Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tobey Maguire urged Americans to show more support for veterans coming home with traumas or PTSD

Washington: Tobey Maguire has urged his fellow Americans to show more support towards troops returning from combat overseas after playing a life-changing role in a new film.

The Spider Man actor confessed he is a changed man after playing an Afghanistan veteran in new drama Brothers.

"I lost a lot of my joy while doing the movie," Contactmusic quoted the star as saying.

The 34-year-old further told the Los Angeles Times newspaper, "In the area of our veterans coming home with traumas or PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) or whatever, it's one of those issues that isn't pretty to look at.

"We ask these people to fight for us and risk their lives, and certainly potentially alter their outlook of the world or how they react to things.

"I think it would be nice for us as a society to have some more awareness of what they go through, and to take on some more responsibility for the results of our asking them to go over there."
Tobey Maguire on veterans with traumas and PTSD


Maybe if Mr Maguire would get involved like Gary Siniese has with veterans and helping them, rather than just this statement it would be appreciated by the veterans of this nation. Words are just that words, actions speak volumes, is Mr Maguire willing to put his time or his monel where his mouth is?

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