How much of a pretentious hack do you have to be to cast yourself in your own movies?
Not very. He always wanted to be an actor. He also knows that he's not good enough OF an actor, to have a significant role. Still, he wants to do some acting.
Now, if he was the lead or 2nd-lead, THEN he would be pretentious. I get a laugh every time I see him on screen, because that's his way of saying, "come on... just let me act a little, okay?
Envious much? Or just bored?
If you don't recognize this movie you really are