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Ron Paul to make acting debut in 'Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?'
New York Daily News ^ | Friday, June 20, 2014 | Ethan Sacks

Posted on 06/20/2014 12:51:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Three time presidential candidate joins Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity in third installment of trilogy based on Ayn Rand's 1957 novel.

Liberal Hollywood will have to make room for a new star — right-wing politician Ron Paul.

The three-time presidential candidate will make his acting debut in "Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?," the third installment of the films based on Ayn Rand's novel.

"Atlas Shrugged is a fantastic book, but it's much more than a story — it's a philosophy," Paul told the Hollywood Reporter, which broke the news.

"It's influenced millions of people already and because of its greatness it's going to continue to influence a lot of people." The "Atlas Shrugged" movies, like the 1957 novel on which they are based, have been popular with conservative audiences. Not a surprise, since the plot involves the crash of the U.S. economy under the weight of government interference.

" Approaching collapse, the government continues to exert its brutal force against the nation's most productive," the film's synopsis reads. "While crime and fear take over the countryside, the last remaining entrepreneurs, who fuel the deteriorating economy, continue to vanish mysteriously and leave behind a wake of despair. Only one man has the answer. Some will stop at nothing to control him. Others will stop at nothing to save him.

That man is not Paul's character, who is a TV presenter in the upcoming film.

Joining the 78-year-old Texan in the movie are fellow conservative personalities Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Paul actually has another film credit on his resume. But his appearance in the 2009 comedy "Bruno" came without his consent when he was tricked into a mock interview with Sacha Baron Cohen. Directed by James Manera and starring "Northern Exposure's" Rob Morrow, "Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?" is due out on Sept. 12.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aynrand; hollywood; libtardians; ronpaul
This time it's personal.

This is going to be the next Twilight.

1 posted on 06/20/2014 12:51:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
right-wing politician Ron Paul.

I don't think I'd call him that.

2 posted on 06/20/2014 12:55:12 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

He’s more of a canard wing type....


3 posted on 06/20/2014 1:01:35 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe Palin should have been cast as Dagney Taggert.


4 posted on 06/20/2014 1:13:23 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: staytrue

Is Ron Paul playing one of the hobbits?


5 posted on 06/20/2014 1:18:46 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; Publius
Hooboy. You know, people used to think Atlas Shrugged was fiction.

Who Is John Galt?

6 posted on 06/20/2014 1:25:19 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: nickcarraway

Let’s hope he’s not cast as John Galt.


7 posted on 06/20/2014 1:25:28 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: shove_it
I saw the movie. It left with the question, Who Is John Galt? So the soliloquy will be Ron Paul? Don't see the movie, it was nothing like the book.
8 posted on 06/20/2014 1:56:32 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: nickcarraway

Slaves in China and elsewhere are the “the nation’s most productive.” Maybe they’ll build a homestead in the “Gulch” for the administrators, inventors and artists.


9 posted on 06/20/2014 2:36:16 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m just saying that engineers would best leave the others and adhere to technicians and laborers.


10 posted on 06/20/2014 2:38:33 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop

A one darn good book Unfortunately, the copy misplaced so it’s been years since it has been revisited. First several films seen but the oil fields burning was the last segment seen. Guess it time to study our DVD instructions and purchase the set.


11 posted on 06/20/2014 4:10:50 PM PDT by V K Lee
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To: familyop
Slaves in China and elsewhere are the “the nation’s most productive.” Maybe they’ll build a homestead in the “Gulch” for the administrators, inventors and artists.

What the hell does that have to do with "Atlas Shrugged"?

12 posted on 06/20/2014 4:41:30 PM PDT by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: ADemocratNoMore; Aggie Mama; alarm rider; alexander_busek; AlligatorEyes; AmericanGirlRising; ...

Atlas ping.


13 posted on 06/20/2014 4:45:51 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: nickcarraway

I thought he’d be some sort of female vampire thing ‘er something...


14 posted on 06/20/2014 4:46:23 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: nickcarraway

Ron Paul already made his debut in “Bruno.”


15 posted on 06/20/2014 4:58:02 PM PDT by matt1234 (Obama fled. People bled. (Iraq 2014.))
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To: matt1234

lol


16 posted on 06/20/2014 5:01:10 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: nickcarraway
This is going to be the next Twilight.

Ron Paul is going to be an angsty, emo vampire that sparkles?

17 posted on 06/20/2014 5:30:14 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m re-reading it now. I’m very interested in the third movie. I’ll definitely go find it in a theater.

The first two movies do not, of course, do justice to the book. I didn’t expect them to. So much has to be left out and glossed over just to fit it into a couple of hours apiece... There’s just no way to do it, short of making it a twenty-episode series. All that said I did enjoy the first two movies. I wish they hadn’t changed the cast. I really liked the combo of Grant Bowler and Taylor Schilling. It’s confusing, and I don’t see how the new actors were any better. But... Oh well. What I like about the movies— I look at them as a set of illustrations to go with the book. No, you can’t follow a story just by the illustrations but they make reading the book more interesting.


18 posted on 06/20/2014 6:21:27 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: humblegunner

Libertarian is “right-wing?”


19 posted on 06/20/2014 6:57:54 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: humblegunner
OH! HOW SILLY OF ME! LIEberals consider EVERYBODY who is not LIEberal a right-winger! Got it!
20 posted on 06/20/2014 7:00:04 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: Billthedrill

Great book! Thank you for publishing it!


21 posted on 06/20/2014 7:02:21 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: BfloGuy
"What the hell does that have to do with 'Atlas Shrugged?'"

Most of today's people presenting themselves as parallels to the characters of Galt's Gulch are among those described in the following or are protected from competition by them (government-linked). They're not likely to build or maintain anything like Galt's Gulch.

Heavy Hitters: Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2014
http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php
American Fedn of State, County & Municipal Employees $60,949,129 [Democrat] 81% [Republican] 1%”

Leviathan (Uncle Sam employs more people than you think)
National Review ^ | 02/03/2011 | Iain Murray
"...nearly 40 million Americans employed in some way by government."

America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution
http://spectator.org/archives/2010/07/16/americas-ruling-class-and-the/print

The Fragmenting of the New Class Elites, or, Downward Mobility
http://volokh.com/2011/10/31/the-fragmenting-of-the-new-class-elites-or-downward-mobility/

Environmentalism and the Leisure Class
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2835601/posts

The New Upper Class and the Real Reason We Dislike Them
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2843575/posts

Are you a member of the political class?
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/08/are_you_a_member_of_the_politi.html

Downton’s Class System — and Ours: We have a ruling class that despises the free market and does...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3024119/posts

The War on Humans
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWcEYYj_-rg


American technicians (tradesmen) did the building and most of the inventing. Foreign technicians now do the same. Most of the folks with much political influence are sitting in chairs and riding in vehicles while trying to think of ways to get more of the debt/revenues from each other.


22 posted on 06/20/2014 7:14:14 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: BfloGuy
One of those links is bad. Sorry about that. Here's a good link.

America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution
The American Spectator
By Angelo M. Codevilla – From the July 2010 - August 2010 issue
http://spectator.org/articles/39326/americas-ruling-class-and-perils-revolution


23 posted on 06/20/2014 7:29:44 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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