Despite little media coverage, the Hamptons International Film Festival might have been the place to be over the weekend. Not only did Alec Baldwin and Matthew Broderick discuss the late and great Marlon Brando (among many other things), but the fest was occasion for Susan Sarandon to put her foot squarely in her mouth in a way that would make Lars Von Trier proud. The Academy Award-winning actress called Pope Benedict XVI a 'Nazi.'
While being interviewed by actor Bob Balaban, Sarandon revealed that she sent a copy of 'Dead Man Walking,' which won her an Oscar for Best Actress in 1995, to the Pope. "The last one," she said, according to New York Newsday, "not this Nazi one we have now."
When Balaban tried to walk her back from the remarks, Sarandon reportedly doubled down and repeated the slur.
In addition to those inflammatory remarks, Sarandon also showed her support for Occupy Wall Street, joining a growing chorus of stars to do so, including Sean Penn and Mark Ruffalo. Check out video of Sarandon at the OWS protests below.
[Newsday via THR]
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