Tuesday, September 8, 2009
He's a Star.
That incendiary provocateur known as Oliver Stone, set the Venice Film Festival red carpet on fire by appearing with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.
The controversial political figure is the star of sorts of Stone's new documentary "South of the Border" which deals with several Latin American countries moving from the path of American political standards.
Typically regarded as a demon of sorts, Chávez seems to have fun on the red carpet, the AP reports "Chávez threw a flower into the crowd and touched his heart, and at one point took a photographer's camera to snap a picture himself."
When Stone does something nowadays I take it with a grain of salt; he's trying too hard to be as relevant as he used to (his last films have been quite mediocre), but perhaps he'll renew his winning strike with what seems to be an interesting documentary.
If he chooses the path of information as opposed to propaganda of course.
This reminds me though that Stone isn't the first Hollywood figure to support Chávez...
And when even Obama's trying to get friendly with the guy perhaps it's about time the demonizing stops.
For more on Chávez at the Lido click here.