March 19th, 2009
02:29 PM ET
13 years ago

Cheney belongs in jail, says Dreyfus

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/03/19/art.dreyfus.gi.jpg caption="Dreyfus was in Washington to promote preservation of Civil War battlefields."](CNN) - He played Dick Cheney in the recent Oliver Stone film 'W,' but Richard Dreyfuss made clear he's no fan of the former vice president.

In Washington Wednesday to promote preservation of the country's civil war battlefields, Dreyfuss quipped to Politico he's not missing former President Bush's No. 2.

"I miss having him in jail, that's where he belongs," the actor said.

Watch: Cheney: I worry very much

Dreyfuss is known for his outspokenness across the political spectrum, calling his former director Oliver Stone a "fascist on the left" last fall.

Cheney himself isn't holding back punches of his own. In an interview on CNN's State of the Union with John King last Sunday, he derided the Obama administration's national security policies and said they have made the country less safe.


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soundoff (225 Responses)
  1. JonDie

    Agreed. Dick Cheney is one of the most MONSTRUOUS criminals ever to step foot in Washington. He should be tried, convicted and sentenced to life in prison for treason, then he should be tried, convicted and sentenced to life in prison for war crimes committed outside the US.

    March 19, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  2. George

    Bush and Chenny both should be in jail. They destroyed America.

    March 19, 2009 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  3. obama-mama

    I love it.

    March 19, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  4. opportunistic, cowardly and self-serving dreyfus is

    what has he risked by belatedly repeating what others, like oliver stone, have put everything they have on the line for?

    self-serving cowardly opportunists like dreyfus make me ill.

    March 19, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  5. Evan

    We've been saying that for years! Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rove, the whole bunch of them should be splitting rocks in Leavenworth!

    March 19, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  6. Marge

    I think every single republican that served in the bush administration should be in jail. But it will never happen. What they ought to do is start to sue the ones in office now for spouting the lies they are still doing.

    March 19, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  7. Rick

    So now Dreyfuss is a lawyer versed in constitutional law?
    Leave it to the preofessionals to determine innocence or guilt.

    Just another actor who seems to think his opinion has importance in this world.

    March 19, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  8. Liddy, NY

    Man, that guy is looking rough. He probably should just keep his piehole closed.

    March 19, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  9. Darlene

    What has Richard Dreyfuss done for this country except make his millions up on the screen? Just another bleeding liberal !

    March 19, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  10. DT

    They all belong in jail for their crimes...

    March 19, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  11. Rickymo

    He is right. Cheney was more dangerous than Bush (he was really just a fool) and should be tried and convicted of crimes against humanity.

    March 19, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  12. Tony

    He was terrible in W by the way,

    As with most actors, they are so full of themselves, they really think we care what they think about politics. Well some do – I have no idea why......Move Dicky – you are irrelavent.

    March 19, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  13. vjunior

    Who cares about what ANY actor in Hollywood thinks? Now, I will never watch another Dreyfus movie EVER again. New or reruns. What a jerk.

    Get a real job.

    March 19, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  14. RobK

    Why do we care what an actor has to say? He obviously knows nothing about the subject matter.

    March 19, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  15. Jon

    Why do these Hollywood liberals think that they and they alone should control the political process. Any respect that I have for the acting abilities of these people evaporates every time they forget that they live in a dream world and should stay there.

    March 19, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  16. Unshrub

    Ever since Ronald Reagan I have tended not to listen to actors, but I must say that Dreyfuss has a good idea.

    March 19, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  17. S Callahan

    Coming from the mouth of one of the best actors on earth!!!

    March 19, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  18. John

    Its time someone tell Hollywood, that they are not important politically. That they are just people, not gods. They need to stop reading the tabloids and come back to earth. They have a Job, They are actors. Act. leave the politics to the politicians. And to those who put them on a totem pole. Get a life

    March 19, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  19. Dave in Houston

    If an actor who portrayed Cheney thinks he should be arrested, what are the cops waiting for? Dreyfuss essentially confessed to Cheney's crimes, so let's get the wheels of justice turning.

    Chop! Chop!

    March 19, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  20. KBeat

    Of course you read and commented on his opinion, thereby elevating its importance.

    March 19, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  21. Texas Annie *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*

    Amen to what Dreyfuss said!!!

    March 19, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  22. bob

    bush and cheney in the same cell. rikers

    March 19, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  23. Fair is Fair

    Like I'm going to care what Deryfuss, or for that matter, ANY actor or actress believes?

    Come on! These people play make-believe for a living!!!

    March 19, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  24. Susan from S Illinois

    Cheney should be in prison as a war criminal.

    March 19, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  25. dumbocrat alert

    Dreyfus is the yearly winner of the most self-important person in the world and thinks people take him serious...another Hollywierd liberal.

    March 19, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
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