Hollywood actors arrive on cultural, political mission

Matthew Modine, Patricia Arquette, Stephen Baldwin among actors to meet politicians on Creative Coalition mission.

Patricia Arquette 311 (photo credit: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)
Patricia Arquette 311
(photo credit: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)
If you see someone that looks like a movie star walking around Jerusalem or Tel Aviv this week, it might not be your imagination. A 21- member delegation of Hollywood actors, producers and directors including Matthew Modine and Patricia Arquette arrived in Israel Sunday to meet with government leaders including Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres; members of the arts, culture and business communities here and in the Palestinian Authority; and representatives of non-governmental organizations.
Among the participants are actor Tim Daly (Wings); Emmy Award-winner Alfre Woodard (Desperate Housewives); Emmy Award-winner Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos, The Matrix); Stephen Baldwin (The Usual Suspects); Griffin Dunne (After Hours); Steven Weber (Brothers & Sisters, Wings); Andrea Bowen (Desperate Housewives, Boston Public); and Rob Morrow (Northern Exposure).
The trip was put together by The Creative Coalition, a nonprofit charity of the arts and entertainment community founded in 1989. Daly serves as the organization’s president.
The American Israel Education Foundation, an independent, non-profit, charitable foundation affiliated with AIPAC, is also involved in the visit of the delegation.