A rumor has been floating round for some time that actor-producer-activist Sean Penn as soon as labored with Steve Bannon, President Trump’s controversial Chief Strategist. Turns out the rumor is true, and Penn spoke publicly about their collaboration for the primary time week.
The outspoken activist and film star made his directorial debut in 1991 on the crime drama, The Indian Runner, which he additionally wrote. To increase the $7 million he wanted to make the film, Penn did what a lot of artists do: he shopped his undertaking to the huge community of “money men” keen to spend money on the film enterprise.
One of these cash males he met with was Stephen Okay. Bannon, who had simply come to Hollywood together with his verify ebook broad open after years working for Goldman Sachs on Wall Street.
The Indian Runner ended up being Bannon’s first film in what turned out to be a quite quick and undistinguished profession as a Hollywood producer. Penn shared his recollections of Bannon lately with Death and Taxes journal:
“Bannon was then, as he is now, simply another bitter Hollywood wannabe who went rogue by way of toxic narcissistic iconoclasm. But, deep in his heart, he’s just a conniving hateful bloated punk who despises mankind. And then there are also the bad things about him…”
Penn’s film starred acclaimed actor Viggo Mortensen, and included a supporting efficiency by the legendary Charles Bronson, and it did fairly nicely. The Indian Runner earned a 74 % ‘contemporary ranking’ on Rotten Tomatoes – which suggests critics and movie geeks appreciated it – and it grossed a wholesome $191 million.
After simply two film credit, he moved to the much less prestigious political documentary style, the place he actually hit his stride poisoning American politics with proper wing revisionist historical past and alt-right propaganda.
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