No Way Out (1987): In this Kevin Costner-Gene Hackman political thriller, Thompson plays CIA director Marshall. His Central Intelligence colleague Kevin O'Brien explains that a murder suspect was likely having an affair with the victim:
Kevin O'Brien: Get ready for this. We think she's either David Brice's or Scott Pritchard's mistress . . . .
CIA Director Marshall: Well, spilt milk. And you can forget about Pritchard. He's homosexual.
Kevin O'Brien: I'll be damned.
CIA Director Marshall: So will he, if you believe the Old Testament.
Eternal damnation for homosexuals? Thompson could be a real hard-liner when it comes to gay rights, which might work to his advantage in the primaries but prove tricky in the general election.
Mar 22, 2007
By his work ye shall know him
What Fred Thompson's movies say about Fred Thompson the Presidential candidate.