•James Woods, 71, tweeted out his agent Ken Kaplan's letter announcing his decision to drop the two-time Oscar nominee as a client
•Woods tweeted his reply, saying in part: 'if you're feeling patriotic, you would appreciate free speech and one's right to think as an individual'
•The Casino star is outspoken conservative who has previously complained of being 'blacklisted' by liberals in Hollywood
Academy Award-nominated actor James Woods on Wednesday was dropped by his long-time talent agent, who said in an email that his decision was motivated by a sense of patriotism inspired by Independence Day.
The 71-year-old Casino star shared the missive from his now-former agent, Ken Kaplan, on Twitter, characterizing him as a 'political liberal.'