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[ October 6th 2004 ]
actor Billy Bob Thornton has created a stir in
the acting world by calling William Shakespeare
"bullsh$t." According to The Sun, Billy Bob, 49,
- once married to actress Angelina Jolie - launched
a scathing attack on the legendary English playwright.
The star of Monster's Ball and The Alamo compared
Shakespeare's work to TV soaps.
said: "I think Shakespeare's overrated. Itís bulls**t.
I'd never go and see a Shakespeare play. Who'd
want to see me in Hamlet? Who cares? I don't know
why actors do it. Shakespeare is just a bunch
of soap operas. Itís not that I don't understand
it. But people think if you speak with an English
accent it somehow makes you smarter. I don't believe
in all the flowery language - all of his plays
are just a series of soap operas."