An Actor Takes a Stand

Actor Robert Duvall is criticizing director Steven Spielberg for palling around with Fidel Castro in a 2002 trip to Cuba. Surprisingly, Speilberg met and had dinner with Castro for several hours:

“Spielberg went down there recently and said, ‘The best seven hours I ever spent was actually with Fidel Castro.’ Now, what I want to ask him, … ‘Would you consider building a little annex on the Holocaust museum, or at least across the street, to honor the dead Cubans that Castro killed.’ That’s very presumptuous of him to go there,” Duvall told Charlie Rose, according to excerpts of the interview released by CBS.

Kudos to Duvall! Why on earth Speilberg, who drew such attention to the persecution of the Jews by a dictator, would support Castro is beyond me (unless, of course, Speilberg is a communist). Castro has murdered and persecuted untold amounts of Cubans, yet Speilberg thinks that “old grudges should be dropped” and sanctions against Cuba lifted.

Duvall seems to be one of the few in Hollywood (that I know of) who is taking a stand on this issue.

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