Ryan Phillippe Disses His Own Career: “I’ve Made 30-Plus Films,” “Five of Them Are Good”

By Us Magazine Team

For every Cruel Intentions, there’s at least one MacGruber. Ryan Phillippe has been a working actor for more than two decades now, appearing in films including Gosford Park, Flags of Our Fathers, Breach, and the Oscar-winning ensemble movie Crash. But by his own admission, the majority of the titles on his resume are, in retrospect, just filler.

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“I’ve made 30-plus films over 20 years,” Reese Witherspoon‘s ex-husband, 40, told the Los Angeles Times in a recent Skype interview. “And in my opinion, five of them are good. So you slave away and you work hard and you want to make something great, and a lot of times you end up disappointed. There are a lot of elements that are beyond your control when you’re an actor for hire,” he added.

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Consider, for example, the 2011 flick Setup. “I did this terrible movie with 50 Cent,” the Lincoln Lawyer actor recalled to the Times. “It was just a situation I didn’t want to be in. I was sold a bill of goods and it turned out to be something different, which is often the case in this business.” (Other less-than-stellar movies in Phillippe’s past include 1998’s 54, 2001’s Company Man, and 2005’s Chaos.)

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In part because of that, the father of three has soured a bit on the idea of acting for a living, and is now trying his hand at directing. He co-wrote, directed, and stars in the new movie Catch Hell, about a past-his-prime actor who is kidnapped on location in Louisiana.

“Acting alone doesn’t sustain me the same way it used to. Which I think is completely okay if you’ve done something for 20 years,” he told the L.A. Times of why he wanted to direct. “Trying something else becomes really appealing.”

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Kate Middleton's Back on Duty, Pregnant Duchess Recovering From Morning Sickness

Kate Middleton and Prince William have made their first public appearance since the announcement of their second pregnancy and the subsequent morning sickness that kept her out of the public eye — see the pictures

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Kate Middleton Overcomes Morning Sickness to Join Prince William at Welcome Reception for President of Singapore

By Gossipcenter.com

She’s been laid up with hyperemesis gravidarum (acute morning sickness) for the past few months, but pregnant Kate Middleton put on a brave face as she welcomed President of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam with her husband Prince William today (October 21) in London.

The Duchess of Cambridge definitely wasn’t her usual chipper self, however it was impressive that she was able to attend the event, held at Buckingham Palace.

Kate opted for a subtle-yet-stylish grey Alexander McQueen coat dress with a Jane Taylor hat as she accompanied the Duke of Cambridge to welcome President Tan and his wife Mary at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington on behalf of the Queen before moving to the Palace for the official state visit ceremony.

Until this week, Middleton has been spending time with her mother Carole at the family estate rather than at her home at the palace. An insider told press, “Kate is feeling so lousy that she just wanted to be with her family and out of public view. She is extremely close to Carole, who is very much a hands-on grandmother. Between her and their nanny, Maria, Kate has all the help she needs with George while she is feeling so sick. And Bucklebury is somewhere she can just relax and be herself.”

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