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LIMP BIZKIT's Fred Durst Nominated For Worst Director At This Year's Razzie Awards

For his movie The Fanatic, which is real bad you guys. Real bad.

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The Golden Raspberry Awards, better known as the Razzie Awards, is basically an anti-award show designed to honor the worst of the worst. This year, Limp Bizkit vocalist Fred Durst is up for the "Worst Director" award for his 2019 movie The Fanatic.

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The movie currently holds a 4.9 rating out of 10 on IMDB, and a 31% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, at the time of the movie's release, The Fanatic grossed $3,153 across all 52 theaters, with "the highest gross was $736 at the Arena Cinelounge in Hollywood." The average gross per theater was $60, basically three or four people saw it per theater.

As someone who's seen The Fanatic, all the bad things you hear are absolutely true. Here's the synopsis.

The story is inspired by a real-life fan who pursued Limp Bizkit's frontman Fred Durst many years ago, and the screenplay was written by Durst and Dave Bekerman. It follows Moose (played by John Travolta), who gets cheated out of meeting his favorite action hero, Hunter Dunbar (played by Devon Sawa). Moose then hunts down Dunbar to get the celebrity interaction he feels he deserves. Harmless at first, Moose's actions begin to take a dark turn. Against the advice of his friend Leah (Ana Golja), Moose begins to make frequent visits to his hero's private home. As the visits continue to escalate, Dunbar finds himself in increasing danger.

John Travolta was out and about in Hollywood with his wife Kelly Preston earlier this year when TMZ cameras asked him about what the experience filming with Durst was like. His answer was somewhat surprising.

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"Maybe my favorite experience I've had. He's so generous, and such an artist and he allowed me to create a character that no one else would allow, I mean, it's really a wild character and I felt very free to do that."

When the TMZ cameraman asked if Durst gave Travolta a lot of leeway, Travolta clarifed "A lot of leeway. I had great ideas and he had already edited this film in his imagination, so he knows how he's going to put it together, so he knew how to let me free within a boundary."

TMZ notes that Travolta has famously worked with directors like Quentin Tarantino, Nora Ephron, and Oliver Stone so it's rather high praise to say working with Durst was "maybe his favorite experience."

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