James Woods criticized ‘Call Me By Your Name’, gets called out on Twitter

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The cast of Call Me By Your Name has been in Toronto, promoting their film, which was met with widespread critical love. CMBYN is now being talked about for major awards, specifically for the two stars, Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet. The story is about a love affair between a 17-year-old (the son of a professor) and a 20-something grad student (played by Armie). The film is set in Italy, where the relationship would not be considered statutory rape – the age of consent is 14. Since the relationship portrayed on screen is homosexual, of course some people are getting their panties in a twist about it, unlike all of those wholesome May-December heterosexual pairings in Woody Allen’s films. James Woods – a “conservative” actor in the vein of Scott Baio – decided to chime in about the film. Woods is 70 years old and he has a gross habit of “dating” barely legal women. His current girlfriend is about 24, but they started dating when she was 19 or 20. So James Woods decided to tweet about the film:

I love nothing more when ancient perverts bang on about “decency.” It would be like Donald Trump talking about the sanctity of marriage (or decency, or sexual assault prevention, or a million other things). So, Armie Hammer jumped in, deliciously:

Which is perfect. And then Amber Tamblyn decided to chime in too:

I BELIEVE AMBER. Anyway, James Woods spent most of last night tweeting. I’m not going to embed that crap, but he was basically saying that Amber was lying and that he actually thinks Armie Hammer is a good actor. He also said words about how he doesn’t care what liberals think. Blah.

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  1. Josie says:

    Has James Woods always been an ****hole?

  2. detritus says:

    Lol, he doesn’t care eh?
    Then why’d he block Armie and Amber?

    Totally believe Amber, and James Woods is trash. I’m assuming he didn’t speak out about Blue is the Warmest Colour?

  3. Nicole says:

    He sure cared enough to tweet about such a “liberal” movie and respond to people.
    And yea I believe amber. If you’re 60 picking up college freshmen I can definitely believe that he tried picking up some 16 yr olds.
    He’s a vile person and I enjoy when people smack him down with his own crap behavior. Much like Joe “I don’t pay child support” Walsh.

  4. Clare says:

    Wow, the a**holes are really coming out of the woodwork this year huh. I suppose they have always been around, but the social and political climate now is such that they have the balls to share their ugliness openly now.

  5. Louise177 says:

    Amber has no reason to lie. Obviously I don’t know her but she doesn’t strike as the type to make something up.

  6. MarionC says:

    Yeah, he has a home near my town as his mother lives in the area. Everyone knows his penchant for barely legal women, even better if they look underage.

  7. third ginger says:

    I found this hilarious. Hats off to Armie and Amber. It just demonstrates that ultra right-wingers have no self-awareness and no shame. They are also irony proof.

  8. Lucy2 says:

    No doubt Amber is telling the truth.
    Woods is disgusting.

  9. lightpurple says:

    James Woods is far worse than Baio.

  10. Bobafelty says:

    My mom met him in an airport once, was star struck. Said he was with a girl she assumed was his daughter or granddaughter until they publicly started sucking face in front of everyone.

  11. Ruth says:

    CMBYN is super creepy though, the people making excuses for it are even worst.

  12. Merritt says:

    I believe Amber. In the early 2000s Woods dated one of the young actresses from Days of our Lives. It was creepy then and creepy now.

  13. Tulsi 2020 says:

    Janes Woods is an irrelevant troll.

  14. IssaGoddess says:

    Those “Hollywood conservatives” are the worst.
    The director purposely picked an actor that looks older than his years and one that looks younger than his year to play these roles and it looks kind of creepy, is it wrong to notice that?

    • HadToChangeMyName says:

      No. And the age difference bugs me; not because they’re gay, but because a 17 year old and a 28 year old are at different points in life. Hated the Kylie/Tyga thing and hate this as well. But the movie, itself, is getting lots of kudos for direction and acting.

    • IssaGoddess says:

      Let’s be honest 16-17 year old do date people in their 20′s sometimes (mostly early-mid 20′s). I don’t think this type of relationship is as uncommon as one would like. But I feel like the casting makes the age gap seems way wider like 13-14 and 35. Which…NO. I think it plays into some negative stereotypes. JMOH.

  15. Miss M says:

    I swear that when I met James Woods at a NYFF years ago, I thought he was homossexual.

  16. Insomniac says:

    I believe Amber. And I’ve never loved Armie Hammer as much as I did when I saw that Tweet last night.

  17. Jerusha says:

    He probably gaslighted Sean Young, too.

  18. Nancy says:

    I am so glad that Seth killed him off on Family Guy. Because of James Woods High, and all of his guest appearances, I associated the two as like minds. Seth MacFarlane, I think is a genius and as left as one can go, while all this time Woods was this alt right troll. Someone linked me to some of his tweets and the guy is out there. Just never know who will be behind door number 2. Geez.

  19. Who ARE These People? says:

    Saw him at an industry function about 20 years ago and even then, he seemed like a creep.

  20. HK9 says:

    I love it when these people who have no decency in their actual lives point fingers at the lack of decency in fictional movies. His habits are well documented and he has no room, no space and no breath to point fingers at anyone or anything, until he decides to climb out of the cesspool of his own life.

  21. Tiffany says:

    I am in love with Armie Hammer now. I have always adored Amber Tamblyn. I have always been creeped out by James Woods, like I have to keep my hand over my drink all night, creeped out.

  22. Marianne says:

    Ugghh Its too bad that James is major a-hole because Hades will always hold a special place in my heart.

  23. Layla Beans says:

    He used to date Heather Graham way back when she was really young.

    Not long after 9/11, he was on Leno telling the story of how he was on a 9/11 dry run flight (legit story). Reported it to the FBI and everything. I wonder if that’s what sent him into the crazy right wing nutcase he is now. The underage girl thing has been around forever though and is totally gross.


  24. DUH says:

    I’m an actor

    recently in a scene study class I was taking the teacher started going on this rant about actors and narcissism. His basic argument was that actors couldn’t be narcissists because most of them hate who they are and want to be someone else. He said he could think of one exception though…

    He said in all his years of acting (60+) he has never met anyone as vain and narcissistic as James Wood.(they did some play together) He went on to say that he was incredibly unattractive physically but that he was obsessed with watching himself in the mirror. They would be having a conversation and James would just stare at himself the entire time while they were talking. My teacher concluded by saying that Wood was just a nasty horrible person and when pressed refused to say anymore on the subject.

    So yeahh I totally believe any of the stories that have come up about James Wood. Dude seems cocky and crazy.

  25. Mel says:

    I will never forget that this great advocate of decency once tweeted a picture showing the dead bodies of the victims of the Bataclan attack in Paris as a way to “protest” lenient (according to him) immigration policies.
    This guy is an asshole extraordinaire.
    I was a bit disappointed in Patton Oswalt when they once were at some kind of award show. They argue on twitter (duh) on a pretty regular basis but that night they were all “no hard feelings” and “it’s in good fun”. No it’s not. Not with that guy.

  26. CynicalAnn says:

    1) I couldn’t love Armie Hammer more
    2) Even though I will admit the premise creeped me out (and don’t throw things-I have teen boys-I want them in relationships with people, male or female, that are age appropriate) I am definitely seeing this movie.

  27. Margo S. says:

    James woods can suck my d**k.

  28. magnoliarose says:

    He is a notorious creeper. No teenager is too young for him. I have been around him before, and it wasn’t pleasant. He is like a sleazy reptile, and he had wet lips.

  29. Sylvia says:

    Yeah, I’ve never heard any good stories about James Woods. He’s a disgusting gross asshole is the gist of everything I’ve ever heard about him.

    I also adore Amber Tamblyn and believe her entirely. I’ll always love her for the rap she made for Tyrese (?) when he started emailing her about “making music together” because he thought she was Amber Rose. That was some funny next level trolling.

  30. Babu says:

    And that, people, is a blind angle of epic proportions … nasty creep

  31. CK3 says:

    The novel and film takes place in the 80s and Italy. It’s probably best not to expect it to conform to U.S. age of consent laws in 2017. Heck, from a cursory google search, Italy’s age of consent is 14 and that only rises to 16 when the individual is a person of influence (priests, teachers, etc.). Also, isn’t 17 the age of consent in a bunch of U.S. states? As for the age gap and them being at different parts of their life, isn’t that the point?

  32. Electric Tuba says:

    James woods is a stupid old bloated cooter who snorted most of his brain away by 1999. Why people pay attention to him will remain a mystery until I finish this next cocktail and mosey on home. Pffffft gross old man

  33. gwen says:

    He’s my hero, I look forward to his tweets everyday.

  34. stinky says:

    No argument that Woods a skeez – im old and I know all about it – but isn’t it fair to say his displeasure at the film is simply based around the fact that the kid in question is under 18?
    “Quietly chipping away at the last barriers of decency” doesn’t sound that provocative of a criticism to me. In fact, it sounds kinda spot on. Hypocritical coming from HIM? …well, yes.