NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Thursday, January 28, 2016, 6:15 PM
Starring in ABC’s “Madoff” helped Richard Dreyfuss form a very concise opinion on Bernie Madoff.
“He was amoral,” Dreyfus told [email protected] at the Skirball Center premiere. “Most people don’t realize that there’s moral, immoral and amoral. He was not only amoral, he was a sociopath, which means that ultimately, if you scratch the surface, he didn’t give a hoot in hell about anybody including his family. Nothing. Nothing penetrated him. And I think when his sons died, he went, ‘Oh, well.’”
In a letter obtained by NBC News one year ago, Madoff denied that was the case.
“As difficult as it is for me to live with the pain I have inflicted on so many, there is nothing to compare with the degree of pain I endure with the loss of my son’s (sic) Mark and Andy,” he wrote in Januart 2015.
Dreyfuss, who claims that he’s had friends ripped off by Madoff, concedes that the imprisoned Ponzi scheme king wasn’t completely without compassion.
“I think he had one feeling, other than money, and that was for his wife,” he said. “He loved his wife.”
Dreyfuss declined to say if he was feeling “The Bern,” for Bernie Sanders, who’s been railing against Wall Street at presidential campaign rallies.
“I have no interest in making partisan statements or endorsing partisan candidates,” Dreyfuss told us. “I do hope that Americans can begin to understand that this is happening because they stopped caring about whether or not their children would understand how to run the country when it was time for them to run the country.”