Thursday, July 5, 2007

Ahhh... Hollywood.

Looks like Oliver Stone won't get to realize his dream of giving Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the Hollywood treatment... Stone was told that the oppressive Iranian Theocrat considers him "part of the opposition in the U.S., but opposition in the U.S. is a part of the Great Satan."

Mehdi Kalhor, media adviser to the president, also added that “We believe that the American cinema lacks culture and art.”

Ouch. Stone retorted by saying, in a statement, “I have been called a lot of things, but never a great satan. I wish the Iranian people well, and only hope their experience with an inept, rigid ideologue president goes better than ours.”

Hey, Oliver, if you have such great hope, why not move your entire film operation to Tehran? You can find out just exactly what "rigid ideologue" means. No? Not an option? That's right. Because the President of the United States does a much better job of staying out of your way, and letting you do your thing, than an Iranian theocrat ever could.

Not that you could ever say so. A vital component of Hollywood self-importance is to take an occasional break from giving each other awards to pontificate about what a terrible country this is.