Updated: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 20:15:00 GMT | By Emma Jones
Surprising actors speaking against movie violence

Guy Pearce

Guy Pearce (© AFP; Getty Images)
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While promoting Breathe In at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Guy Pearce took a more measured approach in his opinion on movie violence. "Hollywood probably does play a role," he said. "It’s a broad spectrum though. There are films that use guns flippantly, then there are films that use guns in a way that would make you never want to look at a gun ever again because of the effect that it's had on the other people in the story at the time. So to sort of just say Hollywood and guns, it's a broad palette that you’re dealing with, I think. But I'm sure it does have an effect. As does video games, as do stories on the news. All sorts of things probably seep into the consciousness."