I was shocked and saddened when I heard the news that actor Danny Glover accepted approximately $18 million from Venezuela's self-proclaimed Communist President Hugo Chavez to film two upcoming movies.

Danny Glover has long been a supporter of Chavez's radical left-wing policies.  He is a member of the board of the television network Telesur, a Chavez-funded network that has teamed up with Al-Jazeera to spread anti-democratic messages across Latin America.

To turn to an avowed enemy of the United States - and someone who in his own right has snuffed out dissent and free speech - for movie financing smacks of radicalism and opportunism run amuck.

Danny Glover should refuse to accept Hugo Chavez's tainted movie deal and instead work with legitimate enterprises, investors and financiers who value freedom, treasure our nation and who won't climb into bed with renegade communist dictators.