CATEGORIES MoviesCount out 'Easy Rider' star Peter Fonda from any Barack Obama reelection fundraisers.
During a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival, the actor revealed he sent President Obama a letter calling him a traitor over how he handled the BP Gulf oil spill. (What is it with Cannes press conferences this week?)
He also took a swing at BP, calling them "a bunch of Brits. I thought we kicked them out a long time ago. They tried to get back in in 1812, but they didn't make it."
Fonda was at the fest for Tuesday's premiere of the documentary, 'The Big Fix' by American directors Josh and Rebecca Tickell, which he also appeared in and executive produced. The film focuses on families impacted by the oil spill.
"I sent an email to President Obama saying, 'You are a (expletive) traitor,' using those words... 'You're a traitor, you allowed foreign boots on our soil telling our military - in this case the coastguard - what they can and could not do, and telling us, the citizens of the United States, what we could or could not do,'" The Telegraph quoted the 71-year-old actor as saying at the press event.
'The Big Fix' is from the same duo who scored a Best Documentary Feature Oscar last year with 'Inside Job,' about the Wall Street meltdown.
The film, which is billed as "the ultimate un-cover up," insists that Obama is no better than George W. Bush and even makes allegations of corruption, according to Deadline.com. The industry site calls the movie "the most aggressive attack from the left on Obama yet seen," but dismisses it as "half-baked" and "overly slanted agitprop."
Fonda's most recent film credits include 'The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day' and '3:10 to Yuma.'
[On the Red Carpet, Deadline]