Actor Paul Schrader Gets Tossed From Zoom Poker Game

Written by:
Nagesh Rath
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Aug/04/2023 in September 2023 revealed that actor Paul Schrader had been thrown out of a Zoom poker game during the Covid 19 lockdown.  Schrader at the time was starring in the film, Master Gardener, along side Joel Edgerton and Sigourney Weaver.  On August 4, 2023, Schrader was trending on X (formerly Twitter) after referring to "Mission: Impossible 7' as a claptrap and saying “There’s no reason that AI, given the correct prompts, could not have written this script".


Schrader at the time he got tossed from the Zoom poker game was serving time in Facebook prison.

DEADLINE: We had a chat about The Card Counter last year during the virtual Cannes and you told me you were part of a Zoom poker game called Club Quarantine with Paul Dano among others – have you lost all your money?

PAUL SCHRADER: No, I got thrown out of that club, then I joined another one and I got thrown out of that one too. It all has to do with political correctness. I’ve never met these people, they’re just images on the screen. I said something that someone took offence to…

DEADLINE: It wasn’t that you were winning everyone else’s money?

SCHRADER: No, no. It was just impolite talk. But historically poker was all about men getting together to interact, but those days are gone I guess.

DEADLINE: You have to be more careful what you say now, particularly on the internet, even in a seemingly private setting.

SCHRADER: I’m off Facebook until the film comes out. Focus said that anybody can construe something you’ve said, it can become clickbait. That’s what all interviews would become about, and The Card Counter would be forgotten.

- Nagesh Rath,

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