Thursday, August 17, 2006

WOW! Nicole Kidman takes a stand.

The actress, joined by 84 other high-profile Hollywood stars, directors, studio bosses and media moguls, has taken out a powerfully-worded full page advertisement in today's Los Angeles Times newspaper.

It specifically targets "terrorist organisations" such as Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Palestine.

"We the undersigned are pained and devastated by the civilian casualties in Israel and Lebanon caused by terrorist actions initiated by terrorist organisations such as Hezbollah and Hamas," the ad reads.

The support for this condemnation was very widespread. Good for you Hollywood!

The actors listed included: Michael Douglas, Dennis Hopper, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Danny De Vito, Don Johnson, James Woods, Kelly Preston, Patricia Heaton and William Hurt.

Directors Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Michael Mann, Dick Donner and Sam Raimi also signed their names.

Other Hollywood powerplayers supporting the ad included Sumner Redstone, the chairman and majority owner of Paramount Pictures, and billionaire mogul, Haim Saban.

Comments:
The only one on the list that surprises me is William Hurt. I've always seen him as ultra-liberal.

I watched a documentary a while back that said Hollywood was very outspoken against Hitler & the U.S.'s delay in getting involved. Many of them were Jewish immigrants who had experienced the atrocities first hand.
 
if only this group was more vocal than the "hollywood" on the left.
 
mgc,

The interesting part here is that this is quite a mix of left and right. Ass @@ points out William Hurt is a rabid leftist as are Michael Douglas and Sumner Redstone.

Maybe they're seriously getting a clue or maybe Nicole Kidman asked them. I know I would do a lot of things Nicole asked that I might otherwise think twice about.
 
rw,

i seriously try to avoid anything "hollywood" just because they all usually make me ill with their rediculous thought processes. it would be really nice if they would just "act", you know, their overpaid job, and keep politics and causes to the professionals in those fields. after all, i have to live amoungst these very wealthy freaks! i hate this state.

on a side note, i too would do just about anything that nicole asked me to do... even listen to nothing but keith urban cd's 24/7 and i am not a huge fan of country. i think tom cruise has to be gay to not want to keep her (besides being a crazed freak)!
 
Was that a freudian slip RW?

"Ass @@?" at 11:10...;-)
 
i wasn't going to touch that @@
 
mgc,

Somebody should write a book about that.

@@,

That was indeed a Freudian slip, not that I see you as a mother figure. ;-)
 
You stole this from Sonia, didn't you?

I'd just like you and yours to know that my blog presentation was a success. Couldn't have done it without yous guys!
 
Nicole,

Sonia's post had a little more flair than mine.
 
If I had as much cash on hand as these cats do, I seriously doubt if you'd catch me bad mouthing any Islamic loonies. Matter of fact, you would never see me outside of the bedroom.

But hey, that's me, these people obviously have more scruples, so hat's off.

Kudos.

Now if they'd quit making the pinko movies...
 
RW,

William Hurt is surprising not only because he's a lib Dem, but also because he's a WASP and generally speaking, they are really anti-Israel (which is a nice way of saying they are anti-semitic).

I hope that they make the morning news and Sunday talk show circuit. Nicole Kidman and Kelly Preston are both lovely and articulate spokeswomen who can appeal to the Katie Couric audience.

@@,

Unfortunately while Hollywood, which I understand was conservative in its early days, recongized the evils of Nazism, for some reason Communism, which was equally hideous, held great promise. Maybe they started to believe too much in the dreams that movies could create, especially Utopia.

I've never quite understood it, but rushncap is a perfect example (although I doubt you'll find him on any Hollywood A lists)
 
@@,

I just read your post-prandial post. I couldn't respond because I forgot to save the page today which meant that Huge Huffalump got the last word for real today. Grrrrr.
 
Buy Danish,

The offer from below stands here. :-)
 
RW,

Thank you kindly. I left the response there too.
 
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