Skip to comments.Gary Oldman Blasts Liberal Hollywood, Defends Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin
Posted on 06/24/2014 8:05:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
In an explosive rant, the British actor claimed that "political correctness is crap," and advised people to "take a fing joke."
Gary Oldman didn't hold anything back in an interview with Playboy magazine, where he defended Mel Gibson's anti-Semitic remarks, Alec Baldwin's public tirades and went after liberal Hollywood.
In a lengthy and extremely candid chat for the magazine's July/August issue promoting Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the 56-year-old British actor says he believes "political correctness is crap."
"I dont know about Mel. He got drunk and said a few things, but weve all said those things. Were all f---ing hypocrites," Oldman later went on to claim. "The policeman who arrested him has never used the word n or that f---ing Jew?" he asked.
Gibson was arrested in 2006 for suspected DUI in Malibu and made anti-Semitic remarks to a policeman, saying at the time of his arrest that "Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world."
Oldman continued in the interview to explain, "Mel Gibson is in a town thats run by Jews and he said the wrong thing because hes actually bitten the hand that I guess has fed him and doesnt need to feed him anymore because hes got enough dough. Hes like an outcast, a leper, you know?"
The Dark Knight Rises actor also defended Baldwin's use of derogatory and homophobic terms. "Alec calling someone an F-A-G in the street while hes pissed off coming out of his building because they wont leave him alone. I dont blame him. So they persecute."
Oldman later singles out satirical news programs like The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and Real Time With Bill Maher.
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I just love Gary Oldman. Liked him before I knew he leaned right, and like him even more now.
He’s dead right. It should be OK to be stupid, racist, homophobic, whatever. And it’s OK for people who are to be accountable for the consequences. It’s called personal liberty.
Careful Hollywood, or Zorg might go mental on you with a couple of ZF-1’s:
Political Correctness is based on the assumption that the worst transgression one can possibly commit is to hurt someone else’s feelings. And if the hurtee is a member of a protected group, then it’s a crime worthy of a complete ostracism of the offender.
All of which is complete BS. As kid, the “sticks and stones may break my bones...” saying was often brought into play by my mom, and it desperately needs to be resuscitated.
PC gives complete license to say anything mean or hurtful to selected groups or the elite, and clobbers those who are not in favor. Meaning anyone not on the left.
It’s time to fight back.
I wonder if it's too late for the producers to edit Oldman out of his new movie.
And Oldman has only himself to blame here. If he would have used terms like f---ing cracker or f---ing Catholic, no problems.
Yes he is. He also played the bad guy in “Fifth Element”.
He played the bad guy in “Leon The Professional”. Natalie Portman was the little girl in that movie.
Loved this guy...love him even more now that I know helmets PC.
Long live Zorg...and may he someday use that all purpose weapon on muzzies.
So true. PC is in fact the polar opposite of free speech.
Offended person: You have hurt my feelings.
Speaker: So what?
Offended person: You have hurt my feelings.
Speaker: I'm so very sorry. It won't happen again. Please don't sue me.
Sirius Black strikes again
He was in Romeo is Bleeding.
George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
I just read the story,LOL!!! Nancy Pelosi sure isn’t going to be happy!
They CAN’T edit him out of
ANYTHING. Oldman is a central supporting actor in some of the highest grossing films of all time, including the Dark Knight trilogy and Harry Potter series.
Playboy can’t do monthly anymore?
Uh oh, the long decline begins.
“The Professional” is such a good movie, and Oldman such a good actor. He’s also the bad guy in “The Book of Eli” with Denzel Washington and Mila Kunis.
I have to say his roles generally creep me out. But his worldview seems to be right on.
Hmmm... I got to see something Gary Goldman is in. Never heard of him, but I’ll see his movies.
The Batman series is a good place to start. He is Commissioner Gordon in those movies.
One of the first movies I ever saw Gary Oldman in was Sid & Nancy. He did a great job playing Sid Vicious.
You probably have seen something with him in it, he never looks the same twice for some reason.
If you’ve seen ‘Air Force One’ - he’s the lead russian terrorist in the takeover of the plane. Plays the role superbly.
Zorg is my favorite Oldman role so far!
Um ... not sure, don’t recall watching True Romance. Refresh my memory?
Lol...he has about 18 different looks in just </I>Bram Stoker’s Dracula</i>
So true! He's like Alec Guiness in that. Good actors sometimes do that!
Nevermind — I just IMDB’d True Romance. Looks like a gritty dark flick, but it sure has a lot of great actors in it! Is it pretty good?
It’s one of those movies that the ‘stars’ lined up for. They all wanted to be in it.
Tarantino script, but he didn’t direct, which may be one of the reasons it’s one of his best works.
Yes, it is good. It's actually a comedy, in my view. Very dark, but very funny. Dennis Hopper is very good in it. Brad Pitt has a minor role as a hippy stoner, in which he had me laughing hysterically. Patricia Arquette is very good and very pretty. The scene in which she kills Tony Soprano with (among other things) toilet-tank cover is particularly good.
“George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
A great movie.
He was also the lead terrorist in “Air Force One”.
I love him
It was a great movie, I loved it when Smiley told the Minister (was he the PM?) that they were the ones responsible for bringing the Soviet mole into MI6.
He also called out Bill Maher as a phony libertarian.
“I knew there was something about that guy.”
—DAVID CARUSO as Deputy Mitch in “First Blood”
Thanks for the recommendation. I’ll put it on the Netflix queue. Dennis Hopper is always good, and I see that even Christopher Walken is in it! That’s a plus right there, usually!
The man has a huge pool of talent from. Always a pleasure to see him in a film.
I might watch Air Force One tonight.
Great flick. I keep it on my DVR.
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