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Quinton "Rampage" Jackson from the new A-Team film says that acting is "gay"

Jun. 1, 2010by: Niki Stephens

I know fighters are usually known for a bit of trash talk. Boxer Floyd Mayweather spent months running his mouth about how he was going to take down Shane Mosley. Of course, he won the fight. But will Quinton "Rampage" Jackson take down the upcoming A-TEAM film with his recent biting remarks?

It all started when the LA Times was sitting down with Jackson for an interview on the final day of principal photography for THE A-TEAM. Suddenly, a crew member for the film walks through and calls Jackson some name questioning his manliness. Not sure whether is was a joke or not, but Jackson got upset enough to throw the guy out. As the guy is leaving, the UFC star shouts, "You're a punk!"

Okay, well some crew member was maybe attempting to be offensive? Jackson stated that the guy wanted to provoke him, "That motherf*cker wanted me to punch him so he could sue me." Apparently he uses that 12-letter cuss word often.

Then Jackson feels the need to say this, "Acting is kind of gay. It makes you soft. You got all these people combing your hair and putting a coat over your shoulders when you're cold. I don't want a coat over my shoulders! I'm a tough-ass motherf*cker!" Okay...would Mr. T approve of this? I'm sure there's plenty of tough-ass actors that comb their own hair and put on their own coats. I know people joke around saying stuff like, "Dude, that's gay!" but his remarks seem a little off putting in the fact that they are silly as all hell.

The other actors in the film know that Jackson is actually a good guy, who just has that other primal side because of his UFC career. Director Joe Carnahan said, "He doesn't have an ounce of ill will — he really doesn't. But he gets painted in this negative way sometimes."

Jackson hasn't had the best experience with the movie biz, "Here, there's a thing called 'pecking order'. I'm not used to that. People can be really inconsiderate of people's feelings. I wasted three weekends in a row waiting in my trailer when they didn't use me at all. To be honest, my experience in this movie industry hasn't always been good. If you know one thing about me, I say time is the most valuable thing in this universe. I hate wasting time. And these motherf*ckers wasted a lot of my...time!"

I know a ton of people that would gladly switch places with you...

Extra Tidbit: Jackson had to turn down parts in WOLVERINE ORIGINS as well as TRANSPORTER 2 because of his UFC schedule.
Source: LA Times

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9:59AM on 06/03/2010
soft is my *ss.. and you know how I can tell you're just another homophobe...... exactly
soft is my *ss.. and you know how I can tell you're just another homophobe...... exactly
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2:02PM on 06/02/2010

Step off

You need to get off his d**k. Rampage is one bad MF! I agree doing this movie made him soft and it's probably why he lost to Rashad Evans last week. You know how I can tell you're gay ............. Exactly
You need to get off his d**k. Rampage is one bad MF! I agree doing this movie made him soft and it's probably why he lost to Rashad Evans last week. You know how I can tell you're gay ............. Exactly
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10:44AM on 06/02/2010
what a homophobe! if not, he really needs to learn how to express himself and perhaps expand his vocabulary......
what a homophobe! if not, he really needs to learn how to express himself and perhaps expand his vocabulary......
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5:25AM on 06/02/2010
The WELL MMA N RASLIN R GAY!!111 comments are really really weak. I mean you guys could at least call him a baby killer or something.

Everyone knows Rampage is a douche but he's charismatic so people like him.
The WELL MMA N RASLIN R GAY!!111 comments are really really weak. I mean you guys could at least call him a baby killer or something.

Everyone knows Rampage is a douche but he's charismatic so people like him.
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1:21AM on 06/02/2010

whoa whoa whoa...

You mean to tell me that the wolverine movie coulda been worse?
You mean to tell me that the wolverine movie coulda been worse?
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12:06AM on 06/02/2010
Rampage is just bitter that Rashad beat him in 114. Pussy.
Rampage is just bitter that Rashad beat him in 114. Pussy.
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11:58PM on 06/01/2010
it's funny because all this time i was under the impression that rolling around on the floor with someone of the same sex was gay.

the more you know... thanks rampage ;)
it's funny because all this time i was under the impression that rolling around on the floor with someone of the same sex was gay.

the more you know... thanks rampage ;)
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11:56PM on 06/01/2010
meh, sounds like the guy was just having a shitty day and got fed up.
meh, sounds like the guy was just having a shitty day and got fed up.
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11:37PM on 06/01/2010

Mr. T

just pities the fool.
just pities the fool.
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10:54PM on 06/01/2010

Sad

Sad that this passes for news. So what? Does anyone really care about what Rampage thinks about anything related to the film industry? If the guy was handing out advice to a cage match, I'm all ears. But this? It's like listening to Megan Fox talk about acting.
Sad that this passes for news. So what? Does anyone really care about what Rampage thinks about anything related to the film industry? If the guy was handing out advice to a cage match, I'm all ears. But this? It's like listening to Megan Fox talk about acting.
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10:34PM on 06/01/2010

Who Cares!!!!!!!

Everyone has to be so PC it's nice to see someone not be so Hollywood and be thereselves in an interview. I wish more actors would be real instead of fake and put on a face for everyone.
Everyone has to be so PC it's nice to see someone not be so Hollywood and be thereselves in an interview. I wish more actors would be real instead of fake and put on a face for everyone.
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9:44PM on 06/01/2010
I'd be goddamned if I got to act alongside the likes of Liam Neeson and still call acting "gay". Is he THAT butthurt that he lost a match?
I'd be goddamned if I got to act alongside the likes of Liam Neeson and still call acting "gay". Is he THAT butthurt that he lost a match?
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9:24PM on 06/01/2010

Dude's a douche

He's dry-humped two different women during two different interviews. (They're both on YouTube.) In neither case did the woman want him to; the last one, in particular, is uncomfortable to watch, because the female interviewer clearly doesn't know how to handle the situation.

In other words, he's not only an ungrateful, over-compensating homophobic moron, but also a misogynist pig.

Oh, but he's a wrestler. Is that supposed to be a valid excuse?
He's dry-humped two different women during two different interviews. (They're both on YouTube.) In neither case did the woman want him to; the last one, in particular, is uncomfortable to watch, because the female interviewer clearly doesn't know how to handle the situation.

In other words, he's not only an ungrateful, over-compensating homophobic moron, but also a misogynist pig.

Oh, but he's a wrestler. Is that supposed to be a valid excuse?
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9:00PM on 06/01/2010

Oh get over it

Oh get over it. He's not saying acting is homosexual, he's not saying he has anything against homosexuals, he's using the word in a slang form. Let's not forget the word itself, "gay," means happy and lighthearted. So seriously, get over it, he's saying acting takes his mean fighting edge away and he's getting soft (he did just lose his last fight).

I seriously cant even believe this passes as news. Yes yes, Joblo posts OPINIONS and this is why I LOVE this site, but you post opinions about
Oh get over it. He's not saying acting is homosexual, he's not saying he has anything against homosexuals, he's using the word in a slang form. Let's not forget the word itself, "gay," means happy and lighthearted. So seriously, get over it, he's saying acting takes his mean fighting edge away and he's getting soft (he did just lose his last fight).

I seriously cant even believe this passes as news. Yes yes, Joblo posts OPINIONS and this is why I LOVE this site, but you post opinions about NEWS and things that matter not this type of non-issue nonsense.
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8:22PM on 06/01/2010

Watch out

He might hunt you down and eat you after this article Niki.
He might hunt you down and eat you after this article Niki.
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7:52PM on 06/01/2010
I don't see what the fuss is about. Actors do get huddled over by people whose only concern is "are the actors comfortable/looking good". That's how it goes. Some actors like the attention more than others, and this guy doesn't seem to like it. The use of the word "gay" is questionable though.

As for the "wasting time" part. I can sympathize with that as well. Making a movie is a whole lot of hurry up and wait. Even television is considered fast paced, and it averages 12 hours of work to
I don't see what the fuss is about. Actors do get huddled over by people whose only concern is "are the actors comfortable/looking good". That's how it goes. Some actors like the attention more than others, and this guy doesn't seem to like it. The use of the word "gay" is questionable though.

As for the "wasting time" part. I can sympathize with that as well. Making a movie is a whole lot of hurry up and wait. Even television is considered fast paced, and it averages 12 hours of work to make 10 minutes of finished screen time. Since he's an actor who wouldn't even participate in the setup time, I can see how he would feel like a lot of his time was wasted.
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7:40PM on 06/01/2010
Rampage looks worse then the cgi in the trailer. I hope he never acts again.
Rampage looks worse then the cgi in the trailer. I hope he never acts again.
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7:21PM on 06/01/2010
A: Acting - not gay. Rampage - not very articulate. Was he hired for his vocabulary and conversational acumen? Then the casting director should be fired.

B: Movie Stars are pampered, and there's a lot of BS that goes on around the set. if you're not used to it, it probably is infuriating, and pissy actors throwing their weight around probably do seem like overgrown children.

I agree with part of his statement, even if he could have made it better, and even if he is totally ignorant of
A: Acting - not gay. Rampage - not very articulate. Was he hired for his vocabulary and conversational acumen? Then the casting director should be fired.

B: Movie Stars are pampered, and there's a lot of BS that goes on around the set. if you're not used to it, it probably is infuriating, and pissy actors throwing their weight around probably do seem like overgrown children.

I agree with part of his statement, even if he could have made it better, and even if he is totally ignorant of the irony of the context in which it was made.
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7:20PM on 06/01/2010
All I know this guy will beat the shit out of everyone here with his eyes closed..and he doesn't need to be rolling around the floor to do so.
All I know this guy will beat the shit out of everyone here with his eyes closed..and he doesn't need to be rolling around the floor to do so.
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7:07PM on 06/01/2010

"rampage" and "humble"... hahahhahahaahaa!!

i'm sure this was 100% taken out of context. and even if it wasn't, this dude doesn't know the meaning of humble.
i'm sure this was 100% taken out of context. and even if it wasn't, this dude doesn't know the meaning of humble.
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7:01PM on 06/01/2010
As someone else suggested, his comments may very well have been taken out of context, but if by chance he is being sincere I will just say this: if I were in his shoes and I had a prominent role in a major motion picture that was almost sure to be a box office hit, I would wait for weeks on end if that's what it took. You'd think he would be a little grateful.
As someone else suggested, his comments may very well have been taken out of context, but if by chance he is being sincere I will just say this: if I were in his shoes and I had a prominent role in a major motion picture that was almost sure to be a box office hit, I would wait for weeks on end if that's what it took. You'd think he would be a little grateful.
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6:46PM on 06/01/2010

Haha Acting is gay...

And yet wrestling and ufc are 'manly'
And yet wrestling and ufc are 'manly'
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6:33PM on 06/01/2010

Rampage Can Eat A Dick...

....every line he delivers in the A-Team trailer makes me cringe.
....every line he delivers in the A-Team trailer makes me cringe.
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6:32PM on 06/01/2010
I'll gladly quit my job and switch jobs with him, if he doesn't like it.
I'll gladly quit my job and switch jobs with him, if he doesn't like it.
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5:45PM on 06/01/2010
Probably taken out of context. Anyone familiar with Rampage's personality knows that he jokes around A LOT. The literal interpretation of this is probably very misleading and not what he was trying to say.

And he's right about how much actors get pampered.
Probably taken out of context. Anyone familiar with Rampage's personality knows that he jokes around A LOT. The literal interpretation of this is probably very misleading and not what he was trying to say.

And he's right about how much actors get pampered.
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5:38PM on 06/01/2010
after Rampage's performance in Midnight Meat Train it is safe to say, given his rule, he is not nearly gay enough.

That said, BrundleRob is right. Rampage is entertaining in the UFC
after Rampage's performance in Midnight Meat Train it is safe to say, given his rule, he is not nearly gay enough.

That said, BrundleRob is right. Rampage is entertaining in the UFC
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5:35PM on 06/01/2010

Eh

That's just the kind of guy Rampage is. I really hope this doesn't make a lot of moviegoers think he's a douche or anything like that. I love Rampage, he's a hilarious guy and a true badass. By the way, he didn't get his ass kicked, he just got taken down on Saturday. Rashad's opening right didn't rock him, just caught him off balance.
That's just the kind of guy Rampage is. I really hope this doesn't make a lot of moviegoers think he's a douche or anything like that. I love Rampage, he's a hilarious guy and a true badass. By the way, he didn't get his ass kicked, he just got taken down on Saturday. Rashad's opening right didn't rock him, just caught him off balance.
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5:52PM on 06/01/2010
No joke! He was just thrown off balance, I think Rashad was more effected by Rampage's strikes in the last round. To bad he did'nt rush in and capitalize on that moment more. And he is a great guy
No joke! He was just thrown off balance, I think Rashad was more effected by Rampage's strikes in the last round. To bad he did'nt rush in and capitalize on that moment more. And he is a great guy
6:03PM on 06/01/2010
Didnt get his ass beat? Dude knocked Rashad down hard and then just stood there as evans regained his momentum instead of going for the kil right then and there. true that he didnt get his "ass kicked" but still rampage should have DOMINATED and fell very short
Didnt get his ass beat? Dude knocked Rashad down hard and then just stood there as evans regained his momentum instead of going for the kil right then and there. true that he didnt get his "ass kicked" but still rampage should have DOMINATED and fell very short
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5:31PM on 06/01/2010
Listen, after seeing him get his ass whooped this past weekend maybe he should have focused on his fighting and training more then his acting, but like thelast line of the article says... "you know how many people would swtich places with you" lets be a little more humble there rampage whether you really are a hardass or not
Listen, after seeing him get his ass whooped this past weekend maybe he should have focused on his fighting and training more then his acting, but like thelast line of the article says... "you know how many people would swtich places with you" lets be a little more humble there rampage whether you really are a hardass or not
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5:28PM on 06/01/2010
Our very own Dave Davis had the best reply to all this: "As opposed to his day job, which involves rolling around on the floor with shirtless muscular men to get the dominant "position". Nothing gay about that at all!"
Our very own Dave Davis had the best reply to all this: "As opposed to his day job, which involves rolling around on the floor with shirtless muscular men to get the dominant "position". Nothing gay about that at all!"
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5:57PM on 06/01/2010
AMEN!!!
That really is the best reply to anything that Rampage says.
AMEN!!!
That really is the best reply to anything that Rampage says.
6:42PM on 06/01/2010
And I doubt your Dave Davis hasn't really seen much of Rampage, enough to at least know he doesn't do much of that at all in his fights.

Tired of these judgemental pratts that take this outlook on MMA.
And I doubt your Dave Davis hasn't really seen much of Rampage, enough to at least know he doesn't do much of that at all in his fights.

Tired of these judgemental pratts that take this outlook on MMA.
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