Dolph Lundgren, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal were the kings of low-budget, B-action in the 80s, but only Seagal was the king of Three. Word. Titles. He was Above the Law, Marked for Death and Out for Justice. The longer his reign went on, though, the more eager people became to see him fall. I've never seen moviegoers go as nuts in the middle of a movie as they did when Seagal met his fate in Executive Decision -- it brought the house down with thundering applause and cheers. According to a new article on the man with the moves, Seagal isn't any happier about the state of his career than we are. In fact, the poor action star feels exploited and frustrated by his producers' continual insistence on keeping his films 'simple'. Seagal just wants some complexity!

He's so unhappy that he's disregarding the whole process of talking up his films and is instead badmouthing his current film, Once Upon a Time in the Hood. You see, according to Seagal, this direct-to-DVD thriller is without the 'spirituality' that guides the reincarnated Buddhist Lama in real life. AICN's Sasha asked the star if he was under contract with Sony Home Entertainment, and his response was: "not after this." It seems all that is keeping the aging martial artist ticking is his music. He's supposedly worked with the likes of Wyclef Jean, Bo Diddley and Kris Kristofferson on certain projects, and we can only hope that one day we'll see him on-screen as a struggling musician who finds himself in a dangerous situation that allows him to supplement his vocal stylings with a little bit of ass-kicking.

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