Hollywood actor Owen Wilson has dismissed spiritual leader the Dalai Lama as a "corny" purveyor of "goofball ideals".

The STARSKY AND HUTCH star, 36, went to hear the Tibetan holy man speak to "impress a girl" - but he found himself utterly nauseated by the audience and speaker alike.

He fumes, "The crowd made me want to throw up. At the end of his corny lecture, with a bunch of goofball utopian ideals, he opened it up to questions.

"Somebody asked, 'What's the answer to world hunger?' And his answer was like, 'Sharing!' And everyone oohed and aahed like he'd just solved the problem.

"Somebody else asked, 'What's the solution to racism?' And he came back with, 'We all have the same colour of blood,' and everybody was swooning.

"I just couldn't believe what the big deal was."

08/06/2005 21:26