Steve Guttenberg wants movie remakes

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 December 2015
Steve Guttenberg

Steve Guttenberg

Steve Guttenberg would be happy to see some of his classic movies remade because he thinks it's a mark they have "lasting power"

Steve Guttenberg would be happy to see some of his classic movies remade.

The 57-year-old actor has starred in several major Hollywood hits, including 'Cocoon', 'Short Circuit' and 'Three Men and a Baby', and he insists he'd be delighted to see any of them recreated for a new audience because it proves his films have "lasting power".

He told BANG Showbiz: "I actually applaud movies getting remade because it shows that they have such lasting power and that they worked once and the movie studios want to do them again. I'm an owner of a couple of my films but I still don't have a say in what gets remade ... Whether the movie is 'Police Academy' or 'Three Men and a Baby' or 'Short Circuit' it just shows that they have everlasting commercial appeal. I'm all for it."

Steve accepts that the goal of most movies is to make money and to entertain audiences and he would love to see another actor succeed in the roles he made famous, such as Sergeant Carey Mahoney from the 'Police Academy' comedy series.

He added: "Movies are a business, unless you're going to do societal movies with the aim to change certain characteristics of the planet, films like 'The Piano' or 'Dallas Buyers Club'. But most movies are a commercial venture, you need them to turn a profit and if a movie worked well before then they're going back to make it again.

"I'm all for the movie business making money because that's how I earn my living. That's how I set my table. The business has been extraordinary to me, I've been very successful in it and I only want others to be successful to."

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