Granted, I’m not the biggest “in-the-know” guy when it comes to matters of Hollywood celebrityhood.
I work in the “Industry” but frankly I don’t give a flying crap about what goes on in showbiz. It is populated by mostly vapid, brainless, egotistical chattering jaws who presume to know what is best for the public simply because they’ve been in a few forgettable movies. I don’t care about their self-important lives that are forcefully paraded across the cultural screen and I don’t know who 95% of them are if pointed out here on the streets of Los Angeles.
Do you hear that, Michael Shannon?
I had no idea who this douchebag is. I read his IMDB history and I still don’t.
With that list of movies “gracing” his screen appearances, one cannot help but feel somnolently underwhelmed.
While in Chicago Shannon also kept busy in front of movie and television cameras, most notably in the big screen project Chicago Cab (1997), based on the long-running stage play “Hellcab”. Kangaroo Jack (2003) marked the third Jerry Bruckheimer production in which Shannon has appeared. He also appeared in Bad Boys II (2003), directed by Michael Bay and starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, and in Grand Theft Parsons (2003), with Johnny Knoxville and Christina Applegate.
In addition, Shannon appeared in Pearl Harbor (2001), also directed by Bay. His other film credits also include Curtis Hanson’s 8 Mile (2002); Cameron Crowe’s Vanilla Sky (2001) with Tom Cruise; Carl Franklin’s High Crimes (2002) with Morgan Freeman; John Waters’ Cecil B. DeMented (2000), and Joel Schumacher’s war drama Tigerland (2000).
Michael Shannon’s crackpot political commentary is much more stirring than his cinematic roles. Let’s face it. From a month ago. Not sure how I missed it. Oh wait, this is Michael Shannon…that’s how I missed it.
Michael Shannon may be on a press tour promoting his new movie Nocturnal Animals, but he’s also on the warpath, spewing harsh words at President-elect Donald Trump and any of the 60.9 million Americans who voted for him in the presidential election. And his feedback is getting pretty intense. Earlier this week he suggested that people supporting “the Orange Man” form their own country called “the United States of Moronic Fucking Assholes,” and in a new interview with Metro News, he’s sounding off again.
After suggesting that a civil war would be the only way to prevent Trump from assuming the highest office in the land, Shannon asserts that if you feel okay about supporting his presidency, it’s probably time for you to just die already. “There’s a lot of old people who need to realize they’ve had a nice life, and it’s time for them to move on,” Shannon said. “Because they’re the ones who go out and vote for these assholes. If you look at the young people, between 18 and 25, if it was up to them, Hillary would have been president. No offense to the seniors out there. My mom’s a senior citizen. But if you’re voting for Trump, it’s time for the urn.” And if your parents voted for Trump? “Fuck ’em. You’re an orphan now. Don’t go home. Don’t go home for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Don’t talk to them at all. Silence speaks volumes.” Despite being from the red state of Kentucky, Shannon says that no one in his immediate family “would ever remotely consider voting for Trump.” So, it sounds like no one around his holiday hearth will have to sit frozen in terror as he stares them down with his severely threatening gaze.
Most amusing to witness in the year 2016 is how creative anti-Trump dweebs can be when it comes to wishing all manners of physical harm on Trump supporters.
The vitriol never ends for these people. Maybe Michael Shannon should concentrate instead on his big screen acting “career.”