Hawke: 'We Need Another Martin Luther King'
Outspoken movie star ETHAN HAWKE is desperate for a new MARTIN LUTHER KING because he feels America needs another spirited leader. The BEFORE SUNSET star believes the US would be in much better shape and his homeland wouldn't be at war in Iraq if a strong voice of reason stepped forward. The actor says, "We're in desperate need of a Martin Luther King, a MAHATMA GANDHI, a NELSON MANDELA; the Middle East is in desperate need of somebody to rise up and lead. "I always think about how nearly every major city in this country has a Martin Luther King Boulevard, King's picture is up in every classroom... and everyone universally admires him - but we all know what he would say about the Iraq war. We turn a blind eye to the things we know he would tell us."