News | Entertainment
24 May 2024 0:49
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Brian Cox has slammed Joaquin Phoenix's portrayal of Napoleon as "truly terrible"

    The outspoken actor, 77, who has spent years sharing his fiery views on other actors' personalities, behaviour on set and performances, also dec lared he could have played the part of the French Emperor a "lot better" than 49-year-old 'Gladiator' star Joaquin


    He said during a live talk hosted by the Evening Standard about Joaquin's portrayal: "It's terrible. A truly terrible performance by Joaquin Phoenix. It really is appalling. I don't know what he was thinking."

    Brian added he was convinced Joaquin's Napoleon performance was also the fault of the film's 86-year-old director Ridley Scott.

    He said: "I would have played it a lot better than Joaquin Phoenix, I tell you that. You can say it's good drama. No - it's lies."

    Brian went on to joke about Joaquin's name, adding: "I think he's well named. Joaquin ... whackeen... whacky. It's a sort of whacky performance."

    'Napoleon', produced by Apple Original Films and distributed by Sony Pictures, was released in November 2023.

    It sees Joaquin play Napoleon Bonaparte as he grapples with his rise to power amid his tortured relationship with his wife Joséphine Bonaparte, played by 35-year-old Vanessa Kirby.

    The film reportedly grossed over $200 million globally and landed several Oscar nominations including best visual effects, best costume design and best production design.

    Brian, most recently famed for playing foul-mouthed media mogul Logan Roy in 'Succession', also took aim at theatre critics who compared his role in the hit TV show to his lead performance in the West End production of 'Long Day's Journey Into Night', currently running in London.

    He blasted: "It's stupid! Why make that comparison? It's so obvious. Most critics are stupid. They really are.

    "Theatre criticism has gone right down the tubes. You think of those wonderful critics of the past, there's nobody to match them now. Because they don't do their homework."

    Former US president Donald Trump, 77, was also targeted by Brian, who said his days of living in America would come to an end of the former reality TV show judge regained power in this November's elections in America.

    He said: "It's very hard to govern America and you certainly don't need idiots like Trump doing that.

    "I do think that (US president Joe) Biden is a good man but he's too old."

    © 2024 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     23 May: Jim Parsons has joked he would only play Sheldon Cooper again in "another lifetime"
     23 May: Prince William has hosted his first star-studded garden party of the year in place of King Charles
     23 May: Tom Hanks says Drake and Kendrick Lamar's feud sounds like "fighting talk"
     23 May: Colton Underwood and his husband Jordan C. Brown are going to be fathers this October
     23 May: Ryan Reynolds admitted "anything could happen" amid rumours Taylor Swift is to play Dazzler in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
     23 May: Katie Price would "love" to marry current partner JJ Slater and have more children "one day"
     23 May: Camila Cabello is "really into Buddhism"
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Former All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith hopes New Zealand Rugby can lure Richie Mo'unga home More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Retail sales are up - for the first quarter in two years More...



     Today's News

    Accident and Emergency:
    A Southland town hall has an enormous hole left by a ute crashing through it last night 21:57

    Entertainment:
    Jim Parsons has joked he would only play Sheldon Cooper again in "another lifetime" 21:36

    Law and Order:
    A man's been arrested after a shooting at a South Auckland hotel last night 21:17

    International:
    Strong winds topple stage at political rally in northern Mexico, killing at least nine people 21:07

    Entertainment:
    Prince William has hosted his first star-studded garden party of the year in place of King Charles 21:06

    Entertainment:
    Tom Hanks says Drake and Kendrick Lamar's feud sounds like "fighting talk" 20:36

    Law and Order:
    A 16 year old boy has died in Dunedin Hospital after an altercation at a bus hub, just after three 20:27

    Entertainment:
    Colton Underwood and his husband Jordan C. Brown are going to be fathers this October 20:06

    Entertainment:
    Ryan Reynolds admitted "anything could happen" amid rumours Taylor Swift is to play Dazzler in the Marvel Cinematic Universe 19:36

    Politics:
    Benjamin Netanyahu's Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer backs Peter Dutton's suggestion to sever ties with International Criminal Court over arrest warrants 19:27


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2024 New Zealand City Ltd