Thursday, April 18, 2024

Conservative Actor James Woods Says He Was Dropped by Hollywood Talent Agent via Email


Conservative actor James Woods, talented but outspokenly right wing, has been dropped by his Hollywood talent agent.

Woods says his agent, Ken Kaplan of the Gersh Agency, dropped him via a short email yesterday. Kaplan represents a lot of actors who probably didn’t appreciate Woods’ views, including Winona Ryder and Kristen Stewart.

Yesterday, of course, was Independence Day. Maybe Kaplan had just had enough of Wood’s right wing rantings.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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