Anthony Hopkins Won’t Weigh in On Politics Because, Generally, Actors Are Pretty Stupid

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In a conversation with fellow actor Brad Pitt for a lengthy chat for Interview magazine, Anthony Hopkins explained why he seldom — actually: never — talks about politics… and why he’s not a big fan of other actors talking about politics either. In short: “Actors are pretty stupid.”

It is extremely refreshing to see an actor take this position. Sadly, the new generation of Hollywood stars has a different opinion. Take Mark Ruffalo, the millionaire actor who recently endorsed Bernie Sanders. This multi-millionaire (who’s reportedly worth $30 million) wrote on Twitter that “it’s time for an economic revolution. Capitalism today is failing us, killing us, and robbing from our children’s future.”

The general reaction to Ruffalo’s tweet was one of amusement: the only person who didn’t understand that it was slightly ironic that he was blasting the very system that made him rich and famous was Ruffalo himself. Everybody else was laughing at him.


18 Comments on Anthony Hopkins Won’t Weigh in On Politics Because, Generally, Actors Are Pretty Stupid

  1. “[T]here seems to have been an actual decline in rational thinking. The United States had become a place where entertainers and professional athletes were mistaken for people of importance. They were idolized and treated as leaders; their opinions were sought on everything and they took themselves just as seriously-after all, if an athlete is paid a million or more a year, he knows he is important … so his opinions of foreign affairs and domestic policies must be important, too, even though he proves himself to be ignorant and subliterate every time he opens his mouth.” – Robert Heinlein

  2. Perfect. Love the guy. The Edge was a great movie. Especially since Alec Baldwin died in it. I keep replaying that part.

  3. On a related (well, actor) note, RIP Rene Auberjonois – Chaplain Tappman in Catch-22 and the guy on Benson. And apparently Star Trek, because I learned of it via a Shatner tweet.
    Now Shatner is a guy I like to hear from. Very refreshing.

  4. With Brad Pitt? Hunh. I don’t know what to think about Brad. I used to think he and Keanu were airheads, but they continue to surprise me.

    Ruffalo is an earnest dolt, though. Always has been. No surprise with him.

  5. Thirdtwin
    Brad Pitts your average Hollywood loser. Keanu’s no airhead. Actually some what of a sad tale. Mean while pull up some of Taran Tactical you tube clips of Reeves training for John Wicks. Just a regular gun guy having fun.

  6. The number of ‘actors/actresses that I have come to dislike/despise because of their announced political stance has created an irreparable gap that prevents me from ever looking back on entertainment that I used to seek and appreciate.
    That’s now all history except for a limited handful.

  7. Hopkins is a conservative, or at the very least a blue dog D.

    The fact he’s sane enough to stay in his lane v flappin’ his yap on issues of which he neither knows or cares nothing about, ala Messing/Milano/Midler/Ruffalo, is proof he doesn’t belong to the Party of Pelosi or Schiff.

    Of course now it’s out he won’t hitch his car to The Crazy Train, that’ll enough to get him black balled in Hollywood. I doubt he cares.

  8. I think actors and musicians forgot their job is to entertain. I liked it when I didn’t know anything about their personal life, especially their politics. I watched a movie, tv show, listened to music, went to concerts, to take a break from life and be entertained for a few hours with on screen life that where problems were solved within 30 minutes for a tv show or a few hours for a movie.
    They took that away from me though, because now I try to watch anything, even something older that I once liked to watch and end up getting pissed off because I remember something one or several of the idiots said.

  9. From the quality of his work I’d say Hopkins is one of the smarter actors. But I still don’t want to hear him talk politics.

  10. After his attempted coup against Peter O’Toole, he’s got a lot of nerve sayin he’ll stay off politics!

  11. Anthony hopkins must not be a pedo.

    All the anti-trump people seem to be pedos. Tons of rumors and connections about the biggest most vocal mouthy political ‘actors’ out there.

  12. The best film I’ve seen Hopkins in is Shadowlands. And the film was nearly ruined by casting Debra Winger as Joy Gresham.

  13. There’s a heavy cost on reasoning with crazy haters. Even if you seem to be making points and getting through, they relapse as soon as they get back to the borg. If there’s one thing collectivists are good at, it’s ganging up and ostracizing.

    I think it’s much more effective to inform them that jurors are selected from lists of registered voters. Then ridiculing them because none of their thought leaders ever tell them that, and they are being chumped into making lawyers rich for some trivial remuneration – and a case could go on for months, with sequestration.

    The left wants benefits, not duties. They tend to be ill-informed. I’ve never talked to an (R) who was surprised about the jury duty thing – but (D)s are unanimously horrified and shut up about politics. In my limited experience, this is probably the most effective bit of education you can give a (D)irtbag supporting fool.

    And you can do it without admitting a side. And when he talks it over with the borg, he’s spreading the thought-germ. “Those lying sacks who tell us what to think are using us”


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