Moore: Hollywood Supports Me

Controversial director MICHAEL MOORE says big names like MERYL STREEP and MARTIN SCORSESE supported his outburst at the 2003 ACADEMY AWARDS.

The FAHRENHEIT 9/11 film-maker took to the stage at the glitzy ceremony to accept the award for his acclaimed movie BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE, and proceeded to call shame on President GEORGE W BUSH's war on Iraq.

But, while the media insisted many were infuriated by Moore's speech, the documentary maestro insists he was sent letters of support by many Hollywood 'A' listers - including JEFF BRIDGES and JONATHAN DEMME.

Moore says, "Some complained about it on TV - JAMES WOODS and others, just horrible, disgusting people.

"I was glad they didn't like it.

"I got incredible notes, phone calls, e-mails and letters from Jonathan Demme, Jeff Bridges, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep - I could go down a whole list, but I don't know if I should out them.

"Then, when everyone was saying that any person who criticized America at a time of war would be shunned and boycotted and ignored and vilified, the sales of my books and movies went through the roof."

03/06/2004 13:48

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Tags: Meryl Streep - Academy Of Motion Pictures And Sciences - Bowling For Columbine - George W Bush - Jeff Bridges - Jonathan Demme

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