Mandalay Entertainment CEO Peter Guber is known as one of the most successful movie producers currently working, having been an integral part of "Batman," "Batman Returns," "Rain Man" and "The Color Purple." So it would follow that Guber has a finger firmly on the pulse of Hollywood, and he recently shared an interesting perspective with Fox News.
"Even the most ardent supporters have said, 'Yeah the first term was not exactly a stellar performance,'" Guber told Fox's Neal Cavuto of President Obama's performance (transcript via THR). "It wasn't really a win-win."
"I think a lot of these people who have been doing fundraisers and supporting him have some real questions," Guber said. "They have questions on whether this will really change in the second term. Will it be more of the same? Can he really solve what he couldn't solve in the first term in the second term? Or should they make a change?"
The interview comes as a bit of a surprise, given the overwhelming support television and film bigwigs have been giving Obama in recent weeks.
At this year's Democratic National Convention, actress Jessica Alba and singer Pitbull will host closing night festivities. "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria will also figure prominently at the event, and is a national co-chair of Obama's campaign.
"Hunger Games" actress Elizabeth Banks filmed an extremely personal video for the Obama campaign, in which she detailed her experiences with Planned Parenthood and thanked the President for supporting the non-profit.
An Aug. 6 fundraiser at movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's home drew an especially star-studded crowd. Anne Hathaway co-hosted, earning lavish praise from the President, who said he was a big fan of her performance in "The Dark Knight Rises."
The cast of "The Wire" stumped for the President in Martha's Vineyard just one day after David Simon -- the show's creator -- penned a blistering blog denouncing Mitt Romney's comments on taxes.
After he delineated his "evolution" on same-sex marriage, a number of prominent gay producers and showrunners attended a June 6 fundraiser for the President, at "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy's home.
Obama's relationship with Hollywood seems to be so cozy that a conservative group recently released the phone numbers of Steven Spielberg, Bill Maher, Morgan Freeman and Jeffrey Katzenberg. Grassfire Nation asked its supporters to demand the entertainers -- who had all donated to a pro-Obama PAC -- condemn a controversial political ad.
The President himself even talked freely of his friendship with actor George Clooney, describing the actor as "a wonderful guy." Clooney -- a longtime activist -- hosted a fundraiser which brought in an astounding $15 million for the campaign.
All this, of course, to say nothing of the music world's response to the election, with Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, the Silversun Pickups and Dee Snider of Twisted Sister all recently denouncing the Romney-Ryan ticket.
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George Clooney & President Obama
Actor George Clooney leaves after he spoke to the media March 15, 2012 at the White House in Washington, DC. Clooney had meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss the current situations in Darfur, Sudan. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
President Obama & Tyler Perry
Actor and director Tyler Perry hugs US President Barack Obama during a campaign event at Tyler Perry Studios March 16, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. President Obama is spending the day traveling to Chicago, Illinois and Atlanta, Georgia to attend private and public campaign events. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
The Obamas & Oprah Winfrey
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama chat with talk show host Oprah Winfrey during a taping of the Oprah Winfrey show April 27, 2011 at Harpo Studios in Chicago. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
President Obama & Magic Johnson
In this handout image provided by the U.S. Navy, President Barack Obama is greeted on the court by NBA Hall of Fame basketball player Earvin 'Magic' Johnson and Michigan State University assistant coach Mike Garland. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)
Willow Smith Performs At The White House
Willow Smith, daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smitt, performs during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on April 25, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg-Pool/Getty Images)
Antonio Banderas & President Obama
Antonio Banderas and his wife Melanie Griffith hosted a fundraising event for President Obama in October 2011. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Tom Hanks Narrates Pro-Obama Film
This 17-minute film released by President Obama's re-election campaign was directed by Davis Guggenheim (director of "An Inconvenient Truth") and narrated by actor Tom Hanks.
Gov. Mitt Romney & Jeff Foxworthy
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney makes a campaign appearance with comedian Jeff Foxworthy at the Whistle Stop cafe March 12, 2012 in Mobile, Alabama. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Gov. Mitt Romney & Kid Rock
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets musician Kid Rock during a campaign rally at the Royal Oak Theatre on February 27, 2012 in Royal Oak, Michigan. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
David Mustaine & Rick Santorum
David Mustaine of Megadeth expressed support for Rick Santorum in a February <a href="http://www.musicradar.com/news/live/interview-megadeths-dave-mustaine-talks-guitar-politics-and-todays-music-529703" target="_hplink">interview with Music Radar</a>.
Kelly Clarkson & Ron Paul
Kelly Clarkson tweeted about her love for Ron Paul in late 2011, but dialed it back slightly after a backlash accused her of supporting Paul's racist and homophobic publications, <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/03/09/kelly-clarkson-never-endorsed-ron-paul/" target="_hplink">reports Fox News</a>. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Snoop Dogg & Ron Paul
In December 2011, Snoop Dogg posted a picture of Ron Paul on his Facebook page with the caption "Smoke Weed Every Day," <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/31/us-snoopdogg-ronpaul-idUSTRE80U04220120131" target="_hplink">reports Reuters</a>. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive)
Oliver Stone & Ron Paul
In January, Oliver Stone told <a href="http://www.rockcellarmagazine.com/2012/01/12/director-oliver-stone-on-history-and-america-jim-morrison-ron-paul/" target="_hplink">Rock Cellar Magazine</a> that he would vote for Ron Paul over Barack Obama if Paul was named the GOP nominee because "he's the only one of anybody who's saying anything intelligent about the future of the world." (Photo by Stephen Morton/Getty Images)