“I don’t want to be one of those guys”: Taylor Sheridan Vowed Never to Become Like Clint Eastwood and Quentin Tarantino After Finding ‘Yellowstone’ Success

Taylor Sheridan Vowed Never to Become Like Clint Eastwood and Quentin Tarantino After Finding 'Yellowstone' Success
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Taylor Sheridan may have had experience in both acting and directing, but he will never do something some of the biggest directors do. Directors like Quentin Tarantino and Clint Eastwood have made a big name for themselves with how great their movies do. Their skills as filmmakers are beyond comparable and as much as directors may try to compete with them, some just stand out more than others.

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Out of the many things Sheridan takes inspiration from, one factor he chooses not to adopt in his methods as a director is something he is sure of. Although many find it rather important, he does not. Ever since he decided to quit acting, he was sure that nothing could make him go back to the front of the camera ever again.

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Taylor Sheridan Will Never Cameo In His Movies

Taylor Sheridan was once asked about whether or not he would make appearances in his own movies. This is not a new concept and is followed by various directors including Quentin Tarantino, Clint Eastwood, and even the Russo Brothers. However, when it came to Sheridan, he immediately refused the idea.

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Taylor Sheridan

“There are a number of people who have done that. I don’t want to be one of those guys.”

The actor gave up acting and stands by his decision, ensuring that nothing can make him go back to it either. Although he was forced to step back into acting for Comancheria, it was not a decision he liked. After he could not find a day player for an important role, he took it upon himself to make sure it did not go to waste. However, apart from that, Sheridan was sure that he was officially done with acting after Sons of Anarchy. 

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Taylor Sheridan Is Done With Acting

Taylor Sheridan was a part of Sons of Anarchy for three seasons, playing the role of Deputy Chief David Hale. However, he eventually decided to leave the role and ultimately acting as a career as well. The actor admitted that it was the utter disrespect that he faced from the people of the series that made him quit.

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Taylor Sheridan

“At that time, they were offering me what I thought was a very unfair wage. It was less than virtually every other person on the show, and not enough for me to quit my second job. So, the business affairs attorney, who I won’t name, here’s what he told my attorney who said, ‘look, there’s kids on the Cartoon Network making more than you’re offering this guy.'”

After working for three seasons, the actor asked for a raise since he was being paid significantly lower than the rest of the cast. Although he was immediately denied that. What angered him was not how he was being paid unfairly, but the disrespect he was forced to face. He was told that the only reason Sheridan was not being paid enough was because the directors did not think him to be worthy.

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Source: Uproxx

Adya Godboley

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An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is an Assistant Anime Content Lead for FandomWire. She has rich experience in critically analyzing all that is said in between the lines. Hopelessly obsessed with Greek Mythology, she is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in English. Adya has written over 1400 articles on various topics expressing her passion and love for all things entertainment, from superheroes to anime and the occasional gacha games.