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James Caan Refuses to Be the Typical 'Hollywood Liberal'
FoxNews ^ | 8/11/10 | Hollie McKay

Posted on 08/11/2010 7:21:43 AM PDT by MissTed

Veteran actor James Caan let people in on a little secret last week. After 46 successful years among Hollywood’s most outspoken liberal stars, he’s speaking up about breaking the mold.

“I'm an ultra conservative,” he said at Moet & Chandon’s 6th Annual Hollyshorts Film Festival Opening Night Celebration in Los Angeles.

“I'm not a G** damn Hollywood liberal, I'm not,” he said, adding he only watches Fox News.

Caan, who was at the event promoting his involvement with the online platform Openfilm.com, also added that he doesn’t think Hollywood actors need to comment on every single political issue. When Pop Tarts questioned him on California courts deeming Proposition 8, which bans same sex marriage, “unconstitutional,” he preferred to keep his lips sealed.

"I don't want to comment on that. I'll let those other geniuses do that – all those actors who like to find a stage to push their agendas,” he said. “They don't have political science degrees... I certainly don't. I'll leave it to Sean Penn or Barbara Streisand to comment on that."

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Good man!
1 posted on 08/11/2010 7:21:44 AM PDT by MissTed
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To: MissTed

I already liked him before, and now I like him even better.


2 posted on 08/11/2010 7:23:33 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: MissTed
Bada_Bing!....
3 posted on 08/11/2010 7:23:53 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: MissTed

I think his acting style where he speaks so softly you can hardly hear him is annoying. Ok once it was cute but he keeps doing it.


4 posted on 08/11/2010 7:25:20 AM PDT by DManA
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To: MissTed

A piece of advice, James. Stay away from Hollywood toll plazas!


5 posted on 08/11/2010 7:26:14 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Duty is ours; consequences are God's." Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN! :)
6 posted on 08/11/2010 7:26:44 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: MissTed

Wow! A Hollywood actor with class!
Like Halley’s comet,you see one every 70-something years.


7 posted on 08/11/2010 7:28:05 AM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: RexBeach
Stay away from Hollywood toll plazas!

New York ones, too.

8 posted on 08/11/2010 7:28:12 AM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: MissTed
Santino, you always were a hot head. You think you got hit bad at that toll booth, wait until the Hollywood left lets loose on you!!!


9 posted on 08/11/2010 7:28:24 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Is anybody else imagining that shirt front with brains all over it?


10 posted on 08/11/2010 7:28:48 AM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: pnh102

He was great in THIEF


11 posted on 08/11/2010 7:28:54 AM PDT by OregonRancher (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints)
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To: TexasRepublic

I liked him before and couldn’t exactly say why. Maybe it was the feeling that he was a real man and not a pretend man. This coming out confirms it.


12 posted on 08/11/2010 7:29:03 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: MissTed

Still, it gets old when now that certain Hollywierdos get long in the tooth then they suddenly “see the light” and come out of the closet as really being conservatives all along.

I far as I’m concerned it’s nothing more than realizing that nobody watches them anymore and the spotlight is on the so-called “hot movie stars”.

This way the new found Hollywood conservatives can regain some following with conservative movie fans.


13 posted on 08/11/2010 7:30:11 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: MissTed
“They don't have political science degrees... “

Heck ...Most of the loudmouth Hollywood rif-raf are former parking valets or were manicurists before making films; they were/are drug addicts, drunks, spouse abusers, sex addicts, etc. .... THAT'S how ‘clever’ they are!! Yup...we sure need advice on politics from THEM!!

14 posted on 08/11/2010 7:31:50 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: Deb

James Caan forever; Ed Harris never. There has to be a good story or two about Mr. Caan if he is an ‘ultra-conservative’.


15 posted on 08/11/2010 7:32:57 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (Obama is a man-caused disaster..........)
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To: OregonRancher

He was best in “Way of the Gun” and “A Bridge Too Far”


16 posted on 08/11/2010 7:33:28 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: TexasRepublic

I liked him in Misery


17 posted on 08/11/2010 7:37:52 AM PDT by gattaca (Great things can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit. Ronald Reagan)
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To: TexasRepublic

I like him more too,I just hope he knows that he won’t be receiving the normal amount of scripts to read from here on!


18 posted on 08/11/2010 7:39:07 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: MissTed
Other than the obvious movies .. The Godfather, A Bridge Too Far .. I particularly liked him in the role of "Mississippi" in El Dorado with John Wayne and Robert Mitchum.


19 posted on 08/11/2010 7:39:07 AM PDT by BlueLancer (I'm getting a fine tootsy-frootsying right here...)
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To: MissTed

He claims he´s conservative, but clams-up on one of the most significant social issues of the day. Hmmm....


20 posted on 08/11/2010 7:40:14 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: DCBryan1; OregonRancher


21 posted on 08/11/2010 7:40:16 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: BlueLancer

He was quite handsome in his younger days. *sigh*


22 posted on 08/11/2010 7:40:27 AM PDT by MissTed (My dogs have more integrity then my President)
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To: gattaca

Same here. And Kathy Bates. She could play crazy really well.


23 posted on 08/11/2010 7:40:39 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: MissTed
Still a very poignant movie about the individual.
24 posted on 08/11/2010 7:42:58 AM PDT by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: BlueLancer

25 posted on 08/11/2010 7:43:18 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: struggle

What movie is that?


26 posted on 08/11/2010 7:45:00 AM PDT by MissTed (My dogs have more integrity then my President)
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To: MissTed

Does Caan read FR?


27 posted on 08/11/2010 7:46:26 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: onedoug
He claims he´s conservative, but clams-up on one of the most significant social issues of the day. Hmmm....

I understand his position. I'm also conservative on all but a very few issues, one of which is gay marriage. I really don't give a crap if a couple of poofters want to marry each other.
What it will do, is enrich a bunch of lawyers when they split up.
28 posted on 08/11/2010 7:47:16 AM PDT by jrg
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To: KeyLargo

For all you know this isn’t the first time he’s spoken out but just the first time he’s been quoted...that you are aware of.


29 posted on 08/11/2010 7:48:45 AM PDT by lonestar (Barry is furious the big spill wasn't caused by EXXON...would have nationalized it by now.)
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To: MissTed
Rollerball . . . the original . . . the good version.

I liked him best in The Killer Elite with Robert Duval, another great Hollywood conservative.
30 posted on 08/11/2010 7:49:06 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Slow to anger but terrible in vengence...such is the character of the American people.)
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To: struggle

Rollerball! What a great movie, thanks.
regards,


31 posted on 08/11/2010 7:49:47 AM PDT by Thunder 6
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To: gattaca

Yes, Misery was a good movie. He played the conservative in that one and of course, Kathy Bates played the typical liberal.


32 posted on 08/11/2010 7:50:29 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: MissTed

Rollerball. The corporations try to stifle the individual, and the individual wins.


33 posted on 08/11/2010 7:50:41 AM PDT by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: MissTed
"I don't want to comment on that. I'll let those other geniuses do that – all those actors who like to find a stage to push their agendas,” he said. “They don't have political science degrees... I certainly don't. I'll leave it to Sean Penn or Barbara Streisand to comment on that."

Classic! The only quibble I have is with his reference to political science degrees. Many of those people are idiots too.......

34 posted on 08/11/2010 7:51:09 AM PDT by wolf24
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To: MissTed

His best part ever, Walter Hobbs, the father of Will Ferrell in Elf. He stole the movie...


35 posted on 08/11/2010 7:52:49 AM PDT by fatez ("If you're going through Hell, keep going." Winston Churchill)
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To: Sudetenland
I liked him best in The Killer Elite with Robert Duval, another great Hollywood conservative.

I second that!

36 posted on 08/11/2010 7:54:20 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: struggle
What about this one:


37 posted on 08/11/2010 7:55:06 AM PDT by ssaftler (Arizonans: Doing the job that Americans won't do.)
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To: jrg
I really don't give a crap if a couple of poofters want to marry each other.

We do, even here in CA where we had our popular vote stolen by a homo judge.

But, yes, by all means it´s your right not to care as your country sinks evermore deeply into oblivion. Enjoy.

38 posted on 08/11/2010 7:57:10 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: KeyLargo
This way the new found Hollywood conservatives can regain some following with conservative movie fans.

I think older actor's careers are what they are. They've accomplished all they're going to so it's ok for them to speak the truth. I think these younger actors who keep spouting leftist trash and devilish nonsense are trying to stay on everyone's 'A' lists.

39 posted on 08/11/2010 8:04:53 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: MissTed
Caan? CAAAANNNN!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHQsEGIxJh4

40 posted on 08/11/2010 8:09:30 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Lord help our Armed Service members that they not become pawns in Hussein's quest to destroy America)
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To: MissTed

As if I needed another reason to love Sonny Corleone.


41 posted on 08/11/2010 8:15:09 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: pnh102
KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN! :)

CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN! :)

There, fixed it for you ;)

42 posted on 08/11/2010 8:16:12 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

He’ll always be Brian Piccolo to me.


43 posted on 08/11/2010 8:16:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ssaftler

According to “The Man Law” there are two movies that men are allowed to cry after, “Old Yeller” and “Brian’s Song.”


44 posted on 08/11/2010 8:17:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Vigilanteman
I liked him before and couldn’t exactly say why. Maybe it was the feeling that he was a real man and not a pretend man.

I liked his early stuff--Rollerball is great. The DVD had a director's overdub track, where he said that Caan had been a rodeo rider before he tried his hand at acting.

45 posted on 08/11/2010 8:20:26 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: LouAvul
"I think these younger actors who keep spouting leftist trash and devilish nonsense are trying to stay on everyone's 'A' lists."

Yes, the young actors are scared to say anything other than the accepted liberal orthodoxy. The guy who plays "Chuck" on tv, Zachary Levi, is a devout practicing Christian. And, he's pretty outspoken about it, BUT he won't answer any political questions. I'm sure he doesn't want to get blackballed, and even "coming out" as a Christian can be a career-ender in Hollywood.

There's another actor, Neal McDonough - whose name you probably don't recognize, but I promise you'd recognize his face - was cast in this summer's TV show, "Scoundrels". McDonough is a devout Catholic and unfailing family man. After he was cast, there were some scenes written where he was to be "in bed" with his on-screen "wife". McDonough refused to do the scene as written because he thought it was too sexually gratuitous, so he was replaced. Thankfully, "Scoundrels" has been a miserable failure for ABC.

46 posted on 08/11/2010 8:24:38 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: MissTed

I’ll have to make certain I see all his stuff from now on...


47 posted on 08/11/2010 8:25:07 AM PDT by BamaAndy
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To: onedoug
We do, even here in CA

I DO think the best thing for the country would be for the BIG one to hit Kali-fornia and create an entirely new coastline, dropping off some of our "finest" west coast cities.

When this occurs, I'm sure our Goober-mint will pass a resolution to allow Kali to keep it's total electoral votes.
48 posted on 08/11/2010 8:26:32 AM PDT by jrg
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To: Apple Blossom

ping


49 posted on 08/11/2010 8:29:49 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: KeyLargo
"This way the new found Hollywood conservatives can regain some following with conservative movie fans."

"Conservative movie fans" aren't exactly a group that spends much at the box office. In fact the one movie I remember recently that was made by a conservative for conservatives (and promoted by conservatives) was "American Carol" and it was a total box office flop.

50 posted on 08/11/2010 8:30:39 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012)
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