My word hasn’t Steven Seagal copped a grand prize here?

Steven Seagal gets Serbian citizenship after offering to start martial arts school

Most Europeans consider that a desirable citizenship to give up…..most Serbs do in fact, judging by the number that turn up elsewhere.

6 thoughts on “My word hasn’t Steven Seagal copped a grand prize here?”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    Everything has a clearing price. Being willing to start a martial arts school? Well it is not the top dollar that Canada or Australia charges. But it is probably not far off what Cyprus and Portugal do.

    With the added bonus that it will be worth a lot more if Serbia gets to be part of Schengen.

  2. It’s good publicity for Serbia. A country best known for its belligerence gets to associate its brand with a bland Western movie star.

    The people of Bratislava not long ago voted to name a new bridge the “Chuck Norris bridge”. (The regional assembly wisely overruled their decision.) The fact that I can even remember this trivia from four years ago shows how powerful such branding can be.

  3. What kind of extradition treaties does Serbia have? Maybe he’s worried about those mob connections catching up with him.

  4. Form such auspicious beginnings – Roger Ebert called him the next action star after Under Siege, Seagal has had a long descent into caricature. With his jet black wig, orange complexion and piggy eyes, he looks remarkably like the plastic Action Man I used to play with.

  5. So Much For Subtlety

    BraveFart – “Form such auspicious beginnings – Roger Ebert called him the next action star after Under Siege, Seagal has had a long descent into caricature. With his jet black wig, orange complexion and piggy eyes, he looks remarkably like the plastic Action Man I used to play with.”

    That is Ebert being an idiot. The only good things about that film were the ship and Ms Eleniak’s breasts. Not necessarily in that order. Seagal was some idiotic Hollywood producer’s Tai Kwan Do instructor. So in lieu of payment, the guy put him in a film. He has never been particularly impressive as anything other than a third rate tai kwon do instructor.

    Has he been in one of the Expendable films yet?

  6. Although, in the long great march to freedom, Serbia will no doubt be admitted to the European Union during the 2020’s or 2030’s, so it might have some value in the future.

    At what cost? Opening up a business venture which might generate some revenue.

    Sounds like a “win-win” to me.

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