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01/31/2013 09:40 am ET Updated Jan 31, 2013

Terence Stamp, 'Star Wars' Actor, Didn't Get Along With George Lucas

Cross Terence Stamp off George Lucas' Christmas card list.

Stamp -- who has 78 credits to his name, including iconic roles in "Superman" and "The Limey" -- appeared in "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" as Chancellor Valorum, but has no love lost for Lucas, who directed the film.

"We didn't get on at all", Stamp told Empire (via Den of Geek). "I didn't rate him that much as a director, really. I didn't feel he was a director of actors, he was more interested in stuff and effects [...] He didn't interest me and I wouldn't think I interested him."

Stamp isn't the first British actor to blast big-budget effects extravaganzas. Last year, Hugo Weaving, who voiced Megatron in three "Transformers" films, slammed the filmmaking process.

"That’s a weird job for me because it honestly was a two-hour voice job, initially," Weaving said. "It was one of the only things I’ve ever done where I had no knowledge of it, I didn’t care about it, I didn’t think about it. They wanted me to do it. In one way, I regret that bit. I don’t regret doing it, but I very rarely do something if it’s meaningless. It was meaningless to me, honestly. I don’t mean that in any nasty way. I did it. It was a two-hour voice job, while I was doing other things."

Weaving said he never met "Transformers" director Michael Bay in person.

"Do you ever get sick of actors that make $15 million a picture, or even $200,000 for voiceover work that took a brisk one hour and 43 minutes to complete, and then complain about their jobs?" Bay wrote. "With all the problems facing our world today, do these grumbling thespians really think people reading the news actually care about trivial complaints that their job wasn’t 'artistic enough' or 'fulfilling enough'?"

For more on Stamp, including his feelings on "Star Wars" co-star Natalie Portman, check out Stamp's Empire Magazine podcast.

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