I’m a Dude, Playing a Dude, Disguised as Another Dude!

Tropic Thunder represents everything that’s annoying about Hollywood. Its goal is to mock the different types of actors that exist in Hollywood. Ben Stiller plays the aging action franchise star who’s finally ready to win an Oscar. Robert Downey Jr. plays the five time award winning method actor who’s really serious about his craft. Jack Black plays the pudgy comedian who somehow has a career despite making awful comedies. And Brandon T. Jackson play the rapper turned actor. With Jay Baruchel playing the first time actor in a major production. All these actors are cast in the movie within a movie, Tropic Thunder. That movie that always has problems and usually goes over budget. Everything goes wrong when they blow the budget and have to film deeper in the war torn country they’re in. Tropic Thunder is hilarious, especially if you’re familiar with the types of actors the actors are portraying. Yes, Robert Downey Jr. is wearing blackface, but there’s a perfectly good reason for it. Plus he got an Oscar nomination. As an added bonus, Tom Cruise plays an ugly, foul mouthed, short tempered executive producer. So if you’re at all familiar with Hollywood, Tropic Thunder is a must see.

The cast of Tropic Thunder

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