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“You Don’t Have To Be A Slave To Some Of These Television Stations That Kind Of Distort The News”–Tim Robbins On Media and War

StoryJanuary 29, 2004
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Actor, writer, director and activist Tim Robbins joins us in our firehouse studios to talk about “Embedded,” a satirical play about U.S. media coverage of the Iraq war. Robbins recently received a Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in “Mystic River.”

Bull Durham. Jacob’s Ladder. Bob Roberts. Short Cuts. The Hudsucker Proxy. The Shawshank Redemption. Dead Man Walking. Cradle Will Rock.

These are just some of the films that have made Tim Robbins one of the biggest stars in Hollywood over the past decade. His latest performance in “Mystic River” earned him a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Robbins, and his longtime partner Susan Sarandon, have become two of the leading Hollywood figures in the antiwar movement. They have both been vocal in their opposition to the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq and the corporate media’s coverage of the war.

Robbins latest project is writing and directing a play entitled “Embedded” about journalists and U.S. military personnel during the invasion of an oil-rich rogue state named Gomorrah ruled by a “butcher of Babylon.” One review says the play “skewers cynical embedded journalists, scheming government officials, a show-tune singing colonel, and the media’s insatiable desire for heroes.”

The production is from The Actors’ Gang, a company Robbins runs in Los Angeles and where Embedded opened last November. It opens in New York on Feb. 24 at the Public Theater.

  • Tim Robbins, actor and activist. His latest performance in “Mystic River” earned him a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. His latest project is play “Embedded,” about U.S. media coverage of the Iraq war. He is directing the play but not acting in it. “Embedded” opens Feb. 24 at the Public Theater in New York.

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