Donald Trump for President? Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Sandra Bullock Sound Off at TIFF
Bryan Cranston, Naomi Watts, Ellen Page, Geoffrey Rush and Davis Guggenheim assess the starry political scene, while suggesting who from Hollywood should jump to the Hill.
Through the first few days of the Toronto Film Festival, the stars sounded off on the potential presidencies of Donald Trump and Kanye West — two men who, Sicario's Josh Brolin said, understand "the art of conviction."
The Martian star Matt Damon observed, "That appeal with Trump is kind of the no-nonsense, tell it like it is," while He Named Me Malala helmer Davis Guggenheim attributed the real estate mogul's political popularity to "Republican clown car."
Sicario star Emily Blunt added, "I became an American citizen recently, and that night, we watched the Republican debate and I thought, 'This was a terrible mistake. What have I done?'"
When asked which celebrities they'd like to see in office, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Moore, Sean Penn, Oliver Stone, Paul Giamatti and Sandra Bullock were among the suggestions from Rhys Ifans, Ellen Page and Zoe Kazan.
"I'd do such a good job!" Bullock laughed. "I'd clean this shit up!"
Yet The Daughter's Geoffrey Rush noted, "I don't like the idea of a celebrity president. It just seems wrong."
Here's a thought Our Name Is Crisis star Bullock shared: "How about someone who really cares about our country and wants to make it great for everyone and equal for everyone? That's a crazy concept! I think we should put that out there as an idea."
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