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Jane Fonda’s Role in “The Butler” and her Crazy Life

The actress survived on speed, cigarettes, and yogurt in her modeling days

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Jane Fonda has been selected to play the role of Nancy Reagan in the upcoming film “The Butler.” The movie is a biopic of Eugene Allen, who began working as a White House butler during the Truman administration and retired while Reagan was in office.

The actress has many notches on her belt and has lived a crazy lifestyle. At the age of 73 she is still putting out aerobics videos that sell millions of copies and she looks phenomenal!

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Some people commented on Twitter that they are not happy that Fonda will portray Nancy:

Nancy Reagan to be portrayed by… Hanoi Jane? That’s beyond disgusting. http://t.co/NrDgwnsW #tcot(image) 1 hour ago via Tweet Button ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

The FBI may want to investigate my inbox today, which is full of crazy Vietnam vets threatening Jane Fonda & The Butler director Lee Daniels(image) 1 hour ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Liberal Jane Fonda to Play Conservative Nancy Reagan | Movie Talk – Yahoo! Movies http://t.co/tG30vzjV(image) 7 minutes ago via Tweet Button ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

RT @Snarky_Basterd Outrage Growing Over “Hanoi Jane” Fonda Being Cast as Nancy Reagan in New Film http://t.co/p8Czfxyl #twisters #tcot(image) 1 minute ago via Plume for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Jane Fonda is like a pesky gnat. Just won’t go away!(image) 4 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Like asking Lucifer to play God http://t.co/IS6JTeDX(image) 17 minutes ago via Tweet Button ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Apparently a lot of the controversy is stemming from the fact that Fonda has history of anti-war activism and a former marriage to a Democratic politician. Does this mean that she shouldn’t be allowed to play the role of a Republican?

Fonda has openly admitted that she “suffered from bulimia from age 13 to age 37. While modeling, she said she lived on cigarettes, coffee, speed, and strawberry yogurt.”

Here are some other interesting facts about the actress:

She is double-jointed and was a ballet dancer until the age of 41 when she broke her foot.

She was arrested for possessing a large quantity of pills but the charges were dropped after it was discovered that they were vitamins.

She ranked #51 on Entertainment Weekly’s “Greatest Movie Stars of All Time” list.

And she was referenced in Sir Mix a Lot’s, “Baby Got Back.”

Fonda launched the PRIME TIME brand of Aerobics videos in 2010 that is geared for boomers and seniors. She is currently working on another video for the series.

Jane Fonda’s Role in “The Butler” and her Crazy Life
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  • Jerry Rowe

    I hope anyone involved with Jane Fonda playing of all people, “Nancy Reagan” in any fashion, whether directly involved with her portrayal or even working alongside her, dies in a stage set fire the first day of shooting.

  • Topcat

    There are thousands of Vietnam Veterans still alive , and then there is the families of these veterans , then there is the patriots that know the story , and it has nothing to do with that picture she keeps trying to hide behind. These Veterans have no race or political sides when it comes to Hanoi Jane. Mr Daniels we are well aware of the political reasons you have for making this movie , as much as I despise those reasons , you are entitled to your opinion, at least for the moment. Having said that if you cast Hanoi Jane in this movie these Veterans and their supporters ,will do all in there power to make it a flop. I advise you to do some real research as to the story behind what Jane Fonda did in Hanoi betraying our POWs and her country.

  • Glenda Findley

    I am sure liberals across the globe will flock to this, all the while nudging each other and winking, isn’t it delicious to see Hanoi Jane playing Nancy Reagan, they will exclaim in gleeful tones. It has always been beyond me the short attention span of the American housewife who made Jane Fonda a rich woman after what she did during Vietnam. In another time, she would have been tried for sedition and deported, preferably somewhere far far from here. Hell, they might have even shot her. As the oldest daughter of a 32 year Army veteran who spent 2 TOD in Vietnam, I can only say this, to cast her in the role of conservative icon Nancy Reagan is an insult to not only conservatives but to American Veterans. That she has continued to work in Hollywood and reap the rewards of her videos and acting is a testament to how numb this nation has become to the antics of this traitorous bitch.

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