The actor, who stars in the financial drama “The Big Short,” blasted bankers at a screening for the film on Monday.
To promote the new film The Big Short, actors Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling gathered on the red carpet for the screening earlier this week.
Sure to become an American classic, the film follows four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predicted the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000’s. The group chooses to take on the big banks and expose the corruption and sheer unaccountable nature of the system run by the elite.
An unexpected surprise, however, came when Pitt and the movie’s director, Adam McKay, bravely disclosed that their interest in the film extends beyond theatrical.
“I’m as frustrated as you are… I think it’s horrible that no bank officials have ever been held accountable. Therefore, there’s no incentive to stop this behavior.”
McKay backed the infamous actor with his own unique stance as far as Hollywood goes. He placed blame on the Obama administration for its failure to prosecute bankers.
“We did a screening . . . Nancy Pelosi was there . . . We talked about that. It’s the oldest scam . . . [Bankers] tell the leaders, ‘If you put us in jail, you’ll ruin the economy’ . . . I think Obama has done a lot of good things, but I think one of the big black marks on his presidency is that no one went to jail.”
Actors and music icons have an immense amount of power to sway the public’s opinion on issues that matter. As we’ve witnessed with Johnny Depp and his dedication to assisting the Native American people, there are those in the entertainment industry who are aware of what’s going on and will do what’s right for the betterment of all.
The fact that these Hollywood stars risked ostracization from the industry elite to call out criminals within the establishment is certainly worth noting and sharing.
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