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Bill O'Reilly Bashes Sean Penn

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Mar. 30 2009, Published 6:36 a.m. ET

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Despite constantly railing against the liberal-leaning folks in Hollywood, Fox News bully pundit claims that he's actually a "big movie guy." In fact, says Bill, the only big-screen star whose politics keep him away from the theater is <a href="https://okmagazine.com/search/penn" target="_blank"><strong>Sean Penn</strong></a>.

"He's a great actor, and if you hire him, you'll get a good performance," explains the outspoken O'Reilly in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. "I'm just not going to give a guy who gives aid and comfort to people like Iran president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez and Saddam Hussein, when he was alive, my 10 bucks. That's my right as an American."

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On the opposite side of the O'Reilly spectrum is — not shockingly — <a href="https://okmagazine.com/search/eastwood" target="_blank"><strong>Clint Eastwood</strong></a>. "I admire him because he's a self-made guy," says Bill.

Ironically, when O'Reilly rattles off his favorite movies of all time, he includes <a href="https://okmagazine.com/search/altman" target="_blank"><strong>Robert Altman</strong></a>'s legendarily leftist anti-war comedy M*A*S*H.

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