Rob Reiner Responds To Being Banned From Russia By Vladimir Putin

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EXCLUSIVE: Rob Reiner has offered a satirical response to being banned from Russia by Vladimir Putin.

The veteran filmmaker, who was a surprise inclusion on a list published by Russia over the weekend, quipped to us: “No comment. Except to say that I’m heartbroken and will have to live with the disappointment.”

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The Princess Bride and This Is Spinal Tap filmmaker was among 960 Americans “permanently banned” from entering Russia. The Hollywood legend directed a 2017 video about the Kremlin meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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As we reported Monday, the list includes such seeming no-brainers as Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Hillary Clinton, but there’s no shortage of eyebrow-raising names as well.

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Also persona non grata are Morgan Freeman — who narrated the aforementioned 2017 video — along with Mark Zuckerberg and John McCain, who is one of three deceased senators to make the list.

All are accused of spreading “Russophobia,” per a release that pulled the welcome mat. Notably absent from the ban is Donald Trump.

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