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A Rarity in Hollywood

Some Hollywood actors, directors, and moguls are publicly denouncing terrorism perpetrated by groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas.

NICOLE Kidman has made a public stand against terrorism.

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.

"If we do not succeed in stopping terrorism around the world, chaos will rule and innocent people will continue to die.

"We need to support democratic societies and stop terrorism at all costs."

A who's who of Hollywood heavyweights joined Kidman on the ad.

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.

I'm happy to see that there are some in Hollywood who are still grounded in reality and understand what's at stake.

Update: See the advertisement here.

Hat tip: Dan Riehl


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Comments (29)

They're a little late getti... (Below threshold)

They're a little late getting into the game here, but it is good to see them on board.

Yes, Better late then never... (Below threshold)

Yes, Better late then never..

About f#king time.... (Below threshold)

About f#king time.

That's this week. Wait a l... (Below threshold)
Bill M:

That's this week. Wait a little while. Never underestimate the cynical nature of a true Hollywoodite. If Israel has to go back after hezbollah, they'll be back in with the braying pack.

I hate to sound cynical, bu... (Below threshold)

I hate to sound cynical, but do they really mean this or is there something else behind it?

If it's real, then Nicole Kidman will be shunned by the Hollywood community.

Nicole Kidman dumps Tom Cru... (Below threshold)
Red Fog:

Nicole Kidman dumps Tom Cruise and now this. Wow. Some people do learn from their mistakes.

Nicole Kidman dumps Tom Cru... (Below threshold)
Red Fog:

Nicole Kidman dumps Tom Cruise and now this. Wow. Some people do learn from their mistakes.

Nicole Kidman dumps Tom Cru... (Below threshold)
Red Fog:

Nicole Kidman dumps Tom Cruise and now this. Wow. Some people do learn from their mistakes.

Nicole Kidman dumps Tom Cru... (Below threshold)
John F Not Kerry:

Nicole Kidman dumps Tom Cruise and now this. Wow. Some people do learn from their mistakes.

Step two: Go to Iraq and Af... (Below threshold)

Step two: Go to Iraq and Afganistan and put on a show.

Step three: Visit some wounded GI's and Marines.

Step four: Repeat steps two and three.

It didn't matter when the H... (Below threshold)

It didn't matter when the Hollywood morons were bashing Bush and America. It still doesn't matter what they say. Wealth and celebrity status does not make them any more relevant when discussing politics, even if they happen to get it right occasionally.

You mean even after they ha... (Below threshold)
krazy kagu:

You mean even after they have glorified terrorists in some of their movies like RUNNING ON EMPTY and that ltest trash HOOT?

its interesting to see Ridl... (Below threshold)

its interesting to see Ridley Scotts name on this...after the reported behind the scenes stuff while filming his film, "Kingdom of Heaven"

Eh, I don't know that Kidma... (Below threshold)

Eh, I don't know that Kidman and the rest will be out of work in Hollywood. There were enough people signing the article to make their own damn movie if they want, and screw the rest of Tinseltown.

Maybe they finally figured ... (Below threshold)

Maybe they finally figured out that Holywood is an excellent terrorists target. Lax laws and dumb a** politicians have made it easy for anyone to hit the entire state of Ca. You could bring a 50 ton nuclear weapone into LA and they'd block traffic and help you position it for the most damage. 90% of the time you could carry a fully assembled machine gun onto a commercial airliner at LAX. Security to the idiots in Ca. is having a cellar full of fine wine you bought on credit. L.A. is fast becoming one of the slum cities of the world. Loss of a few more working class families and businesses coupled with the influx of criminals from across the border will doom LA and Holywood within a few years. It'll look like the Mexician side of the border in Nogales. A drug infested dump...

I hope to see more of this.... (Below threshold)

I hope to see more of this. Bruce Willis has been outspoken for quite a while, and gotten most of what publicity has been done, and I vaguely recall a mention of Sam Raimi. I am glad they are not alone.

For those among the signers... (Below threshold)

For those among the signers who are sincere - and I have no reason to believe any are not - I offer thanks, and a welcome back to our world.

We call it, "reality."

James Woods and Patricia He... (Below threshold)

James Woods and Patricia Heaton are not surprising either, but Michael Douglas is a major shock

Where was Babs, the Sheens,... (Below threshold)

Where was Babs, the Sheens, C.Looney, and the rest of the lunatic fringe? I'm surprised the Ditsy Bitches didn't want to perform too.

... and yet, no real attent... (Below threshold)

... and yet, no real attention is given to this by the media. We get inundated with images and stories of the anti-war crowd, and the hezbollah supporters and this barely registers a blip. If not for Kim, I'd probably not even heard of it.

There are a few names here ... (Below threshold)
Cousin Dave:

There are a few names here that surprise me. Harry mentioned Mike Douglas, and Bill Hurt's name jumped out at me too. I have to admit I'm impressed. And until/if the signers demonstrate future cynicism on the issue, I'm willing to take this at face value.

The real sad part is that t... (Below threshold)
John F Not Kerry:

The real sad part is that they had to pay for it for their views to even get noticed. Any moonbat gets free coverage from the fawning MSM.

I say good for them.<... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

I say good for them.

The disparaging comments in this thread are out of line in my opinion.

It is much more productive to heap praise on them when they get something right than it is to chastise them when the get things wrong.

Still continuing to chastise them when they do get things right is just plain wrong.

George Clooney and Alec Bal... (Below threshold)

George Clooney and Alec Baldwin must have been out of town when they put this together. Maybe they can run a revised ad later to let everyone else jump on the bandwagon.

Then again......

Blaming the Hezbollah entir... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

Blaming the Hezbollah entirely for the heavy civilian casualties in Lebanon seems a bit rich and one sided. I think the reason so many indepedently minded film stars and the like, signed this petition is they want to assure they keep working in Hollywood.. Terrorists are definitely a threat to democratic societies, but unfortunatlly, judged by recent election results, in Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon, the Muslim fundamentalist leaning parties don't seem to fear elections, as long as the United States including Israel are seen as occupiers.

the last line should be of ... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

the last line should be of course, the United States and Israel, not including Israel.

Good on them.Finally... (Below threshold)
GJ Klaver:

Good on them.
Finally some people with brains and their hearts on the right place.

The world should realise where the terror comes from: Islam.
Hamas & Hezbollah AND Iran = Islam.

Check where Muslims kill:

There's Iraq [where Muslims kill Muslims] AND
India and the Sudan and Algeria and Afghanistan and New York and Pakistan and Israel and Russia and Chechnya and the Philippines and Indonesia and Nigeria and England and Thailand and Spain and Egypt and Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia and Ingushetia and Dagestan and Turkey and Kabardino-Balkaria and Morocco and Yemen and Lebanon and France and Uzbekistan and Gaza and Tunisia and Kosovo and Bosnia and Mauritania and Kenya and Eritrea and Syria and Somalia and California and Kuwait and Virginia and Ethiopia and Iran and Jordan and United Arab Emirates and Louisiana and Texas and Tanzania and Germany and Pennsylvania and Belgium and Denmark and East Timor and Qatar and Maryland and Tajikistan and the Netherlands and Scotland and Chad and Canada and...

This ought to stop.
I praise the Hollywood stars for their courage to step out of the [has-been] trendy and stupid-think of blaming ordinary [Western] citizens and put the responsibility where it lies: At the Islam-fascists.

Here, in the Netherlands, we had a movie-director - Theo van Gogh - critizising Islam.
He was butchered in broad daylight by a muslim, while driving his bike in Amsterdam.

I hope Nicole Kidman and her brave colleagues stay safe.
You rock, Nicole.
Love from Amsterdam.

I hope this is a sign that ... (Below threshold)

I hope this is a sign that Hollywood now "gets it" because of what all of us is up against.

The Liberal Democrats are i... (Below threshold)

The Liberal Democrats are in serious trouble
now. This is going to divide the party.






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