At roughly 8:30 p.m. on the Fourth of July, actor James Woods, one of the few genuine conservatives in Hollywood and certainly the most outspoken one, got one hell of an email from his agent, whom Woods described as a liberal.
The email said the agent, Ken Kaplan, didn’t want to represent Woods anymore. Not only that, the agent stated that he was feeling “patriotic” on Independence Day, adding, “I mean, I could go on a rant but you know what I’d say.”
Woods, one of the protean actors of his generation (witness his plethora of bravura performances, including what is possibly the most riveting performance in the last 50 years in the TV movie “Promise,” for which he won an Emmy), has become legendary for his no-nonsense tweets decimating leftists across the board, which you can see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
Unlike the majority of actors, Woods’ intelligence is clear to see; he majored in political science at MIT before he left to pursue acting. He has appeared in over 130 films and television series, and was nominated for an Oscar twice, once for Best Actor in the 1986 film “Salvador,” and once for Best Supporting Actor in the 1996 film “Ghosts of Mississippi.”