Actor Gary Oldman takes on Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton in expletive-laced Playboy interview

Gary Oldman at the 84th Annual Academy Awards. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Gary Oldman at the 84th Annual Academy Awards. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

“I just think political correctness is crap. That’s what I think about it. I think it’s like, take a f—— joke. Get over it.”

–Actor Gary Oldman, in just about the only quote we can actually publish from a recent interview with Playboy Magazine.

Speaking about the double standard he believes exists in Hollywood, Oldman, who stars in this summer’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” told the magazine that comedians and satirists like Jon Stewart and Bill Maher could get away with calling House minority leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) a “f—ing useless c—-.”

Throughout the interview, the Oscar-nominated actor spouts myriad offensive and unprintable terms while maintaining, “it’s not like I’m a fascist or a racist. There’s nothing like that in my history.”

On a potential Hillary Clinton run for president, Oldman, who describes himself as a libertarian, echoed the sentiments of his “The Contender” character, fictional Republican congressman Shelly Runyon, who slings mud at a female candidate for vice president played by actress Joan Allen.

“He doesn’t want Joan Allen to become president; he just believes she isn’t the right person for the job,” Oldman told Playboy. “It’s nothing to do with the fact that she’s a woman, but he uses a bit of dirt on her to bring her down.”

Hmmm, Could Oldman be gunning for a new gig in opposition research?

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