Bobby Duvall: Badass

Robert Duvall let Steven Spielberg have it on 60 Minutes II because of Spielberg’s well publicized trip to Cuba in 2002.

Duvall stated:

“Now, what I want to ask him, and I know he’s going to get [bleeped] off, [is] ‘Would you consider building a little annex on the Holocaust museum or at least across the street to honor the dead Cubans that Castro killed?'”

It’s great to see that there are real Hollywood celebrities that don’t have their heads up their asses like Glover or Belafonte, etal..

Of course, Spielberg’s spokesman defended his trip to Cuba by calling it a “cultural” trip and not a political one. In Cuba, everything is political, so I want to know, what’s the difference?

4 thoughts on “Bobby Duvall: Badass”

  1. Spielberg can call his trip whatever he wants. If he’s willing to go the distance with the Holocaust project for the sake of the Jews, can’t he extend that concern to others? People killed in the name of politics are people killed, regardless of whether or not they happen to be Jewish.

  2. Robert Duvall has always been one of my favorites. Great actor. And good for him for speaking out like that.

    Celebrities, just like the rest of us, come in all shapes, sizes, and ideologies. Some have their heads up their asses, some do not. The ones who have their heads up their asses may be louder – since they don’t fear repercussions from their own community. They operate amidst almost total agreement. But the others – the ones who speak out on the opposite side – can lose work because of it.

    As a conservative-leaning actress, I know of what I speak!

    But good for Duvall. He rocks!

  3. If you haven’t yet seen Wrestling With Ernest Hemingway you should really pick it up. It’s a wonderful film with Richard Harris and Robert Duvall and it’s set on Miami Beach circa the 1980s. Duvall plays an old Cuban man down pat! It’s a beautiful homage. Sandra Bullock is in it as well as Shirley Maclain. And the soundtrack is great too.

    If you want a Robert Duvall filmfest, add to that The Great Santini and Lonesome Dove the miniseries. And of course the best movie of all time: Godfather Part II.

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