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Old 07-22-2013, 06:44 AM
 
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If you're an actor who was, say, an infantryman in the Army at one time and you're playing the part of an infantryman, I would imagine you wouldn't have to really research the role as much. Plus you bring a lot of credibility to the part.

Sounds like you're describing Lee Marvin (except that Marvin was a Marine).
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:59 PM
 
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As a cab driver I often refer to non cabs as civilians...

It's very common, Cops call non cops civilians etc.
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:30 AM
 
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What bothers me more than his statement is the extremely low number of actors under the age of 60 who have served in the military.
Why? The US got rid of the draft 40 years ago. 40 + 18 = 58. Most people haven't been in the military. Sure, everyone signed up for WWII.
Personally I'm a proponent of the draft..........but I'm like one in a million.
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:42 AM
 
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I think there should be a two or more year compulsory service as well...

It doesn't bother me that not many have served though...we have a freedom to choose.

Now what bothered me back in the day was draft dodgers like Stallone doing heroic military roles like Rambo...I have since forgiven him.

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Old 08-04-2013, 07:36 AM
 
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"...draft dodgers like Stallone..."

I've never heard anything about this, and a quick search didn't reveal any information about it. Do you have any details, please?

How do you feel about John Wayne's military service/military roles?
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:42 AM
 
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Why? The US got rid of the draft 40 years ago. 40 + 18 = 58.

The only guys who were totally unaffected by the draft are those (like me) who were born between March 16, 1957, and December 31, 1959, and never had to register for the draft. Guys born before then had to register for the Viet Nam-era draft, and those born after had to register when the draft registry was re-instated.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:04 PM
 
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I cannot stand it when celebrities start stealing our "civilian" women!

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Old 08-06-2013, 06:59 PM
 
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Damon is also a big big supporter of public schools...except for his own kids.
Public school supporter Matt Damon admits he sends his kids to PRIVATE schools because they are more 'progressive' | Mail Online

I like some of his movies, but the guy does seems like an overly opinionated jerk.
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:49 AM
 
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Most celebrities seem to me to be pretty screwed up. Their egos get bigger than their brains and dominate their lives. And, all of the fame and money is hard to handle for most humans.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:43 PM
 
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Most celebrities seem to me to be pretty screwed up. Their egos get bigger than their brains and dominate their lives. And, all of the fame and money is hard to handle for most humans.
I don't think he has that much of an ego or fame handling problem. He might be opinionated (who openly shares his/her opinions, isn't?) but I don't think he is stupid or being a hypocrite. If I am not mistaken, his mother is/was a teacher at a public school so he has been showing his support for his mom and public schools for a long time. I can totally understand his decision to put his kids in a private school after seeing laws like this one, pass for public school system in CA.
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