Gary Oldman's Playboy interview was a real doozy. In the July/August 2014 issue of Playboy, the actor formerly known as Commissioner Gordon let's it all hang loose when it comes to his honest opinion about several topics. Never has an actor been more honest knowing that they were on the record, especially for a publication as popular as Playboy. But hey, I loved him in The Professional!
#5 TOPIC: MEL GIBSON & ALEC BALDWIN
“I just think political correctness is crap. That’s what I think about it. I think it’s like, take a f–king joke. Get over it .?.?.I don’t know about Mel. He got drunk and said a few things, but we’ve all said those things. We’re all f–king hypocrites. That’s what I think about it. The policeman who arrested him has never used the word ‘n—–’ or that ‘f–king Jew’? Alec calling someone an F-A-G in the street while he's pissed off coming out of his building because they won't leave him alone. I don't blame him."
#4 TOPIC: AWARD SHOWS
"At the Oscars, if you didn't vote for 12 Years A Slave you were a racist. You have to be very careful about what you say. I do have particular views and opinions that most of this town doesn't share, but it's not like I'm a fascist or a racist. There's nothing like that in my history.... [The Golden Globes is] a meaningless event. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is kidding you that something's happening. They're f**king ridiculous. There's nothing going on at all. It's 90 nobodies having a w**k. Everybody's getting drunk, and everybody's sucking up to everybody. Boycott the f**king thing."
#3 TOPIC: The Dark Knight / Harry Potter Films
“It was work,” he said dryly of the $2 billion series. He added that when people tell you they loved a movie you were in, it’s best not to say something rude about it because “That’s the sort of thing Sean Penn would say. So I now tell people, ‘Thank you, that’s great,’ and move on.”
#2 TOPIC: POLITICAL CORRECTNESS
"If I called Nancy Pelosi a c**t - and I'll go one better, a f**king useless c**t - I can't really say that. But Bill Maher and Jon Stewart can, and nobody's going to stop them from working because of it. Bill Maher could call someone a f*g and get away with it. He said to Seth MacFarlane this year, 'I thought you were going to do the Oscars again. Instead they got a lesbian.' He can say something like that. Is that more or less offensive than Alec Baldwin saying to someone in the street, 'You f*g'? I don't get it."
#1 TOPIC: LEGALIZING MARIJUANA
Oldman may have been an alcoholic, but drugs were never his "bag," and he thinks legalizing pot is "silly. To me, the problem is driving. People in Colorado are driving high and getting DUIs. That’s what I worry about," he said. "Listen, if you want to do cocaine, heroin, smoke marijuana, that’s fine by me. It’s just that I worry about kids behind the wheel of a car more than anything."
Needless to say, some of his comments had his fans lashing out, specially the ones regarding Gibson and Baldwin, so his manager and business part published this letter to extinguish anything Oldman's remarks may have started.
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