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The Forum > General Discussion > Australia, do Nicole Kidmann and Hugh Jackson support Animal Cruelty and Live Animal Exports?

Australia, do Nicole Kidmann and Hugh Jackson support Animal Cruelty and Live Animal Exports?

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The film Australia is supposed to be about our Aboriginal People and life in the bush as it was- or is it
Kidmann knows full well of the Global debate regarding the cruel Live Animal Export trade as well as Jackson.

After all itís not like she couldnít refuse certain parts or ask for a change.
Tonight we were stunned as *she took the part of running live animals onto a *ship for live animal exports. She also held a branding iron on a animal *herself in her part.

Clearly it never occurred to her that this might be a problem.

She probably didnt give it a second thought which tells us a lot about any person.

Apart from not being a smart career move it gives us a better insight into her.

Her performance overall was the least good part played as she looked superficial.
In contrast the aboriginal people and especially the aboriginal child certainly out shone the so called star.

Nicole you should hang your head in shame by your co operation to promote a barbaric trade.
Posted by People Against Live Exports & Intensive Farming, Saturday, 29 November 2008 12:22:20 AM
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Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman are actors.
That's what they do for a living.
They play a variety of roles in a variety
of situations. And they should be judged
only by how good or bad they are in any given role.

Making personal judgements about them as people,
based on a role that they played in a film is
confusing fantasy with reality.

An actor like Anthony Hopkins who played the role
of Hannibal Lecter to perfection, did not mean that
he advocated cannibalism in his private life.

Nor were the many actors who played Adolf Hitler,
necessarily Nazis in their private lives.

Judge the film in the period in which it's set,
and judge the actors on their performances.
Any other judgements beyond that - is mere speculation.

I'm against cruelty to any animals, as I would assume
most people are, including the actors in the film.
I would not asume to judge them as people by the roles
they happen to be playing.
Posted by Foxy, Saturday, 29 November 2008 9:37:50 AM
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Foxy makes a valid point. If live exports were indicative of that time, then that is what the film would portray regardless of right or wrong.

We know the intentions surrounding the stolen generations were wrong yet we cannot ignore it happened in films like "The Rabbit Proof Fence".

If anything it does the movement a service by portraying how horrible it is.
Posted by pelican, Saturday, 29 November 2008 9:53:53 AM
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Foxy,
Here, here. Well said. Just because an actor plays the part of a villian, rapist or murderer does not mean he/she is not an upstanding citizen with excellant values.

I thought pale would be a little more practical than her post showed. She has berated other animal welfare groups for not being realistic.
Posted by Banjo, Saturday, 29 November 2008 10:00:52 AM
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Who is Hugh Jackson?
Posted by Bugsy, Saturday, 29 November 2008 10:11:32 AM
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Bugsey

Mark Jackson's (Ex VFL footballer,ex-wrestler and woeful actor)demented love child perhaps, an extra in "Australia"?
Or maybe one of the cows?
Posted by examinator, Saturday, 29 November 2008 10:39:34 AM
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