James Woods, one of Hollywood’s most revered – but also hated – actors, revealed today on Twitter that his agent of many years chose to drop him because he was feeling “patriotic.” The 71-year-old posted the news on Thursday, sharing a screenshot of an email exchange between him and his agent, Ken Kaplan, of the Gersh Agency.
The email, which you can read below, features Kaplan saying that, because it was the fourth of July, he chose to ax Mr. Woods as a client. “I don’t want to represent you anymore,” the tweet read.
Moreover, Kaplan claims he could “go on a rant,” but chose not to instead. Woods described his agent as a “political liberal.” As you may know, James Woods frequently makes controversial statements on Twitter, including comments regarding the transgender movement.
So this email from my agent (a political liberal) today… pic.twitter.com/RLXUWi9no8
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 5, 2018
The actor wrote in response, that his statement for dropping him as a client was a bit ironic, considering Americans are supposed to value free speech as well as a person’s right to think as an individual.
James, who has starred in many iconic films over the years, including Casino, Once Upon A Time In Mexico, The Virgin Suicides, Videodrome, and John Carpenter’s Vampires, frequently uses Twitter to voice his conservative sentiments.
On the 4th of July, James shared an article on Donald Trump’s announcement that they would not support the ethos behind Barack Obama’s affirmative action policies.
Currently, the mainstream media has been claiming that Trump wants to “reverse” the policies, but his administration merely released a guideline that they hope universities and colleges choose to follow.
Back in 2017, James Woods criticized the age-gap between the two leading characters in Call Me By Your Name, who were seven years apart.
The actress, Amber Tamblyn, came out – in the middle of the #MeToo allegations – and accused Mr. Woods of trying to seduce her when she was just a 16-year-old girl. James previously, through his real estate agent, said he was retiring from acting for good.