OSCAR-winning actor TIM ROBBINS' strong political views were shaped by two crucial factors - boy scouting and the Catholic Church.

The 45-year-old MYSTIC RIVER star is convinced religion and his membership as a boy scout instilled him with an ethical and moral view he carries today.

He also attributes them to be partly the reason he was attracted to his wife, fellow politically-active actress Susan Sarandon.

He says, "One of the reasons I was so drawn to Susan is because she has similar views."

27/05/2004 13:37