Late last evening, President Barack Obama announced that Osama bin Laden has been killed by United States forces in an operation conducted in Pakistan. The news set Twitter ablaze immediately, with countless Hollywood icons and celebrities weighing in with their thoughts on the 9/11 architect's death.
Responses from actors, writers and filmmakers alike differed dramatically in terms of how to react to the news. Some comedians, including Dane Cook, approached the announcement with as much comedy as the situation could possibly afford.
Beleaguered "Lost" co-creator Damon Lindelof even endured yet another insult towards his show's conclusion, this time with a smile. Most surprising of all, it may have been Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson who first brought news of bin Laden's death to Twitter. And, yes, Charlie Sheen said "winning." You knew that was coming.
I'm @roundhoward and this is a special edition of Twitter-Wood for May 2, 2011.
@TheRock Just got word that will shock the world - Land of the free...home of the brave DAMN PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!
-Dwayne Johnson, actor ("Fast Five," "The Other Guys")
@charliesheen Dead or Alive. WE PREFER DEAD! Well done SEAL team! AMERICA: #WINNINGthat's how we roll.... c
-Charlie Sheen, actor ("Hot Shots," "Hot Shots Part Deux")
@DamonLindelof Know what? Today I GLADLY take this abuse. Suck it, Bin Laden. RT @KenPlumeThis is how you do resolution, LOST.
-Damon Lindelof, writer ("Lost," "Prometheus")
@BrandonJRouth An historic day to be sure. Many thanks and prayers to our soldiers and intelligence services, both past and present. May we all be safer.
-Brandon Routh, actor ("Dylan Dog," "Superman Returns")
@simonpegg There's a slight sense in the more sensationalist media that the world just completed a particularly tricky video game.
-Simon Pegg, actor ("Star Trek," "Paul")
@themichaelcaine Great day for everyone
-Michael Caine, actor ("The Dark Knight," "Inception")
@kevin_nealon Throngs of citizens are celebrating outside The White House waiting for Obama and Michelle to kiss on the balcony.
-Kevin Nealon, actor ("Weeds," "Just Go With It")
@jeremypiven Amazing night for all of us, innocent people were not harmed and justice prevailed....
-Jeremy Piven, actor ("Entourage," "Spy Kids 4")
@pattonoswalt Awesome capture, Mr. President. Really terrific. Yep. YOU NOW HAVE NO EXCUSE FOR NOT FINDING BIGFOOT.#strikewhiletheironishot
-Patton Oswalt, actor ("Big Fan," "Ratatouille")
@MichaelChiklis Man, we needed this! The news of late has been a mix of bad and worse. Feels great to get a big win! #obl
-Michael Chiklis, actor ("The Shield," "Fantastic Four")
@danecook Osama Bin Laden's demise finally comes after stupidly activating his iPhones FIND MY PHONE feature. #OLB
-Dane Cook, actor ("Dan in Real Life," "Good Luck Chuck")
Parting Wisdom: @JohnStamos "I've never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure." ~Mark Twain#godblessallservicemen/women
-John Stamos ("ER," "Father of Invention")
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