Redford's Opening Remarks at Sundance 2007

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Robert Redford came out swinging at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival's opening news conference Thursday, attacking the Bush administration for its politics as strongly as he dismissed film buyers who want his ...
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boring average AMERICAN

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#1 Jan 21, 2007
Perfect example of someone hidden in his ivory tower or Malibu mansion. What has he done to protect America? A freaking movie star dictating politics. HE OWES AMERICA AN APOLOGY. It takes statements like Redford's to cause a person to lose complete respect for him. I wish these arrogant movie stars would leave our country. They obviously don't care about the United States. They obviously don't care about Americans.
Tess

San Bernardino, CA

#2 Jan 22, 2007
I care about Americans. Unfortunately I think most of them stopped doing their own thinking years ago. Americans as a rule are lazy and feel entitled-much like the "if you don't think like I do then just leave" rhetoric you're spouting below.

What has he (RR) done to protect America? Let's see. How about ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES? Can you say NRDC? Global warming symposiums? Human rights? Oh, oh....you must be talking about the "turrrorrrists" right? Unless you're involved in a campaign for power, oil and political spin then I guess it's not really protecting us is it?

You're an idiot.

boring average AMERICAN wrote:
Perfect example of someone hidden in his ivory tower or Malibu mansion. What has he done to protect America? A freaking movie star dictating politics. HE OWES AMERICA AN APOLOGY. It takes statements like Redford's to cause a person to lose complete respect for him. I wish these arrogant movie stars would leave our country. They obviously don't care about the United States. They obviously don't care about Americans.
in the Carolinas

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#3 Jan 22, 2007
Be thankful Robert Redford has the courage to speak up.
It is all about the U.S. Constitution.
Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
All through history, it has been the duty of caring citizens to speak up when they feel that (we) are not on the right track.

Even though some remarks that were made about him seemed to be on a more personal level, I am sure he would over look that and applaud your right to say whatever it is you please. As far as actors not being enlightened, well, you do remember
our 40th President, Ronald Reagan, don't you?

My best to Robert Redford, I think you are wonderful!
NvaGvUp

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#4 Jan 22, 2007
Redford's a superb actor. and that's it. Politically, he's a bleeping fool. He mouths false platitudes without any understanding of reality.

But I guess that's what actors do. They're good at pretending to be someone they're not. The celebrity worshiping public, having no worthy acheivements of their own, gives these actors reason to believe that somehow pretending to be someone you aren't is a very important thing. That's a bad thing. A worse thing is that these celebrity worshippers vote.
in the Carolinas

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#5 Jan 23, 2007
Why do you sound so bitter? What do you believe in, corporate autocrats? Are you so happy with the way things are today? I really would like to understand. How can you condemn anyone for putting their "public approval" on the line but knowing they must say what they believe. The real truth is that the average american doesn't have a lot of power. Someone with money and influence had better step to the podium, otherwise middle america is screwed.
cjh

Washington, DC

#7 Jan 28, 2007
It is imperative that the citizens of the United States of America not take for granted their freedoms and privileges. We must show respect for our men and women serving all over the world. Let us be thoughtful and be sensitive with our words and our actions.
jimi----------fo r cjh

North Hills, CA

#8 Jan 30, 2007
Why is it mandatory that i show respect for people maiming and killing, as well as being killed etc., in a war that i do NOT believe in? Its thier choice, I did NOT send them there and i don't owe them anything. This war doesn't have crap to do with fighting for Freedom, just oil to mobilize weapons. One night i got into a fight (verbally) with a punk smashing corona bottles in a parking lot....his excuse was that he had just returned from fighting the war on terror and he was entitled to do any damn thing he pleased cause he paid his dues...theres some real intellect for you cjh. Redford is a good,well oriented and compassionate person with tremendous insight. Life, Feb., 1970....Redford quoted as saying " I really don't have much respect for it, the business of acting , that is." He was ALWAYS a humanitarian and environmentally aware, before being an actor, not the other way around.'Blade Cutter' Freedom is NOT about blind obedience!
Dawn-Marie Colucci

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#9 Feb 2, 2007
Wow I would really like to know what Robert Redford said that has everyone in a uproar. Please enlighten me, I do agree with alot of what some people wrote back in regards to what he said. But I don't know what he said. I do not agree with the war, this is just my opinion, I have a nephew over there, and I think that whoever wrote rich people do have more power and say than the average american, is right, and how do they know so much if they do not have anyone close to them over there. I hope I do not lose respect for him, when someone tells me what he said at Sundance. That remains to be seen. I think alot of Hollywood actor's would shut up though, why is there opinion more important than the average American, it it not!Thank you Jimi, for your support about my illness, it is very nice to hear support comments on line, just as it is in my life. I had a couple of very nice emails from you guys, you know who you are. Thanks again and please tell me what he said. Dawn-Marie in Boston
Just An Observer

Oscoda, MI

#10 Feb 3, 2007
Rober Redford can make a better President anyday, besides George "Dictator" Bush!

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