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Mia Farrow to Spielberg: Don't Act Like a Nazi Filmmaker!

3/30/2007 3:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mia Farrow vs. Steven SpielbergMia Farrow lashed out at Steven Spielberg for his involvement with the 2008 Beijing Olympics, going so far as to compare the Oscar-winning director to a Nazi filmmaker! Oy gevalt!

Spielberg is consulting on the opening and closing ceremonies for the Beijing games. In a Wall Street Journal article titled, "The Genocide Olympics," Farrow accuses China of "bankrolling Darfur's genocide" in Sudan, and calls Spielberg (and various corporate sponsors) to task for attempting "to sanitize Beijing's image." Farrow wants them to use their power to put pressure on the Chinese government in order to end the slaughter in Darfur.

Farrow demanded, "Does Mr. Spielberg really want to go down in history as the Leni Riefenstahl of the Beijing Games?" Riefenstahl, who died in 2003 at age 101, was the German film director famous for her Nazi propaganda films, "Olympia," and "Triumph of the Will."

Notably, Spielberg produced and directed "Schindler's List." His proceeds from the film go directly to the Shoah Foundation, dedicated to preserving the testimony of genocide survivors, including the Holocaust.

TMZ contacted Steven Spielberg's rep, who had no comment.

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GINA    

If its true what she says, than damnit, she right.....

2763 days ago
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tba    

A has-been and marginal actress comes out of obscurity and acts like the whole should stop and take note of her political views. The Nazi comparison for individuals has been used so much; I believe every political leader in the world has been called a Nazi. Now the insensitive bitch levels a Nazi charge at Spielburg who has done more in the entertainment business to bring the concentration camp stories to light. The ex-Mrs. Woody Allen should choose her words a little more carefully.

2763 days ago
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chelle    

And this from a woman, who shacked up with a man who first molested then married her daughter. Where was all this insight when she was sleeping with Woody Allen
:(

2763 days ago
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Gloria Picchetti    

Mia Farrow is entirely correct. I nearly died when the police took away the Chinese protester when Bush was entertaining dictator Hu. The president should have told the police she had a right to speak.

2763 days ago
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Green is the New Pink    

I'm all for exposing China for their involvement in the genocide in Darfur, but calling Spielberg, who has done so much for survivors, a Nazi is going way too far. Shame on you Mia Farrow. Your attempt to shock defeats the point of your whole message.

2763 days ago
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Green is the New Pink    

Chelle, I think the point is that she had no insight then nor does she have any now.

2763 days ago
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Green is the New Pink    

Gloria, I agree that more people need to be talking about China's total shadiness with their involvement with Sudan and other African countries. But as a granddaughter of Holocaust survivors for whom the Shoah Foundation did so much, I think Mia Farrow is off her rocker in calling out Spielberg. Total publicity stunt and really gets the wrong kind of attention to an important problem.

2763 days ago
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celeb defense league    

Just because someone does something that is positive does not make them immune to criticsm for supporting a very corrupt organization and country. One holocaust is not worse nor better than another. I would suggest that he listens to these hard words from Mia because, as much as someone might disagree with her, she is not wrong on this point. China is a country that does not care about basic human rights (people disappear there, organs are harvested from prisoners, etc, sound familiar?) or environment. The Olympics should be boycotted.

2763 days ago
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Green is the New Pink    

No, it doesn't make you immune, and the point of what Mia Farrow was saying is valid. I just think she took a cheap low-blow by bringing in the Nazi stuff.

2763 days ago
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Green is the New Pink    

And by Mia's reasoning, then we're all Nazi's because I guarantee you, something you are wearing or have in your house was made and produced in China (probably almost everything), suppporting China far more than a stupid intro to the Olympics.

2763 days ago
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newsflash    

Not an effective diplomatic strategy for dealing with the Chinese, and probably not that effective for dealing with Mr Spielberg either.

2763 days ago
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JaneaneTheAcerbicGoblin    

Well, Mia's not going to be cast in Indiana Jones 4 now.

2763 days ago
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JaneaneTheAcerbicGoblin    

Personally, I think Mia's totally off base here. Calling Spielberg a Nazi is silly (not to mention career suicide, but Mia hasn't been doing anything of late)...

2763 days ago
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father lowercase    

There's no business like Shoah business.

2763 days ago
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celeb defense league    

well, sometimes bad publicity is better than no publicity- as low of a blow as it is (I agree on that)...anyways the point is he is involved in something a lot less kosher than the usual..All I am saying is call a spade a spade. I am not a fan of her's I dont know her at all, but she is isnt wrong. Maybe the language is strong, but at least she is drawing attention to the problem.
One time, google "Falun Gong" "China"- those people are getting butchered right, left, and centre. And Darfur- ooof whata mess!

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