Skip to comments.Robert Duvall Blasts 'The Butler': 'Atrocities in South Committed By Democrats'
Posted on 03/13/2014 5:44:06 PM PDT by blueyon
In an interview with the Daily Beast, living legend and Oscar-winner Robert Duvall blasted the Civil Rights film "The Butler" as "very inaccurate." The 83 year-old star added, "JFK had one of the worst Civil Rights voting records," and "All the atrocities in the South were committed by the Democratic Party."
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Thank you Robert but, per hairy reid-iculous, you’re probably just a liar like the rest of the Koch brother zombies.
I love the smell of liberal heads exploding in the morning. It is the smell of victory.
Be careful Mr. Duvall. You speak to much truth for the Hollywood zombie crowd.
distant relative to General Robert E. Lee
I salute you sir !
And his dad was a rear admiral.
Modern “liberals” have another big lie that although Democrats once supported slavery, they’ve all become Republicans now. So whatever lesson you take from history, they will just make up whatever lie they need to cover their collective behinds.
We conservatives are finding our pants.
democrats were also the slave owners in the south
the KKK were democrats
MLK Jr was a republican
all true... and enough to make libs even more crazy
Al Gore’s father voted against the Civil Rights Act. Yet the racist “Butler” director bashed Reagan.
Dems, Forbus, Fulbright, Wallace, Gore. RFK wiretapped MLK’s phone and taped his room.
The GOP used to have the blacks and in the days of Reagan they did better than now economically.
Charlie don’t surf!
One of my favorite Duvall film’s is “Second-hand Lions.” It’s about a kid who inherits a bunch of money from his Uncles. Just a great family movie.
they must be slippin something into the corn pone these days , either that or Oprah has figured out how to hypnotize colored folks thru the TV
Someday this political war’s gonna be over . . . .
I loved him in the Great Santini.
“Lance Johnson..the surfer?”
He mentioned that 1/3 of Freedmen in New Orleans fought for the South. According to famed historian John Hope Franklin, Freedman in New Orleans were more likely to own slaves than whites.
That diner is the Cele store, just down the road from me.
I love that movie too! Especially the scene with the salesman who actually sells something to the brothers-a skeet throwing machine.
finally poked long enough to defend the truth. good.
I think one of my favorites is True Confessions, a re-imagining of the Black Dahlia murder case in post World War II LA( far better than the Dahlia movie with Scarlett Johanson)Robert Duvall and Robert DeNiro play brothers, one a cop, one a priest, both flawed.
Wow, good for him for telling the truth. The biggest lie in modern American politics isn’t that Republicans hate blacks, it’s the lie that Dems give 2 sh*ts about them, as we used to say. (sorry for that language but it’s the only phrase that suits.)
Here he is in 1962 in an Alfred Hitchcock Show episode !
In addition to True Confessions, catch Tender Mercies. Although the novel The Handmaids Tale is overrated, the movie isn’t bad and he has some good scenes with the late Natasha Richardson.
He also has a small part in Crazy Heart with Jeff Bridges.
He’s 83 years old?? Hard to believe!
Love Robert Duvall!
He’s pro infant death and his wife might vote Democrat next time because the Republicans are so ‘messed’ up?
The reason why I prefaced my recommendation with "out on a limb" is that those preferring action movies will be greatly disappointed as I found out when I screened it for some colleagues a few years back. There are no exploding cars, eye-dazzling special effects and not a single gunshot is fired in the ~90 minute runtime. They derided Tender Mercies as a boring chick flick.
Instead what makes this gentle film, for which Duvall won a much-deserved Oscar, so compelling is its story of redemption as a broken-down country singer, Mac Sledge (Duvall), turns his life around thanks to the Christian love of Rosa Lee (Tess Harper, known nowadays as Jesse Pinkman's mom in Breaking Bad). Above and beyond the finely crafted story, is its depiction of Texas, the South and, most of all, Christianity. There's not the typical mocking of the Southern Evangelical. Instead the scene of Mac Sledge's baptism in a Conservative Texas church is handled with respect and dignity. And if you don't get a wee bit misty-eyed when Sledge sings "Wings of a Dove", then you're lying! :)
Yes, sure I like Duvall as Tom Hagen, "Bull" Meechum and even Boo Radley, but I think his role as Mac Sledge is his finest.
30 posts and no mention of Lonesome Dove?
I’ve seen the thread.
Post #10 alludes to it.
I have the following “Quick History Lesson” printed on Post-Its and leave them in various places:
14th Amendment giving citizenship to freed slaves:
94% Republican support; 0% Democrat support
13th Amendment abolishing slavery:
100% Republican support; 23% Democrat support
15th Amendmennt - the right to vote for all:
100% Republican support; 0% Democraat support
Democrats have so brainwashed their idiot constituency that the minorities have no idea about the truth.
No matter what I am doing....I will stop to watch if Lonesome Dove is on. He was amazing in that role!
I loved him in the Great Santini.
My absolutely favorite role that he ever did. Until I saw Lonesome Dove.
I just watched “Wrestling Ernest Hemingway” tonight, never saw it.
It was pretty good! (I didn’t have high expectations, and didn’t know he was in it, but my wife wanted to watch it)
My favorite was “Open Range”. Also, “Lonesome Dove” and “Secondhand Lions”.
Not to mention the fact that the lefties in San Francisco were enamored with him. Jimmy Carter even thought he had promise.
Yep. And I loved how they showed him giving “The Talk” to the young punks who accosted him.
Don’t forget his creepy turn in The Twilight Zone.
I posted before I saw your post...does that count???
Including one Harvey Milk.
My favorite scene is when Woodrow Call rides his horse down the steet and beats the tar out of that tracker...