So we here at The Movie Press typically stick to covering movie news we care about. We try and stay out of the gossip or trivial news reporting and sift through the endless amount of crap out there and bring you guys the real meat. But every now and again I come across a trivial something that makes me laugh or I feel like sharing, and well the good folks at MTV's Movie Blog really made me chuckle with this. So yes, this is trivial and stupid, but I hope it brightens your day.
Here's there article:
By now, we’ve all seen the hilarious videos over at “Funny or Die” that have sometimes-good-but-often-bad-moviemaker Denis Leary looking back on the high and low points of his two decades in Hollywood. While breezing through the 47 movies on his resume, Leary came across the 1995 Disney bomb “Operation Dumbo Drop.” “I tell most people it wasn’t me, it was Willem Dafoe,” Leary insisted. “Dafoe denies this, but it’s not me – it’s Willem Dafoe. I never saw it. Why would I see it? I’m not in it. I mean, I like Dafoe, but I’m not gonna see every movie Dafoe makes.”
Well, we here at MTV News are all about getting to the bottom of the story. So, when we recently interviewed Ray Liotta for his new Seth Rogen flick “Observe and Report,” we had to ask the veteran actor: Was it Dafoe or Leary that he remembers being on set with him for that “Dumbo” dud?
“He loved doing it,” Liotta laughed, confirming that it was indeed Mr. Denis Leary. “He’s full of sh-t.”
The flick, which also co-starred Danny Glover and the legendary Doug E. Doug, told the lighthearted story of soldiers during the Vietnam War who were determined to deliver an elephant to a village near Ho Chi Minh so the locals could observe a local ceremony. Although its three lead actors were very hot at the time, the film barely grossed $24 million.
Now, Leary has resurrected himself as the star of the gritty TV show “Rescue Me.” And Liotta teased that his former co-star was only trying to extract himself from “Dumbo” to increase his tough-guy cred.
“Totally,” Liotta laughed when asked if Leary was in the film. “And he loved it. He loved doing it. He’s just too cool for school now, because of his show.”