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eternalshore

TIL Daniel Craig used to ruin my inventory counts back when I worked at blockbuster


GodHimselfNoCap

Singlehandedly bankrupted the company


IlliniOrange1

Founded Netflix in the process


JustSomeCaliDude

That makes him a supervillain.


trans_pands

Dr. No Rewind


latortillablanca

Never Say Late Fees Again


trans_pands

Return Another Day


HACCAHO

He was good in Road To Perdition and Layered Cake, can’t remember which came out first.


PlatanoMexicano

Road to Perdition was a fantastic film.


taatchle86

Paul Newman was great in it and I’m pretty sure it was his last movie. The music was great, Jude Law was creepy, and Daniel Craig would like to apologize for killing Tom Hanks’ wife and son. Loved it and I haven’t seen it in 17 years or so, due for a rewatch I guess.


-Minne

While Road to Perdition isn’t based on real events, John and Connor Rooney (Newman and Craig’s characters, respectively) were based on John and Connor Looney, who were real criminals in Rock Island. I only bring this up because I’ve got a brother who we’d visit all the time in Rock Island and he lived just a few doors down from [Looney’s House.](http://www.highlandparkri.com/2016/11/john-looney-house.html?m=1) We knew it had something to do with the mafia, and that it supposedly had a hidden escape tunnel that had since been closed, but it never really occurred to me until I saw Road to Perdition and was curious why it was set in Rock Island. Always had boss Halloween decorations, though I don’t think anyone lives there now, although they apparently do have tours.


nimama3233

The tommy gun scene gave me chills


SilentFilmScreenplay

Conrad Hall was a monster of cinematography. Also, it was his last movie and he was posthumously awarded the Oscar for it.


Dry_Insect_2111

*a monster of cinematography Please dude, it's not a clickbait article. A little decorum ?


shuboi666

Holy shit you seem hypersensitive


nevereatpears

As was Layer Cake...


HACCAHO

Indeed!


HACCAHO

Sam Mendes is a fucking master!


JimJimmyJimJimJimJim

I think he’s talking about Tomb Raider


EbonyOverIvory

That would make sense


Leakyrooftops

I liked those movies


reverend-mayhem

Layer Cake, btw. That ending pops back into my head every now & then >!of the morally ambiguous anti-hero actually receiving comeuppance & us not knowing how they fare.!<


HACCAHO

There was one scene in it that looked like tease for James Bond.


joecarter93

That role is why Barbara Broccoli considered him for Bond. Good choice.


norcalgolfgolf

The garden scene.


Funmachine

>Layered Cake


HACCAHO

My bad, Layer Cake. Thanks.


younwahh

Wow. Haven’t watched it in many many years and didn’t even realized Daniel Craig was in Road to Perdition.


joecarter93

Layer Cake came out in 2004. I watched it again just the other week.


norcalgolfgolf

Flash backs of a fool was also an amazing flick.


HACCAHO

The Roxy Music scene gave me chills every time.


East-Bluejay6891

I mean this is really relatable thing as a human being. Appreciate him being honest


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tcote2001

Today I learned 007 is embarrassed by King In King Arthur’s court.


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i_take_no_bologna

i create things for a living, i hate everything i did 1-2 years ago. As the wheel turns i will end up hating what im working on now.


lastofusgr8tstever

Same! As I develop my skills and knowledge I am always embarrassed when I look back! I know this is the natural cycle in life, grow as we go, but still embarrassing


thissexypoptart

That’s good though. Means you’re not a narcissist.


Successful-Bat5301

Eventually it circles back around though. Like I hate things I created a few months/a year ago, but once in a while I see something I did years earlier and I'm like "why am I not this good anymore?" Being a creative is the gift that keeps on giving.


WolfInStep

I’m embarrassed by all my work always. But it gots to be turned in.


wierdness201

I cringe every time I look at something I made. It’s really debilitating honestly.


tadysdayout

In a band and always so hyped on my newest songs then years later hate them. I just accept it now lol


YT-Deliveries

I think that’s pretty standard for creatives. We develop better skills, then go back and see what we did before and think “oh my god… no one should ever see this, least of all myself.” Then we go back and look at our idols and go “I should just quit, I’ll never been that good.”


IamCentral46

I just made a song and I hate it.


thisismenow1989

I hate this personal essay I'm writing *right* *now*. I'm going to finish it, but I think it's awful. Guy above has no idea what he's talking about.


Mundane-Reception-54

That’s just a sign you’ve continued to grow


WhenSquirrelsFry

Yup.


wonderbuoy74

But if the things you created 2 years ago made you famous and/or rich, would you still hate it? If so, then would you give money away that you earned from that? This is a serious question. Too many actors do this after they made it. The kid from 2.5 men found religion and started trash talking the series after it concluded, but I bet he didn't donate a the money he continued to earn from it. Without that series, he would have been a nobody.


CleanAspect6466

>But if the things you created 2 years ago made you famous and/or rich, would you still hate it? Musicians routinely come to hate their most famous songs, why does it matter if they made money from it? Plenty of people hate their jobs but turn up to work every day and don't give the money back they earn, why would they?


HarvesterConrad

I can vouch for that.


LifeIsCoolBut

Alot of people think just cause you made money you should be indebted. Its weird. Like craig didnt sign contracts that made him obliged to do these things. Money/fame worship is such a low tier mindset.


ElPinacateMaestro

That would be a "necessary evil" I think, you're completely allowed (and pretty much guaranteed) to feel embarrassed about your first gigs and stuff, it's parte of growing and changing as a person. We can't change what we did in the past, but we can try and use whatever we gained from it to do better in the future.


The_Chief_of_Whip

Yes? A lot of people hate their most popular work. It isn’t about the money or the fame, they just feel that the quality of work isn’t as high as they have more experience now. This is extremely common


i_take_no_bologna

Yes i would be. Definitely. I have made thing the company still uses and claims is " amazing and our favorite" i constantly try and replace it or not use it with assets. No i would not give away the money because one needs to eat. Its not about morality. When it comes to money thats survival. Have you not done anything you are embarrassed about in your past?


wonderbuoy74

Sure I am, but nothing that I did because of money


[deleted]

People grow up and begin to facepalm over their past selves. This might not be the proper remedy, but at the very least, it’s a sign of self growth


bermudaliving

It’s likely you just haven’t understood how creatives think.


Naldo273

It's pretty standard thing for artists be it musicians, game devs etc to abhor your early work I think for humans in general the opposite is true. It would be pretty silly/embarrassing that you grew so little as a person or as a professional that you can't reflect on the mistakes you've made in the past


Sardonislamir

Not exactly fame, it is an artist thing. when you make something and grow past the skill of that production you see how that fine art is a hamfisted block of wood. Then when you have grown again, the same thing happens to the new work and the older piece becomes even more mangled toward its original purpose in your eyes.


Dough-Nut_Touch_Me

Spoken like someone who has never felt embarrassed by their past actions/creations.


Youwanttoknow1

I have, a lot. Speaking as a person with ADD and anxiety. Wouldn't want to hide it like that though.


Crafty_Substance_954

I mean, it wouldn’t be unheard of for some actors to be embarrassed of work they did prior to becoming huge stars.


Dyslex999

Kid in Kings Arthur’s Court


wonderbuoy74

But without that work, they may not have become big stars. Out of desperation people will conflict with their own values, but one they are secure they can then all of a sudden have character and dignity? F that shiz.


BlinkysaurusRex

You’re looking at it wrong. In most creative or performative arts, you naturally improve over time. You might produce something that you’re proud of(at the time). But as you continue to improve and time goes by, you look back at that piece and hate it. Because it’s not good enough anymore. It’s not up to your own personal standard that you set for yourself. It’s not about character and dignity. It’s the goalposts moving on their own. An athlete might see old footage of themselves, and be embarrassed by their technique back then, because they’re so much better now. There’s nothing undignified about that. It’s just the nature of the beast.


WilliamSabato

It is entirely ok to both acknowledge that work was important in your development, and still think its awful and hate it. You think he is secure and now has character and dignity??? In 3-4 years he’ll probably hate all the current movies. Most people in artistic fields do.


thisismenow1989

I'm pretty sure Craig dislikes the most recent Bond he was in!


BlueLanternSupes

That's normal.... I'm sure if there were footage of the first time LeBron or Jordan played basketball they'd be embarrassed too. You don't become great or even good in your field over night.


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He's taking about when blockbuster was still a thing.. so he wouldn't have been a star then. He just wasn't proud of his work.


thatsingledadlife

big difference between taking whatever part they give you because you're broke and choosing passion projects because you're successful. His 1st major role was playing a South African white supremacist cop; doubt he feels good about that.


PajamaGuardianUrgot

The way you interpreted this is confusing and whack af, how did you draw this conclusion??


Whompa

I hate looking at anything I’m attached to also. Not an actor but I work in a related field.


saxonturner

Seems like someone has never done anything creative. I’m by no means on the artiest side of things but I am a builder, I pretty much hate everything I have ever built because all I see are the imperfections, even the normally imperceptible, I want to rip it all out and start again but the customer never sees it, will call it perfect yet I am never happy. I would assume he had the same thing. It’s the reason some movie starts just never watch their own stuff.


socalhoseluvr

Porn is one hell of a drug.


reverend-mayhem

If Blockbuster had a porn section, it’d still be around today.


sirhugobigdog

Family Video had a porn section and is gone, at least mostly gone.


AccomplishedRow6685

Makes sense. Instructional videos for making a family.


orangutanoz

No money shot when making a family.


juicyhelm

Was Hollywood Video a thing in other places?


xywv58

In Mexico, definitely, I liked it


SnooApples9991

Cockbuster?


SensualEnema

Nutbuster?


murderisntnice

I hardly even know her!


alien_from_Europa

Netflix, HBO, Showtime, etc., all have softcore porn.


cellulargenocide

So he prevented some people from seeing the cinematic masterpiece, A Kid in King Arthur’s Court? For shame.


Solocaster1991

Bro he was in that? I loved that movie so much as a kid


BanishedJedi

Same! I didn’t know he was in it either.


notreal135

Craig’s attempt at an American accent paired with Jolie’s British accent in Tomb Raider is a gift to us all. The people shall not be deprived


eastcoastkody

Tomb Raider was good, whats he doing


randallwatson23

Damn forgot he was in that.


aTROLLwithBlades

Hey if you autograph this I'll never watch it again


shoutsfrombothsides

Sounds almost like anxiety


AverageRdtUser

Honestly relatable lol


HugeJuice5

That cowboys and aliens he should have hid that shit from everyone


DryPassage4020

I don't care what anyone says, I liked that movie!


Ialdaas71

Agree to both easy movie to like it just didn’t really go anywhere


DryPassage4020

Shit anymore I'm a-ok with that. If a movie goes anywhere these days then we just get throat fucked with a franchise.


pewpew26

(Jurassic Park has entered the chat)


reverend-mayhem

It knew exactly what it was & didn’t try to be anything more. It took itself seriously enough to suspend disbelief & knew it was ridiculous enough to give itself permission to do the dumb shit. That Jon Favreau magic. 10/10.


CandiAttack

Same, I actually really enjoyed it haha


JimJimmyJimJimJimJim

I think he’s talking about Tomb Raider


zorbathegrate

I can’t believe he actually went to blockbuster


Hertje73

As long as he didn't hide Layer Cake... that's his masterpiece


squirrelsoundsfunny

Maybe that balloon movie. I actually kind of liked it.


AdTurbulent939

Enduring Love. I really like this film. Also like Sylvia.


Adraco4

I mean, I thought he did fine as a 1 episode villain in Sharpe.


JMAC426

Me and my cousin still call each other ‘old boy’ since watching that years ago


MobyDickPuncher

Kid in King Arthur’s Court holds up better than he remembers.


DoctorMedical

That’s actually a very shitty thing to do. Does Daniel not realize other people worked on those movies as well?


SuperMario1981

What is it with these actors who hate their work?


Onthetoilet_420

I actually love this actor. Favorite James Bond.


Lynda73

I really liked Layer Cake.


Binks-sake-4-u

Everyone knows Blockbuster is just a myth…Nice try Bond


Bean-Swellington

Wow. I totally read that as meaning Daniel Craig was making and then hiding home made movies around blockbuster


JakefromTRPB

What a joke. Don’t bite the hand that feeds you you privileged fuck


binarylightning

My take: we are supposed to believe his fake humility.


AmethystOrator

Also, * Causing customers to waste time searching for a movie where it's not supposed to be. * Causing employees to waste time helping customers search for a movie where it's not supposed to be. Possibly dealing with grief for not being better organized. * Causing the inventory to take longer, and then the extra headache if the movie hadn't been found in the previous inventory, was found in this one, and had to be re-entered in the system.


pusherrrr

Jesus Christ bro, it’s not that serious.


cflenderman

your lack of capacity doesn’t indicate a lack of depth.


AmethystOrator

Try telling that to the customers who wasted half an hour, an hour, or more. Some of who were *very* pissed and took it out on the employees.


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I’m sure he kept the money though


Pedantic_Pict

"I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific.” -Michael Caine, talking about Jaws: the revenge. I feel like this is a perfectly valid stance for an actor to take about whatever dogshit movies they've done.


bgplsa

I kept my paychecks from the local plumbing supply store but I don’t wear their logo polo around town he showed up and said his lines nothing immoral about it.


[deleted]

Do you actively keep people from spending money there?


realdealreel9

“Hmm you appeared in some mediocre films to pay your rent that you regret and yet used that money to pay your rent, curious….”


The_Chief_of_Whip

So what? You’re only allowed to keep the money from jobs you love to bits? What a stupid comment.


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Keeping the money and actively keeping people from enjoying it is a dick move


The_Chief_of_Whip

He hid a dvd under other dvds because he’s embarrassed, he even acknowledged himself that in the grand scheme it will have no effect. It’s not like he’s sending cease and desist letters, it’s a spur of the moment emotional action with almost zero consequence.


PM_ME_YOUR_SUNSHINE

This is as big brained as walking up on ladies interviewing about the horrors of their time spent in the porn industry and being like “bet you kept the money though.” Yeah…. The money was the whole reason they did it… we’re masking over the atrocity of needing paper to survive on this planet and 99% of people can only trade labor for it… by judging the work done… again by somebody that desperately needs money. Daniel Craig was not born a rich famous actor able to choose his passion projects, he’s an employee. And as glamorous as movie stars appear, they enter into rigorous contracts that own their entire self for the duration, and the Bond contracts are famously possessive. So even at his peak he is still an employee at the whims of others managerial and creative decisions.


cflenderman

lots of ass kissers and boot lickers in these comments but you are totally right.


DeepFriedBeanBoy

What… how are they boot lickers? Do you even understand what that phrase means? It’s not like Daniel Craig is actually a cop/spy…


Consistent_Sell7260

What the heck is Blockbuster?


MisterVictor13

Lara Croft was okay.


avarciousRutabega99

Just a good ol’ ordinary British bloke


iliketurkeys1

ungrateful rich jerk


xanderholland

Why? The studio already got the money


LeepII

2nd worst bond every made. The series hasnt experienced such a drop since Sean Connery left.


younwahh

I loved him as Bond.


LeepII

I know a lot of people do. Maybe it was the writing but a poker contest to defeat terrorism really killed it for me. He was never convincing in my eyes as a burnt out super agent, only as a pale copy of jason borne.


CactusDealer-

I refuse to believe it was Tomb Raider (iconic, fuck you) or the power of one so it ain't those


TheManWhoClicks

By that he also wants the other 1000 people’s work involved not to be seen.