Over at Democracy Project, Bruce Kesler links a piece he found in an Australian paper reporting that a number of Hollywood stars, directors, studio bosses and media moguls took out a full-page ad in the Los Angeles Times expressing their concern about the devastation “caused by terrorist actions initiated by terrorist organisations such as Hezbollah and Hamas.“
These high-profile individuals in the entertainment industry urge us to “to support democratic societies and stop terrorism at all costs.” I might have noticed this had I not let my Times subscription lapse due to its bias. These terror-opponents of the silver screen had to buy an ad for the paper to take notice of their stand.
Actors signing the letter include Nicole Kidman, Michael Douglas, Dennis Hopper, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Danny De Vito, Don Johnson, James Woods, Kelly Preston, Patricia Heaton and William Hurt. And the directors signing on included Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Michael Mann, Dick Donner and Sam Raimi.
Looks like there is some hope for Hollywood.
UPDATE: Well, at least one American paper has picked up the story. About the letter, today’s Boston Herald asks, “Whatever will the crowd at Spago think?” and notes that “this alternate A-List appeared to steal some of President Bush’s “A” material.”
Boston Herald City Editor Jules Crittenden finds that one of the chief signatories of the ad, Nicole Kidman, “is hot.” Now, instead of having me summarize his piece for you, just read the whole thing.
And I’ll just wonder if Nicole’s name on this list is going to make me to enjoy Moulin Rouge! even more.