Hollywood On The Lunatic Left? Say It Ain’t So!

CNN.com – Woods: Film biz ‘almost lunatic liberal’ – Mar. 17, 2003
James Woods happens to be an excellent actor, but these statements won’t help him get any future acting gigs. From time-to-time he has done made-for-TV movies of very high quality — see My Name Is Bill W. — and he seems to have middle-of-the-road politics as well. Who’d a thunk it?

Actor James Woods says he considers former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani an American hero and fought “tooth and nail” to portray him as such in an upcoming television film.

The actor, concerned that a “lunatic liberal” Hollywood would vilify Giuliani or present him as overly conservative, says he insisted on approving the script for “Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story,” before agreeing to play the part.

“Our business is notorious for being almost lunatic liberal,” Woods told The New York Times in Sunday editions. “There’s sort of a loony fringe that’s way over the top and out of step with mainstream America.”

Woods said had no insight into whether or not Giuliani would like the movie or his portrayal, “But he can rest assured of this: I fought tooth and nail to play him as the genuine hero that I unequivocally believe him to be.”

“But if they were interested in presenting the liberal jihad against Rudy, then I wasn’t really interested in participating,” he added.

Woods says he agrees with every action Giuliani took as mayor, citing Giuliani’s public scorning in 1999 of “The Holy Virgin Mary,” a portrait of the religious figure decorated with a daub of elephant dung, at Brooklyn Museum of Art.

“He, as a Catholic, was genuinely and rightfully offended that someone should have a sacred icon of his religion created out of excrement,” Woods said. “Can you imagine the reaction in this town if the artist had created a Star of David out of excrement?”

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