Daniel Craig Blasts Politicians

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"They’ll turn around and stab you," snipes the actor.

First the Kardashians -- now, Tony Blair. With his latest verbal assault on politicians, Daniel Craig is certainly on a roll when it comes to media rants.

In a new interview with Men's Journal (via The New York Times), Craig takes brutal aim at politicians including Blair, the former British prime minister, for being buddy-buddy with the celebrity set.

"Tony Blair started it much more than anybody’s ever done. ... It becomes Mephisto," he said, referring to the 1936 German novel about an actor who defers to Nazis in hopes of advancing his career and social status.

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Continuing his rant, Craig added: "That’s how they become politicians, even the good ones. We’re actors, we’re artists, we’re very nice to each other. They’ll turn around and stab you.”

Craig, who stars in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and the upcoming James Bond film Skyfall, grew up the son of a pub owner father and art teacher mother in working-class England; besides politics, the 43-year-old actor also has some surprisingly strong opinions on the Kardashians, of all people.

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"I don't think they were that badly off [financially] to begin with but now look at them," he told British GQ of reality TV's most famous family in an interview. "You see that and you think, 'What, you mean all I have to do is behave like a f--king idiot on television and then you'll pay me millions?'"

 

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