And the award winning writer/director/actor of comedy classics such as "Annie Hall," “Manhattan,” says it won’t be funny if Barack Obama fails to win the presidential seat.
"It would be a disgrace and a humiliation if Barack Obama does not win," Allen told journalists at the ongoing 56th San Sebastian film festival, where his latest film "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" is screening.
"It would be a very, very terrible thing for the United States in many, many ways. It would be a terrible thing if the American public was not moved to vote for him, that they actually preferred more of the same."
Obama, Allen said, is "so much better" than Republican rival John McCain, and "represents a huge step upward from (the) incompetence and misjudgment" of the Bush administration.
Just so happens that Scarlett Johansson, who co-stars in Allen’s new
film, is also a bigtime Obama supporter. And her brother works for his
Also on the Obama bandwagon, Spanish-born Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas, who told festival press that he’s backing Obama for the sake of his daughter, even though he is not a US citizen and cannot vote.
Guess that means his wife Melanie Griffith may also be for Obama.
That’s three more stars to add to the BO list: Oprah, Matt Damon, Margaret Cho, LIndsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson, Jennifer Aniston, Robert DeNiro, Chris ‘Rock, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel Jackson, George Clooney, Ben Affleck, Cloris Leachman, Jennifer Garner, Pamela Anderson, and Pink,
Does celebrity support matter to you one way or the other? Does a star’s endorsement mean bonus points or points deleted? If so, why? Speak up!