The entire Hollywood machine is committed to defeating Donald Trump in 2020…
Their biggest fight comes down to picking which candidate to nominate.
And now Kevin Costner made Trump furious by endorsing this candidate for President.
Kevin Costner became a breakout star as the young exuberant gunslinger in “Silverado,” which ultimately landed him starring roles in Brian De Palma’s “The Untouchables” and the political thriller “No Way Out.”
In fact, no actor has accomplished what Costner has in a five year window where he starred in “The Untouchables,” “No Way Out,” “Bull Durham,” “Field of Dreams,” “Dances with Wolves,” “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,” “JFK” and “The Bodyguard.” That was just from 1987-1992.
And he won two Academy Awards during that time for Best Picture and Best Director. That’s right; Costner starred in all of those blockbusters and both of his Oscar wins weren’t even for acting. This catapulted him to be one of the most powerful people in Hollywood.
A story goes that Costner was originally offered the lead role as President James Marshall in 1997’s “Air Force One,” but turned it down for one reason or another, likely due to scheduling conflicts, but recommended Harrison Ford for the role.
The thing is; Costner is offered politically driven concepts all the time. Occasionally he accepts them like in the case of “JFK” where he played New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison or like in “Swing Vote” where he played a bumpkin whose one vote will decide the results of a presidential election.
For some reason Hollywood offers him political roles but he mostly turns them down and usually keeps his political bias to himself because he’s a self-described independent, which makes sense why he wouldn’t necessarily tout it to his fans.
But all that changed when he officially endorsed South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg as the Democratic nominee to run against incumbent President Donald Trump in 2020.
Mayor Buttigeig’s campaign Twitter handle announced the news:
— Team Pete HQ (@PeteForAmerica) December 21, 2019
The ”Field of Dreams” actor spoke on Sunday afternoon saying, “Whether your road leads you to Pete, like mine has, that’s for you to judge. When Pete speaks of unity, it’s the kind of unity I’ve been waiting and hoping to hear about.”
Picking Iowa as the location for his endorsement was no coincidence, it was planned because this is where “Field of Dreams” was filmed in Dyersville. He added, “The strength he describes isn’t the kind that limits compassion in the name of America. It’s a man who not only understands how the world looks at us but how history will and how we ought to look at ourselves. And maybe most importantly I see Pete as a man of his moment and maybe of his time.”
His newfound political preachiness may be because of his disdain for President Trump. In promotion for his current hit show “Yellowstone,” Costner appeared on ABC’s “The View” last year, where he was hypercritical over the administration’s handling of the immigration problem at the southern border.
Costner said, “You know, this is a hard thing to say, but I don’t — I’m not recognizing America right now. Separating people with no plan, when those children can’t even speak English? Can you imagine the terror? Besides just being separated? So we have to do better.”