A couple of months after Martin O’Neill took a sabbatical from football management to help look after his then ill wife Geraldine, this writer interviewed someone who had played minor inter-county Gaelic football with one of O’Neill’s great foot soldiers at Parkhead, Neil Lennon.
Hollywood director Oliver Stone wanted a hit - and the chance to put America’s most famous dissadent on screen. The subject wanted veto power. The Russian lawyer wanted someone to option the novel he’d written. The American lawyer just wanted the whole insane project to go away. Somehow the film got made.
There is a scene towards the end of Oliver Stone’s movie JFK where Kevin Costner, playing the role of District Attorney Jim Garrison, walks, defeated, out of the courthouse, telling his son that he will have to wait at least 30 years before finding out if his theory about the pPresident’s assassination was correct.
Bad things happen to bad people. In Oliver Stone’s films, the wicked pay heavily for their manifold sins and the Oscar-winning writer-director certainly doles out tough justice to the godforsaken characters in this serpentine and sexually-charged immorality tale co-written by Shane Salerno and Don Winslow.
A lawyer for Kevin Costner told a court his fame was the only reason fellow Hollywood actor Stephen Baldwin and another person were suing him over their investments in an oil clean-up device tried out after BP’s spill in the Gulf of Mexico.