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-- -- us some Laura Ingraham in for Bill O'Reilly and in the personal story segment tonight actor Kevin Spacey dropped into the no spin is on earlier this week.
-- starring as the super lobbyist Jack Abramoff in the film casino Jack.
Which opens on December 78 you may recall that Abramoff pled guilty to federal corruption charges back in 2006.
And served three and a half years of his six year sentence.
But -- compensation -- bill didn't start there.
You've been around for a while very successfully entertainment industry I have never understood why.
Actors producers directors.
Are so liberal generally speaking -- actors come up to -- and Hollywood want it liberals say you know.
I can't really tell people how I feel because -- my network told us the late Charlton house.
Does it look I used to be -- liberal transaction I -- became a conservative and I never got invited to an apartment.
All right my whole social contact list dried up and yes it was huge -- it is okay but he paid a price in his line.
For -- over the conservative side.
I mean I haven't seen I have never heard of the situation -- because somebody had a particular political believe they didn't get a part.
I think it's a bit of a myth I'll take it from an acting perspective.
I think that when you.
As actors have to do.
In other people's shoes.
When you have to put on.
The cost him as someone -- -- their life.
And it's much much harder to be prejudiced against them.
And to be and and to not try to look at the world in a sense of I'm not gonna judge somebody on the try to understand.
Who they are what they're about I think that acting as a very humanizing -- -- empathy is is.
Gained by your professional.
And expertise in -- different characters and every -- -- it's sympathy but I do you think elect for example I can't judge the characters I play because.
It's for the audience to do what I can try to do is to understand and embody what were they going through how they make the decisions they made.
That to me is more interesting way to approach some rather than saying oh this person's ability on the -- this and -- -- number instant play I don't know.
Okay now Abramoff jacket -- of the subject that you play in his new movie.
He is -- sleazy guy or maybe he's -- -- imprisoned but he is sleazy guy.
When people go to the movie what is the main thing they're gonna take away from.
Abramoff well I hope.
What we've tried to do -- this films to humanize somebody who's pretty dehumanized.
You know they threw him under the bus pretty unceremoniously I think in an effort to show that they cleaned up lobbying industry but I don't think to have.
I think that he was working within a culture.
That exists now he might have done a bigger and better and louder and made more money than anybody else but he was living in a culture that I think still exist.
-- humbly grateful.
For the wonderful gifts that I received here in America the greatest country on this plaques.
What did Abramoff do that was so horrendous that that made him worse than the other.
-- well I guess that's -- that's the question we try to pose in the movie we try to I think shows some of the hypocrisy.
That there is this culture that's going on there hasn't been cleaned up and I think we've tried to approach this movie in such a way that we we try to make it entertaining.
I also think that it's sometimes like with someone to -- recount about the the gore bush election but.
There are circumstances were people make decisions or -- judgments or behave in such ways that you just you cannot actually believe that you couldn't write this stuff.
Because it's so outrageous it's inherently funny.
And I think we've tried to make -- -- -- entertaining and makes this person human being because he -- a human -- you calling sleazy.
But he was living in an environment in which a lot of people were doing very similar thing that's no excuse you don't justify bad behavior by point -- that behavior I know everybody I agree he got his just desserts you -- yes he did -- and I went to prison -- I was undermining the system he was soliciting bribes and it is a bad guy in my opinion have you ever talked to him.
Yet really before I started the film I spent about six hours -- the men and federal prison.
He's a pretty charming guy -- very -- in that was thing you know it to to read about him is one thing detection met him I totally understood why he was a success.
Laden is no doubt I -- you know all very slick now does he knows he can try eight that he knows that he corrupted the system that he did bad things are losers and back everybody well -- I think that you know -- he's gonna speak for himself when he decides students that come on talk about the stuff but I definitely think he took responsibility for what he did he knows he crossed the line there was no question when I spoke to him.
That he understood that that he did think it was wrong why he didn't think he was gonna go to jail -- But he didn't but he did -- Martha Stewart you know turning you do this stuff and it doesn't.
You know people say the justice system in the United States is skewed against.
The poor and for the rich there's some truth to that.
But you don't Abramoff he got caught he did it he paid a price since -- And in the movie at the end how does how -- the audience -- that -- seen the film yet.
Gonna think about it well.
Well I hate him I think that maybe even against your better instincts which is to hate him.
I think you might suddenly start to see that there's more to him than he was panned out to -- -- -- am sympathetic.
I'm now I think what you try to do is have empathy for somebody right.
And try to understand what it must have been like in that situation how are those decisions man.
What was the culture life.
And I I hope that you know why I played him as a fully rounded person and in the end you might like community against veterans.
Movie is casino Jack thanks to -- -- Atlanta journal.
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