‘Power of the Dog’ director roasts Sam Elliott over ‘sexist’ remarks

‘Power of the Dog’ director roasts Sam Elliott over ‘sexist’ remarks

Sam Elliott is in the “Dog”-home.

Oscar-nominated “Power Of The Dog” director Jane Campion did not mince her phrases although addressing the 77-year-outdated Western icon’s “sexist” criticism of her 12-time Oscar-nominated flick very last 7 days. The 2022 very best director Oscar nominee gave her rebuttal all through an interview with Assortment at the Directors Guild of The us Awards on Saturday evening.

“I’m sorry, he was currently being a little bit of a B-I-T-C-H,” Campion, 67, advised the magazine right before the ceremony. “He’s not a cowboy he’s an actor.”

The “Bright Star” director, who won very best director BAFTA Sunday for “Dog,” included, “The West is a mythic room and there is a lot of room on the selection. I feel it’s a minimal bit sexist.”

Campion was referring to Elliott’s controversial appearance on Marc Maron’s “WTF Podcast” two weeks in the past, in which he’d called her opus a “piece of s–t.” The “Roadhouse” actor also analogized the people to Chippendales dancers “who put on bowties and not significantly else.”

During his strange tirade, the “Tombstone” star experienced singled out Campion, claiming that in spite of being a “brilliant director,” the New Zealand-born auteur was unfit to immediate a Western set in Montana in the early 20th century.

“Power Of The Dog” director Jane Campion named Sam Elliott a “b–ch” next his “sexist” criticism of her 12-time Oscar-nominated flick.
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Sam Elliott is best known for roles in "Tombstone" and "Roadhouse."
Sam Elliott is most effective regarded for roles in “Tombstone” and “Roadhouse.”
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“I appreciate her prior do the job, but what the f – – k does this woman from down there, New Zealand, know about the American West?” Elliott ranted, even more slamming her choice to movie the Western in her motherland.

Campion wasn’t the only member of the “Dog” posse to react to Sam Elliott’s opinions. In a a lot gentler clap-back again past week, Benedict Cumberbatch termed the “Ghost Rider” actor’s remarks “very odd.”

“Someone definitely took offense to the West currently being portrayed in this way,” claimed Cumberbatch, 45, who has been nominated for the 2022 very best actor award for his function as the sadistic, closeted gay rancher Phil Burbank.

“The Imitation Game” star extra that his character was important as “these people today even now exist in our globe, explaining: “If we are to recognize what poisons the properly in males, what makes poisonous masculinity, we need to have to appear [under] the hood of figures like Phil Burbank to see what their struggle is and why that is there in the to start with spot.”

“Whether it is on our doorstep or no matter whether it is down the highway or regardless of whether it is another person we meet in a bar or pub or on the athletics discipline, there is aggression and anger and irritation and an inability to management or know who you are in that minute that leads to injury to that person and, as we know, destruction to those people about them,” he additional.