“He doesn’t even look at you”: Michael Shannon, Who Won Hearts As General Zod, Finds 4-Time Oscar Winning Director Repulsive

Michael Shannon hated award winning legendary director Woody Allen and found him very rude!

Michael Shannon, Who Won Hearts As General Zod, Finds 4-Time Oscar Winning Director Repulsive


  • Michael Shannon became a huge and beloved star when he played General Zod in the world of DC
  • He revealed that he absolutely detested Woody Allen, and found him rude.
  • He had some nasty words to say about the acclaimed director who has won several awards
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Michael Shannon won hearts when he played General Zod in the world of DC. But before he was part of the superhero world, Shannon had been part of several acclaimed and popular movies and worked with numerous A-listers. However, there is one director he hasn’t worked with and perhaps would never work with because of his repulsive character.

Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon

Last seen as General Zod in DC’s The Flash, the star once remarked that he did not like the four-time Academy Award-winning director, Woody Allen, and found him rude.

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Michael Shannon Does Not Like Woody Allen

Woody Allen
Woody Allen

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For years the four-time Academy Award winner Woody Allen, along with many other notable filmmakers, dominated the big screens with his exceptionally witty and dramatic filmmaking. Not only is he considered one of the best directors in Hollywood, but the actor and comedian continues to receive critical acclaim for his many directorial ventures.

Despite the controversy surrounding his personal life, he continues to be labeled as an amazing filmmaker and many actors would have liked to work with him. However, Michael Shannon is one actor who perhaps would never want to work with him.


In an interview with Vanity Fair, while telling the stories of his career and auditions, the actor revealed that the are two directors he doesn’t like and one of them was Woody Allen.

“I didn’t really like him very much (Alexander Payne). He shoulda cast me, and he didn’t. But he just wasn’t very nice. Woody Allen’s not nice either. He doesn’t even look at you.”

Stated the Man of Steel star referring to when he once went to audition for a play for Allen in New York. It takes guts to speak up against a director like Allen, but then again, Michael Shannon has always been too candid and even recently called his latest General Zod appearance unsatisfactory.

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Michael Shannon Did Not Find The Flash Role Satisfying

Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon as General Zod

Michael Shannon shocked fans when he played General Zod. And quickly enough he earned their praise for doing a spectacular job with the role. However, when he played Zod the next time, in The Flash, he wasn’t amazed by it at all.

In an interview with Collider, he remarked regarding his reappearance as General Zod,

“I’m not gonna lie, it wasn’t quite satisfying for me, as an actor. These multiverse movies are like somebody playing with action figures… It’s not quite the in-depth character study situation that I honestly felt Man of Steel was. Whether people think that’s crazy or not, I don’t even care. I really felt like Man of Steel was actually a pretty sophisticated story.”

Even though the movie failed and he wasn’t satisfied with his role, Shannon still managed to deliver a great performance.


The Flash can be rented on Google Play.


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