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Cusack Attacks Michael Moore
IMDB.com ^ | 6-10-03

Posted on 06/10/2003 10:28:17 AM PDT by Paul Atreides

Hollywood star John Cusack has attacked filmmaker Michael Moore for failing to support the Democratic party in the last American presidential elections. Moore, who won the Best Documentary Oscar at this year's Academy Awards for his anti-gun film Bowling For Columbine, threw his backing behind left-wing candidate Ralph Nader in the 2000 elections - but Cusack believes that he should have joined him in tactical support of Democratic candidate Al Gore instead - to ensure Republican George W. Bush was beaten. Cusack explains, "He lost a lot of credibility when he went and campaigned for Ralph Nader because he was dead wrong when it counted. I'm not a huge fan of the Democratic party, but I knew there was a huge difference between them and the Bush crowd. Don't tell me Al Gore would have handed out the contract to rebuild Iraq before he'd given the order to bomb it."


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It's no wonder that John Cusack portrays such losers on the screen. He's just going with what he knows.
1 posted on 06/10/2003 10:28:17 AM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Paul Atreides
threw his backing behind left-wing candidate Ralph Nader in the 2000 elections. . .

As opposed to left-wing candidate Al Gore in the 2000 elections. . .

Michael M. Bates: My Side of the Swamp

2 posted on 06/10/2003 10:30:37 AM PDT by mikeb704
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To: Paul Atreides
I saw the headline and thought, "Wow, Cusack's not a leftie?"

But then I read the story and, WOW! He's attacking Moore from the left!

3 posted on 06/10/2003 10:30:45 AM PDT by Petronski (I"m not always cranky.)
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To: Paul Atreides
John Cusack is sooooooooooo 1985.
4 posted on 06/10/2003 10:31:34 AM PDT by TheBigB (Why don't women blink during foreplay? They don't have time.)
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To: Paul Atreides
How can anyone publicly admit that he supported Al Gore? Cusack is a loser.
5 posted on 06/10/2003 10:33:15 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: TheBigB
John Cusack is sooooooooooo 1985.

Yea, but he still plays the wimpy romantic lead in those sappy flicks, only now he looks old and lined and miscast. But at least his heart is in the right place.

6 posted on 06/10/2003 10:34:32 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Clara Lou
when was his last good movie? yawn
7 posted on 06/10/2003 10:35:53 AM PDT by linn37 (Have you hugged your Phlebotomist today?)
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To: TheBigB
John Cusack is sooooooooooo 1985.

Bwuhahahahahaha!

8 posted on 06/10/2003 10:37:20 AM PDT by SquirrelKing (Mad enough to eat BB's and crap ten-penny nails.)
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To: Paul Atreides
Cusak hasn't made anything decent since "Midnight In The Garden Of Good & Evil" (one of my favorites)...

Figures.

9 posted on 06/10/2003 10:37:34 AM PDT by mhking
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To: Clara Lou
The guy is a great actor. One of my favorites. It pains me to see that he's so a)activist, and b) liberal.

Actors should act and shut up. Let them write checks if they want, but when it comes to politics, my answer in his shoes would be, "Who cares what I think about anything? I entertain people." His agent should put his or her foot in his rectal cavity.

It's one of the trappings of the trade. You create illusions - why screw that up with anything resembling reality? Let your bankbook say everything you shouldn't.
10 posted on 06/10/2003 10:37:48 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: Paul Atreides
Wow. a dispute where someone is attacking Michael Moore and is wrong.
11 posted on 06/10/2003 10:39:07 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("The truth is out there")
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To: Paul Atreides
John Cusack is
12 posted on 06/10/2003 10:39:46 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Come and hug an angel for luck)
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To: Paul Atreides
John Cusack

"Better Off Dead"

13 posted on 06/10/2003 10:40:36 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Paul Atreides
"Look, they eat their dead!"

Will Robinson, Lost in Space
14 posted on 06/10/2003 10:43:49 AM PDT by jonalvy44
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To: mhking
Serendipity was ok. For a chick flick I guess.

I liked Grosse Point Blank.

I mean cmon, an international assasin tries to come back to his hometown and be a normal citizen by going to his reunion? I thought it was pretty funny. I had to just suck it up because John Cusack was in it.
15 posted on 06/10/2003 10:44:34 AM PDT by smith288 (The government doesn't need to save me from myself. Im quite capable thank you.)
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To: Paul Atreides
Don't tell me Al Gore would have handed out the contract to rebuild Iraq before he'd given the order to bomb it." /i>

He would have if he were smart about it. Why delay the rebuild, unless you hate women and children, et al....

16 posted on 06/10/2003 10:45:02 AM PDT by Paradox
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To: Paul Atreides
Cusack is a f-ing moron. Period.

I remember a year or two back when he did some interview where he was raving about Bush and Cheney being "crypto-fascists".

Yeah, right. As if Johnny even knows what "crypto-fascist" means. He probably overheard it at one of his trendy, lefty, Hollywood gigs and thought it sounded cool.

I remember reading how he used the term in the interview and thinking, at the time, "it's like he was looking for an opportunity to use this phrase and couldn't resist using it even when it didn't really fit the context".

After that, it was all over. I used to like a few of his movies, but I dumped 'em. I liked "Grosse Point Blank" but refuse to buy it on DVD, now, because of him. I also didn't go see "Identity" because he was in it.

I have a serious "Hollywood Idiot" boycott going on. I've been able to resist going to any movie that stars or co-stars any of the lefty idiots I hate. The only exception I'll make this year is "Return of the King" even though Viggo Mortensen and Andy Serkis are psycho-lefties.

No more of my money is going to support these leftist Hollywood traitors. No more.

Cusack, Robbins, Susan Saranwrap, Ellen Degenerate, Harrison Ford, George Clooney, Janeane Garofalo, Danny Glover, all of them. No more. I check "hollywood-halfwits.com" regularly to see who else I can check off my list.

17 posted on 06/10/2003 10:51:50 AM PDT by Im Your Huckleberry
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To: smith288
Serendipity stunk.

The guy who played his best pal was the best thing about the movie.
18 posted on 06/10/2003 10:51:59 AM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: RinaseaofDs
Actors should act and shut up.

You're right. The actors I hold in highest esteem are those who, in response to a political question say, "Oh, what do I know? I'm just an actor." This was what Andie McDowell said on the Tonight Show once, and she is one of the few actresses whose movies I will still see. My need for entertainment is not strong enough for me to endure a movie with the likes of John Cusack, Sean Penn, Julia Roberts, etc, etc....

19 posted on 06/10/2003 10:53:14 AM PDT by giotto
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To: RinaseaofDs
Mega-dittoes!! These losers make $20 million a picture and they have nothing better to do than to whine about the policies of an administration that most Americans agree with.

I loved Daniel Day-Lewis' reply when a reporter asked him about the Iraq war: "If I said I was against it (the war), you'd write another story saying how I'm just another actor being opposed to the war. So my opinion is irrelevant."

20 posted on 06/10/2003 10:53:16 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: mabelkitty
The guy who played his best pal was the best thing about the movie.

Maybe that's what kept the movie remotely ok.

21 posted on 06/10/2003 10:54:23 AM PDT by smith288 (The government doesn't need to save me from myself. Im quite capable thank you.)
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To: Paul Atreides
Bwahahaha. Rats eat their own. Pass the popcorn!
22 posted on 06/10/2003 10:55:19 AM PDT by Lil'freeper
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To: Paul Atreides
I agree with Cusack. The dems desperately need another fat stupid loser on the front lines. They don't have enough of them.
23 posted on 06/10/2003 10:57:41 AM PDT by Way2Serious
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To: Paul Atreides
That's disappointing finding that Cusack is such RAT. One more H'weirdo to avoid.
24 posted on 06/10/2003 11:17:31 AM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: giotto
"The actors I hold in highest esteem are those who, in response to a political question say, "Oh, what do I know? I'm just an actor." This was what Andie McDowell said on the Tonight Show "

Andie McDowell - Texas Gal!

Adding some class that the dixie chicks lost. . .
25 posted on 06/10/2003 11:28:52 AM PDT by Roughneck (Get the U.N. out of the U.S, and get the U.S. out of the U.N.)
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To: Paul Atreides
Mr Cusack isn't really a polititian, but he did play one in hollyweird.

26 posted on 06/10/2003 11:29:27 AM PDT by HEY4QDEMS
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To: Im Your Huckleberry
I sort of liked Tapeheads (parts of it worked for me, parts didn't, it's really dated).

I hesitantly rented the movie (2 for 1) on DVD. Hesitantly because I really don't care to see Susan Sarandon's adopted son, Tim Robbins in anything (I have the same problem with slime bucket Alec Baldwin). I only watched the commentary track (none of the cast was present).

I didn't care for the DVD much (Repo Man had better commentary) but left it as a possible addition to my library (I had seen it on initial release as a midnight movie and later again on videotape).

Tim's costar in that film is John Cusack.

Won't buy it now. Not even as an unused "clearance" disc at Half Price Books (which is where it resides now).

I can still hear the Swany Modes' (with Sam Moore from Sam and Dave) songs on the original soundtrack album I have.

27 posted on 06/22/2003 12:13:27 PM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS: CNN let human beings be tortured and killed to keep their Baghdad bureau open)
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To: Im Your Huckleberry
In case anyone forgets, John Cusack and Woody Harrelson were the Babs and Garafalo of the first Gulf War. By the time the media picked and ran their looney rants, the war was over.
28 posted on 06/22/2003 12:30:14 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Read Hillary's hips. I never had sex with that woman.")
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To: Paul Atreides
Bummer, I thought this was an article about Michael Moore being physically attacked.
29 posted on 06/22/2003 12:35:32 PM PDT by SSN558 (Be on the lookout for Black White-Supremists)
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