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8 QUESTIONS WITH MARLON WAYANS

Director Marlon Wayans doesn't care if his works offend those who studied film-making

Actor and producer Marlon Wayans is back with another comedy that is making millions despite getting poor reviews

Published on Jun 30, 2014 1:29 PM
 
Marlon Wayans. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

Movies starring American actor Marlon Wayans have almost always been mauled by film critics, not that he cares.

The 41-year-old star and producer of comedies such as Scary Movie (2000) and White Chicks (2004) tells Life! in a very straightforward manner that he makes movies "for my audience, not for the critics".

He says: "I don't expect critics to like my movies. They are journalists who are always so serious about everything. My writing's for the audience who are young at heart and just want a good laugh.

"If my words are offensive to any journalist who went to school to learn about the so-called 'art and craft of film-making', then that's too bad."

 
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"If my words are offensive to any journalist who went to school to learn about the so-called 'art and craft of film-making', then that's too bad."

Marlon Wayans on criticisms of the movies he wrote being offensive

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