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John Cusack Prefers the Gay-Loving Jesus


Vanity Fair asks John Cusack: "Who are your heroes in real life?"

Says the actor, who stars in the summer political satire War, Inc (above): "Let’s go with Jesus. Not the gay-hating, war-making political tool of the right, but the outcast, subversive, supreme adept who preferred the freaks and lepers and despised and doomed to the rich and powerful. The man Garry Wills describes 'with the future in his eyes … paradoxically calming and provoking,' and whom Flannery O’Connor saw as 'the ragged figure who moves from tree to tree in the back of [one’s] mind.'"

He's also asked what living person he most despises: "Very tough question. They exist in the realm of war profiteers. These men and women are the lowest form of human consciousness, truly and completely spiritually fucked. Theirs is an amazing satanic dance: create a new market with war, bar competitors from the aftermath, then pay your own companies at a cost-plus basis, which guarantees profits, all at the taxpayers’ expense. They are the biggest welfare freaks on the planet."

The trailer for War, Inc, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Literate, passionate, informed. I think I love him.

    Posted by: christopher | May 20, 2008 3:53:53 PM

  2. i've always liked him. now i love him.

    Posted by: nic | May 20, 2008 3:59:19 PM

  3. So his answer is Dick Cheney then.

    Posted by: crispy | May 20, 2008 4:00:59 PM

  4. I just got a hard on. Love men with big brains.

    Posted by: Max | May 20, 2008 4:05:07 PM

  5. Fantastic!! Right on!

    Posted by: nikko | May 20, 2008 4:28:49 PM

  6. I've never been a fan, but he just sold me...John Cusack rocks!

    Posted by: peterparker | May 20, 2008 4:50:53 PM

  7. Wow, I never knew Cusack was such an intellectual stud.

    That was brilliant!

    Posted by: Zeke | May 20, 2008 5:08:53 PM

  8. He can stand outside my window with a boom box any day.

    Posted by: JZN | May 20, 2008 5:30:49 PM

  9. I despise religion, but I think a lot of the things Jesus said are uber-cool, too. Some other things are not so cool.

    Posted by: borut | May 20, 2008 7:42:02 PM

  10. Okay, even conceding that it's a bit silly for a movie star to namecheck Flannery O'Connor to Vanity Fair....

    It still makes me want to ravage him.

    Posted by: thin mint | May 20, 2008 10:15:19 PM

  11. Wow,Cusack gets it. I love when people point out the fact that the actions and words of great enlightened humans like Jesus have been completely twisted over the centuries by organized religion - thereby separating humans more from certain universal truths.

    Posted by: jfanyc | May 21, 2008 2:13:27 PM

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