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Dyer blasts Jones’ ‘abysmal’ acting

Dyer was less than impressed with Jones’ attempts at emotional scenes when the pair co-starred in 2001 prison drama Mean Machine.

In his new book Straight Up, Dyer writes, “His lack of acting nous really showed on that film. There’s a real poignant moment where he explains to these other prisoners how he’s f**ked up his life.

“You read the script and he’s meant to cry. When he came to do it, I wanted to put my head in my pocket. It was abysmal. He looked more like he was going to take a s**t.”

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And Dyer is adamant the Hollywood hardman was actually intimidated when they performed together.

He adds: “The one thing I loved about doing the film was seeing the fear in his eyes whenever we had a scene together. He just could not keep up with the pace. I could see him struggling. He’d be waiting for his cue thinking, ‘Oh, now I speak’ and I’d f**k about, wait a little bit, do something a bit odd, a bit left field, chuck that in the f**king mix. He clearly thought, ‘This geezer’s quite good’ and he started to want to be my mate a little bit but he couldn’t by then.”

The duo later reteamed in The Other Half, but Dyer has no plans to work with Jones again: “I’ve not come across him since. He’s got a problem with me. I’ve got a problem with him. That’s the way it is.”

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