Some seriously nasty political comments have been coming out of Hollywood lately.
For example, Michael Shannon, who starred in “Superman” and “Nocturnal Animals,” said Trump supporters should literally die:
“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. Because they’re the ones who go out and vote for these a**holes… If you’re voting for Trump, it’s time for the urn.”
But Jeff Bridges is emerging as a class act.
The 66-year-old, famous for roles in films like “The Big Lebowski,” has joined the ranks of fellow entertainers that are refusing to give in to the major Trump meltdown happening across the country.
Last week, Tom Hanks explained that America will be alright, despite the election results.
He also hoped that the President-elect would do such a good job during his term that he would get to vote for Trump’s reelection.Image Credit:Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images
Now, Bridges has weighed in on the issue, saying that he is rooting for Trump.
He also explained why his newest film, “Hell or High Water,” a western about Texas Rangers, highlights some of the reasons why the Democrats lost the election.
The 66-year-old told Entertainment Weekly:
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“The story the movie is telling shines a light on why the election went the way that it did, and how seriously disappointed many people have been in the way that the government is running. They have little faith in it, and we’ll see. I hope we don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater here. But I’m rooting for the guy, Mr. Trump.”
Bridges also explained what he finds most appealing about the President-elect:
“One of the things that’s most appealing about him is his unpredictability. A less kind word might be his hypocrisy, but unpredictability and hypocrisy are things that each of us human being share. It’s something we all struggle with and work with. I was pleased to hear his acceptance speech.
Taken out of context, that would be wonderful. Talking about unpredictability, who would have thought that he would be praising Hillary Clinton and thanking her for her wonderful work after trashing her and inviting all of the people who didn’t vote for him, that he’d be looking for guidance from these people, all of these wonderful things?
I’m rooting for the guy, but we’ll see how it all goes. You just don’t know how it will all work out.”
According to an interview with the Daily Beast back in June, Bridges did not vote for Trump in the election but he is fascinated by the transition process so far, he even complimented President Obama’s “tone”:
“I’ve been fascinated hearing about all of his appointments and wondering how all of that’s going to work out. We’ll see how the deal with the Russians go and all of his court cases. It’s a fascinating time. It’s kind of like that Zen story. We’ll see. President Obama has set a good tone, and so has Hillary. I like what Elizabeth Warren said. She had some good things to say, so we’ll see, as the farmer said.”
Bridges’ small budget film, “Hell or High Water,” had limited releases in theaters this summer but received positive reviews. It has since been released on DVD and Blu-Ray.
His next film, “Granite Mountain,” will be about the heroic firefighters who battled the Prescott, Arizona blaze in June 2013 that killed 19 of their members. It is slated to be released in 2017.