Melbourne, May 25 : Russia's Communist party has slammed Cate Blanchett by branding her a 'second-rate actor' and a 'running dog of the CIA', for her role in the new Indiana Jones film.
The leaders of the party said that the movie is crude anti-Soviet propaganda that distorts history and have called for it to be banned from Russian theatres.
'Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull,' directed by Steven Spielberg, is the fourth movie in the lucrative movie franchise that began in 1981.
It stars Harrison Ford as an archeologist in 1957 competing with an evil KGB agent, played by Blanchett, to find a skull endowed with mystic powers.
"What galls is how together with America we defeated Hitler, and how we sympathised when Bin Laden hit them. But they go ahead and scare kids with Communists. These people have no shame,'' The Daily Telegraph quoted Viktor Perov, a Communist Party member in St Petersburg, as saying.
The comments were made at a local Communist party meeting and posted on its Internet site www.kplo.ru.
Another member, Andrei Gindos, said: "Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett (are) second-rate actors, serving as the running dogs of the CIA. We need to deprive these people of the right of entering the country.''