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Gary Oldman Blasts Liberal Hollywood, Defends Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin
Hollywood Reporter ^ | 06/24/2014

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 f—ing 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 don’t know about Mel. He got drunk and said a few things, but we’ve all said those things. We’re 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 that’s run by Jews and he said the wrong thing because he’s actually bitten the hand that I guess has fed him — and doesn’t need to feed him anymore because he’s got enough dough. He’s 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 he’s pissed off coming out of his building because they won’t leave him alone. I don’t 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...


TOPICS: Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: alecbaldwin; garyoldman; hollywood; hollywoordreds; hypocites; libertarians; melgibson; politicalcorrentness

1 posted on 06/24/2014 8:05:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
The great Zorg!!

I just love Gary Oldman. Liked him before I knew he leaned right, and like him even more now.

2 posted on 06/24/2014 8:09:40 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


3 posted on 06/24/2014 8:10:05 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Finny

Careful Hollywood, or Zorg might go mental on you with a couple of ZF-1’s:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7wOX2WqbXE


4 posted on 06/24/2014 8:16:11 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


5 posted on 06/24/2014 8:19:32 AM PDT by Tigerized (Keep Calm, Carry On, but Never Give Up.)
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To: Finny
Is he the guy from True Romance ?
6 posted on 06/24/2014 8:21:19 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: SeekAndFind
we’ve all said those things...

Ruh roh.

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.

7 posted on 06/24/2014 8:23:09 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Steely Tom

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.


8 posted on 06/24/2014 8:27:15 AM PDT by timeflies
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To: Finny

Zorg indeed.

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.


9 posted on 06/24/2014 8:27:44 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Tigerized
Political Correctness is based on the assumption that the worst transgression one can possibly commit is to hurt someone else’s feelings.

So true. PC is in fact the polar opposite of free speech.

Jefferson's America:
Offended person: You have hurt my feelings.
Speaker: So what?

Obama's America:
Offended person: You have hurt my feelings.
Speaker: I'm so very sorry. It won't happen again. Please don't sue me.

10 posted on 06/24/2014 8:27:52 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sirius Black strikes again


11 posted on 06/24/2014 8:30:07 AM PDT by alphadoggie
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To: Da Coyote; Finny; bamahead
Will Commissioner Gordon be fired from his job for saying these things?

Liberal Gotham will not allow it.

12 posted on 06/24/2014 8:33:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: timeflies

He was in Romeo is Bleeding.


13 posted on 06/24/2014 8:37:33 AM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Dalberg-Acton

George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.


14 posted on 06/24/2014 8:51:41 AM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: coon2000

I just read the story,LOL!!! Nancy Pelosi sure isn’t going to be happy!


15 posted on 06/24/2014 8:56:15 AM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


16 posted on 06/24/2014 8:57:28 AM PDT by montag813
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To: SeekAndFind

July/August issue?

Playboy can’t do monthly anymore?

Uh oh, the long decline begins.


17 posted on 06/24/2014 9:00:53 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: SeekAndFind
Great actor. He made a great Beethoven in Immortal Beloved.
18 posted on 06/24/2014 9:07:15 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: timeflies

“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.


19 posted on 06/24/2014 9:07:42 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: SeekAndFind

I have to say his roles generally creep me out. But his worldview seems to be right on.


20 posted on 06/24/2014 9:12:34 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: SeekAndFind

Hmmm... I got to see something Gary Goldman is in. Never heard of him, but I’ll see his movies.


21 posted on 06/24/2014 9:16:19 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: ExCTCitizen

The Batman series is a good place to start. He is Commissioner Gordon in those movies.


22 posted on 06/24/2014 9:18:55 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Steely Tom

One of the first movies I ever saw Gary Oldman in was Sid & Nancy. He did a great job playing Sid Vicious.


23 posted on 06/24/2014 9:20:45 AM PDT by chud
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To: ExCTCitizen

You probably have seen something with him in it, he never looks the same twice for some reason.


24 posted on 06/24/2014 9:32:02 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: ExCTCitizen

If you’ve seen ‘Air Force One’ - he’s the lead russian terrorist in the takeover of the plane. Plays the role superbly.


25 posted on 06/24/2014 9:40:09 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: bamahead
LOLOL!!

Zorg is my favorite Oldman role so far!

26 posted on 06/24/2014 9:45:09 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Steely Tom

Um ... not sure, don’t recall watching True Romance. Refresh my memory?


27 posted on 06/24/2014 9:46:01 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Lol...he has about 18 different looks in just </I>Bram Stoker’s Dracula</i>


28 posted on 06/24/2014 9:47:03 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
You probably have seen something with him in it, he never looks the same twice for some reason.

So true! He's like Alec Guiness in that. Good actors sometimes do that!

29 posted on 06/24/2014 9:48:24 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Steely Tom

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?


30 posted on 06/24/2014 9:52:37 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Steely Tom; Finny
"Yeah, I know I'm pretty….."

31 posted on 06/24/2014 9:54:30 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: Finny

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.


32 posted on 06/24/2014 9:56:55 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: Finny
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?

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.

33 posted on 06/24/2014 10:14:36 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: coon2000

“George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”

A great movie.


34 posted on 06/24/2014 10:27:39 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: All

He was also the lead terrorist in “Air Force One”.


35 posted on 06/24/2014 10:28:38 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Steely Tom

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000198/?ref_=tt_cl_t1


36 posted on 06/24/2014 10:45:58 AM PDT by V_TWIN (white pri)
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To: SeekAndFind

I love him


37 posted on 06/24/2014 10:51:28 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: MplsSteve

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.


38 posted on 06/24/2014 10:58:57 AM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: SeekAndFind

He also called out Bill Maher as a phony libertarian.


39 posted on 06/24/2014 11:12:37 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: SeekAndFind

“I knew there was something about that guy.”

—DAVID CARUSO as Deputy Mitch in “First Blood”


40 posted on 06/24/2014 11:53:20 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Steely Tom

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!


41 posted on 06/24/2014 1:06:47 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: moehoward
Tarantino script, but he didn’t direct, which may be one of the reasons it’s one of his best works.

LOL!!

42 posted on 06/24/2014 1:08:06 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: bamahead
Have you seen ‘ State of Grace ‘ ? Man, Gary Oldman is one talented actor. Very scary character in that film.

The man has a huge pool of talent from. Always a pleasure to see him in a film.

43 posted on 06/24/2014 2:18:29 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: bamahead

I might watch Air Force One tonight.


44 posted on 06/24/2014 2:52:58 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Great flick. I keep it on my DVR.


45 posted on 06/25/2014 7:05:16 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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