Douglas blames media as reason for losting American roles

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Michael Douglas
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Michael Douglas thinks young Hollywood actors are losing roles because of their obsession with social media.

The actor spoke with London's Independent earlier this week and expressed why he thinks Hollywood is suffering an image crisis.

"There's something going on with young American actors—both men and women—because the Brits and Australians are taking many of the best American roles from them," the Oscar winner said.

"Clearly, it breaks down on two fronts," Douglas explained, "In Britain they take their training seriously while in the States we're going through a sort of social media image conscious thing rather than formal training. Many actors are getting caught up in this image thing which is going on to affect their range."

He continued, "With the Aussies, particularly with the males it's the masculinity. In the US we have this relatively asexual or unisex area with sensitive young men and we don't have many Channing Tatums or Chris Pratts, while the Aussies do. It's a phenomena."

The actor, who is set to appear alongside Paul Rudd in Ant-Man, in theaters July 17, brought his wife, Catherine Zeta Jones and their children Dylan, 14, and Carys, 12, to the London premiere of the movie.

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