Stars Take Marine Base By Storm
"Tropic Thunder" stars Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr. and Jack Black choppered into the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base on Sunday evening for a special USO screening of the comedy, about selfish, pampered actors who go overseas to make a war movie and accidentally provoke real jungle warlords. It opens Aug. 13.
Instead of the typical premiere's parade of limos, an entourage of Marines chauffeured the actors from the airstrip in armored Humvees.
Stiller, who also directed and co-wrote the film, wanted to screen his work for the troops early because it mocks actors "who get everything wrong" about combat.
With Black and Downey by his side, Stiller told the service members and their families packed into the 1,300-seat theater at the base that he was inspired by actors from war movies who brag about the intensity of their movie-rehearsal boot camp.
"We're really happy to be here," Stiller told them. "And thank you for everything you do protecting our country."
If only more Hollywood celebs would be appreciative & grateful for the sacrifices made by members of the Military & their families.
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Tropic Thunder Stars Take Marine Base By Storm