He's a brilliant actor. But, man, I cannot stand his politics.
I somewhat agree with Andy. He is undoubtedly a great actor (and I've been rooting for him to get this Oscar since the day I saw Milk), and certainly a good advocate for many causes, but he loses major points and, IMO, suffers a loss of effectiveness when he goes and deals with the likes of Hugo Chavez and Raul Castro.I can tolerate, even support, his support for gay rights, impeaching Bush, etc. But when you go and speak to these leaders that have openly called America and Americans, not just George Bush, demons and horrible people, etc...well, that's just something I do not appreciate in the least.
Both of you, spot on. He loses credibility when he places himself in the same frame as those people.My comments here were pretty much limited to what he said that night..
Ditto. I can't take Penn seriously when he speaks about some injustices while justifying others.And IMO, a bit of grandstanding there. So he played a gay man, a symbol, and he played him brilliantly; but not exactly groundbreaking or a career risk nowadays. I was for Rourke all the way.
I like him, but he's usually full of crap. Not this time.
Oh full of crap.
That guy shouldve got an award for playing the retarded guy in "I Am Sam." That was a great movie and he played a great role.I have a hard time taking any actor/actress/celeb serious when they talk politics. Especially Jeff Spicoli.
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