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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ron Paul Is the Stan Lee of the Atlas Shrugged Franchise

Posted by on Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 3:02 PM

In blatant defiance of the free market, the third Atlas Shrugged movie comes out this fall. (The first Atlas Shrugged movie made $4,627,375 on a budget somewhere between ten and twenty million dollars. The second Atlas Shrugged movie made $3,336,053 on a budget of $16 million. Rand herself would deride these films as failures of capitalism.) But the threequel is going to feature very important guest stars, The Hollywood Reporter, uh, reports:

Former congressman and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul will make his acting debut in the third installment of the Atlas Shrugged film trilogy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The film also will feature several other prominent conservative personalities with little or no acting experience, including Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity.

I don't think all the "star power" in the world will convince people to watch the third movie in a trilogy that they've otherwise skipped over. But then Ron Paul's one real talent lies in his ability to convince people to do really stupid things in his name. Maybe his presence will produce a tiny bit of a box office bump for Atlas Shrugged Part III. I mean, at this late stage it certainly couldn't hurt.


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I cab't agree that Glen Beck or Sean Hannity has "little or no acting experience."

C'mon, reading those crazy lines with a straight face requires fierce acting chops.
Posted by judybrowni on June 19, 2014 at 3:11 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 2
Nothing against Ron Paul, but isn't he a little old to be playing the World-Carrying strongman Atlas? Was Schwarzenneger unavailable?
Posted by Urgutha Forka on June 19, 2014 at 3:29 PM · Report this
YakHerder 4
Any link that promises people "doing stupid things" in Ron Paul's name really has to link here:…
Posted by YakHerder on June 19, 2014 at 3:49 PM · Report this
undead ayn rand 5
@3: That was the only possible way I've ever felt sympathy for Ron Paul.

Why don't these douchebags just do product placement? You'd think it'd be good for Lululemon, Whole Foods, and all the other corporations who are run by asshole Libertarians. Shove a McGriddle in Taggart's hands or something.
Posted by undead ayn rand on June 19, 2014 at 3:54 PM · Report this
venomlash 6
@1: EXACTLY what I was thinking.
Posted by venomlash on June 19, 2014 at 4:08 PM · Report this
fletc3her 7
I thought we were all waiting to do a marathon viewing when the last film comes out.
Posted by fletc3her on June 19, 2014 at 5:26 PM · Report this
@7: The Director's Cut Blu-Ray Limited Edition Boxed Set. That's what we're waiting for.
Posted by LMcGuff on June 19, 2014 at 5:51 PM · Report this
mikethehammer 9

That guy rules. His complete inability to form coherent sentences and insistence on screaming random fragmented talking points, most notably the word "constitution" over & over, leads me to believe he'd be a prime candidate for office in his district.
Posted by mikethehammer on June 19, 2014 at 6:45 PM · Report this
Libertarian hypocrisy.

Ask a Libertarian what he wants Government to do and he will say "almost nothing".

But not nothing. He still wants the protections of enforced private property. He still wants a 'stable' (non-inflationary) money supply.

The Libertarian wants his fun to continue in perpetuity at the expense of us all.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on June 19, 2014 at 7:50 PM · Report this
Laurence Ballard 11
Non-actors appear in film all the time. With enough TBs on the hard drive, a talented editor, and sufficient takes, you can work miracles.
Posted by Laurence Ballard on June 20, 2014 at 7:51 AM · Report this
Perhaps Paul can leave Congress and stick to acting. Would be nice. And less damaging to the country.
Posted by Patricia Kayden on June 20, 2014 at 8:43 AM · Report this
collectivism_sucks 13
Actually, we want government to abide by the non-aggression principal. Know what that means? Probably not because most critics of libertarianism are completely ignorant about it and make up a straw-libertarianism that has nothing to do with the actual ideology.
We want government to protect people and property from aggression, be that fraud, physical violence, unsafe working conditions that are not disclosed (fraud) or damaging the environment (everyone's property)
We disagree on what else government should do. Some libertarians, like myself, are okay with public education and would actually like to see that expanded and also would like the government to spend more on things like mental health.
A libertarian is someone who simply believes in minimum government, maximized personal freedom and the non-aggression principal. Anything else is BS, but most of our critics (like Paul Constance) are full of shit anyway.
Posted by collectivism_sucks on June 21, 2014 at 10:32 AM · Report this
collectivism_sucks 14
Hey Paul,
Your own link showed that Ron Paul didn't have anything to do with people flying a blimp to advertize for him...not that having an ad blimp is really all that crazy.
Why not report on what people do after being "inspired" by that douche-bag warmonger-in-chief Obozzo?…
Posted by collectivism_sucks on June 21, 2014 at 10:34 AM · Report this

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