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Thread #65369 Message #1076386
Posted By: PoppaGator
19-Dec-03 - 03:55 PM
Thread Name: The Quiet Man Film
Subject: RE: The Quiet Man Film
Coyote Breath, I don't much like "Duke," either. While many young American men were risking their lives in WWII (including fellow celebrities with less macho images, most notably the amazingly heroic Jimmy Stewart), John Wayne and that other pussy hypocrite Ronald Reagan were safely playacting as soldiers on Hollywood back lots. What a couple of phonies; I wish Ted Williams woulda kicked their asses!
It should be noted, however, that JW's character in this film is an Irish-American son of immigrants, not a native Irishman, so some American (or Canadian, or Australian) actor could well be a better person to cast than Lewis or Neeson.