Why Hollywood Won't Cast Wesley Snipes Anymore



once upon the time American actor and martial artist Wesley Snipes was the most in-demand action star in show business and for good reason Snipes unique ability to be both athletic and charming led to some very successful performances these days however Hollywood doesn't seem to give him much work anymore and here's why hitting it big Wesley Snipes career got off to a blazing start when he landed the role of Willie Mays Hayes the swift-footed bass dealer and the baseball comedy classic major-league but while that showcase of quick wit might have been a home run with casting directors he led his overnight fame get to his head a little too quickly plan to put on a hitting display Snipes reportedly turned down the chance to star in the sequel major league 2 which ticked off some of his co-stars Corbin Bernsen for one set of the discs I said hey man they're gonna make major league two and he was like you're gonna do that and I thought wow how quickly they forget he'd become Wesley Snipes that rubbed me the wrong way although Snipes had earned the ire of his major league team he did earn quite a few grand slams right out of the dugout including jungle fever white men can't jump passenger 57 demolition man and murder at 1600 but while he was never a critical darling despite his box office prowess his career started to cool once a pattern of legal problems began to emerge facing handcuffs Snipes first brush with the law wasn't his fault in 1981 he was arrested while driving a car at least by his production company and claimed he was assaulted and humiliated by the police as a result of racial profiling but Snipes second major run-in with the law was brought on this time by legitimate reasons and would put it dead in the actors professional reputation in August 1993 Snipes was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon loaded with half a dozen rounds of hollow-point bullets after a fender bending motorcycle accident in Hollywood Snipes received two years of unsupervised probation and was fined $2,700 the following year Snipes reputation as a law-abiding citizen decreased even further when the actor led a Florida State Trooper on a 120 mile per hour high-speed chase which ended in the action star crashing his motorcycle Snipes got off with a citation for reckless driving and refused medical treatment but his reputation was immediately damaged by the unusual incident bouncing back just when it seemed like Snipes run-ins with the law and a string of less than stellar performances were on the brink of completely bankrupting his career the action star bounced back with his most iconic role yet the title vampire slaying superhero and blade despite receiving only mediocre critical reviews the film was a massive success spawning a pair of sequels and cementing Snipes as both a household name and a bonafide action hero after the commercial success of blade Snipes career was on the upswing again unfortunately for him that second rise was followed by an even bigger fall falling again after blade the actor starred in a string of films that failed to court the same kind of audience as his earlier fix first up was the art of war which was a massive failure both critically and commercially then there was zigzag and undisputed which dug the hole even deeper the final nail in the coffin for Snipes was blade Trinity in addition to being the least liked film in the series he all but ensured major studios would never work with Snipes again especially after Snipes filed a lawsuit against New Line Cinema and the filmmakers to the tune of 5 million dollars Snipes alleged the filmmakers and supporting cast were all approved without his express consent which violated his contract he also claimed writer director David Goyer made racist remarks regarding Snipes professionalism and refused to punish a crew member who wore a racist t-shirt while filming on top of that Snipes claimed New Line Cinema intentionally hired only white individuals still owed him three million dollars and didn't help the actor obtain a tax exemption co-star Patton Oswalt however claimed that Snipes was a problem during production and Wesley Snipes was going crazy and he would come out of his trailer and he would only answer to the name blade after that Oswalt said Snipes attempted to force David Goyer to resign from the film but his biggest problems were only beginning to take shape Uncle Sam slam perhaps the most notorious reason Wesley Snipes career soured is that he was convicted on three demeanor counts for failing to file three years worth of tax returns which apparently cheated Uncle Sam out of seven million dollars the prosecution blamed Snipes for following the advice of both his accountants and another firm anti-tax proponent Snipes who had already paid millions of dollars in taxes was sentenced to three years in prison in 2008 before being transferred to the New York Community Corrections office for home confinement as soon as stipes got out of prison the IRS piled on the civil tax collections arguing that the actor owed them close to 18 million dollars Snipes decided he had had enough and filed a lawsuit against the government's tax collection agency stipes argued that the IRS was just arbitrarily throwing out figures in an effort to collect as much money as possible time for a turnaround those types doesn't get very many big time movie offers anymore he still gets plenty of small-time movie offers most recently he starred in 2017 armed response and the recall he also had a role in the Expendables 3 which served to put Snipes name back into a big-budget film even more promising Snipes played Cyclops in Spike Lee's chiraq which is undoubtedly the best project to involve the actor in recent decades he's also shown a new interest in dancing and musical theater lately so doing movies was cool but it still wasn't fulfilling what I really wanted to do if a choice between doing a movie and doing a dance show I'll do the dance first on top of that he's also been busy writing what he hopes will ultimately be a trilogy of books the first of which talent of God is on shelves now all things considered it's not time to ride off Wesley Snipes not yet thanks for watching click the looper icon subscribe to our YouTube channel let's check out all this cool stuff we know you'll love to

50 thoughts on “Why Hollywood Won't Cast Wesley Snipes Anymore

  1. They won't hire Mr. Snipes because he won't succumb tl the behind the close doors b.s that goes on in Hollywood.

  2. Title- Why Wesley Snipes lost his fame and doesn't work with Hollywood anymore.

    Conclusion- Don't write off Wesley Snipes just yet. He's still making a tertific career for himself.

    Thanks for the twist that left me right back where I started. 👌

  3. Loved him in Demolition Man, that movie was badass. Cannot get over how fucking charismatic this ni🅱🅱a is.

  4. He was definitely a heavy roller in the 90s. He commanded attention but was sort of humble, like he didn't forget where he came from. It was a hard blow when his legal problems began to surface. His tax evasion charges were even a big surprise. Thanks Mr. Snipes for your years of entertainment. There isn't anyone else with character quite like yours.

  5. Pipes put me on the map when he came along lightskinned folk got knocked the fuck out of the box thanks 👍

  6. Sounds like he needs to get over himself on set. I understand having or wanting to get into character. When you turn your whole attitude into being blade and responding to everyone like blade. Would have been better and made more money if it weren't for the same blade character and attitude he used on almost every character he played. It's like he took blade from vampire movie to other. Same blade character in a different movie. Waiting for blade to show up in John Wayne movie or along side A team. He already joined Rocky and deckard Shaw from fast and furious. He was good. Like to see him really change it up.

  7. I agree that the IRS throws out ridiculous claims. If you lived in California, they stalk the shit out of you also.

  8. Snipes is now in his 50's and should had been sliding down a nice run of a movie career but he had the tax problem an went to prison for it ( meanwhile other rich guys dont ) in the 90's he was the top Black action actor of Hollywood but the guy was trouble and got bad headlines . He now a unemployed actor which is shame . If he would be other Spike Lee films he could retire with some money in his pockets and he known as a actor.

  9. I didn't actually watch the video. I just know the answer: because over time, people realized that he is more of a Jean-Claude Van Damme than a Al Pacino. Basically, hollywood, viewers, and fellow actors realized he is lame. But still….at one point he was blade 🙂

  10. Even if you catch a black man red handed with robbed money in his hands, he will say to the police officer, is it because I am black. They are never happy no matter what you give them, so better give them a separate state, a black state.

  11. i think wesley snipes should get another chance at a decent big budget film, as long as the writers are competant
    robert downey jr was forgiven for his drug problems, so why not have snipes be forgiven for his irs problems

  12. A movie is 2 hours of your life you never get back, and we all feel this way, with 9 out of 10 movies, because the are so full of disgusting Satanic pig propaganda.

  13. I liked him in Rising Sun, even though he was in over his head with a character who needed to be more vulnerable than I think he was able to project.

  14. i loved this guy in US Marshals & Passenger 57 but man 2017 was his last movie we last seen his appearance in hollywood..man when i first heard about this when he was found of "Tax Evasion" i was ashamed..he could still be makin good movies all right now like the Rock is makin bank & so is Kevin Hart..He's missing out on all of it & not as famous as he was in the 90s when he started out small time movies but his fame too, but he's never forgotten of his good roles!

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