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Democrat fundraiser Michael Douglas in talks to play Republican Ronald Reagan..[in new film]
Daily Mail ^ | Aug 30, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 08/30/2012 11:48:22 AM PDT by kevcol

He may be a lifelong Democrat, but Michael Douglas is reported to be in discussions to play the famously conservative Republican U.S. president Ronald Regan.

The Wall Street actor is being considered for the lead role in the Cold War drama, Reykjavik, which takes place over a few days in 1986, when Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev met for peace talks in the Icelandic capital.
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The Wall Street actor is currently wrapping up shooting on Behind the Candelabra, the Steven Soderbergh-directed movie based on the life of Liberace.

Douglas stars as the flamboyant entertainer in the HBO film which also features Matt Damon, who plays his gay lover

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hollywood; liberals; michaeldouglass; reagan
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Participant Media, whose mandate is to create awareness of the issues that shape lives, will finance the $10 million film, which is scheduled to begin shooting in March in Germany. Participant is no stranger to hot-button political topics, having backed the Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth

Other films by this group include:

•American Gun: is a powerful series of interwoven storylines that bring to light how the proliferation of guns in America dramatically affect and shape the every day lives of its citizens

•Chicago 10 is a parable of hope, courage and ultimate victory, the story of young Americans speaking out and taking a stand in the face of an oppressive and armed government.

•Jimmy Carter Man From Plains explores both the private and public sides of Jimmy Carter, whose intense sense of justice compels him to pursue, with undiminished energy and hope, his lifelong and deeply spiritual vision of reconciliation and peace.

•In 2009, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad launched a plan to demonstrate that his people were deserving of statehood, inspiring them to change their destiny and seek UN membership. Since then, they’ve made remarkable progress

...and so forth.

Can't wait for this one! /s
1 posted on 08/30/2012 11:48:33 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

Sacrilege!


2 posted on 08/30/2012 11:49:38 AM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: kevcol

Another Hollywood hit piece.


3 posted on 08/30/2012 11:50:10 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: kevcol

Oh I’m sure this will be a fair, accurate portrayal and not a post-Mortum character assassination.


4 posted on 08/30/2012 11:51:17 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: kevcol

It’s a desperate ploy to make Maureen Dowd stop stalking him.


5 posted on 08/30/2012 11:52:19 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I'm not voting for Romney. The Grand Old Whig Party doesn't own my vote and failed to earn it.)
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To: kevcol
I'm surprised they don't get Jeff Spicoli to do it.
6 posted on 08/30/2012 11:52:29 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: JaguarXKE

Hopefully when Douglas was being treated for throad cancer, someone wispered in his ear that under Obamacare at his age he would have been sent out the door with a pack of cigarettes to help him through his passage.


7 posted on 08/30/2012 11:53:41 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: kevcol

Reagan walked away from Iceland the hero. Anybody want to bet he becomes the villain?


8 posted on 08/30/2012 11:57:08 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: kevcol

We should probably give thanks it’s Michael and not Kirk.


9 posted on 08/30/2012 11:58:15 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: JaguarXKE

I don’t know if it will be. His Dad, Kirk Douglas, was an old friend of Ronald Reagan’s. Why I say that, is that both he and Charlton Heston were invited to the burial service of Pres Reagan out in Calif., neither he or Heston were able to go due to illness! They mentioned him specifically as being an old friend, as well as Heston! If this is still true, I don’t think his Dad would like it much if he played Reagan in a bad light! So, who knows?


10 posted on 08/30/2012 11:58:49 AM PDT by dsutah
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To: kevcol

This is a movie that should be boycotted before they even shoot it. If they lose 50% of their audience maybe they won’t go forward.


11 posted on 08/30/2012 11:59:06 AM PDT by kempster
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To: kevcol

From Liberace to Reagan. That’s an actor with range.


12 posted on 08/30/2012 12:01:12 PM PDT by AU72
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To: kevcol
NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

I always look to see if a movie is made by Participant. At least I know the agenda. IIRC, there was a recent movie that pleasantly surprised me; made by Participant but not completely Leftist. Might have been the one with Clooney and Gosling. The complete sleaze was a Democrat.

13 posted on 08/30/2012 12:05:48 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: AU72

Will CZJ play Nancy?


14 posted on 08/30/2012 12:06:36 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: kevcol; All

Who do we want to portray Ronaldus Magnus? Perhaps Jim Caviezel?


15 posted on 08/30/2012 12:09:13 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: kevcol
•American Gun: is a powerful series of interwoven storylines that bring to light how the proliferation of guns in America dramatically affect and shape the every day lives of its citizens

And I can't wait for the sequel: American Gun II: Fast and Furious. /s

16 posted on 08/30/2012 12:16:48 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: jwalsh07

There is another movie in the works that has JANE FONDA playing Nancy Reagan!!!

How about that for sacrilege????


17 posted on 08/30/2012 12:16:48 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: kevcol
Another Hollywood whore, not too principled to resist cashing in on the life and image of a President whose supporters they'd spit on without a second thought!
18 posted on 08/30/2012 12:18:30 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: kevcol

Jimmy Carter Man From Plains explores both the private and public sides of Jimmy Carter, whose intense sense of justice compels him to pursue, with undiminished energy and hope, his lifelong and deeply spiritual vision of reconciliation and peace. “””

Did it also ‘explore’ the multiple bankruptcies that Jimmah Carter filed?

Over & Over again. He couldn’t tun a business worth peanuts, either. Obama & he have that in common!


19 posted on 08/30/2012 12:18:30 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: originalbuckeye
Perhaps Jim Caviezel

I would love that, but fat chance Hollywood(and Participant in particular) would risk casting a Conservative in the role. That would draw attention to the lie that liberal activism and talented artists/actors are one and of the same.
20 posted on 08/30/2012 12:29:45 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol
Other films by this group include:

The company is only following the road paved by Leni Riefenstahl who tried to put German cinema into propaganda service for Adoph Hitler. The Obamamedia have perfected and expanded her techniques far beyond her wildest imagination. Hollywood needs to be sacked and destroyed the same way the Romans destroyed Carthage.

21 posted on 08/30/2012 12:30:19 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: kevcol
Liberace, Yea

Reagan, Nay

22 posted on 08/30/2012 12:30:36 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: kevcol

Oh, good. Another piece of Hollywood-spewed propganda I will be sure to steer clear of.


23 posted on 08/30/2012 12:42:05 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: kevcol

Is there enough make-up in Hollywood to make Douglas look as strong and virile as Reagan was in 1986?


24 posted on 08/30/2012 12:48:37 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: nhwingut
Another Hollywood hit piece.

You have that right. Unless a real President Reagan lover is chosen all the money they spend will go down the tube. The Margaret Thatcher movie would have done a whole lot better if they, likewise had chosen a real conservative actress.

25 posted on 08/30/2012 12:55:33 PM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: kevcol
The Wall Street actor is being considered for the lead role in the Cold War drama, Reykjavik, which takes place over a few days in 1986, when Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev met for peace talks in the Icelandic capital. .

jeez, let be the first in line for the ticket. I always want to see LIBERAL TYPES play a CONSERVATIVE ICON...

What's next? Michael Moore to play John Wayne?

26 posted on 08/30/2012 12:58:55 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: Churchillspirit

Actually, I wonder how many of these rich Hollywood actors claim they are Dems, but when they get in the voting booth, vote Pub. Some of the more intelligent ones simply most know how their bread (wealth) is buttered. I can’t imagine them constantly voting against their self interests. Then again, .....


27 posted on 08/30/2012 12:59:30 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: kevcol
Heard Micheal Moore will be playing Neil Armstrong.
They had to build a Saturn Six rocket and the Lunar Lander will be cleverly lowered by a crane from low orbit.
28 posted on 08/30/2012 1:58:32 PM PDT by RavenLooneyToon (Tail gunner Joe was right.)
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To: kevcol

Wonder how distorted it will be?


29 posted on 08/30/2012 1:59:39 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: kevcol

Wadashiddyidea!!!


30 posted on 08/30/2012 2:41:03 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Government it'self is the REAL "Free Rider!" Obamacare will create burdensome "Free Riding!!!")
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