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Actor Robert Davi: I’ve Been Offered ‘Every Talk Show, Everything’ to Denounce Trump

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Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | September 5, 2019 | 10:42 AM EDT

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Veteran character actor Robert Davi says he’s been repeatedly approached and offered work in exchange for publicly denouncing President Donald Trump.

“They said, ‘What do you want?,’ Davi said in an interview Monday with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham:

“I’ve been offered, by other people in the industry, at certain points, to denounce Trump, and they said, ‘What do you want?’ They said, ‘What do you want? You’d be on every talk show, everything. You want to do stuff?’”

Davi said he’s also been denied work because of his conservative views:

“It’s happened so many times, people have told me: ‘The director wanted to use you, but it knows he can’t.’ That happens to several.”

Davi, who has appeared in more than one hundred films, including the iconic action movie “Die Hard” and the James Bond thriller “License to Kill,” said he wishes Hollywood executives would hold a meeting and agree to stop denying work to people who don’t share their political views:

“I’m not complaining about it. It’s just something that I wish the elder of Hollywood, like Norman Lear and Clint Eastwood – opposing points of view – would call a meeting and say, ‘You know, what we shouldn’t be doing this in Hollywood.’’’

“It’s never going to happen,” Ingraham replied, calling Hollywood liberals “the most intolerant people when it comes to ideology.” “They are not for diversity – they’re for their type of diversity,” Ingraham added.

 

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