Friday, June 11, 2010

Dirk Benedict & Dwight Schultz: A-Team Conservatives

Today, The A-Team will be released in movie theatres across North America.

I have no intention of seeing it.

So why do I mention it?

Well, because one cannot talk about the movie without talking about the TV series from which it was spawned.

The A-Team (the TV series) was remarkable in that featured not one but two conservatives in its cast - Dirk Benedict as Face and Dwight Schultz as Murdock.

As it happens both of them are very engaging writers thanks to Andrew Breitbart. Here is an article Benedict wrote last year about his earlier role as Lt. Starbuck on the original Battlestar Galactica and how he characterized the updated version of the show as "bleak, miserable, despairing, angry and confused."

Shortly after Benedict's article came out, Schultz wrote a piece about what it is like to be a conservative actor in liberal Hollywood. Let's just say that he doesn't paint a very pleasant picture. The late Paul Newman was a notable exception to the rule.

At the time that Schultz wrote the article he hadn't been on camera since 2001 although he was getting steady work doing voiceovers. He does, however, have a cameo in The A-Team movie. So at least one good thing has come out of the movie.

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