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Sean Penn Confirms Steve Bannon Was A 'Bitter Hollywood Wannabe'

The two worked together in the ’90s. "He’s just a conniving hateful bloated punk who despises mankind," Penn says.

09/04/2017 12:30 AM AEST | Updated 10/04/2017 2:07 AM AEST
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Steve Bannon doesn’t seem to be having a great week. Along with losing his spot on the National Security Council and feuding with President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, the White House chief strategist now has Sean Penn attacking him.

Penn worked with Bannon for the actor’s directorial debut, “The Indian Runner” in 1991. Bannon served as the executive producer and was still early in his career of bankrolling movies after leaving Goldman Sachs.

Toward the end of Bannon’s bad past few days, Death and Taxes was able to reach Penn for a comment about his time working with Bannon. Penn didn’t have nice things to say.

Bannon was then, as he is now, simply another bitter Hollywood wannabe who went rogue by way of toxic narcissistic iconoclasm. But, deep in his heart, he’s just a conniving hateful bloated punk who despises mankind. And then there are also the bad things about him…

Bannon was then, as he is now, simply another bitter Hollywood wannabe who went rogue by way of toxic narcissistic iconoclasm. Sean Penn

“The Indian Runner” had a budget around $9 million, but made less than $200,000 at the box office, despite good reviews

Despite this potential monetary hit, Bannon also partially financed “Seinfeld,” likely earning him millions on the investment. He also still seems to like a good Hollywood reference as shortly after Trump’s election, he told The Hollywood Reporter, “Darkness is good. Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That’s power.”

Yada yada yada, this person became Trump’s chief strategist and then apparently our pseudo-president. What’s the deal ... 

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