Kevin Spacey Rips Donald Trump at amfAR Cannes Event

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The annual amfAR auction at the Cannes Film Festival got off to a racy start on Thursday night when emcee Kevin Spacey took the stage, blasting presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Dressed in a patriotic suit, Spacey opened his comedy routine by doing an impersonation of Johnny Carson, telling the Cannes crowd that amfAR regular Sharon Stone couldn’t make it to the South of France because she was fighting another disease.

“The name of the disease is Donald Trump,” Spacey said to uncomfortable laughter. “Foreign films contain two things Donald Trump hates the most: foreigners and reading,” he continued.

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“I don’t think I could ever vote for a candidate who wasn’t in favor of separation of man and face,” Spacey said, referring to Trump’s chin.

“Donald Trump would probably love it here, because there are so many casinos to bankrupt,” he continued.

Spacey also went after other celebrities. “They forecast 30% chance of showers,” he said. “By that they meant Shia LaBeouf would actually take one.”

Then Spacey had Faye Dunaway join him onstage, where he turned his jacket inside out to play Bill Clinton. “I just want to tell you the state of the United States is a f–ing mess, since I left,” Spacey said as Clinton.

He also suggested that this year’s Cannes amfAR headliner Katy Perry had an open relationship with boyfriend Orlando Bloom.

He concluded by changing one last time to portray the late Jack Lemmon, doing another string of jokes.

The barbed monologue was met with a mixed reaction from the upscale crowd of European VIPs. While some of the jokes drew laughs, they also seemed mean for a gala — now in its 23rd year — that raises funds to fight HIV/AIDS.

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  1. J Han says:

    Silly me, I used to think Kevin Spacey had a brain.

  2. Dan Thomson says:

    Mr. Spacey is buddies with the president of Mexico,, so why doesn’t he help free a U.S. Marine that is being held in a Mexican prison for a few years now ? Could in be that a lot Mr. Spacey’s income is from sales of his DVD’s in Mexico ?

  3. B. says:

    P.S. Actors really need to be paid significantly less. I mean, you clearly don’t need to be a genius to do it. And clearly, from the way most of our politicians are acting, it’s not that hard to be good at it. What does CLEARLY take talent is writing! And it’s about time writers got the credit (& pay) they deserve. That said, no actor should ever get payed over a million. Ever. This ridiculousness has got to stop.

  4. B. says:

    Yet he thinks HRC is deserving of praise. Lol. Is there not a decent human being you can get behind running or something, Kevin??! Because if you’re such a moral guy, I’m pretty sure an great guy named Bernie Sanders is running. Just saying.

  5. Joann Vitali says:

    Stick to acting Kevin.

  6. bkbeach4x4 says:

    Did Kevin that bit at the Bits R Us clearance sale?

  7. sr says:

    What a putz. He lost a lot of respect for his ill-time and not-so-funny stand up. Don’t quit your day job Kevin. Very disappointing.

  8. Larry Campbell says:

    I don’t think I’ll be watching any Kevin Spacey movies. I would not want to do anything to cause his already over inflated ego and self-worth to grow any larger than it already has.

    • EricJ says:

      Aw, c’mon, Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor were funny in “See No Evil, Hear No Evil”, although not as funny as Spacey’s mustache.
      And don’t let Spacey stop you from seeing Pixar’s “A Bug’s Life”–At least he’s not onscreen.

  9. GKN says:

    Of course the crowd’s unruly, Ramin. Did he really think people in Cannes know who is Johnny Carson is? Sheesh.

  10. Noel O'Neill says:

    I agree to disagree with Sean.He’s always been dreadful as Kevin Spacey as well!

  11. Sean Moran says:

    love Kevin but dreadful as Bobby Darin- much too old

    • Bill B. says:

      I was very impressed by his singing, but you are very correct. By the time he got financing to film this, he was way too old. Didn’t help that the movie was awful as well. I saw him sing Darin songs live on some show once and he was mighty impressive at it when not having to deal with the crap movie and his age.

  12. EricJ says:

    For a second there, thought he was going to go into some old Bobby Darin tunes from his one-man “Beyond the Sea” tour…

  13. pops07 says:

    Just shows you what can happen when an actor works off a very bad script.

  14. JD says:

    Come out of the closet, Kevin…

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