The legend of Oscar-winning actor Thomas Haden, best known for his portrayal of the late boxer Sonny Bono in the movie Gladiator, has been largely destroyed by a new biography, Thomas Sanders, by Lawrence Goldberg.
The new biography paints the actor in a negative light and blames him for the film’s failure.
“The film’s bad luck is what killed it,” Goldberg wrote in his book, which is due to be published in June.
“It was not a good movie, it was not an original film.
The story of the film, the script, and the director, Thomas Hadens, was all very flawed.
It was made by a man who had a deep contempt for the creative process.
It wasn’t a movie that would have sold to audiences who thought the story of a boxer was the most important thing in life.”
Goldberg, who was awarded an Academy Award in 2009 for Best Film Editing for the movie The Big Short, said he was shocked by Haden’s actions.
“This man who made such a bad movie in a bad studio in such a crappy way,” Goldberg said, “should have been vilified for a decade.
It is the ultimate disgrace.”
Goldberg wrote that Haden was never given the chance to adapt the script.
“Thomas had no idea how to write the screenplay,” Goldberg told The Associated Press.
“Haden did not know how to develop the script or how to do what was expected of him.
Haden didn’t have any experience.
He had no expertise.”
Goldberg said Haden “could not be bothered” to work with his wife, actress Patricia Arquette, on the script after he rejected their offer.
Hadens death has drawn criticism from the American Jewish community, which has condemned the film as racist and anti-Semitic.
Goldberg said he and his co-author did not want to use the Hadens name for the book.
“He was a good man, but he was not the star,” Goldberg added.
Goldberg is the director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., and the author of several books on American film history.
Goldberg’s book will be published by the National Film Board of Canada.
Goldberg wrote the screenplay for the script and had no involvement in the production of the movie.
The book also includes quotes from former boxing promoter Bob Arum, who is also a director and writer.
Goldberg says Arum was “a kind man” who did not approve of Haden.
“I know I was disappointed, I was frustrated,” Goldberg admitted.
“But I do not blame him.
He didn’t know anything about the film.”
Goldberg and his publisher, David Siegel, say Haden did know everything about the script from the start.
“We knew that it was going to be a movie,” Goldberg, 66, told The AP.
“All he knew was what he had been told by Arum.
We knew he was going into the studio to make a film.
We had a very good idea of what he wanted to do.”
Goldberg says Haden spent three years working on the film before deciding to take a different direction.
“As he approached it, we saw him as a producer and not as a director,” Goldberg continued.
“In the end, it just wasn’t right.”
Goldberg’s biography of Hadens paints a harsh picture of Hades life, which was filled with personal struggles and financial struggles.
Goldberg writes that Hadens spent a lot of time trying to make himself look good.
“While his acting was good, he was a bit of a coward.
He was always in trouble.
He couldn’t handle being a star, and it was very hard on him.”
Goldberg told the AP that Hades “never really gave a shit about money.”
Goldberg claims Hadens had a relationship with a Hollywood actress named Linda Hunt that eventually led to a marriage to a man named Richard Ebert.
The two divorced in 1988.
Goldberg, Goldberg, and Hadens met in 1967 when they were both students at New York University.
Goldberg attended the University of California at Berkeley, and Goldberg was in the film industry in New York at the time.
Goldberg and Haden had a falling out over Hadens performance in the 1964 movie The Old Man and the Sea.
Had the role changed when Goldberg started the stage show at the university theater.
Goldberg claimed that Hadening “laughed off the audition” and had a “toxic” relationship with the student theater community.
Hades and Goldberg have been close friends since they met at Berkeley.
Goldberg called Haden a “good friend” and said he had never made a mistake in his life.
“You didn’t need to be in that movie to know what you were doing,” Goldberg stated.
Goldberg told Goldberg he was “saddened” by Hadens untimely death.
“That’s not a joke,” Goldberg replied.
“What’s sad is