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'Persecuted': Fred Thompson – 'Tough' To be a Republican In Hollywood

'Persecuted': Fred Thompson – 'Tough' To be a Republican In Hollywood

Fred Thompson’s political career dates back to Watergate. Since, he has been a  U.S. Senator and presidential candidate. He now does triple duty in talk radio, as a columnist and as a respected character actor; a profession he’s enjoyed success in since 1987.

In a Hollywood Reporter interview about his upcoming film “Persecuted,” which opens in 600 theatres this Friday, Thompson admits things are tough for Republicans in Hollywood — even for  a veteran like himself:

Is it tough to be a Republican actor in Hollywood?

It’s a tough business for everybody, but if you happen to run across a particular moviemaker who’s politically oriented and your views don’t coincide, then it could be an issue. There’s no question about that. It’s a tougher road to travel. Conservatives don’t go out of their way to advertise their political views because they know they’re the distinct minority. It’s not just actors, but also behind-the-camera folks.

The IMDB logline for “Persecuted” reads: An evangelist finds himself framed for murder and on the run after he refuses to back a senator’s proposition calling for sweeping religious reform.

Here’s the “Persecuted” trailer.

“Persecuted” is produced by Gray Frederickson, the Oscar-winning producer of the “The Godfather Part II.”

 

 

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