Steven Spielberg Expresses Disappointment For Hollywood Not Supporting John Kerry

Steven Spielberg Expresses Disappointment For Hollywood Not Supporting John Kerry

Tags: Steven Spielberg - John Kerry - Bill Clinton - George W Bush - Schindler's List

0
14
Subscribe to Steven Spielberg alerts

Genius, legendary filmmaker, Steven Spielberg, has spoken out about how he was incredibly annoyed that Hollywood's A-Listers failed to rally behind the Democrat Presidential candidate, John Kerry, during the election campaign in November 2004. The acclaimed director behind 'Schindler's List', 'Saving Private Ryan' and 'Jaws' (amongst others), was a strong supporter for Kerry's unsuccessful Presidency campaign against George W Bush.

Steven Spielberg supported the Democrat Presidential Candidate, John Kerry
Steven Spielberg supported the Democrat Presidential Candidate, John Kerry

Spielberg was especially disappointed to find himself as one of the few influential members of the film industry in support of Kerry. In the 1990s, Hollywood superstars fell over themselves in order to lend their support to the campaign of the highly charismatic Bill Clinton. It is this charisma that Spielberg believes caused the support to come to Clinton, and while Kerry may lack it, Spielberg maintains that he would have made a great leader.

More: American Film Institute Honours Best Films Of 2014 [Photos]

As part of an interview on the Austrailan chat show, Enough Rope, Spielberg explained that he "was disappointed that Hollywood didn't do enough for John Kerry's campaign, compared to what Hollywood did for Bill Clinton's campaign. The democratic Hollywood base, power base and money base, really didn't come out this year, and I was surprised about that."

More: Steven Spielberg Casts Mark Rylance as BFG in Roald Dahl Adaptation

Spielberg continued to say that: "It might have been that Hollywood is very interested in charisma and I do not think that Hollywood felt that John Kerry had the kind of charisma that Bill Clinton had and that they didn't come out in force. I thought John Kerry would have been a wonderful world leader and an American president."

More: Snoop Dogg And John Kerry Living A Boss' Life In The White House [Video]


Contactmusic
0
14
Subscribe to Steven Spielberg alerts
Advertisement
Advertisement

Comments

hunter's picture

hunter

Memo to Mr. Spielburg:1) You don't own us2) marketing a President is not like, unfortunately for you, marketing a movie.3) Are you suggesting that your colleagues are shallow fickle reactionaries? Well, we already knew that.4) Get over it and get a life
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322484422

9 years 9 months ago
Report
View Comments

TS_Flanders's picture

TS_Flanders

Just one more reason for me to hate Spielberg. The Hollywood left constantly demanding that theirvoices be heard in the political arena, like the spoiled children they are.For Spielberg to express his own oppinion on anissue is fine and dandy. But for him to whinethat his industry isn't in lock-step with hispolitcal views is tantamaount to Spielbergself-appointing the title of 'biggest liberal'because he "cares" more about politics thanthe rest of his industry.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322484549

9 years 1 month ago
Report
View Comments

Craig Arnold's picture

Craig Arnold

And that`s the reason you guys keep on losing,the arrogance you display is if you had all that power.And by the way YOU DON`T!signed........Fly over country
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322484368

9 years 9 months ago
Report
View Comments

porker's picture

porker

hollywood can't figure out why people aren't going to the movies and why box office receipts are off. idiotic statements from left-wingers like spielberg are the reason. after being preached to by the likes of spielberg, hanks, pitt, roberts, clooney, et al., do they really think that i'm going to plunk down my dollar to be "entertained" by them? no thanks.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322485873

9 years 9 months ago
Report
View Comments

Giff's picture

Giff

Could Kerry's weak following be due to the "untruths" he professed many years ago and during his campaign?
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322485410

9 years 8 months ago
Report
View Comments

Buzz Yooper's picture

Buzz Yooper

Actually, John Kerry, Mr. Spielberg, and Hollywood have failed America.Hollywood and the Democrat party long ago stopped understanding what the heart and soul of America was all about. We weren’t attacked on 9/11 by Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon, or your average everyday Judeo-Christian Americans. We were attacked by radical Muslim extremists who were out to kill as many Americans as they could, and to wreak as much damage on the American economy as they could. The radical Muslim countries that fostered the 9/11 attacks and have also supported the Palestinian campaign against Israel, have absolutely zero tolerance for any non Muslim religious activity in their countries.The Democratic party hasn’t had an original idea since the fall of Saigon, and most of the Hollywood elite still think that the Cheech and Chong movies were both great art and intellectual masterpieces. If either the Democrat party or the Hollyweird elite would actually get out and talk with the folks in the Red states(not preach to them) they might get a clue.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322483985

9 years 9 months ago
Report
View Comments

misk's picture

misk

This is all very interesting.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322484530

9 years 9 months ago
Report
View Comments

Jett-Parmer's picture

Jett-Parmer

Interesting, I think what Steve meant to say was he blames Kerry for failing Hollywood. To say that Kerry was uncharismatic is a significant understatement. His campaign undid much work of the DNC for the past few years, adding only despair to the winging nature of the post-Gore angerfest.No, I definitely think Kerry let Spielberg down on this one.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322484043

9 years 9 months ago
Report
View Comments

AnyoneExceptKerry's picture

AnyoneExceptKerry

The fantasy world Steven Spielberg lives in perpetuates the fantasy John Kerry could be an acceptable leader of even a Boy Scout Troop, much less a U.S. President or even an acceptable Senator. John Kerry is a complete fraud. This country needs moral leaders. John Kerry appears to be much less moral than even George Bush - so he was as rejected as the current immoral movies from hollywood are!
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322484631

9 years 9 months ago
Report
View Comments

angmeyerkkg's picture

angmeyerkkg

Isn't it funny that Hollywood has never rallied around George Bush, however he has won the last two elections? Goes to show that America could care less what Hollywood thinks. Mr. Spielberg is both naive and ignorent in believing that Hollywood has any impact on politics what-so-ever!
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322484912

9 years 9 months ago
Report
View Comments