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Mitt Romney would want Gene Hackman to play him in a movie

Sep. 14, 2012by: Niki Stephens

Oh, Mittens. You so crazy.

During today's taping of LIVE! WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL, Mitt Romney named an actor he would like to play him in a movie, if one were ever made. While they don't look anything alike and maybe he should have hit him up 25 years ago, Romney said that Gene Hackman would make a good him. Maybe he's thinking of Lex Luthor...

He followed that up by saying that Michelle Pfeiffer should play his wife, Ann. That I can see. The real life subject always has a better looking actor counterpart, right? Ann is actually a pretty older lady. At least she doesn't look like Calista Gingrich. Scary. Put that face on the Slenderman, and you have nightmare fuel for the rest of your life.

The show will air on September 18th for those of you who are supporters of Romney, or are more curious of their "down to earth side" that they went on the show to display.

Who would you cast as Romney and his wife, Ann? What about Obama and Michelle?

Extra Tidbit: Did anyone see GAME CHANGE on HBO? Good stuff.
Source: Deadline

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12:53PM on 09/18/2012
HAHA... i honestly think he mixed Gene Hackmen with Robert Duvall...lol. ... At the end of the day... WHO WOULD WANT TO WATCH A MOVIE ABOUT MITT ROMNEY!
HAHA... i honestly think he mixed Gene Hackmen with Robert Duvall...lol. ... At the end of the day... WHO WOULD WANT TO WATCH A MOVIE ABOUT MITT ROMNEY!
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5:39AM on 09/17/2012
I am 34 years old and I like Christopher Plummer to play me in a movie!
I am 34 years old and I like Christopher Plummer to play me in a movie!
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5:30PM on 09/16/2012
I think the best candidate (pun intended) for the job is a Zemeckis CGI character circa Beowulf. That would nail the Uncanny soulless valley that is so important to the character.
I think the best candidate (pun intended) for the job is a Zemeckis CGI character circa Beowulf. That would nail the Uncanny soulless valley that is so important to the character.
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1:14PM on 09/16/2012
One man's "trolling" is another man's commitment to engaging his opponents with constructive dialogue. politics doesn't end when you walk into the movie theater, my friend.
One man's "trolling" is another man's commitment to engaging his opponents with constructive dialogue. politics doesn't end when you walk into the movie theater, my friend.
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8:04PM on 09/15/2012

On second thought

After seeing Miguelito troll this post, it's clear politics CANNOT be on this site. He's being a politics troll- right wing, left wing, nut job, whatever- it doesn't belong here.
After seeing Miguelito troll this post, it's clear politics CANNOT be on this site. He's being a politics troll- right wing, left wing, nut job, whatever- it doesn't belong here.
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7:57PM on 09/15/2012

i'm gonna treat this seriously...

...as it's one of my favorite games, doing 'what if' casting.
Barack Obama: Donald Glover/Harry Lennix
Mitt Romney: Jon Hamm
Michelle Obama: Tichina Arnold
Anne Romney: Michelle Pfeiffer or Marcia Cross
Joe Biden: Michael Caine or Bradley Cooper
Paul Ryan: Rob Lowe (he's basically a non-partisan Paul Ryan on Parks and Rec anyway)
...as it's one of my favorite games, doing 'what if' casting.
Barack Obama: Donald Glover/Harry Lennix
Mitt Romney: Jon Hamm
Michelle Obama: Tichina Arnold
Anne Romney: Michelle Pfeiffer or Marcia Cross
Joe Biden: Michael Caine or Bradley Cooper
Paul Ryan: Rob Lowe (he's basically a non-partisan Paul Ryan on Parks and Rec anyway)
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3:46PM on 09/15/2012

Not Even Close!

Obviously, Bruce Campbell!
Obviously, Bruce Campbell!
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2:55PM on 09/15/2012
If you want someone to play Mitt Romney in a movie, just shave the beard off the animatronic Lincoln at Disney World. Done.
If you want someone to play Mitt Romney in a movie, just shave the beard off the animatronic Lincoln at Disney World. Done.
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2:32PM on 09/15/2012

Poor casting Mitt.

Jon Hamm or George Clooney would've been a better choice.
Jon Hamm or George Clooney would've been a better choice.
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12:03PM on 09/15/2012

Really?

Not Jon Hamm?
Not Jon Hamm?
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8:41AM on 09/15/2012
ET:
MITT should be an ensemble of actors because corportations are people, my friend. And yes, I know that courts consider corporations legally people when either plaintiffs or defendents.
ANN should be either Lisa Whelchel/Blair from the Facts of Life (because Ann Romney is Blair from the Facts of Life already) OR Francine Smith from American Dad (because politics is all manufactured image anyway--and those are the facts of life).
BARACK should be either the chair from the Republican
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MITT should be an ensemble of actors because corportations are people, my friend. And yes, I know that courts consider corporations legally people when either plaintiffs or defendents.
ANN should be either Lisa Whelchel/Blair from the Facts of Life (because Ann Romney is Blair from the Facts of Life already) OR Francine Smith from American Dad (because politics is all manufactured image anyway--and those are the facts of life).
BARACK should be either the chair from the Republican convention (and no, I don't mean the chairperson) OR Kevin Bacon (or Christian Slater) from the Hollow Man movies. Under any of these circumstances, movie Barack can utter "Let me make myself perfectly clear." LOL FTW.
MICHELLE should be McKayla Maroney, the national symbol and gymnast who is not impressed. Both love eating right and working out, and Michelle--a future First Lady--said in 2008 that the 2008 election was the first time that she had been proud of America. A potential First Lady said that.
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4:44AM on 09/15/2012

Politics don't belong on this site,

I understand that this kinda has to do with politics, with a what if question regarding film, but theres no real reason for it. Until a political figure is staring in a film, producing, or directing, and so on.. Otherwise its just an article that will get others bickering, and insulting one another.
I understand that this kinda has to do with politics, with a what if question regarding film, but theres no real reason for it. Until a political figure is staring in a film, producing, or directing, and so on.. Otherwise its just an article that will get others bickering, and insulting one another.
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2:37PM on 09/15/2012
Like you insulted me.
Like you insulted me.
4:49PM on 09/15/2012
Elder, i did not insult you, i simply said that your comment was ignorant, not you are ignorant.

Do you honestly think that calling someone, anyone for that matte "a dumb fuck" is not ignorant?
Elder, i did not insult you, i simply said that your comment was ignorant, not you are ignorant.

Do you honestly think that calling someone, anyone for that matte "a dumb fuck" is not ignorant?
4:35AM on 09/15/2012
....and if Hitler was still alive....he would've chose him
....and if Hitler was still alive....he would've chose him
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12:13PM on 09/15/2012
Actually, not really agreeing with Hitler choosing Hackman, but Hackman could pull of the look in a movie.
Actually, not really agreeing with Hitler choosing Hackman, but Hackman could pull of the look in a movie.
2:47PM on 09/16/2012
Leftist morons and Obama apologists are the closest things America has ever had to Nazis. Obama is the closest to Hitler of any American president. Just a FYI there toughy
Leftist morons and Obama apologists are the closest things America has ever had to Nazis. Obama is the closest to Hitler of any American president. Just a FYI there toughy
11:38PM on 09/14/2012
You know if you got Hackman to inexplicably play Romney, Will Smith to play Barack and Regina King who seems destined to play Michelle Obama you'd have an 'Enemy of the State' reunion.

On that note I vote Jason Lee to play Joe Biden with plenty of prosthetic.

And Paul Ryan can be played by the kid who portrayed 'Young Michael Scott" in Season 2 of The Office.
You know if you got Hackman to inexplicably play Romney, Will Smith to play Barack and Regina King who seems destined to play Michelle Obama you'd have an 'Enemy of the State' reunion.

On that note I vote Jason Lee to play Joe Biden with plenty of prosthetic.

And Paul Ryan can be played by the kid who portrayed 'Young Michael Scott" in Season 2 of The Office.
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11:20PM on 09/14/2012
Romney should be played by a Gary Busey zonked out on quaaludes.
Romney should be played by a Gary Busey zonked out on quaaludes.
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10:56PM on 09/14/2012
Political shit aside. "Romney" as I presume the title could be (but never will), will never happen. I don't care about the political stuff at all, just don't see how Gene fits at all to ever play Romney and the fact that Romney thinks any movie may be made about him is funny.
Political shit aside. "Romney" as I presume the title could be (but never will), will never happen. I don't care about the political stuff at all, just don't see how Gene fits at all to ever play Romney and the fact that Romney thinks any movie may be made about him is funny.
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1:48AM on 09/15/2012
Just as likely it was in response to a question.
Just as likely it was in response to a question.
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10:32PM on 09/14/2012

He's got good taste.

Yes Hackman is a little old, but in all honesty...wouldn't you want someone as talented as Gene Hackman portraying you? I say Romney's a smart man.
Yes Hackman is a little old, but in all honesty...wouldn't you want someone as talented as Gene Hackman portraying you? I say Romney's a smart man.
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9:35PM on 09/14/2012
Why would Gene want to play a dumb fuck?
Why would Gene want to play a dumb fuck?
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10:22PM on 09/14/2012
Why would anyone think you are an educated person with a worthwhile opinion, is the question.
Why would anyone think you are an educated person with a worthwhile opinion, is the question.
11:05PM on 09/14/2012
We can tell Miguelito is a Republican lol. This is a site about movies, people have opinions, there is no need to call people out for voicing them. Leave the douchebag comments at your local election poll come November.
We can tell Miguelito is a Republican lol. This is a site about movies, people have opinions, there is no need to call people out for voicing them. Leave the douchebag comments at your local election poll come November.
4:38AM on 09/15/2012
Ada, why is it that Mig has to keep his comment to himself, and elder can voice an ignorant comment?

Politics do not belong on this site, i have yet to read any comment that wasn't belligerent, or ignorant regarding a candidate, or a president. Why cant people voice an educated opinion regarding politics, everyones comments on that topic no matter democrat or republic are always followed up with F bombs.
Ada, why is it that Mig has to keep his comment to himself, and elder can voice an ignorant comment?

Politics do not belong on this site, i have yet to read any comment that wasn't belligerent, or ignorant regarding a candidate, or a president. Why cant people voice an educated opinion regarding politics, everyones comments on that topic no matter democrat or republic are always followed up with F bombs.
2:25PM on 09/15/2012
Why would anyone think you're any different Mig? If you like him that's your opinion. Don't question mine.

And Gco, you call that an ignorant comment? How is it untrue? He lies, he cheats on his taxes, he stashes away vast amounts of money internationally to avoid paying taxes on it, he fires workers and closes businesses, he tries to turn death into opportunities to score political points, etc, etc, etc. How is he not a dumb fuck?! If you're so offended by the F word, perhaps you shouldn't
Why would anyone think you're any different Mig? If you like him that's your opinion. Don't question mine.

And Gco, you call that an ignorant comment? How is it untrue? He lies, he cheats on his taxes, he stashes away vast amounts of money internationally to avoid paying taxes on it, he fires workers and closes businesses, he tries to turn death into opportunities to score political points, etc, etc, etc. How is he not a dumb fuck?! If you're so offended by the F word, perhaps you shouldn't go on the internet anymore.
4:59PM on 09/15/2012
Based on your analogy 90% of the world are dumb fucks.. Im sure you claim every dollar ever earned and pay taxes on it, even the 5$ bets, and you have never accepted cash, and you claimed everything you've eve sold on ebay, craigs list, or a buddy who bought an old dvd off you, and then stashed cash away for savings before claiming it? And to take that to a higher scale you think that Obama? or Clinton, or Bush or any politician is honest? If you don't support companies that lie, and cheat
Based on your analogy 90% of the world are dumb fucks.. Im sure you claim every dollar ever earned and pay taxes on it, even the 5$ bets, and you have never accepted cash, and you claimed everything you've eve sold on ebay, craigs list, or a buddy who bought an old dvd off you, and then stashed cash away for savings before claiming it? And to take that to a higher scale you think that Obama? or Clinton, or Bush or any politician is honest? If you don't support companies that lie, and cheat well stop using google (who use off shore accounts, and companies in europe to avoid 400mil tax penalties).

My point is that you are in fact entitled to support anyone you feel like, and i respect your opinion as well as anyones on the site. But im sure you can express it differently, I've followed a lot of your posts and dig a lot that you've said on here. I know for a fact you can express your dislike for the man in a better way. This is a film site, and maybe im off in thinking The F bomb doesn't belong here because maybe kids are on this site? Its a fun site why can kids be on here ? I don't care so much for the F bomb, I've probably said it myself on here... Its more of my dislike for politics being on this site.
Anyways i didn't insult you, and i look forward to reading more of your posts in the future, enjoy the weekend bud.
11:38PM on 09/15/2012
...I am sure were not worried about children when we use the F word on this site. This site has "fuck" posted every other line from the people who comment. The site itself sometimes posts NSFW photos or clips. There are half naked women always being linked too. Sure, maybe ElderPredator didn't have to use the term "dumb fuck" to describe Romney, he could have said something different, I just had a problem with Miguelito clearly posting comments towards everyone that was negative towards Romney.
...I am sure were not worried about children when we use the F word on this site. This site has "fuck" posted every other line from the people who comment. The site itself sometimes posts NSFW photos or clips. There are half naked women always being linked too. Sure, maybe ElderPredator didn't have to use the term "dumb fuck" to describe Romney, he could have said something different, I just had a problem with Miguelito clearly posting comments towards everyone that was negative towards Romney. Clearly, he is a Republican. Leave your political view aside, we are talking about whether or not Gene Hackman would play him. And like I said before, leave the douchebag comments at your local election poll come November por favor.
9:29PM on 09/14/2012
Matthew Fox has some of the bone structure. Or Ed Harris, though coming off playing McCain (who he looks nothing like) it might be a stretch. And I've always wanted Harry Lennox to be Obama, even if he's not as tall and lean, he sounds like the man.
Matthew Fox has some of the bone structure. Or Ed Harris, though coming off playing McCain (who he looks nothing like) it might be a stretch. And I've always wanted Harry Lennox to be Obama, even if he's not as tall and lean, he sounds like the man.
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8:15PM on 09/14/2012
Hackman's not wooden enough. I say go animatronic.
Hackman's not wooden enough. I say go animatronic.
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8:04PM on 09/14/2012

Gene Hackman is too old to play the next president

Get Daniel Day Lewis. Coming off playing Lincoln he can double up on Republican presidents that saved America.

Obama can play himself. He's definitely got the acting thing nailed. If the eventual movie won an Oscar we'd just have to suffer through him taking all the credit and if it tanked $$$ wise we'd suffer through him and his drone followers pointing fingers at anyone else.
Get Daniel Day Lewis. Coming off playing Lincoln he can double up on Republican presidents that saved America.

Obama can play himself. He's definitely got the acting thing nailed. If the eventual movie won an Oscar we'd just have to suffer through him taking all the credit and if it tanked $$$ wise we'd suffer through him and his drone followers pointing fingers at anyone else.
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10:20PM on 09/14/2012
haha couldn't have said it better myself
haha couldn't have said it better myself
10:58PM on 09/14/2012
"...presidents that saved America."

Do you have a time machine that I don't know about?
"...presidents that saved America."

Do you have a time machine that I don't know about?
8:01PM on 09/15/2012
See, it's posts like this that are the reason politics shouldn't be on here. I just want to talk movies, not listen to a snippy republican throw around sarcastic, lazy jabs.
See, it's posts like this that are the reason politics shouldn't be on here. I just want to talk movies, not listen to a snippy republican throw around sarcastic, lazy jabs.
9:13PM on 09/15/2012
but its okay if liberals make uneducated lazy jabs right americanmoviefan
but its okay if liberals make uneducated lazy jabs right americanmoviefan
11:41PM on 09/15/2012
I wasn't taking any jabs, I just wanted to know where this time machine was that showed this country being repaired by Romney. Hell, if he does it, good for him, I will be much happier. Wasn't really trying to take a jab, but I do apologize for my smart ass-ness
I wasn't taking any jabs, I just wanted to know where this time machine was that showed this country being repaired by Romney. Hell, if he does it, good for him, I will be much happier. Wasn't really trying to take a jab, but I do apologize for my smart ass-ness
2:44PM on 09/16/2012
Just a FYI for the usual 'you darned wepubwicans' cause head types who want everyone to think the way they do or else...

I'm Canadian. I travel all over the states all the time and seeing what's happened since Obama scammed his way into office always makes me sad. And yes it is his direct fault. He promised to fix everything and he made everything worse. Your country can not handle another Obama term. You'll collapse.

Just a FYI for the usual 'you darned wepubwicans' cause head types who want everyone to think the way they do or else...

I'm Canadian. I travel all over the states all the time and seeing what's happened since Obama scammed his way into office always makes me sad. And yes it is his direct fault. He promised to fix everything and he made everything worse. Your country can not handle another Obama term. You'll collapse.

7:59PM on 09/14/2012
And for the love of god - create a delete button already.
And for the love of god - create a delete button already.
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7:58PM on 09/14/2012
With all Bumbray's TIFF reviews flowing in, why waste space on this? It isn't film news. If anything it's a poor attempt at receiving user comments by bringing up such polarizing subjects (Romney/Obama) so close to the election. If I want to read misinformed comments by privileged twenty-somethings full of white guilt, I'll go to Reddit.

Get it together.
With all Bumbray's TIFF reviews flowing in, why waste space on this? It isn't film news. If anything it's a poor attempt at receiving user comments by bringing up such polarizing subjects (Romney/Obama) so close to the election. If I want to read misinformed comments by privileged twenty-somethings full of white guilt, I'll go to Reddit.

Get it together.
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10:26PM on 09/14/2012
you know what...there's nothing wrong with "receiving user comments" as you put it. this is the second week of september. there's only so much "movie news".
you know what...there's nothing wrong with "receiving user comments" as you put it. this is the second week of september. there's only so much "movie news".
7:48PM on 09/14/2012
I would watch especially after Romney wins this November and hopefully turns this country around.
I would watch especially after Romney wins this November and hopefully turns this country around.
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10:27PM on 09/14/2012
woot woot
woot woot
7:32PM on 09/14/2012

It's uncanny...

Extra tidbit: Game Change was remarkably good for a made-for-tv flick.
Extra tidbit: Game Change was remarkably good for a made-for-tv flick.
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7:07PM on 09/14/2012
Romney himself should persue acting after he fails miserably in November. He's good at taking directions from rich execs and memorizing lines. Plus, with his looks, he would be a shoe in for the role of POTUS in any Michael Bay/Jerry Bruckheimer type vehicle.
Romney himself should persue acting after he fails miserably in November. He's good at taking directions from rich execs and memorizing lines. Plus, with his looks, he would be a shoe in for the role of POTUS in any Michael Bay/Jerry Bruckheimer type vehicle.
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6:56PM on 09/14/2012

great thing then that

A) Gene Hackman is retired
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B) he's not going to become the President so he won't get a movie

I can already feel Oliver Stone itching to make 'Barack' though, if he hasn't already started.
A) Gene Hackman is retired
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B) he's not going to become the President so he won't get a movie

I can already feel Oliver Stone itching to make 'Barack' though, if he hasn't already started.
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9:31PM on 09/14/2012
I don't think Obama's got as much personal stuff to work with. Most of it's allegation, whereas Bush actually said much of what was in the movie. I mean, there's a reason Dubya got a movie and his daddy didn't.
I don't think Obama's got as much personal stuff to work with. Most of it's allegation, whereas Bush actually said much of what was in the movie. I mean, there's a reason Dubya got a movie and his daddy didn't.
10:30PM on 09/14/2012
yeah since oliver stone and barack obama are both the epitome of cool, right? it's just a natural fit. dude, get some real taste, in politics and in filmmakers. what was the last really good oliver stone movie? he's a joke. kinda like the president
yeah since oliver stone and barack obama are both the epitome of cool, right? it's just a natural fit. dude, get some real taste, in politics and in filmmakers. what was the last really good oliver stone movie? he's a joke. kinda like the president
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