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'Dazed and Confused' Filmmaker Richard Linklater Directs Anti-Ted Cruz Web Ad

filmmaker richard linklater in v-neck t-shirt and shaggy hair looks to his right
Filmmaker Richard Linklater (AFP/Getty Images)

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 01:36 PM

Filmmaker Richard Linklater is the latest celebrity wading into the tight U.S. Senate race in Texas with a social media ad attacking Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.

The "Boyhood" and "Dazed and Confused" director made a 30-second spot for a political action committee backed by Cruz opponents. It doesn't mention Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke, who has campaigned on rejecting outside groups' money but can't control their actions.

The ad revives a character from Linklater's 2011 film "Bernie," who mocks Cruz for embracing President Donald Trump after the billionaire insulted his family during the 2016 presidential campaign.

During a debate in September, Cruz said he put aside personal feelings after the election to do his job.

Country music legend Willie Nelson held a concert for O'Rourke last month in Austin.

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Filmmaker Richard Linklater is the latest celebrity wading into the tight U.S. Senate race in Texas with a social media ad attacking Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.
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