Rupert Everett Slams Jennifer Aniston & William Shakespeare

Cary Fagan

everettRupert Everett has a bone to pick with Jennifer Aniston. The British actor told the BBC that no matter how badly their films tank, certain actors are pretty much above the fray and thus consistently able to get work -- and remain on the A-list -- despite poor box office showings.

He singles out the rom-com actress by name:

OK, something will go wrong, like Jennifer Aniston will have one too many total flops, but she's still a member of that club, And she will still manage to…like a star forming in the universe, things will swirl around her and it will suddenly solidify into another vital tasteless rom-com, a little glitter next to the Crab Nebula.

Hey -- I'm not exactly a Jennifer Aniston fan, but I'd rather sit through The Switch than listen to this load of sour grapes. 

What gives, Rupert? Why the jealousy?

This isn't the first time this B-list actor has directed his wrath toward his fellow thespians.

Everett claimed that Michael Jackson was a freak and added: "I think it was fortuitous that he died."

On George Clooney the actor:

Clooney thinks that, provided he does films which are politically committed, he’s allowed to do Ocean’s 11, 12, and 13. But the Ocean’s movies are a cancer to world culture. They’re destroying us.

On Clooney the man:

He’s not the brightest spark on the boulevard. He’ll be president one day. Mark my words, if he’s straight, he’ll be president.
On pretty much everyone else:
De Niro, Redford, Keaton, Allen, Pacino … They’re all just tragic parodies of themselves. Al Pacino looks like a mad old freak now. I say give it a rest, or go and do some serious stuff… The other day I saw a film called Because I Said So with Diane Keaton and I thought, ‘here’s one of the women we loved most in 1970s cinema, debasing and humiliating herself in this load of trash.

Even William Shakespeare is not spared. Everett labeled the bard as an overrated writer who should be banned for the next 100 years. 


It's no secret that the actor feels that his coming out as a gay man stalled his Hollywood career.

You know what? It probably did -- and that offends me. But so does Rupert Everett. The former co-star of that film classic, My Best Friend's Wedding, is in no position to judge. At all.

Do you think Rupert Everett's criticism of Jennifer Aniston is fair?

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