Brett Ratner is out as next year’s Academy Awards co-producer, only three months after he got the job. The firing comes after offensive comments made by Ratner as he was promoting his upcoming comedy Tower Heist.
His comments included crude recounts of his interactions with celebrities, sexual conquests and his attitude towards rehearsal, “Rehearsal? What’s that? Rehearsal’s for fags.”
Despite a lengthy apology, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has pulled him from their 84th production but returning producer Don Misher is still on board. There is no word on how this will affect the plan for Tower Heist star Eddie Murphy to host the show.
Here’s a list of all the crap that spewed out of his mouth lately:
1. “I’m a hypochondriac. Before I go all the way, I send the girl to the doctor and check them for everything. My doctor has a test to tell if you’re going to catch something in the future even.” – Brett Ratner on Lindsay Lohan (The Howard Stern Show)
2. “I said I banged her three times, which wasn’t true… The problem is I made her look like whore.” – Brett Ratner on Olivia Munn (The Howard Stern Show)
3. “I have huge balls.” – Brett Ratner on his balls (The Howard Stern Show)
4. “I turned 40, and I said, ‘Holy shit. I’ve never gotten a girl pregnant.’ And I’ve been doing this pull-out thing for year and years and years. So I go to a doctor and I said, ‘You gotta check my sperm.’ He calls me up two days later and says, ‘We gotta talk.’ …. He said, ‘Brett, in 25 years, I’ve never seen a sperm count like this.’ The average load is 40 million sperm, and only 30-40 percent are motile. He said I have 10 times, 480 million sperm, he said, ‘If you breathe on a girl, she’s going to get pregnant.’ … So now I’m condoms only.”
– Brett Ratner on never getting a woman pregnant, including longtime ex-girlfriend Rebecca Gayheart (The Howard Stern Show)
5. “I’m probably the best in the world at it” – Brett Ratner on oral sex (The Howard Stern Show)
6. “She was hanging out on my set of ‘After the Sunset,’ I banged her a few time but I forgot her.” – Brett Ratner on Olivia Munn
7. “When she came and auditioned for me for a TV show, I forgot her, she got pissed off and she made up all these stories about me eating shrimp and masturbating in my trailer. And my shortcomings. She talked about my shortcomings. I get it. She’s bitter.” Brett Ratner on Olivia Munn
8. “I used to date Olivia Munn.. when she was Lisa. That was the problem. She wasn’t Asian back then.” – Brett Ratner on Olivia Munn
9. “Rehearsal? What’s that? Rehearsal’s for fags. Rehearsal. Not much.” – Brett Ratner (at a Tower Heist screening)
10. “It was a dumb way of expressing myself. Everyone who knows me knows that I don’t have a prejudiced bone in my body. But as a storyteller I should have been much more thoughtful about the power of language and my choice of words.” – Brett Ratner apologizing for his stance on rehearsal.
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