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Actor Woody Harrelson Is a Self-Proclaimed Anarchist

    Actor Woody Harrelson. Everett Collection / Shutterstock


In a recent interview with USA Today, the 53-year-old “Hunger Games” star explained his somewhat surprising thoughts on government.

USA Today:

“I’m an anarchist. You’ve got to defy certain unnecessary rules. But there are certain very good rules around traffic that are not adhered to in this town. I’m one of the idiots breaking them,” says Harrelson, who rode to this interview on his motorcycle, with his wife, Laura, sitting behind him. “For the important ones, I’m always on target. I had precious cargo in the back. That’s not even funny…

“I don’t believe in government. In other words, I think we can all look after ourselves. You want some mechanism that controls the traffic, absolutely. But generally, what the government accomplishes, 99% of that is (expletive),” he says. “I look at government as businessmen working for bigger businessmen. There’s obvious things — don’t steal, the Ten Commandments. There’s what we call victimless crimes. In my opinion, if you don’t actually have a victim who’s a human being, someone who’s been hurt or their property has been hurt, there’s no crime.”

Those are the values he instills in his brood: Deni, 21; Zoe, 18; and Makani, 8. His daughters don’t give him special treatment because he’s buddies with [Jennifer] Lawrence, or one of the stars of one of the decade’s most lauded and profitable movie franchises.

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—Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

Natasha Hakimi Zapata
Assistant Editor / Poetry Editor
Natasha Hakimi Zapata holds a Creative Writing M.F.A. from Boston University and both a B.A. in Spanish and a B.A. in English with a creative writing concentration from the University of California, Los…
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