Is Steven Seagal under siege?


There are many facets to Steven Seagal - actor, musician, martial artist, philanthropist. I know this because I read it on his website. With so many good things going on in his life you’d think Seagal would be one of the happiest men alive and yet it seems there’s trouble in paradise. Steven is mad-vexed at the Feds for ruining his film career with accusations that he intimidated journalists and has links to organised crime. The Bureau has a history of waving its jurisdiction in the faces of ordinary Americans but messing with a legend? Sounds like they’ve gone too far this time.

It’s easy to sympathise with Seagal, as it is with any fading star. In his early 90s peak his movies could gross upwards of $150m and now he spends his time churning out straight-to-DVD clinkers (although, being the winner he is, he manages to excel at that too).

While he’s right that stories of links to organised crime and strong-arming of the press can make a studio twitchy, there has always been a bottom line in Hollywood - if people were clamouring to see his movies than the Feds couldn’t touch him. Threatening the media certainly never did Russell Crowe’s career any harm and hanging a photographer out of a hotel window didn’t stop Sean Penn winning an Oscar.

The sad truth is that the action movie genre has moved on since Seagal averted nuclear war in Under Siege. It is just possible that at 56, Seagal is too old for the action movie game. Those roundhouse kicks and smackdowns just don’t come as fluidly as they used to. He should not despair though. He’s got his music, his Peta activism and Steven’s Lightning Bolt (a drink which "promotes energy and vitality", fact fans). This is before I even mention his Reincarnation of the Treasure Revealer Chungdrag Dorje of Palyul Monastery.

It may very well be that Seagal is just a bit too classy, a bit too spiritual and a bit too philanthropic for the ugly materialistic ideals that prevail today. Either that or he’s a sociopathic thug who bullies journalists and makes unwatchable movies. I really can’t make up my mind. Help me out here. Who is the real Steven Seagal? via


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Posted: April 14th, 2008
at 9:00am by Koookiecrumbles

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