly ended because the pair were arguing over the 'Wedding Crashers' actor's bachelor lifestyle.


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: aniston; hollywood
And this is from someone who's career is due to her looks, can't be her acting talent.
1 posted on 10/15/2006 4:32:07 PM PDT by Panerai
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To: Panerai

Just shut up and do whatever it is that you do Jennifer.


2 posted on 10/15/2006 4:33:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Panerai
The first sign of when an actor or actress' career is going down the toilet is when they start complaining about the scripts or "lack of roles" available.
3 posted on 10/15/2006 4:39:12 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Jen is a very good looking gal, but her acting is quite lame.

Has she ever done anything of value? Just as Ross (Shwimmer?)
only seems to be able to do whiney Ross type rolls, Jen is
of the same mold, IMO.


4 posted on 10/15/2006 4:47:27 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude ()...Hey Libs........NO FITZMAS FOR YOU.....()
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To: Panerai
Jennifer, it's not sexism. Halle, it's not racism. It's ageism--you've both just gotten too old. It's about youth and beauty, not talent. There's younger and prettier waiting in the wings. Bye.

That's one great thing about annoying Hollywood actresses--they get old.

5 posted on 10/15/2006 4:50:59 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Panerai
Somehow Reese Witherspoon manages to get leading comedy roles. Could it be because she is younger, cuter and a much better actress? Just a thought.
6 posted on 10/15/2006 4:59:05 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Panerai

She's po'd because her husband took that "Pearl story" in which she was supposed to play the lead...and gave it to his shack-up. It belonged to them, jointly, and it appears that he got custody of it.


7 posted on 10/15/2006 5:02:45 PM PDT by bannie
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To: Panerai

Wear more flair, Jen.


8 posted on 10/15/2006 5:03:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mamzelle
That's one great thing about annoying Hollywood actresses--they get old.

Yet, while they are the current young chick, they have no problem with the ageism. If she'd said this when she was young, it might have meant more...might have.

9 posted on 10/15/2006 5:05:05 PM PDT by bannie
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To: Panerai

There are few female comics worth starring in a movie. Rosie O'Donnell or Whoopi Goldberg? How much of them can you take?

Anyone want to underwrite a Joan Rivers movie?

Lucille Ball was a great comic actress, who did quite well in "sexist Hollywoood", Jennifer.


10 posted on 10/15/2006 5:08:01 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone

Too bad about Whoopie. She really was funny.


11 posted on 10/15/2006 5:09:31 PM PDT by bannie
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To: dfwgator
Wear more flair, Jen.

LOL!

12 posted on 10/15/2006 5:39:23 PM PDT by SIDENET (Is it too early for flapjacks?)
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To: bannie
Too bad about Whoopie. She really was funny.

When?

13 posted on 10/15/2006 5:40:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Panerai
However, Jennifer insists comedies are never written with a female lead character and she thinks it is time for Tinseltown to have a major rethink.

If you think its time, why don't you bankroll your own film, Toots!

14 posted on 10/15/2006 5:42:59 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Liberalism in a parasite that ALWAYS kills its host.)
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To: Panerai

Join the Army, Jen. It's not too late.


15 posted on 10/15/2006 5:43:33 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Ezekiel 25:17)
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To: Panerai

Hey Jen, from the money you've made you could live comfortably for the rest of your life. So shut the fook up!


16 posted on 10/15/2006 5:46:15 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Mao said that power comes at the point of a rifle; I say FREEDOM does.)
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To: dfwgator
Jumpin' Jack Flash.

That one made ME laugh!

17 posted on 10/15/2006 5:47:10 PM PDT by bannie
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To: Mamzelle
Jennifer, it's not sexism. Halle, it's not racism. It's ageism--you've both just gotten too old. It's about youth and beauty, not talent. There's younger and prettier waiting in the wings. Bye.

There are some exceptions to the rule, such as Meryl Streep. But then, Hollywood types can't ignore her training, getting a BA in Drama at Vassar College and an MFA from Yale University. Streep is one of the very few older actresses that are still flooded with offers for movie and stage play roles.

18 posted on 10/15/2006 5:55:55 PM PDT by RayChuang88
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To: Panerai

I never really cared for her. I'll take Jennifer Garner, Ellen Barkin & Sandra Bullock over her anyday.


19 posted on 10/15/2006 6:05:06 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Go Bucks.....beat Indiana!!!)
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To: Panerai

Here is a prime example of someone making an astute observation and not connecting the dots. If she is correct the solution to the problem as she sees it is to write something, hit the keyboard Jen your future is calling.


20 posted on 10/15/2006 6:22:01 PM PDT by YdontUleaveLibs (Reason is out to lunch. How may I help you?)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Actually, Aniston has a point. Hollywood makes movies aimed at males, figuring the females will go along to the movie anyway. Thus lots of blow-up-bang movies and ones with lots of special effects get greenlighted, but movies that will draw steadily, such as "The Devil Wears Prada" and "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," have a harder time getting started. There's a big role for a movie company that will make films which appeal more to older women. Come to think of it, films with a plot and appealing actors and actresses wouldn't hurt, either.

I have worked 8 years at our local movie theater, and thus see what sells and what doesn't. We get more films that will bring the women in and less gangsta crap, I'd be happier.
21 posted on 10/15/2006 7:35:19 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (being dragged, kicking and screaming, into the Kingdom of Heaven....)
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To: GAB-1955

Because groups of women don't go out to the movies when they can just sit at home and rent that or their favorite TV show on DVD during their slumber parties or male-bashing get-togethers?


22 posted on 10/15/2006 8:31:50 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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There's a big role for a movie company that will make films which appeal more to older women.

That's what the Man-Bashing...err I mean, Lifetime Channel is for.

23 posted on 10/15/2006 8:33:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

No, it's not. That might be a flip answer, but cable is not the movies. Lifetime picked up the gap when Hollywood went to their current business model, but it's not the same when you have commercials every 10 minutes.


24 posted on 10/16/2006 4:20:37 AM PDT by GAB-1955 (being dragged, kicking and screaming, into the Kingdom of Heaven....)
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To: Panerai
"Jennifer insists comedies are never written with a female lead character "

when the female has talent they most certainly are. Remember Lucy? I'm not a real redhead fan, but "long, long trailer" is a classic hoot!

25 posted on 10/16/2006 8:45:23 AM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you)
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To: dfwgator

hehehe


26 posted on 10/16/2006 9:41:02 AM PDT by kenth (There are three kinds of people in the world. Those who can count, and those who can't.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

HOLY MOLEY!

Someone else FINALLY thinks Ellen Barkin is smokin' hot!

I thought I was the only one.



(no, seriously, there is no sarcasm on this comment!)

Remember the movie with Laurence Fishburn, she was great in that!


27 posted on 10/16/2006 1:04:11 PM PDT by Ro_Thunder ("Other than ending SLAVERY, FASCISM, NAZISM and COMMUNISM, war has never solved anything")
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Someone else FINALLY thinks Ellen Barkin is smokin' hot!

She's also smokin' rich since she split from Ron Perelman.

28 posted on 10/16/2006 1:05:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Panerai

You know why they don't write comedic lead roles for women? Same reason they don't do 'funny' ads directed at women.

Compare your typical beer ad with one for laundry detergent. 'Nuff said.


29 posted on 10/16/2006 1:07:23 PM PDT by dyed_in_the_wool ("O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends" - Koran 5.51)
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To: Ro_Thunder

I'm a girl and I always thought Ellen Barkin was very pretty and had sex appeal (for men).


30 posted on 10/16/2006 1:07:51 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Ro_Thunder

OK..I got The Big Easy on my Comcast Free Movies thing so I'll have to watch it tonight. I also loved her in Sea Of Love.


31 posted on 10/16/2006 3:58:22 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Go Bucks.....beat Indiana!!!)
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To: Panerai
However, Jennifer insists comedies are never written with a female lead character

So, she's never watched a comedy starring Goldie Hawn or Whoopi Goldberg?

32 posted on 10/16/2006 4:10:14 PM PDT by Tall_Texan ("Journalislam" - reporting about murderous extremists as if they are moral equivalents.)
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