I'm kind of torn on this. I've always felt Hollywooding was superlame and that it tended to be done by weaker players attempting to eek out an imaginary edge while doing something supertransparent (hollywooding for 4 mins then raising river all-in) when they're the kind of player who would never do this on a bluff and the whole table knows it.
But..... recently I started thinking. For example, if I'm on the river and about to bluff shove $2K into a $2K pot and I have a tendency to take much longer to figure out if it's a good idea and muster up my courage while when I'm nutted I tend to shove almost right away because there's truly nothing to think about and I hate Hollywooding................. couldn't an observant opponent (especially a reg, especially a GOOD REG?) pick this up? And if I was being exploited by this then I'm not so sure I'd like to pay a $2K price to uphold my mountain-spring-clear ideals of "hollywooding is lame".
Is there a happy middle ground? Like take enough time to complete your thought process first, then always add some arbitrary time interval like 15 secs and then act? That way if you're taking longer on certain actions as opposed to others then at least the extra delay will make it harder to spot? Ideas?