Monday, April 25, 2011

Other Presidential Cameos

As I'm sure everyone knows, Bill Clinton will have a cameo appearance in the sequel to "The Hangover." When I read about it in "GQ," I thought it was a joke, but it turns out that other former presidents have made cameos in movies.

Two notes:

1.) None of these are true, of course.

2.) I love the photo of Clinton and Sheryl Crow. Man, he really is the country-fried version of Frank Sinatra. How can you not love the guy?

Lyndon B. Johnson: The redneck who drives toward Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper at the tragic end of "Easy Rider." No lines. Told crew members that "he wanted to do something normal."

Richard Nixon: A bigoted desk sergeant in the original "Shaft." Wore moustache and mutton chops to hide famous visage.

Jimmy Carter: One of the barber shop denizens in "Forrest Gump." Has one line: "That boy sure is a running fool."

Ronald Reagan: No film work, surprisingly, but he played the robotic grandfather on those creepy Duracel commericals in the mid-1990s.

George H.W. Bush: Played uptight, bristly plane passenger in Tyler Perry's "Why Did I Get Married?"

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