The Hollywood hunk who attended a screening of his latest film ‘The Big Short’ raised a storm of speculation.
Four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predicted the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s decide to take on the big banks for their lack of foresight and greed.
At the screening, Pitt, and the director Adam McKay, both bravely expressed their discontent with the criminal banking cartels.
When he was asked if bankers should be held responsible for the crisis that was behind the story of his film, the actor responded:
“I’m as frustrated as you are . . .
I think it’s horrible that no bank officials have ever been held accountable.
Therefore, there’s no incentive to stop this behavior.”
His director Adam McKay made an even bolder statement by blasting the Obama administration for not doing enough to prosecute the perpetrators in the banking community.
‘We did a screening . . .
Nancy Pelosi was there . . .
We talked about that. It’s the oldest scam . . .
[Bankers] tell the leaders, ‘If you put us in jail, you’ll ruin the economy’
I think Obama has done a lot of good things, but I think one of the big black marks on his presidency is that no one went to jail.”
Coming from two Hollywood heavyweights, these statements certainly need to be heard worldwide.
The power of Hollywood to influence and educate the public is enormous. However, most of the fluff oozing out of Hollywood merely props up the status quo and refuses to challenge the paradigm.
The fact that these Hollywood stars risked ostracization from the industry elite to call out criminals within the establishment is certainly worth noting and sharing.
Watch the trailer for the The Big Short below: