Category Archives: Real Hollywood Heroes

April 23, 2017

Clint Eastwood to Direct Film on Heroes Who Stopped Train Attack in Paris

If we learned anything from American Sniper, we know Eastwood does not care about being politically correct. We’re looking forward to another inspiring telling of American heroism.

Hollywood Director Clint Eastwood thrives on displaying patriotism on the big screen. His 2014 hit American Sniper, which told the story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who is credited with the most kills of any U.S. sniper, earned several Oscar nominations.

Eastwood is now prepared to direct a film about another crop of courageous Americans: the three young men who stopped a terror attack on a train in Paris, France. On August 21, 2015, friends Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone jumped into action to subdue a terrorist who was armed with an AK-47. The heroes expounded on their quick thinking in the book “15:17 To Paris: The True Story Of A Terrorist, A Train, And Three American Heroes.” Thanks to Eastwood it will now be turned into a movie.

Skarlatos and his buddies posted the following photo on Instagram with the famed director, along with a touching message.

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March 21, 2017

A Real Hollywood Hero is Recognized – The Army’s Highest Award for a a Civilian

To get right to it, Gary Sinise has been selected for the Association of the United States Army’s highest award for public service, the George Catlett Marshall Medal. This award is highly deserved as Mr. Sinise has been unsparing of himself in his devotion to the military and its veterans. Read about just a few of the things he does on a daily basis.

There are still some celebrities who do right by the rest of us — including this dedicated man

Actor Gary Sinise is a well-known celebrity within the military community — and for good reason. His name has become synonymous with supporting the troops.

I’ve traveled across the United States, around the world, and back again. I made stops in several USO facilities along the way to find some refuge from the often-long travels. These facilities have a very welcoming vibe and are often a beacon of light for weary service members as they head to some very rough places in the world. The atmosphere is reminiscent of visiting a hometown after a long absence.

The volunteers of the USO seem to always be happy to greet the visitors that enter through the doors. Upon arrival, those associated with the military are offered snacks and refreshments.

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January 28, 2017

Jeff Bridges Urges Cooperation in Trump Era: ‘Give a Little Space for Something Beautiful to Bloom’

Jeff Bridges has a message for all Americans now that the election is over and Donald Trump is the country’s 45th President: it is okay to have strong opinions, one way or the other, but “this aggression will not stand.”

In an interview with CNN Money published Thursday, the 67-year-old Big Lebowski star urged Americans to “put a check” on all of the aggression that’s happened in the wake of Trump’s presidential victory, and come together to find a way to move forward.

“We point fingers at people, we point fingers at [Donald] Trump, he points fingers at people. How are we going to come together and realize that we’re on this little dust spec in space, you know?” Bridges told CNN. “Things are finite here, you know. How are we going to work together to make the most beautiful existence that we can, you know?”

Among the things that Bridges urges people to put an end to is “being so sure that Trump is an a**hole and that he’s going to be terrible.”

“You can have very strong opinions, but to go after this peace and this beauty that we’re after I think we gotta show up and give a little space for something beautiful to bloom out of it,” he said.

“As the Dude might say, ‘this aggression will not stand,’” he added.

Bridges appears to have done his own one-eighty on Trump.

In June, the Oscar-winner — who just landed another nomination for his Western heist hit Hell or High Water — said in an interview that he was “fascinated” by the then-candidate, but did not “dig Trump or follow what he has to say.”

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December 8, 2016

‘Cheers’ Star John Ratzenberger: Trump Is Making Sure The ‘Adults Are Back In Charge’ (Video)

“It’s nice that adults are back in charge,” the former “Cheers” star stated. “Okay kids, give us the keys to the car, you’ve done enough damage, now we will take over.”

Actor John Ratzenberger told the “Fox & Friends” crew on Thursday morning that Donald Trump’s win shows that “adults are back in charge” of the American government.

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Ratzenberger has been a vocal Trump supporter since early 2016.

Back in May, he told Fox’s Neil Cavuto that he supports the former real estate mogul because he’s a “builder” and will help buoy the American economy.

On Wednesday, Trump took a stride toward re-empowering the American workforce by nominating WWE co-founder Linda McMahon to serve as Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

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November 27, 2016

Andy Garcia reacts to Fidel Castro’s death: I feel ‘deep sorrow’ for all Cuban people

He added, “The executions, persecution and imprisonment of political dissidents and the LGBT community, denial of free press, elections and religious freedoms, continue to be his legacy. He claimed that history would absolve him, but it can also condemn him.”

In the wake of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro’s death, Andy Garcia expressed his “deep sorrow” for the Cuban people who have lived under Castro’s rule, in a statement shared with Variety on Saturday.

Garcia, the actor and director known for such films as “The Godfather: Part III” and “The Untouchables,” was born in Havana, Cuba.

“It is necessary for me to express the deep sorrow that I feel for all the Cuban people both inside and outside of Cuba that have suffered the atrocities and repression caused by Fidel Castro and his totalitarian regime,” Garcia wrote. “The promises of his so-called revolution of pluralism and democracy, were and continue to be a false promise and a betrayal of all basic human rights.”

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October 10, 2016

Actor Jon Voight Calls for Supporters to Stand With Trump Against ‘Republican Turncoats’

Veteran Hollywood actor Jon Voight appealed Saturday to Trump supporters to express “outrage” against the Hollywood and Republican establishments, respectively.

Robert de Niro recently filmed a political video in which he lambasted the Republican candidate with personal insults and declares, “I’d like to punch him in the face.”

House Speaker Paul Ryan was shouted down Saturday when he criticized Trump at his event in Wisconsin, and Nevada Republican Senate candidate Joe Heck was booed and jeered on the stump when he disavowed Trump.

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August 12, 2016

Jon Voight Rips Media for ‘Distorting’ Trump’s ‘Second Amendment’ Comment (Video)

Actor and Donald Trump supporter Jon Voight lashed out at the media Tuesday for mischaracterizing the Republican presidential nominee’s now-famous “Second Amendment” comment, which news outlets were quick to insinuate was a violent threat against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

“People are trying to make him look foolish,” the 77-year-old actor said of Trump in an impromptu interview with TMZ at a restaurant in Beverly Hills. “He’s a terrific guy. I know him personally. He’s got a good sense of humor. He’s off the cuff. He’s a lot of fun.”

Trump made the comment in question during a Tuesday campaign stop in North Carolina while discussing what Clinton might do if she were to win the presidency.

“Hillary wants to abolish — essentially abolish the Second Amendment. By the way, if she gets to pick, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” Trump said, adding: “Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”

News outlets were quick to paint Trump’s comment as a violent threat against Clinton’s life, while the candidate’s campaign and supporters said he was referring to the political power of Second Amendment supporters to exert pressure on politicians.

“He didn’t say that word,” Voight protested when the TMZ reporter said Trump had joked about “assassinating” Clinton. “Don’t do that, don’t distort what he said.”

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August 9, 2016

Blacklisted by Hollywood? Actor Says Supporting Trump Has Hurt His Career (Video)

“We need a better future for this country, and Donald Trump is going to give us that.”

Actor and Donald Trump supporter Antonio Sabato Jr. says he has been blacklisted in Hollywood because of his conservative political beliefs.

Sabato went “On The Record” tonight, telling Greta Van Susteren that he believes you should be able to support whatever party and candidate you want without facing repercussions in your career.

“When I got back from the RNC in Cleveland, I had some jobs lined up. And I investigated why those jobs weren’t there anymore, and apparently it was because of my support for Mr. Trump,” Sabato said.

Sabato said that even though he’s had to deal with losing work and endure being called names like “racist” on social media, he’s also been getting support.

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August 8, 2016

Scott Baio defiant over Trump support and RNC speech: ‘I do not care if I ever work again’

Actor Scott Baio is defiant over his decision to speak at the Republican National Convention two weeks ago and says that if Hollywood turns on him for supporting Republican nominee Donald Trump, “I don’t care.”

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the erstwhile Happy Days cast member said that if people are angry with him for his conservative views, “I don’t care. I genuinely, in my heart, do not care if I ever work again. I don’t care. I’m comfortable and I’ve got a great life, but If I don’t have a country that is recognizable to me, I’ve got nothing.”

At another point in the interview, he said, “The world is on fire. Nothing in this country is going in the right direction. They say Trump’s temperament is bad, and my response is, ‘Well, let’s see. Obamacare is a disaster. Immigration is a complete mess. People are coming here illegally from Muslim countries that want to kill us, the economy’s in the toilet and 95 million people are out of work. ISIS is cutting the heads off of people but Hillary and Obama’s temperament is great, so I’m happy about that.’ You need to write sarcasm next to the sentence.”

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June 22, 2016

Jon Voight: I’ll Help Trump Win the Presidency ‘In Any Way That I Can’

Actor and prominent Hollywood conservative Jon Voight says he has been meeting with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign to discuss how he can help the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee win the White House in November.

“I’ll be as helpful as I can be,” Voight said in an interview with the Daily Beast. “I intend to be, and we’ll see come convention time if [the Trump campaign] wants me at the convention. If they do, I’ll make plans to go, and we’ll go from there … I would like to support him in any way that I can … I’m in touch with the campaign, and I fully support Donald.”

The 77-year-old Emmy and Oscar-winning actor formally endorsed Trump in March in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News.

“The Republicans need to unite behind this man,” Voight said at the time. “We need somebody to go in and reconstruct us in a sort of way, get us back to where we were, who we need to be.”

Three months later, the Coming Home star’s support for the billionaire real estate investor remains resolute.

“I think he’s the man for the job,” Voight told the Daily Beast. “I have discussed with them the possibility of being at the convention, and what I might be available to do for them in California.”

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