PALIN TURNED DOWN MOVE TO HOLLYWOOD

PALIN TURNED DOWN MOVE TO HOLLYWOOD

MONTY PYTHON star MICHAEL PALIN refused to take his career to Hollywood - because he prefers the comfort of his British home.
The actor starred in a string of successful films in the 1980s, but declined offers to move to Tinseltown as he was put off by the hectic lifestyle.
And he feared the only movie parts available to him in Los Angeles would be stereotypical English roles.
He says, "I'm not sure that failure's quite the right word. What happened was that, all these films that I made, like Time Bandits, and Brazil and A Private function, A Fish Called Wanda, they all did very well in America, but they were all made here (Britain). So I was being asked, you know, your films have done well, come over to Hollywood, we'll write you a part here.
"Now, the only parts that some British actors at my age were getting in Hollywood were butlers, things like that... they all end up as butlers in some Hollywood mansion. And I realised that as insidiously lovely though the whole Hollywood lifestyle might be... you know balls, and massage parlours, and off to Las Vegas every weekend and all that, (it) wasn't really what I wanted. I quite like being at home."

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The Ex-Leper: I'm not disagreeing with him but Ian McKellen is an old British actor and he has in his later years played a mutant and a wizard...just saying...but I love that Michael is such a homely family man...it's reassuring : )

PINING FOR THE FJORDS: Good for him! But for purely selfish reasons, I'd kind of like him to at least visit the USA a little more often, preferably the East Coast. I'm still really mad that I missed the entire Monty Python team in NYC, as that would probably have been easily done. D<

thewastelandr at 3:11 pm January 04

I agree with you! I found out that Terry J. had been in Kalamazoo, MI for a Medieval conference, which is only an hour away from my hometown! Sad. Where on the E. Coast are you? I'm in Boston.

Lady April: Smart Man!

amazonblonde1: WELL I WOULD LIKE TO BORROW HIM FOR AWHILE ANYWAY LOL

amazonblonde1: I KNOW HIM WITH OUT EVEN MEETING HIM.. HOLLYWOOD SUCKS ANYWAY MIKE. BUT THERE ARE SOME LOVE COUNTRYSIDES HERE IN AMERICA ALSO BUT YOU ARE A HOME BODY TO TRADITION I KNEW THAT AND YOU DO NOT LIKE CHANGE THAT WOULD ROCK YOUR WORLD

amazonblonde1: I KNOW HIM WITH OUT EVEN MEETING HIM.. HOLLYWOOD SUCKS ANYWAY MIKE. BUT THERE ARE SOME LOVE COUNTRYSIDES HERE IN AMERICA ALSO BUT YOU ARE A HOME BODY TO TRADITION I KNEW THAT AND YOU DO NOT LIKE CHANGE THAT WOULD ROCK YOUR WORLD

thewastelandr: Good for him - Hollywood is overrated! Nothing beats the quiet English countryside.

Palins passepartout: I am so glad he didn't go! He belongs to us, now and for always!

mrsCutout: Awwww so modest and so down to earth!*melts*

WackyQueen: Good choice!