Green Book Director Peter Farrelly apologizes for inappropriate behavior

& # 39; I thought I was funny & # 39 ;: Green Book Director Peter Farrelly apologizes for blinking his genitals to people, including Cameron Diaz, on film sets

  • Peter Farrelly, director of Green Book, apologized after reports showed that he liked to describe his genitals as a joke while working
  • According to reports Farrelly claimed unsuspecting people his penis, including actress Cameron Diaz
  • & # 39; I was an idiot. did this decades ago and I thought I was funny and the truth is that I am ashamed and that it is doing me shrink now & # 39 ;, Farrelly admitted

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Peter Farrelly, director of Green Book, apologized after reports showed that he liked to blast his genitals as a joke during filming.

The Cut on Wednesday published excerpts from a 1998 Newsweek story in which Farrelly and his brother and frequent filmmaking partner Bobby Farrelly liked to use listeners to make people look at his penis.

The acclaimed director made a statement through his writers, stating that the descriptions of the stories are true.

Peter Farrelly, director of Green Book & # 39 ;, apologized after reports had appeared that he liked to blink his genitals as a joke while filming

& # 39; I was an idiot. I did this decades ago and I thought I was funny and the truth is that I am ashamed and that it makes me tickle now. I'm really sorry.

Those who told Newsweek that they had been misled included film director Tom Rothman and actress Cameron Diaz, who played the leading role in Farrelly's comedy at the time: "Something About Mary & # 39; s Something About Mary & # 39;

According to Newsweek, Diaz said about the incident: & # 39; When a director shows you his penis the first time you meet him, you must recognize the creative genius.

& # 39; Green Book & # 39 ;, with stars like Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortenson as a black concert pianist and his Italian-American driver who become unlikely friends, won a Golden Globe Award for best musical or comedy film on Sunday.

In another Newsweek story from 1998, film director Tom Rothman, now chairman of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, reports that he flashed & # 39 ;.

& # 39; It was not a nice sight. In fact, I'm still recovering, & # 39; he told the reporter of the publication.

Farrelly's other points are & Dumb and Dumber & # 39; and & # 39; Shallow Hall & # 39 ;.

Cameron Diaz was one of the actors who claimed Farrelly flashed at her. She said that the incident happened while they were filming & # 39; There is something wrong with Mary & # 39;

Cameron Diaz was one of the actors who claimed Farrelly flashed at her. She said that the incident happened while they were filming & # 39; There is something wrong with Mary & # 39;

Cameron Diaz was one of the actors who claimed Farrelly flashed at her. She said that the incident happened while they were filming & # 39; There is something wrong with Mary & # 39;

Cameron Diaz was one of the actors who claimed Farrelly flashed at her. She said that the incident happened while they were filming & # 39; There is something wrong with Mary & # 39;

Cameron Diaz was one of the actors who claimed Farrelly flashed at her. She said that the incident happened while she was filming & # 39; There is something wrong with Mary & # 39 ;. Her character from the hit film can be seen on the left

The film won Best Motion Picture (Musical / Comedy), with writers Nick Vallelonga, Bryan Currie and Farrelly who won Best Screenplay.

Actor Mahershala Ali won his first Golden Globe for Best Performance by an actor in a supporting role in a film for his role as the famous pianist & # 39; Doc & # 39; Don Shirley.

The film is based on a true story about the relationship between the famous pianist Dr. Donald Shirley, who was black, and his driver, who was white.

Critics argue that the couple's friendship was exaggerated and that other details about the film were called into question, in particular by some of Shirley's relatives.

Actors Mahershala Ali (left) and Viggo Mortensen (right) shine in the film

Actors Mahershala Ali (left) and Viggo Mortensen (right) shine in the film

Actors Mahershala Ali (left) and Viggo Mortensen (right) shine in the film

Farrelly's latest film won Best Motion Picture (Musical / Comedy), with writers Nick Vallelonga, Bryan Currie and Farrelly winning best screenplay

Farrelly's latest film won Best Motion Picture (Musical / Comedy), with writers Nick Vallelonga, Bryan Currie and Farrelly winning best screenplay

Farrelly's latest film won Best Motion Picture (Musical / Comedy), with writers Nick Vallelonga, Bryan Currie and Farrelly winning best screenplay

Golden Globe winner Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen shine in the film.

Farrelly was also nominated for Best Director, but lost to Alfonso Curaón who directed Roma.

I hope everyone sees this movie, and it does not talk to one side or the other. I was asked: "What do you think of the man in the White House?" I will not give an answer to that.

I'll tell you why, because whatever I say, I'm going to lose half of the audience and I want everyone to see this. I want everyone to see it, so yes, that would be a good thing. & # 39;

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