'Act of Valor' and Reality Film Making

Kerry Patton
Celebrities may have finally met their match. Hollywood celebrities, with all their fame and glory need to take caution. A new breed of actors and actresses just penetrated the left wing dominated path of Hollywood.

Last Friday was the opening day of the movie Act of Valor. The movie's lead cast was not the typical actor or actress, rather a unique group of America's best and brightest-US Navy SEALs.  

Only the most trained eye could have differentiated who the traditional actors were in Act of Valor. SEALs didn't need to act their roles because they live them every day. They are operators, patriots, and brothers. Who better to fill the part than real warriors?

Act of Valor was this weekend's number one movie grossing more than $24 million. Producing such a high tempo, exhilarating, action packed film must have cost a fortune. The producers were brilliant however in cutting the costs by not hiring some left wing peace loving anti-American hippies like George Clooney, Matt Damon, or Brad Pitt.

Be careful George, Matt, Brad, and the likes, your careers may be endangered.

What would happen if some incredibly deep pocketed conservatives like the Koch brothers, Trump, and others came together and decided to build their own production company? What would happen if such individuals learned an invaluable lesson from Act of Valor by hiring non-actors taking the lead in key movie roles?

Imagine what it would have been like seeing a real life Jason Bourne fill the role instead of Matt Damon. Imagine what it would have been like seeing a real world female covert operative take Angelina Jolie's place in the movie Salt? Really, couldn't someone with real world expertise have taken George Clooney's role in Syriana?

Of course, finding real world operative's play the roles of lead characters in movies would be more than difficult. Many operators work in classified domains but large pools of retired or separated operatives do exist. How many military members are looking for jobs today? How many intelligence officers left the government now working as independent contractors? Hollywood uses these operatives all the time as technical consultants but now we realize those technical consultants can actually act as well.

A plethora of books have been written and movie deals are now in the works. Surely, an author like Mr. Wayne Simmons, a retired CIA Operative, who has a new book titled The Natanz Directive, that comes out September 18th, would feel honored knowing he could have a real world operative star in a movie based on his story that takes down one of Iran's key nuclear facilities.

Many conservative actors and actresses exist and many of those persons have in-depth movie production capabilities, look at Tea Party activist Gary Graham or better yet, look at award winning movie producer Gerald Molen. Simultaneously, many of those conservatives have been shunned by "Hollyweird."

Democrats love Hollywood. Celebrities have deep pockets willing to throw their cash to the left. Well, a time has come when the right can infiltrate Hollywood turning the tide promoting a more fair and balanced approach to celebrity donations. If you don't believe this can happen, then obviously you had not seen the movie Act of Valor just yet.     

Kerry Patton, a combat service disabled veteran, is a senior analyst for WIKISTRAT and owner of IranWarMonitor.com.  He has worked in South America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, focusing on intelligence and security and interviewing current and former terrorists, including members of the Taliban.   You can follow him on Facebook or at www.kerry-patton.com


Celebrities may have finally met their match. Hollywood celebrities, with all their fame and glory need to take caution. A new breed of actors and actresses just penetrated the left wing dominated path of Hollywood.

Last Friday was the opening day of the movie Act of Valor. The movie's lead cast was not the typical actor or actress, rather a unique group of America's best and brightest-US Navy SEALs.  

Only the most trained eye could have differentiated who the traditional actors were in Act of Valor. SEALs didn't need to act their roles because they live them every day. They are operators, patriots, and brothers. Who better to fill the part than real warriors?

Act of Valor was this weekend's number one movie grossing more than $24 million. Producing such a high tempo, exhilarating, action packed film must have cost a fortune. The producers were brilliant however in cutting the costs by not hiring some left wing peace loving anti-American hippies like George Clooney, Matt Damon, or Brad Pitt.

Be careful George, Matt, Brad, and the likes, your careers may be endangered.

What would happen if some incredibly deep pocketed conservatives like the Koch brothers, Trump, and others came together and decided to build their own production company? What would happen if such individuals learned an invaluable lesson from Act of Valor by hiring non-actors taking the lead in key movie roles?

Imagine what it would have been like seeing a real life Jason Bourne fill the role instead of Matt Damon. Imagine what it would have been like seeing a real world female covert operative take Angelina Jolie's place in the movie Salt? Really, couldn't someone with real world expertise have taken George Clooney's role in Syriana?

Of course, finding real world operative's play the roles of lead characters in movies would be more than difficult. Many operators work in classified domains but large pools of retired or separated operatives do exist. How many military members are looking for jobs today? How many intelligence officers left the government now working as independent contractors? Hollywood uses these operatives all the time as technical consultants but now we realize those technical consultants can actually act as well.

A plethora of books have been written and movie deals are now in the works. Surely, an author like Mr. Wayne Simmons, a retired CIA Operative, who has a new book titled The Natanz Directive, that comes out September 18th, would feel honored knowing he could have a real world operative star in a movie based on his story that takes down one of Iran's key nuclear facilities.

Many conservative actors and actresses exist and many of those persons have in-depth movie production capabilities, look at Tea Party activist Gary Graham or better yet, look at award winning movie producer Gerald Molen. Simultaneously, many of those conservatives have been shunned by "Hollyweird."

Democrats love Hollywood. Celebrities have deep pockets willing to throw their cash to the left. Well, a time has come when the right can infiltrate Hollywood turning the tide promoting a more fair and balanced approach to celebrity donations. If you don't believe this can happen, then obviously you had not seen the movie Act of Valor just yet.     

Kerry Patton, a combat service disabled veteran, is a senior analyst for WIKISTRAT and owner of IranWarMonitor.com.  He has worked in South America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, focusing on intelligence and security and interviewing current and former terrorists, including members of the Taliban.   You can follow him on Facebook or at www.kerry-patton.com