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David Cross still hates doing Chipmunks movies

01.10.2012

David Cross just showed up on Conan to talk about ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIP-WRECKED, and called it "most miserable experience I've ever had in my professional career". He also talks about being "forced at legalpoint" to go on a cruise ship and wear a pelican costume, and his horrible Jewish stereotype producer, a topic Conan quickly dances away from.

This is the third CHIPMUNKS film Cross has starred in, and he's finally out of his contract. But why did he sign up to do three of these pieces of crap in the first place? The money, of course. Way back when the first movie was released he wrote a blog defending his choice to star in it. The blog seems to have disappeared from the net but the gist of it was that he wanted to buy a cottage in upstate NYC and with the money from the first film he put a down payment on it. Can't blame the guy for doing a job for money, really.

Still. it's amusing to see him vent and tell people to not go see the movie he's starring in.

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9:59AM on 01/12/2012
I'm with a few of the other posters - if you signed the contract, you agreed to do it. Be a professional and don't dog the work of lots of other hard working people who were DOING THE JOB THEY WERE HIRED TO DO.

Seriously - you need the work anyway Cross.
I'm with a few of the other posters - if you signed the contract, you agreed to do it. Be a professional and don't dog the work of lots of other hard working people who were DOING THE JOB THEY WERE HIRED TO DO.

Seriously - you need the work anyway Cross.
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6:51AM on 01/12/2012

The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of David Cross

I covered my feelings about this stuff in the Rooney Mara thread.

I covered my feelings about this stuff in the Rooney Mara thread.

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10:00AM on 01/12/2012
Agreed.

PS - My feelings want to cover Rooney Mara in stuff. Woo!
Agreed.

PS - My feelings want to cover Rooney Mara in stuff. Woo!
11:29AM on 01/11/2012

-3 ?

Not a lot of Mr. Show fans I guess.
Not a lot of Mr. Show fans I guess.
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11:57AM on 01/11/2012
I'd be surprised.
I'd be surprised.
12:15PM on 01/11/2012
I am the hated milk machine, everybody hates me nooooow....
I am the hated milk machine, everybody hates me nooooow....
9:26AM on 01/11/2012
Heck, even Bill Murray regretted about Garfield (though That was only in "Zombieland").
Heck, even Bill Murray regretted about Garfield (though That was only in "Zombieland").
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1:19AM on 01/11/2012

You know the Chipmunk movies are like the barn with 3 holes

"Behind the first hole was my wife, behind the second hole was my daughter, and behind the third hole was a milking machine that don't let go 'till it gets 50 GALLONS!" HAHAHAHA! Gentlemen, I propose that these Chipmunk movies are like a milking machine, and unless we shut it down it's gonna whip our dicks right off!
"Behind the first hole was my wife, behind the second hole was my daughter, and behind the third hole was a milking machine that don't let go 'till it gets 50 GALLONS!" HAHAHAHA! Gentlemen, I propose that these Chipmunk movies are like a milking machine, and unless we shut it down it's gonna whip our dicks right off!
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11:17PM on 01/10/2012
When you get to go home to Amber Tamblyn, with an ass so squeezable, you can't have THAT much to complain about.
When you get to go home to Amber Tamblyn, with an ass so squeezable, you can't have THAT much to complain about.
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10:03PM on 01/10/2012
Cue the Violin, and we are suppossed to give a shit why?
Cue the Violin, and we are suppossed to give a shit why?
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8:39PM on 01/10/2012
Seems to me that Cross has every right to be pissed off about the whole situation. First of all he did the first movie to make some quick cash and probably signed a contract that tied him in for sequels not thinking it would go anywhere. It really seems like the studio used him to just get a known actor in it. That's fine if they actually let him be seen and have any lines.

The studio pulled Cross away from filming his own dream project just to dress him up and make a fool out of him. I
Seems to me that Cross has every right to be pissed off about the whole situation. First of all he did the first movie to make some quick cash and probably signed a contract that tied him in for sequels not thinking it would go anywhere. It really seems like the studio used him to just get a known actor in it. That's fine if they actually let him be seen and have any lines.

The studio pulled Cross away from filming his own dream project just to dress him up and make a fool out of him. I applaud him for speaking out against it. After all what does he have to lose? THey didn't bother to give him any lines so why should he bother to give them publicity. Especially when he's out trying to promote season 2 of Todd Marget
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8:29PM on 01/10/2012
He seems like the type of guy who, if they had a facebook, or twitter, would only use updates to complain about things. Love his stand-up and acting, but not so much his interviews. It's like the glass is always half empty for him.
He seems like the type of guy who, if they had a facebook, or twitter, would only use updates to complain about things. Love his stand-up and acting, but not so much his interviews. It's like the glass is always half empty for him.
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7:57PM on 01/10/2012
What the fuck is he bitching about? That fat check cleared didn't it David?! In an awful economy with so many out of work this whiny prick got paid obviously very well to stand around in a bird costume as he directly said himself and now he's bitching?! Waaahhh poor baby. It's a kid's movie, just say kids will love it, smile and move on. No need to badmouth the people who paid you, very dumb move.
What the fuck is he bitching about? That fat check cleared didn't it David?! In an awful economy with so many out of work this whiny prick got paid obviously very well to stand around in a bird costume as he directly said himself and now he's bitching?! Waaahhh poor baby. It's a kid's movie, just say kids will love it, smile and move on. No need to badmouth the people who paid you, very dumb move.
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7:25PM on 01/10/2012

lolololol

I love David Cross. Dude's the shit. I like his honesty about the film.
I love David Cross. Dude's the shit. I like his honesty about the film.
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6:50PM on 01/10/2012
Cross is hilarious. One of my favorite comedians. And his Todd Margaret show is brilliant. I love when actors talk shit about their movies. Whether you're getting minimum wage or millions of dollars, having a boss still sucks.
Cross is hilarious. One of my favorite comedians. And his Todd Margaret show is brilliant. I love when actors talk shit about their movies. Whether you're getting minimum wage or millions of dollars, having a boss still sucks.
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6:34PM on 01/10/2012
Cross was funny in Scary Movie 2
Cross was funny in Scary Movie 2
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8:30PM on 01/10/2012
The best of the scary movies. Him and Chris Elliot made that movie.
The best of the scary movies. Him and Chris Elliot made that movie.
5:50PM on 01/10/2012
these movies suck
these movies suck
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5:42PM on 01/10/2012
While I can totally get behind David Cross going out on a limb and speaking honestly about his bad movies, I was under the impression that studios typically had their actors sign some sort of agreement basically saying that they aren't allow to talk shit about their films for a certain period while his words could effect ticket sales. Not defending the movie, but just saying. Like, I can recall William H Macy coming on a talk show shortly after Jurassic Park 3 and saying the movie was great
While I can totally get behind David Cross going out on a limb and speaking honestly about his bad movies, I was under the impression that studios typically had their actors sign some sort of agreement basically saying that they aren't allow to talk shit about their films for a certain period while his words could effect ticket sales. Not defending the movie, but just saying. Like, I can recall William H Macy coming on a talk show shortly after Jurassic Park 3 and saying the movie was great likely because he was contractually obligated to do so, but then years later he admitted that, yeah, it wasn't very good.
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7:30PM on 01/10/2012
I mean it may just be possible that William H. Macy himself didn't want to scare away audiences (being probably the biggest role of his career to that point). Cross doesn't seem to give a shit one way or another how this film does (thankfully).
I mean it may just be possible that William H. Macy himself didn't want to scare away audiences (being probably the biggest role of his career to that point). Cross doesn't seem to give a shit one way or another how this film does (thankfully).
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5:12PM on 01/10/2012
Conan didn't 'quickly dance away from' the subject, it was obviously edited. Since the show is pre-taped in the afternoon, whatever else Cross said was edited out. Happens on the Craig Ferguson show ALL the time.
As for Cross...honestly if you want to work in show biz, sometimes you have to work in crap you don't like personally. So suck it up, do your job and cash the check. Look at Nic Cage, as an example.
Conan didn't 'quickly dance away from' the subject, it was obviously edited. Since the show is pre-taped in the afternoon, whatever else Cross said was edited out. Happens on the Craig Ferguson show ALL the time.
As for Cross...honestly if you want to work in show biz, sometimes you have to work in crap you don't like personally. So suck it up, do your job and cash the check. Look at Nic Cage, as an example.
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7:20PM on 01/10/2012
Good call on the edit.
Good call on the edit.
7:39PM on 01/10/2012
Indeed. Seems edited.
Indeed. Seems edited.
8:47PM on 01/10/2012
There's some other interviews available online shed more light on the situation that make Cross' complaints more justified.
There's some other interviews available online shed more light on the situation that make Cross' complaints more justified.
8:38AM on 01/11/2012
s'pose Nicolas Cage at least has the excuse of massive tax/real estate problems.
s'pose Nicolas Cage at least has the excuse of massive tax/real estate problems.
4:44PM on 01/10/2012
This was a whole thing w/ him and patton oswalt a few years back, i still think if you're going to do what you consider a sh**ty movie for money, do it with a smile on your face or don't do it at all
This was a whole thing w/ him and patton oswalt a few years back, i still think if you're going to do what you consider a sh**ty movie for money, do it with a smile on your face or don't do it at all
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12:36PM on 01/11/2012
well if you read the story, he didnt want to do it he was forced to contractually
well if you read the story, he didnt want to do it he was forced to contractually
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