Bill Maher, the presenter of “Real Time,” urged lawmakers on Capitol Hill to learn from Hollywood as he wrapped up his program on Friday.
Maher started off by raising the alarm about the recent State of the Union addresses, where both Republicans and Democrats have been particularly impolite, and warning that they may soon get physical, as is frequently the case in other countries’ parliaments.
“When Americans witness terrible events abroad, we always assume that they will never occur in the United States. We joked, “Foreigners are funny… it will never be us,” when we observed brawls in the same locations where people are meant to get together to hash out their disagreements amicably. We had thought about terrorism, mask-wearing, and being one of those countries where people s—- in the street. Oh no, it’s us. We’ll be here shortly, “Maher told the audience.
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Host of “Real Time” Bill Maher urged Democrats and Republicans to follow Hollywood’s lead and get things done in spite of acrimonious disputes.
Host of “Real Time” Bill Maher urged Democrats and Republicans to follow Hollywood’s lead and get things done in spite of acrimonious disputes. (HBO)
After citing a study that looked at physical altercations that occurred in parliaments around the world over the previous 30 years, the speaker made the point that the nations without fights have authoritarian leaders who “wouldn’t allow it,” while the nations with no fighting are “real democracies, like we used to be.”
“Countries that aren’t sure which one they are are where wars start, and that’s where we’re going,” Maher added. “Possibly in the past, I might have argued that we needed to rediscover our mutual love and respect, but in all honesty, I believe that ship has sailed. Because of this, I want to make the suggestion tonight that our political leaders take a cue from those who work in one of America’s most prosperous industries: this one. display business. You realize something really basic: You can do amazing things while still abhorring each other’s f—-ing guts.”
The “Mad Max: Fury Road” stars Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron apparently did not want to look or touch each other yet, as Maher noted, “The movie works.” The HBO star then enumerated some of the most notorious celebrity on-set fights.
Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron had a falling out while filming the 2015 action movie “Mad Max: Fury Road.”
Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron had a falling out while filming the 2015 action movie “Mad Max: Fury Road.” (Kevin Winter/Getty Images) )
On the sets of “Chinatown,” “An Officer and a Gentleman,” and “Coming to America,” respectively, Faye Dunaway and director Roman Polanski, Richard Gere and Debra Winger, and Eddie Murphy engaged in heated disagreements.
“Bill Murray is adored in America, but do you know who is not? everybody who has ever collaborated with him, “Maher joked. “Ted Cruz is hated by everyone with whom he has ever worked, so why can’t that be true in government? But I’m telling you, there is a lengthy and amazing list of people who choked down their animosity and said, “I know we hate each other, but we got a movie to do.””
On October 17, 2019, Bill Murray attends the red carpet at the 14th Rome Film Festival at Auditorium Parco Della Musica.
On October 17, 2019, Bill Murray attends the red carpet at the 14th Rome Film Festival at Auditorium Parco Della Musica. (Picture courtesy of Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto/Getty Images) )
Maher brought up television conflicts like these, naming “Star Trek,” “The X-Files,” and “Sex and the City” as examples.
Maher jokingly said, “Yeah, here in nasty, disgusting, immoral show business, and yet, we still perform our jobs – teaching your children gay and communist.