‘Lone Star’ Director John Sayles Says He Recently Urinated on Trump’s U.S.-Mexico Border Wall: We Haven’t ‘Made Any Progress’ Since 1996 Movie

Acclaimed filmmaker John Sayles has revealed exactly what he thinks of former U.S. President Donald Trump’s wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Sayles wrote and directed the Oscar-nominated 1996 film “Lone Star,” a Western set in a Texas border town where Sheriff Sam Deeds (Chris Cooper) unearths long-buried secrets amid racial strife. Since the film was made, a U.S.-Mexico border wall, a pivotal part of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and known colloquially as “Trump’s wall,” has been built.

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In a new interview with The Guardian, Sayles admitted that he recently urinated on the wall.

“I don’t think we’ve made any progress on border issues since the movie was made. Back then, it didn’t have the same tension. The border patrol would just say no me hagas correr to illegal immigrants – don’t make me run – and deport them,” Sayles said. “I don’t think a wall is the answer: it’s like a Christo installation that has cost billions of dollars. I recently visited it with a friend and we urinated on it.”

The movie marked one of Matthew McConaughey’s first film roles. He plays Sam’s father, Buddy Deeds, in a transition back in time.

“I never do rehearsals – I want the shock of the new. Matthew McConaughey, who plays Chris’s father Buddy, had only done one movie before: Richard Linklater’s ‘Dazed and Confused.’ I needed a guy who didn’t have any star weight but who had the presence to play off against Kristofferson,” Sayles said of casting the actor.

“Lone Star” is released on 4K and Blu-ray in the U.S. and U.K. as part of the Criterion Collection.

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