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James Woods' 'Feeling Patriotic' Agent Drops Him on July 4th

James Woods' 'Feeling Patriotic' Agent Drops Him on July 4th
James Woods (Frank Wiese/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 05 July 2018 11:47 AM

James Woods got dumped on the Fourth of July by his longtime agent – who cheekily told the conservative actor in a tweet he did so because he was "feeling patriotic."

The 71-year-old star, whose movies include of "Salvador" and "Ghosts of Mississippi," quickly hit back, labelling Ken Kaplan a "political liberal" who he thought would want to embrace free speech.

The move came just a day after Woods created a stir by trolling Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on Twitter, posting a photo of her with her quote that read, "Donald, you ain’t seen nasty yet," along with the hashtag #NoNudes.

He also posted a snap of Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, the young socialist Democrat who won the Democratic primary in New York's 14th congressional district, with the quip, "Make America Venezuela Again!" and a photo of NBC News reporter Andrea Mitchell and the hashtag #FakeNewsFluffers.

Woods – an outspoken conservative who backed Carly Fiorina, then Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the 2016 presidential race, and once called President Donald Trump "a true gentleman" – is a double Oscar nominee and three-time Emmy winner with more than 150 screen credits.

But the actor found himself without a talent agent July 4th when he received this tweet from Kaplan, a partner at The Gersh Agency, a Hollywood powerhouse whose clients include Kristen Stewart, Kyle Chandler, and Patricia Arquette:

"It's the 4th of July, and I'm feeling patriotic. I don't want to represent you anymore. I mean I could go on a rant, but you know what I'd say."

Woods replied to Kaplan:

"Dear Ken, I don't actually. I was thinking if you're feeling patriotic, you would appreciate free speech and one's right to think as an individual. Be that as it may, I want to thank you for all your hard work and devotion on my behalf. Be well."

Last year, Woods took heat from liberals when he tweeted about Trump being unfairly persecuted.

He also once famously tweeted the phrase "scratch a liberal, find a fascist every time."

The star has played real-life politicians over the years, including Richard Nixon's White House Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman in "Nixon," former New York City Mayor and Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani in "Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story" and the late attorney Roy Cohn in "Citizen Cohn."

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