Rob Lowe Thinks Industry Hates Beautiful People


Actor Rob Lowe reportedly thinks good looking actors don’t get important roles as they are victims to the movie industry’s bias.

‘The Park and Recreation’ actor was named a heartthrob and sweetheart in his early career, but now he claims he missed out on some important complex roles he desires to play due to his good looks.

He also thinks that beautiful and glamorous actors struggle to land those roles and that his challenging roles came later in his career.

He told the New York Times Magazine,

“There’s this unbelievable bias and prejudice against quote-unquote good-looking people, that they can’t be in pain or they can’t have rough lives or be deep or interesting. They can’t be any of the things that you long to play as an actor. I’m getting to play those parts now and loving it. When I was a teen idol, I was so goddamn pretty I wouldn’t have taken myself seriously.”

Robert Hepler “Rob” Lowe was born March 17, 1964 and is an American film and television actor. He gained his fame after appearing in such films as The Outsiders, Oxford Blues, About Last Night…, St. Elmo’s Fire, Wayne’s World, Tommy Boy and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.

On television, he portrayed Sam Seaborn on The West Wing, Senator Robert McCallister on Brothers & Sisters and Chris Traeger in Parks and Recreation.

Most recently, Lowe played the role of President John F. Kennedy in Killing Kennedy, a television movie that premiered November 10th 2013 on National Geographic Channel.

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