View Full Version : Michael Moriarty to Run for President?!

Anthony V
01-11-2007, 06:08 PM
Gets my vote, but only if he also promises to annex the Island of the Alive to the USA.
I wonder how he got along with the far-left Larry Cohen, or versa vice?
A well-known actor and filmmaker is speaking out on abortion, illegal immigration, radical Islam, and the New World Order. He says Progressives are destroying America.

Golden Globe, Emmy, and Tony Award winning actor, writer, and musician—as well as conservative patriot—Michael Moriarty recently announced his interest in running for President of the United States in 2008. He’s doing it to take on Hollywood’s liberal-left establishment and the Globalists.

“If a Hollywood star denigrates the war on terrorism or promotes gay marriage, he or she is welcomed with open arms by the Oprah Winfreys of the world. But if he or she holds views that are considered conservative or libertarian, doors begin to close,” said Moriarty.

He’s currently preparing to screen his new motion picture, “Hitler Meets Christ,” at an upcoming California film festival. Besides starring in the film, Moriarty wrote the screenplay.

Moriarty, best known for his role as Assistant District Attorney Ben Stone on television’s “Law & Order”, is a politically active conservative-libertarian who’s outspoken on a number of issues including abortion, illegal immigration, Islamofascism and the New World Order.

In 1993, Moriarty gained notoriety amongst conservatives during his public battle with former Attorney General Janet Reno. Moriarty was an outspoken critic of her efforts to curb violence on television, in which she threatened to intervene if television executives didn’t comply with her demands.

According to Moriarty, he was essentially blackballed by NBC and slowly written out of the series because of his outspoken criticisms of Reno. Eventually, Moriarty departed from “Law & Order”.

In 1973, Moriarty was cast opposite Robert DeNiro in “Bang the Drum Slowly,” a film about friendship between two baseball teammates. Also in 1973, Moriarty starred in a TV movie adaptation of “The Glass Menagerie” opposite Katherine Hepburn. Moriarty’s role in Menagerie won him an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor and Supporting Actor of the Year. Coincidentally, the film also featured Sam Waterston, who took over the role Executive Assistant District Attorney on “Law & Order.”

His film credits include Clint Eastwood’s “The Pale Rider,” “Hanoi Hilton,” “Report to the Commissioner,” “Q,” “A Return to Salem’s Lot,” and many others. He starred in the acclaimed mini-series “Holocaust” playing a Nazi who degenerates into a cold-blooded murderer (which earned him another Emmy Award). Last Christmas he appeared in the TV movie “Santa Baby” playing Jenny McCarthy’s boss.

While Moriarty continues his acting career he gained attention in Canada as being an outspoken critic of their oppressive tax system, strict gun-control laws and taxpayer-funded health-care system.

Christoffer S
01-11-2007, 06:15 PM
If he criticizes th views of his own countrys actors and media hosts that is fine by me, but if he starts badmouthing canada, he can just go fuck himself.

Troy Howarth
01-11-2007, 06:18 PM
He and Cohen are very great friends, though as you say they are way apart politically. Strange man, Moriarty - great actor, but a strange man. His incoherent interview on the DVD of Pick Me Up, where he goes into a pointless rant against abortion, is really odd...

John G.
01-11-2007, 06:21 PM
He'd be better off starting small, like a mayor or a governor. There's no way in hell he's getting on a big ticket, and unfortunately since this is a two-party system, he doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning.

EDIT: An extreme stance on a controversial topic like abortion is also a sure-fire ticket to loserville. In order to win an election, you have to be an unopinionated fuck.

Paul A J Lewis
01-11-2007, 06:50 PM
I really like Moriarty as an actor; in interviews, he's always come across to me as an eccentric and/or something of a loose cannon. I don't want to get involved in a discussion of his political leanings; but he's a fine actor.

Michael Greenwood
01-11-2007, 06:54 PM
The last I heard he was living in Nova Scotia with some woman and, I think, fellow alcoholic. I'd like to see this film but his political hopes are a joke, aren't they?

Brian Lindsey
01-11-2007, 10:43 PM
I remember him being very good in HOLOCAUST but haven't cared for him in anything else. Political views aside, I think he's an annoying twit. His attention-hogging antics in Q - THE WINGED SERPENT are a detriment to that film, IMO. (Really wanted the monster to kill him... The main character should've been David Carradine.)

Funny, isn't it, how it's only financially well-off people who are dead-set against universal health care...

Fred Adelman
01-11-2007, 11:04 PM
Moriarty is an eccentric. I see no harm in his running for President. Can't be any worse than what we have there already. After last night's speech, I'd vote for a pygmie Eskimo to get someone different in office.

Jonathan Douglas
01-12-2007, 04:08 AM
He was incredible in HOLOCAUST (long overdue on DVD), totally disgusting character he played but very real. Also good in the goofy RETURN TO SALEM'S LOT (also long overdue on DVD). I think he comes across as rather weird these days, bit of an oddball, would you feel safe with him as President?

Randy Thomas G
01-12-2007, 04:46 AM
I admire him as an actor, he's a great bad-guy in WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN, another 70s gem, but I'm surprised that he's so quick to criticize others, my brother worked in a restaurant in Vancouver where he was a regular and apparently he was always drunk.

Fred C. Dobbs
01-12-2007, 12:44 PM
I wouldn't really call him the bad guy in Who'll Stop The Rain. He's more like a guy of questionable morals who starts the whole ball rolling. Of course, every character in the movie is coming from some sort of moral gray area. The Anthony Zerbe character and his gang probably represent the "real" bad guys and Nick Nolte probably represents the good guy because despite several crazy actions he feels he's working from a sort of honorable code.

On Moriarty himself, I think the guy is off his rocker. I don't have a problem with someone being conservative, but I once read some of his journal entries on a website and they are bat-shit crazy. He has all sorts of conspiracy theories. Hell, he thought George H.W. Bush and The Clintons were in some sort of cabal together to make all of North America socialist! He also had all sorts of problems with Canada's assault laws or something because of some fisticuffs he had with a drunken female friend. I have to think a lot of his problems stem from his alcoholism. I always liked him as an actor though. I'll take his Law And Order episodes over Sam Watterson any day.

Fred Adelman
01-12-2007, 12:59 PM
He quit LAW & ORDER and then appeared as a semi-regular on PSI FACTOR: CHRONICLES OF THE PARANORMAL as (what else?) an alcoholic conspiracy theorist! Truth is stranger than fiction.

While it's apparent that his brain does not synapse correctly (I don't think it ever has), it's that quality that has given us so many quirky performances on the big screen and TV. If anyone were ever to play him in an autobiographical film, I think it should be Vincent D'Onofrio, since he seems to already have Moriarty's schtick down pat on LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT.

Chris Poggiali
01-12-2007, 01:10 PM
I have to think a lot of his problems stem from his alcoholism.

What did his character say in WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN? "In a world where elephants are pursued by flying men, people are just naturally going to want to get high." :D

Fred C. Dobbs
01-12-2007, 02:48 PM
Yeah, that's a great line, right from the Robert Stone book. I also liked:

"I want to serve God and to grow rich, like all men."

"That's good, who said that?"

"Oh, I don't know, some great hustler of the past."