Hugh Jackman was at the Crosby Hotel in New York to talk about his role as Senator Gary Hart in “The Front Runner.” Hart, a philandering politician, is not new to the lexicon of cheating politicos, but his stance is.
Hart’s 1988 Democratic presidential campaign came to a halt when his extramarital affair became public and he decided to pull out.
Fast forward to 2016 and the Presidential Republican candidate’s hooking up with a porn star, crass and immoral behavior put the contender in the White House.
Although an Aussie, locale doesn’t matter when it comes to carrying out the far-reaching job of elected officials.
“For me,” Jackman said, “in terms of politics, it’s a very important job, way more important than mine. And character is important in terms of having the courage, conviction, strength, and integrity to follow through on what they say they’re going to do. Do they have ideas, do they see ahead. I think a leader should be ahead of the people.”
One of history’s most outstanding leaders and foreword thinkers, Nelson Mandela, may be gone but not forgotten. He is still an important part of the conversation as Jackman has pointed out. “Looking to the future means imagination. A hundred percent! Creativity, imagination, ideas. Real ideas. Futurists like Mandela. He was a futurist.”
Revealing his take on “The Front Runner,” Jackman explained that …
“The movie’s not trying to say, he [Hart] should have been President or shouldn’t have been President. There’s no heroes, no villains in this piece. It’s actually asking exactly what you said. What is important and what is interesting, and delineate the two.”
“The Front Runner” is in theaters now.
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