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Zach Galifianakis Says 'Being a Celebrity is Sh*t'

Zach Galifianakis Says 'Being a Celebrity is Sh*t' and the way Hollywood works is gross.

Zach Galifianakis thinks the way Hollywood congratulates itself is gross. During the New York Film Festival, Galifianakis was asked where is the line between being a celebrity and an actor. He simply responded by saying, "Being a celebrity is sh*t".

Zach Galifianakis is not someone who will say what you want to hear. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he explained that the way Hollywood and the film industry is disgusting.

"It's confusing to me — all of this is confusing to me. They oversell it like we're curing cancer, you know what I mean? I just think it can be gross sometimes, the way Hollywood congratulates itself all the time."

When asked where is the line drawn between celebrity and actor Galifianakis had this to say:

"Being a celebrity is shit — it's dumb, and I'm not interested in it, I like to be an actor, and that's it. The blurred lines are, I think, manmade. I think celebrity is a manmade thing; it's not innate in us. We have people telling us, 'We should pay attention to these people,' for all the wrong reasons, their personal lives and whatnot. … I'd rather just do my work and go home and watch Lifetime." 

Also at the press screening, Michael Keaton felt the same way, "Anyone can be a celebrity now; this is not a big deal anymore."

Zach Galifianakis opened up about his feelings on the new movie, 'Birdman' directed by Alejandro G. Inarritu. "I agree with what this movie says. I read it, and I'm like, 'Boy, he's taking swipes at everybody, but he's right.' So the truth trumps everything else," he explained. "It's gotten a little out of hand — there's no culture in it. If people were writing about poets, mathematicians and all that, that would just move us forward quicker."

Birdman, centers around Michael Keaton as Riggan Thompson, a former blockbuster A-Lister who is about to unveil a Broadway play in which he wrote, directed and stars, hoping that the risk will bring him the fame he once had. The film includes relationship problems, and personal motivations to taking on a "passion project," creating a presence in modern day social media and interacting with the press. Birdman opens in New York and Los Angeles on October 17th.

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