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Shirley MacLaine rails against US leaders at film fest
AFP ^ | 9/15/05 | Staff

Posted on 09/15/2005 4:36:41 AM PDT by jeepgal

TORONTO - Actress Shirley MacLaine denounced US leaders while promoting her latest film, calling it an antidote for the angst and confusion felt by some of her compatriots.

"In a country where we're all having trouble and struggling with what is the truth and who we are and why everybody is lying to us, I liked the idea of making a really honest picture," the Academy Award-winning actress said at the Toronto International Film Festival.

In Her Shoes" by director Curtis Hanson ("8 Mile" and "L.A. Confidential") stars Cameron Diaz ("There's Something About Mary" and "Charlie's Angels") and Toni Collette ("Muriel's Wedding" and "The Sixth Sense") as two sisters with only their size eight-and-a-half feet in common, both searching for a sense of identity and a family connection.

"I think that families are the most important lesson we can learn from and in, and I haven't seen many pictures lately that have to do with the search for who we are and identity," said MacLaine, who appeared in the movie without makeup or a wig as the sisters' estranged grandmother.

MacLaine, 71, who has appeared in 57 films, also noted that she is content growing old, enjoys the "wisdom" and "experience" and "quiet confidence" that comes with it, the likes of which she emulated in the film, inspired by her "repressed Canadian mother" who never expressed her feelings or thoughts to her daughter.

"(At a certain age) if you don't know who you are, there is a serious problem, as we can see by some of our leaders," said MacLaine.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: filmfestival; hollywoodleft; leftistbias; leftistidiots; leftistignorance; leftistkultur; leftistvanity; leftistweenies; leftistwhiners; shutupandsing

1 posted on 09/15/2005 4:36:42 AM PDT by jeepgal
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To: jeepgal

Another 60's activist dusting off her protest signs.

YAWWWWWWWWN!


2 posted on 09/15/2005 4:37:49 AM PDT by highlymotivated (If American ever falls, a STINKING LIBERAL will be behind it.)
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To: highlymotivated

Quiet Confidence?


3 posted on 09/15/2005 4:38:53 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Polls = Proof that when the MSM want your opinion they will give it to you.)
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To: jeepgal

She did the same thing to Julius Caeser and Chester A. Arthur in previous lives.


4 posted on 09/15/2005 4:39:50 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: jeepgal

Sure the hollywood liberals will take there shots when there outside the borders...


Plus she is only doing this to get more press for ***GASP*** her movie!


5 posted on 09/15/2005 4:39:52 AM PDT by Americanwolf (U.S. Navy Veteran.....93-97 Clinton I want my trip to Australia! I had to go to China you pervert!)
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To: jeepgal
"In a country where we're all having trouble and struggling with what is the truth and who we are and why everybody is lying to us, I liked the idea of making a really honest picture,"

This from the woman that claims to have lived how many different lives through the centuries.

Oh well.

6 posted on 09/15/2005 4:40:34 AM PDT by carlr
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To: jeepgal

Is she still alive?

So, which one of her past lives was ranting this time?


7 posted on 09/15/2005 4:40:39 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: mtbopfuyn

Probably Joan of Arc! Funny how moonbats like her were never peasants in a previous life but always royalty or someone important. More likely, she shoveled manure in a stable...it fits with her political views.


8 posted on 09/15/2005 4:42:33 AM PDT by highlymotivated (If American ever falls, a STINKING LIBERAL will be behind it.)
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To: jeepgal

Notice that she, like Pierce Brosnan and others, wait until they're out of the country to whine. Cowards!


9 posted on 09/15/2005 4:43:31 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Benedict XVI = Terminator IV)
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To: jeepgal
MacLaine, 71, who has appeared in 57 films, also noted that she is content growing old, enjoys the "wisdom" and "experience" and "quiet confidence" that comes with it,



Pity, this original moon-bat demonstrates none of the above mentioned three.

go figure
10 posted on 09/15/2005 4:44:01 AM PDT by MCCRon58 (Loose slips sink hips)
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To: jeepgal

Is she still alive? And someone is actually hiring a 71 year old has-been for a movie? Then the msm wonders why movies are in the toilet.


11 posted on 09/15/2005 4:46:49 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: mtbopfuyn

Typical lefty who hasn't accepted her being an old hag yet. . . isn't she hundreds of years and several lives old? Another reason to avoid hollywood products. Anyone who supports them is indirectly showing support for their hatred of our country and each 'self proclaimed star' who spouts this hatred for his country reinforces our disdain for him.


12 posted on 09/15/2005 4:49:12 AM PDT by SouthCarolinaKit
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To: jeepgal

Wow..she's got a low IQ along with her brother! Just like in her movie! What a putz..another libiot to add to my boycotted actor list...


13 posted on 09/15/2005 4:51:30 AM PDT by goresalooza (Nurses Rock!)
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To: jeepgal

There is a reason why liberals are in the minority.


14 posted on 09/15/2005 4:57:26 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Be a glowworm. A glowworm's never glum. How can you be grumpy when the sun shines out your bum?)
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To: jeepgal



So what did she say?


15 posted on 09/15/2005 5:03:50 AM PDT by SouthernFreebird
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To: jeepgal

Shirley MacLaine: "Don't you know who I used to be?"

(Hahahahahahaha. I crack myself up sometimes.)


16 posted on 09/15/2005 5:07:03 AM PDT by savedbygrace ("No Monday morning quarterback has ever led a team to victory" GW Bush)
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To: jeepgal
The financial backers of "In Your Shoes" must be pulling their hair out after this loose cannon outburst by Shirley. From it's description, the movie would seem to have a narrow demographic appeal to begin with and now our gal has hurt it's box office chances even further.
However, I expect that regardless of the merits of the film, it will get generally good reviews from the critics who appreciate and reward anyone who has the "courage" to denounce Bush - in line with their own thinking of course.
17 posted on 09/15/2005 5:07:39 AM PDT by finnigan2
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To: jeepgal

I thought she was dead?


18 posted on 09/15/2005 5:07:56 AM PDT by Recon Dad (The Hallmark JDAM - "For those who want to send the very best")
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To: jeepgal

Don't call me Shirley!


19 posted on 09/15/2005 5:08:14 AM PDT by NRA1995 (When liberals speak I hear the Vonage music playing.....woo-hoo, woo-hoo-hoo....)
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To: BlessedBeGod

It's not that far out of the country. We can still watch Buffalo television stations. :)


20 posted on 09/15/2005 5:23:49 AM PDT by xp38
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To: Americanwolf

"Sure, the hollywood liberals will take there (their) shots when there (they're)outside the borders... "


21 posted on 09/15/2005 5:24:57 AM PDT by garyhope
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To: garyhope

Thanks for the corrections.. :)


22 posted on 09/15/2005 5:26:05 AM PDT by Americanwolf (U.S. Navy Veteran.....93-97 Clinton I want my trip to Australia! I had to go to China you pervert!)
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To: garyhope

Thanks for the corrections.. :)


23 posted on 09/15/2005 5:26:05 AM PDT by Americanwolf (U.S. Navy Veteran.....93-97 Clinton I want my trip to Australia! I had to go to China you pervert!)
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To: Americanwolf

You're very welcome. You're very welcome.


24 posted on 09/15/2005 5:27:36 AM PDT by garyhope
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To: jeepgal

Frank and Dino would be disappointed in how their "little sister" turned out. ;)


25 posted on 09/15/2005 5:28:16 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Violence never settles anything." Genghis Khan, 1162-1227)
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To: Americanwolf

seems like the lsd is catching up with that 60's hag.....who wants to see her in a movie? thought she died years ago......


26 posted on 09/15/2005 5:30:13 AM PDT by fatteddy
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To: Americanwolf

I remember reading about the self-important Shirley MacLaine (she was a reincarnated ruler of lost Earth, you know) attending a late 1970s White House dinner thrown by Mr. Carter for the visting Chinese leaders, who had insisted that Richard Nixon be placed at the top of the guest list. She publicly howled about Nixon being invited to her dinner and how he didn't belong there; when she went through the line, the Chinese premier stated that was bewildered as to who the woman was and couldn't figure out what she was doing there.


27 posted on 09/15/2005 5:30:41 AM PDT by laconic
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To: jeepgal

Great actress but a dumbass human being.


28 posted on 09/15/2005 5:30:55 AM PDT by verity (Don't let your children grow up to be mainstream media maggots.)
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To: fatteddy

It was only her carrer that died years ago... :)


29 posted on 09/15/2005 5:31:49 AM PDT by Americanwolf (U.S. Navy Veteran.....93-97 Clinton I want my trip to Australia! I had to go to China you pervert!)
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To: laconic

It does amaze me how self important these people think they are...

To think that their job ever remotely qualify them to speak of politics smacks of arrogance and stupidity..


30 posted on 09/15/2005 5:33:17 AM PDT by Americanwolf (U.S. Navy Veteran.....93-97 Clinton I want my trip to Australia! I had to go to China you pervert!)
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To: jeepgal

The name and description of her movie has "stinker-headed-right-for-the-video-store" written aaaall over it.


31 posted on 09/15/2005 5:33:56 AM PDT by subterfuge (Obama, mo mama...er Osama-La bamba, uh, bama...banana rama...URP!---Ted Kennedy)
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To: jeepgal
"...as two sisters with only their size eight-and-a-half feet in common, both searching for a sense of identity and a family connection"

Sounds like a genuine snorefest.

32 posted on 09/15/2005 5:36:27 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: subterfuge

She's been a lefty for over 4 decades now. Nothing new here. She showed herself to be quite the witch when she was on Dave Letterman's show and called him an a--hole when he was not being rude to her.

Anyway, she was a big JFK supporter and has only moved farther to the left ever since.


33 posted on 09/15/2005 5:47:03 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: jeepgal

Another Peter Pan.


34 posted on 09/15/2005 5:51:53 AM PDT by Clock King ("How will it end?" - Emperor; "In Fire." - Kosh)
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To: savedbygrace

I think people forget her earlier antics which included seances, speaking with spirits, and using crystals to divine the future. This is one very wacky broad who needs help.


35 posted on 09/15/2005 5:53:45 AM PDT by Doc Savage (...because they stand on a wall, and they say nothing is going to hurt you tonight, not on my watch!)
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To: jeepgal

She and her brother Warren Beatty are hardcore lefties. Ignore 'em.


36 posted on 09/15/2005 6:36:13 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: jeepgal

Poor Shirley. She is such a putz.


37 posted on 09/15/2005 7:14:42 AM PDT by RexBeach (Pardon me, but is that a malaise sandwich in your pocket or are you just glad to be in a funk?)
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To: jeepgal

Superannuated moonbat alert!


38 posted on 09/15/2005 7:17:11 AM PDT by dennisw (G_D : Against Amelek for all generations)
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To: laconic

Great story - in my next life I hope there isn't a Shirley MacLaine around!


39 posted on 09/15/2005 7:18:22 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Is your problem ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care.)
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