Originally Posted by Ben23
Yeah, I feel similarly about James Woods and Rosanne Barr.
I'm a little confused by this. Are you saying SNL wouldn't parody this because De Niro is in it? I'm not sure a parody of something like this is really in their wheelhouse, but if they can write a funny sketch about it, I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see De Niro parody himself. He seems to have a pretty healthy sense of humor despite being a fairly serious guy.
Woods and Barr haven’t worked for awhile so you have less exposure.
Never a fan of Barr's so no worries there. Liked Woods, was never aware of his politics until recently, which might not be why he’s not working though. Maybe Jon Voight might be a better example? But I don’t see Micky's character when Jon is discussing his political views. Separating the actor from their personal views (whatever they may be) usually isn’t an issue for me. Sometimes I just grow tired of them for whatever reason and no longer see the character they play.
I think mafia/wise guy movies are getting close to shark territory and this one might be really good or become a parody of those movies. It has all these aging incredible people going at it one last time. So I could see SNL doing a parody of it it. But I don’t think so. I think their political stance is well known and coincides with DeNiro's. I don’t think they would go against their's or DeNiro's leanings for laughs, since the funny (to me) lies in the fact DeNiro's rants and characters are very similar.
I don’t mean for this to be political. If DeNiro was as outspoken, and sort of in character, about being a vegan, or about meat eaters, I would feel the same. The overlap just happens to be political in DeNiro’s case. I still like Tom Cruise movies. Some people can’t get past his beliefs, one day if he decides to advocate aggressively in his underwear I would probably move on.
Anyway, was trying to stay neutral and it’s just coincidental for me that DeNiro's rants are what they are.
Hope the movie is really good.