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Cause the World Needs a Hero, Rush Limbaugh Biopic Coming

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June 3, 2010
Source: Deadline

Rush Limbaugh

Love him or hate him, you can't deny that talk radio host and political commentator Rush Limbaugh is a force to be reckoned with. The man makes sure that everyone knows exactly how he feels, even if it means mocking Michael J. Fox and the effects of Parkinson's disease. However, I don't want to turn the comments into an all-out political war (though they inevitably will), so instead I'll just focus on Deadline's report that writer/producer James Sclafani is shopping around a script for a Rush Limbaugh biopic based on The Rush Limbaugh Story: Talent on Loan from God, an unauthorized biography by journalist Paul Colford.

Obviously this won't be a completely unbiased look at the political pundit, but apparently Sclafani's script will be similar to Oliver Stone's George W. Bush biopic W., as it tries to get beneath the surface politics and controversies and down to the ambition and demons that drove Limbaugh's success. Slafani explains: "This is Citizen Kane meets Private Parts, where you have a man who always had trouble relating to people in the outside world, but does it effortlessly in the booth." Personally I was surprised that W. didn't more blatantly criticize or mock the former president, but rather highlighted, rather dramatically, the difficulties he had in trying to impress and also live up to the expectations of not only his father, but an entire nation.

It should be interesting to see if this film helps create brings some understanding and insight into the mind of Rush Limbaugh, but I can't help but think that's just a very scary place to go.  So is anyone interested?

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  • Beef Korma
    Let me tell you how I feel: Fuck Rush Limbaugh!
  • dRailer
    @#1 I'm going to go ahead and agree with your general sentiment there.
  • omister52k
    fear mongering bastard
  • Linkfx
    What a giant slobbering fetid piece of shit. I'd rather watch myself be Castrated via a mirror than anything having to do with this fucking doucher windbag.
  • hater
    why is this drug infested slob of shit getting a film made about him, he's one of the most delusional american or idiot to walk on this planet. This guy is the reason why nearly every country in the world hate us.
  • xan
    Whomever green-lit this movie should get a kick in the nuts. Last thing this narcissistic fucktard needs is a movie about his life. I could never understand the appeal of this shit-head but he wouldn't be where he is if people didn't listen... it'll be interesting to see who would wait in line to see this abortion of cinema.
  • Demtor
    Haha, typical hatred from close minded individuals. Rock on with your bad selves, rock on.
  • jedibilly
    Oh Great! That's just what we need. Spread more hatred and fear by Rush Limbaugh. Now more and more idiots will be brainwashed into voting for Sarah Palin for President.
  • Luis M
    Cool, another movie about drugs and boy-loving addicts...
  • Felix
    ...and now all the "tolerant" people start spewing their angry bitter venom, telling us how much they "tolerate" a man who doesnt mirror their liberal tendencies. Holy maca freakin roni...the predictability is laughable. I'd bet everything that most of the haters here never actually listened to Rush. Ehh...cant say much I guess. I wasnt much different from them, when I was still a lib. ANYWAY...I'll probably skip this, as it is sure to be yet another piece of progressive propaganda.
  • Clover
    FUCK NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • H.
    You know, if You're not adding to the conversation You're trolling. I'm a conservative, but I wouldn't want to see this because honestly He was born into money and never really did anything
  • Baron the Curse
    Fear mongering? Fuck Limbaugh? You know this is NOT a political forum assholes, save your narrow-minded liberal sensibilities for another site. Really, how many fucking biopics on liberals come out and get troll by conservatives? If is good and the person is interesting I'll watch it, if not, I won't. Is that simple, what I won't do is is start smearing the individual on the biopic because I don't like their politics!
  • A.A.
    Rush is the MAN! He fights against this corrupted governemnt, Obama, and that witch Pelosi and exposes the main stream meadia for who they really are. He wants all Americans to have more freedom with less government! Sound pretty good to me. You all sound like a bunch of uninformed people on this thread who need to wise up. I bet you all praised Michael Moore films. It's no wonder our country is the way it is. People on this thread are clueless.
  • LINKFX
    Yes this isn't a political forum then why are you calling out those with "narrow-minded liberal sensibilities"? And many many films about liberals get skewered by conservatives..."Milk" anyone? But you're right this isn't a political forum, it is a film site, which should accept all political denominations. My problem with Rush is that he just isn't interesting, mostly because he is an angry, loud and obnoxious and says pretty terrible things about alright people.
  • Voice of Reason
    FUCK THIS STUPID PRICK AND ANYONE WHO SUPPORTS THIS. WTF.....seriously?!?!?
  • Felix
    @15 MILK was skewered by conservatives? really? who, when & how? @the most of the rest Take your typically biased uninformed liberal anger to HuffPo people.
  • omister52k
    @13 Sorry fear mongering bastard was my narrow mindness getting the best of me. How about I just call him a prescription drug addict and leave it at that
  • John
    Well said #13 and #14! as for the rest of u please just shut up.. Rush has problems of course, but who doesnt? fact is that Rush is a successful conservative and that is the only reason ppl hate his guts.. he is sucessful and speaks his mind.. he is NOT politically correct which is why i like him.. i am a conservative and no apologies needed... Conservatism is the only thing that can save this country.. (NOT republicans or independents or democrats) Conservatives of all parties that are for less government and less spending.. a.k.a. NOT OBAMA and his radical, liberal, anti-American cohorts. However this is one of those issues where "if i have to explain you wouldnt understand"
  • Al
    Its funny how many drug insults are included. Obama did cocaine and smoked doobies. Keep that in mind dipshits, just keep that in mind.
  • LOLatU
    @20: What you just said is stupid and you should feel bad for having said it. "lol! Well this other guy did drugs (unverified statement without a shred of credibility or citation)! So that excuses the guy i like from doing them!" You fail logic, as such please stop talking.
  • indyjack86
    i'm sorry I THOUGHT
  • indyjack86
    i'm sorry I thought i was posting on a movie website, I must have stumbled on to the dan rather fanblog by mistake...... Dear God! This Parachute is a knapsack!
  • Felix
    @21 (LOLatU ) Obama admitted the cocaine & weed use in his book. ""Junkie. Pothead. That's where I'd been headed: the final, fatal role of the young would-be black man. . . .Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it." Granted, he was younger. #20's point is valid. He doesnt say it excuses anything. He says it to point out to YOU guys that YOU are "dipshits". So keep that in mind. LOLatU, you are the typical lib. You play to emotions first ("...you should feel bad for having said it"), then you display a blatant lack of factual awareness ("unverified statement without a shred of credibility..."), and finally you top it off with a straw man (" 'So that excuses the guy i like from doing them' "). You fail LIFE, as such please stop breathing. "I don't want to turn the comments into an all-out political war (though they inevitably will)-Ethan LoLz x 2
  • Rush Limbaugh's biographer, Zev Chafets, author of Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One, talked to Mr. Media Radio on June 3, 2010, about El Rushbo's new bride, Kathryn Rogers, and much more. Check it out by clicking HERE!
  • herp
    The difference between Obama and Rush is that Rush was prescribed the medication, legally, and later got addicted to it. He didn't go down the road and get some drugs to get high, he couldn't cope with the pain. Human weakness that's blown out of proporation. Gotta love the article, though. "I don't want this to turn into a political debate, but let me just post a video that casts Limbaugh and an unflattering light and say something negative about him." Huuur. Gotta love Liberals. "You have to be NICE and UNDERSTANDING and have EQUALITY, as long as you're black, mexican, asian, or you're a white apologist, anyone else can go fuck themselves." Awesome.
  • Felix
    @26 Let me correct you...You have to be NICE and UNDERSTANDING and have EQUALITY, as long as long as you're black, hispanic, asian, or you're a white...LIBERAL. Cuz you can be black, mexican, asian, white or samoan...but if you're also conservative, as far as theyre concerned, you can surely go f**k yourself. As a minority conservative, Ive been hated on by liberals of all shades and nationalities, who pride themselves in being the "enlightened tolerant" ones.
  • rowdy
    after reading all the comments i hope they make this movie just to see the ultra politicly sensitive people go at eachothers throats at the box office
  • Al
    # 24 (felix) Thanks for backing me up. For anyone who still might not get it, I wasn't saying Obama's drug use excuses Limbaugh's. I was saying its funny how Rush (a man with a microphone) is condemned for abusing drugs when Barack (a man with a country) is given a pass.
  • Jack of all Trades
    LOL @ 30 Says the guy who calls himself Brad Clooney.
  • Alex T.
    Fuck politics. How about that one. All politics is just an illusion to give people the false sense that they have a say in anything. Rush is just another radio fuckhead who is profiting off of the hatred one side of the political spectrum has for the other. At the end of the day there are two sides but its not liberal vs. conservative or Democrat vs. Republican. It's the people with power vs. those without. People like Rush and all other radio talk show or news network hosts ( LIBERAL OR CONSERVATIVE) are just well paid pawns that keep both sides spewing hate at each other so that they are too busy fighting each other that they can't see the real problem: the people on top who are the ones really trying to fuck them. Just look at what both sides stand for and you will come to realize it's pure bullshit. One thing liberals believe in completely contradicts the other. It's the same on the conservative side.
  • Andrew 3000
    Look, Rush Limbaugh is an idiot and a horrible person. We all know that. (And if you say otherwise, you are incorrect. Sorry to tell you.) But, all told, it's a movie. I'm not gonna say he wouldn't make an interesting character just because I think he's an awful excuse for a human being. After all, they made a semi-interesting George Dubya movie. (Emphasis on "semi", of course.) Shit, I'd see a movie about Hitler's life - if it was done well and provided some insight. What counts, as far as film goes, is not whether or not you agree with everything espoused by the protagonist. What counts is the quality of film, and if a quality film gets made about the filthy inner recesses of professional asshole Rush Limbaugh's rotten brain, then let it be so, and I will be in line.
  • Nick and the big bad B
    Thank you #32. Finally a point that makes sense.

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