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Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins (“Silence of the Lambs”) has no desire to share his politics, conceding that actors are “pretty stupid.”

Speaking with Brad Pitt for Interview Magazine, Hopkins said he often declines the opportunity to share his opinion about the movie industry or world events because it’s “not worth anything.”

“I don’t have any opinions,” he said. “Actors are pretty stupid. My opinion is not worth anything. There’s no controversy for me, so don’t engage me in it, because I’m not going to participate.”

Hopkins added he rarely goes to movies anymore and dislikes what he called “green screen movies,” though he did appreciate Brad Pitt’s turn in “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.”

“I’m not great at going to see the green screen films,” Hopkins said. “I’ve been in a few of them and they’re fun, but they don’t grab me. I’m a bit too old for that.”

Hopkins’ dismissal of talking politics echoes what actor Mark Wahlberg stated in 2017 following President Trump’s election in which he said celebrities should stay out of politics.

“You know, it just goes to show you that people aren’t listening to that anyway. They might buy your CD or watch your movie, but you don’t put food on their table. You don’t pay their bills,” he said in an interview with Task & Purpose. “A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble. They’re pretty out of touch with the common person, the everyday guy out there providing for their family.”

“Look, I’ve never gone out and talked about politics. I’m an actor,” Wahlberg later told Yahoo Finance. “Both Republicans and Democrats buy movie tickets. I had a strong opinion and I didn’t choose to voice it out in the public, but now that somebody is in office, let’s all just come together and rally around him and make sure he has the best chance to succeed.”

“For better or for worse, this is our country,” he continued. “At least for the next 3 ½ years, he’s going to be making a lot of decisions. So let’s go out there and try to make positive change.”

Wahlberg even went as far to say he would “share a burger” with President Trump if given the opportunity.

“I’ve shared a golf course with him, so I’d certainly share a burger with him,” he said.

In 2016, following the election of President Donald Trump, actress Nicole Kidman also said that the country should support him as opposed to hating him.

“[Trump is] now elected and we, as a country, need to support whoever is the president,” she told U.K. television host Victoria Derbyshire at the time. “That is what the country is based on. And however that happened, it happened, and let’s go.”

Comedian Kevin Hart also said in 2017 that he prefers to be the “bright spot” in this culture rather than divisive with politics.

“When you jump into that political realm you’re alienating some of your audience … The world today, it’s really not a laughing matter. It’s serious. I don’t want to draw attention to things I don’t have nice things to say about.”

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5 Comments
  • Laurie says:

    I do appreciate Wahlberg’s and Hopkins’ stance, but it doesn’t really take a genius to realize that if you take an obnoxious stand about politics you are going to alienate around half of your audience. It boggles the mind that so many actors seem so clueless about this.

  • Michael Groves says:

    Boy does Hopkins have the Hollywood set pegged. They are pretty stupid. The total intellect of all of Hollywood combined is equivalent to a dung beetle.

  • Chaz says:

    At least a few of the entertainers understand and appreciate what the rest of us living without fame think of those grab a microphone and start yapping like they are the final word on a given subject.

  • taterr says:

    Kudose to Hopkins an Wahlberg. Smart people. Running your piehole where it doesnt belong takes alot of the taste out of your mouth. These pekerhead (So called Celebrity’s) think people give a DAMN about there opinion? Only thing it does is shuts more money out of there STEWPID accounts. Which is what has happened to the NFL an a few other amusement sights. An we are talkn MILLIONS. Now I keep my money in my pocket. Our Celebs to me are our 1st re sponders an Military. They are the ones helping us sleep good at night. At least me an my family. Its fixn to be interesting here in the next few months. Get your sodas,beer an popcorn an Pizza an watch the fireworks.lol

    enough said

    TRUMP 2020

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