VIDEO: Anthony Mackie Explains 'Lazy' Black Hollywood Comments

On tonight's Tavis Smiley Show, the actor defends his position and says we "can't look at the business from a black perspective."

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The Adjustment Bureau's Anthony Mackie was invited to tonight's Tavis Smiley Show to discuss his controversial analysis of the lack of black representation at this year's Oscars. (He said in a recent interview, "Blacks are being kinda lazy on our game. My thoughts on the Oscars with no blacks nominated, I just think we need to make more films. There are enough brothers with distribution deals and production deals where we should be making our own movies.")

Tavis asked Mackie to explain what he meant, and the actor didn't hold back (even using the l-word again!), with comments like:

"If we don’t tell those stories, we can't expect someone else to tell them for us."

"The biggest actor in the world is a black dude [Will Smith]. How are we being limited?"

"What's Spike [Lee] doing?"

"We can make independent films."

"Look at Matt Damon and what he did with Good Will Hunting."

"Let's be smart about our business. We can't make a $20 million movie."

"You can't look at the business from a black perspective and be like, 'I want to make all my money up front now.' "

"We're being lazy and we're being greedy."