Corey Feldman might be done with acting
August 7, 2021 by: Gaius Bolling
Corey Feldman is suggesting that he may be done with his acting career for good. The actor, who rose to fame in the ’80s in such films as Stand By Me, The Goonies, and THE LOST BOYS, recently celebrated his 50th birthday and it had him thinking about he wants to spend his next half and it may not be in front of the camera.
During an interview with MovieWeb, Feldman expressed that great things have been happening with his music career and that he has even better things to look forward to on the horizon. What he hasn’t been too excited about is his acting career and it makes him wonder if he even wants to do it again:
“As far as the film front, yes, I’ve got a couple cameos. There’s a couple cameos on the way out, but they’re very brief, and that’s it. I have no films slated. I have not decided if I even want to make another film. I have literally taken this as a giant reset. And that’s what this is all about. The 50 year mark for me is saying half of my life is now over, how do I want to spend the second half of it? And that’s going to unfold as the days present themselves, and I can’t tell you what the future holds.”
Feldman attributes his decision to possibly quit acting to his constant frustration of consistently being overlooked by the industry. The actor feels he has given so much of his life to Hollywood and can’t help but feel slighted by today’s producers that are running the business:
“I can’t tell you that I’ll ever star in another movie. I haven’t decided if I want to yet or not, because I feel like I’ve dedicated a lot of my life and a lot of my career to filmmaking, and I feel that I’ve been a bit overlooked. I think if you watch the movie The Birthday, you would understand why I feel this way. I don’t know that I want to dedicate any more of my life to something where I’m not being appreciated… I know that there’s appreciation for my past acting work, I’m not saying that there’s not, I’m just don’t really see myself begging for work.”
Despite feeling this way about the movie industry, he’s also aware that he has naysayers in the music world too. What keeps him going in that arena are his fans and the “instant reaction” he gets from their support of his music. MovieWeb made it a point to say it’s about time that someone like Quentin Tarantino put him in one of his movies, Feldman didn’t sound too optimistic about the prospect:
“You should probably write him and tell him that. You know what, I’ve run into Quentin many times, we’ve always been friendly with each other, and he’s promised he wanted to work with me over and over and over. At this point, I’ve never seen an offer. So, like I said, a lot of people have overlooked my work through the years. I feel pretty scorned about that, and I don’t know that I really want to go back in and ask anybody to help. The only person that ever really wanted to help was Dick Donner, and now sadly he’s gone, and without Dick being there to encourage me back into the scene, I don’t know, it would take a lot. To be very honest with you, it would take something very special to motivate me to want to get back in front of the camera and act.”
I’ve never been a Corey Feldman hater. In addition to his aforementioned films at the top of this story, I grew up with most movies and enjoy a good selection of them. By industry standards, he’s probably well beyond his prime but I also know that many would love to have a filmography that includes some of the films that made him a star. His best time may be behind him but his name is still solidly a part of pop culture.
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