Jack Black Often Second-Guessed Himself as Young Actor

The 'School of Rock' actor used to think he was a 'horrible' actor when he first started out his Hollywood career and credits editors for the 'magic' done in post-production.

AceShowbiz - Jack Black used to second-guess himself as an actor. Although enjoying a decades-long career in Hollywood starring in hits such as "School of Rock" and "Nacho Libre", the 52-year-old movie star has admitted when he first started out he thought he was "horrible" until he saw the final cut in cinemas.

"I remember the first movie I ever did. I saw a rough cut, and I was like, "Oh, my god, I'm a bad actor. I'm horrible," he said. "And then, the editor just did some magic, and by the end, when it was released in theatres, I was like, "Oh, my god, I'm fantastic. I'm fantastic at acting!' "

The "Kung Fu Panda" star went on to explain that it was all "magic" done in post-production and claimed that editors don't get the credit they deserve. He told Collider, "The editor trims away all the fat, which is a crucial job. People don't celebrate the editor!"

Meanwhile, Jack admitted that even though it would be "cool" to step behind the camera and become a director, he prefers to be the one "putting on a show."

He said, "At the end of the day, I like putting on a show. I don't know that I'd like to be a director. It would be cool to be a director, just because of the respect that you get. It would be cool to be Paul Thomas Anderson or Taika Waititi, where people look up to you and respect you. But I don't know if I really want the job."

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