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Video: Harrison Ford Throws Shade At Donald Trump

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Everyone is taking jabs at Donald Trump, even Borat, and now we can add Harrison Ford to that growing list.

Last week, the New York Times ran a story where Trump praised Ford in his role as badass POTUS in 1997 film Air Force One. "My favorite was Harrison Ford on the plane," Trump said. "I love Harrison Ford—and not just because he rents my properties. He stood up for America."

During an interview with Australia's Channel 4 News, the lifelong Democrat was asked if he had any advice for the Republican presidential candidate, and he sure did. Ford stared directly at the camera and in his growling voice, he said, "It's a movie. Donald, it was a movie. It's not like this in real life, but how would you know?"

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Ford told The Irish Times in 2011 that he and his brother were "raised Democrat." He said, "We had no catechism. Instead we were given Democrat instruction; to be liberals of every stripe. I don't judge what other people do. At least I try not to ever judge what other people do unless they do it in my face."

Another actor, Bryan Cranston, who stars in Trumbo—a film about a Hollywood screenwriter who was blacklisted in the late 1940s because of his membership in the Communist party—had something to say about Trump, who recently called for a ban on Muslims traveling to the United States. According to Variety:

...Trump represents a "wake-up call for America," Cranston reasserts, "to really force us to look deeper than the surface. Because he's a very surface guy, and we need to look deeper than that and demand more from our public officials, more thoughtful introspection and a collaborative nature. He's not able to do that because of his extreme narcissism. But the more that he presents himself as his true self, the more we'll realize how wrongheaded he is."

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