‘Godfather’ Actor Prays at Kotel & Talks Donald Trump
“It’s a pretty dangerous world,” said the 76-year-old Jewish actor, during an interview on Wednesday with reporters in The Jerusalem Post.
The Academy Award nominee, best known for his role as the hot-headed Sonny Corleone in 1972’s The Godfather, explained that the US needed a change after eight years of President Barack Obama’s policies.
“I was never politically oriented – in fact I called myself a radical middle-of-the- roader. Unfortunately, with these last two terms of our current president, my children are going to be affected by his decisions, or lack of them, in a big way.
It’s a pretty dangerous world, so given the choices – which are not really wonderful – I am supporting Donald Trump in the hopes that his ego won’t get in the way, and that he’s smart enough to hire good people. We don’t know that, but we pretty much do know what Hillary will do. So if Trump listens to the people he hires and he has a great cabinet, the scale tips that way for me. We need a hawk right now.”
Wearing a T-shirt and baseball cap while relaxing in the capital’s King David Hotel, the (still) sturdily built Caan expressed his contempt for the stereotype of Hollywood being a liberal bastion, a label he said is distorted.
“That pi***s me off when they talk about all these Hollywood liberals,” he said. “There’s a whole bunch of us who are conservative. I find it offensive when actors go on news shows and spout their political views. They don’t exactly have political science degrees, who cares what they think?” Referring to politics in the Middle East, Caan said that he admired Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with whom he was planning to have an audience later in his trip.
“He’s a tough guy in a sense, a real guy,” said Caan, who should know something about tough guys, having appeared as one in dozens of films in a diverse career that has also seen him play romantic leads (Chapter Two), sports heroes (Brian’s Song) and scores of offbeat character roles.
“I had great luck to be working in the 1970s, and the luxury to work with [Robert] Duvall, Bobby
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