Why Hollywood Won't Cast Tim Allen Anymore



Tim Allen success on the stand-up circuit led to him starring in the long-running sitcom home improvement which gave him nationwide fame he eventually went on to star as the voice of Buzz Lightyear in Disney beloved Toy Story movies and as Santa in the santa claus franchise his comic talent and everyman charm made it seem like he was poised to become a major movie star but over the past decade he's almost disappeared from the big screen here is a look at why you won't see too many movies starring Tim Allen anymore his shtick is old Tim Allen has always been identified with a very specific type of character the ordinary politically incorrect man man that made him a big hit in the 80s and 90s on television but hasn't translated to modern movie audiences which according to the NBA's research are attended by more women than men which doesn't quite suit Allen style the bathroom has everything including the brand-new lazy bowl reclining floor so it's not really a surprise that Alan has stuck with television and said where he can still safely target that same male demographic third in line even when Alan was at his absolute hottest he was rarely anyone's first choice for film roles for instance the Santa Clause was reportedly written with Bill Murray in mind when he passed a long-standing rumor said it was offered to Chevy Chase before finally going to Alan and he allegedly was third in line for Buzz Lightyear to with Pixar pitching the role to both Jim Carrey and Billy Crystal first considering how difficult it was for him to get good roles even when he was at the height of his popularity it's no wonder he seems to have even fewer opportunities now big screen disappointment while the toy story and Santa Clause franchises have both been big hits most of Allen's other movies have been either critical or box-office disappointment and usually both his most recent efforts like crazy on the outside and three geezers had brief or non-existent theatrical run and his filmography is littered with movies like jungle 2 jungle wild hogs and Christmas with the Kranks olive which currently sits below 20% on Rotten Tomatoes even when critics like his film they don't always hit it big with fans the martial arts drama red bell for instance grossed less than 2.5 million dollars despite favorable reviews and while Galaxy Quest has become a true called classic with many science fiction fans counting it as one of their favorites it only made a modest 71 million dollars against a 45 million dollar budget respectable but hardly enough to change Allen's reputation as someone whose success comes from its franchises instead of the other way around played out both of Allen's big franchises seem to be pretty much played out artistically if not financially every installment of the Santa Claus trilogy got worse reviews and made less money than the previous one and while Toy Story 4 is in production it seems kind of like a cash grab considering Toy Story 3 clearly was intended as a series coda even if it becomes the massive box-office hit everyone expects that probably won't translate to new film roles for Allen though it will mean he gets to milk the series for even more voice work in Toy Story shorts made 40 movies video games and rides of Disney World hey money is money family-friendly flops Allen primarily achieved fame through family-friendly comedy on home improvement and he helped cement family-friendly as his big-screen genre with Toy Story however a number of other all-ages projects fizzled in 2006 for example Allen appeared in three movies the shaggy dog Santa Claus 3 and zoom while the shaggy dog and Santa Claus three at least earned their budgets back at the box office zoom was a complete disaster and all three were critically panned to the point where Allen earned a worst actor nomination at the Razzies for his corrective incompetence max Freddie unfriendly you are a sad strange little man and you have my pity farewell works well with others Allen works best as part of it ensemble cast for example his portrayal of Buzz Lightyear wouldn't be half as charming without having Tom Hanks his woody to bounce off of or without his interaction with the rest of the colorful cast his critically beloved turn and Galaxy Quest was so successful in large part because he was playing off of some very heavy hitters including Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman come on got my crew I'm not a commander even wild hogs a critical pariah was financially successful primarily because it also featured Martin Lawrence John Travolta and William H Macy if you were creating a recipe for a hit movie alan is less of a key ingredient and more of a condiment or garnish busy TV career of course perhaps the most obvious reason that Tim Allen isn't regularly starring in movies is that he well just doesn't have to in 2010 he tried his hand at directing was crazy on the outside when that flopped he simply returned to CD in 2011 with last-man-standing a sort of spiritual reboot of home improvement where Allen brings his blue-collar alpha-male schtick into the 21st century he's a man's man but lately he's realizing what happened in men he's not a man's world anymore the show which Alan executive produces as well as stars in has been critically panned from the beginning and yet it shows absolutely no signs of slowing down with six seasons as of the making of this video with Last Man Standing offering steady work for steady ratings we're guessing Alan isn't eager to run away from his small screen success any time soon thanks for watching click the looper icon to subscribe to our youtube channel let's check out all this cool stuff we know you'll love to

39 Comments

  • Looper

    April 14, 2019

    What other Home Improvement stars should we feature next?

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  • Pasta Sarmonella E-Specialé

    April 14, 2019

    Who else came from AEUHHH??? to find this video?

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  • Dave Riggins

    April 14, 2019

    So much hate just went in my ears just then

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  • Marcy Sandidge

    April 14, 2019

    He's funny I love his shows

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  • Robo Thot

    April 14, 2019

    Auegh?

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  • BigManReef

    April 14, 2019

    Al is my assistant! HE assists ME!

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  • Janet Thompson

    April 14, 2019

    People are just jealous. Of him. He is funny and talented.

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  • Right Wing

    April 14, 2019

    Because he’s a conservative.

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  • Zamsonite B

    April 14, 2019

    What kind of fake news is this?? Tim Allen is a star. This channel seems to be spreading a lot of fake info though. No more viewing from me.

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  • SheerWill Survival

    April 14, 2019

    Because the evil left doesn’t like anyone that doesn’t think like them

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  • Fan Zilla 54

    April 14, 2019

    Fuck Tim Allen!

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  • MysticPRAngel89

    April 14, 2019

    I think he needs some better roles. I've always thought that he acted very well. Projects like Redbelt, Toy Story, Galaxy Quest, Home Improvement, and Last Man Standing prove that. The whole conservative thing is not a big deal to me and I fall into the demographic of "liberal millennial" for crying out loud.

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  • Montana Man

    April 14, 2019

    He's a great actor in my book

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  • TheUnbreakable 1

    April 14, 2019

    Yeah whatever Looper, You are nothing but stupid fuckin Litard millennial scum, just like the rest of hollywack. Tim Allen is a self made comic legend.
    You know what looper I'd tell you to go suck a bag of dicks, but you'd probably like that too much. So instead why don't you go to a Trump rally and watch Fox news for a year. Who knows maybe you will grow a brain.

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  • csuszynski24

    April 14, 2019

    Christmas with the Kranks is a classic. This video sucked.

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  • Rita Faye

    April 14, 2019

    How dare Hollywood manipulate like Satan to tell people what they believe or how they should run their lives. Hollywood lost your way a long time ago.

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  • Angela Lorenzo

    April 14, 2019

    Me and my friends call him "gruntman"

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  • Marythefox :3

    April 14, 2019

    Is It BeCaUsE oF gIoFiLmS

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  • Kitty Phyco

    April 14, 2019

    Nah, it's because he's openly a conservative, at least we have last man standing

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  • DingersDoll222

    April 14, 2019

    I love Tim Allen, this video seems to have been made by a hater! he is an awesome actor!!

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  • Mark Perez

    April 14, 2019

    Jungle to jungle was awesome

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  • Bill Sterling

    April 14, 2019

    Dishonesty in content. Just can't quite…TELL THE TRUTH!

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  • langbo9999

    April 14, 2019

    Hollywood only love ❤ dumb people in movie ? IQ 94 to IQ 88:/

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  • Candyman201trollmaster

    April 14, 2019

    i agree he was an asshole got what he desired really he a bully and always be remmber bully a 13 year old boy on sit of home improvement Jonathan Taylor Thomason

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  • James Dean

    April 14, 2019

    This may sound unusual but I personally think he'd be good at playing a captain in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

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  • Dietrich Cleijne

    April 14, 2019

    I am Dutch, I love Tim Allen, and I am cancelling Looper. Goodbye.

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  • Great Worldz

    April 14, 2019

    More womem watch him and he's a man's man thanks looper for letting me know what women want out of a man I will use that as future reference

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  • Mushroom man

    April 14, 2019

    Is it because he always plays the same character?

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  • David deLambert

    April 14, 2019

    I think Tim Allen needs to do a "Home Improvement Movie" or a "Last Man Standing Movie"…..

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  • Alt+Doom

    April 14, 2019

    Holy shit this comment section xD

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  • SnippleSnapple

    April 14, 2019

    Because Hollywood is run by a bunch of "dreamers". Yeah, the same "dreamers" that are trying to forcefully break in through the borders.

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  • Devin Goble

    April 14, 2019

    Well this didn't age well…

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  • Axel Smith

    April 14, 2019

    Most of the morons saying "Its because he's conservatives" are the same people who get annoyed (and rightfully so) at the people who blame everything on race.

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  • cannon hed

    April 14, 2019

    no it's because he wont acknowledge my boy maximum malcolm… dudes been going at it for over a year and still doesnt get the grunt he deserves

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  • El Saco Palta

    April 14, 2019

    Is because is Republican. Any Republican had a job in Hollywood now.

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  • Memento Mori

    April 14, 2019

    Why is it that where ever i go i can't seem to avoid FUCKING POLITICS!

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  • David B

    April 14, 2019

    How you can do this and not mention the most important reason. That being he's a conservative and Hollywood are all Lefty loonies!

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  • Lovelorn88 Nick

    April 14, 2019

    My God you libs are cringy af. Hey Looper, Trump is your president. Lol assholes ???

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  • Jeffy45

    April 14, 2019

    Top picks for a movie about coke!

    Reply

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