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March 03, 2006

Harrison Ford: Dick

Should have taken the Syriana role, says he:

Movie star HARRISON FORD claims he was offered the lead role in SYRIANA that earned GEORGE CLOONEY an Oscar nomination.

...Ford rejected the role because he felt there wasn't enough substance to the film. He says, "I saw a bit of (director) STEVE GAGHAN's movie SYRIANA and I wish I'd played the part that was offered to me - George's part. "I didn't feel strongly enough about the truth of the material and I think I made a mistake. "I think the film underwent some changes and I think a lot of it is very truthful: the things that I thought weren't, were obviated after I left the table."

The "truth" of Syriana, as far as I've heard, is the default leftist paradigm:

a) An American realpolitik response to Middle East tyranny is evil because it is self-serving and mercenary and brings misery to "the people."

b) An American idealist/interventionist/Wilsonian response to Middle East tyranny is also evil, because it is self-serving and mercenary and "interferes" with local governments and seeks to extend American hegemony and, as a bonus, brings misery to "the people."

If you talk to a leftist, that's what they always say. No matter what America does, it's wrong. If we trade with Iraq, that's wrong, because Saddam is a tyrant. If we force regime change in Iraq, that's also wrong, because we have no right to impose our views on a soverign nation like Iraq.

When you ask them what the magical option C might mean, they change the subject and begin talking about the past.

So Harrison Ford is a dick.

He's also a dick because it's usually considered bad form to brag that you were first offered a role you turned down. It is, or was, I guess, just considered good manners not to demean another actor by saying that a role that brought him fame was first offered to you, and that he was a second or third choice.

Even if he's a chin-bobbing overrated television actor like George Clooney.

Meanwhile, Harrison Ford is in the poorly-received Firewall, a standard crappy by-the-numbers thriller, in which he continues to explore the "retard acting" he first developed in Regarding Henry. Have you seen the commercials for this? Why is it that Harrison Ford thinks that "good acting" consists of yelling in a marble-mouthed manner suggesting that he may have recently suffered a stroke?

In this, of course, he's following Sean Penn, who's idea of "good acting" consists of of inarticulate, screamy, spittle-and-phlegm choked "emoting," which he too explored in a retard-movie, I Am Sam.

God, I hate Hollywood.

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