Thursday, January 22, 2009
Since the beginning of Hollywood the President of the United States has been portrayed in movies. With the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States earlier this week it makes one wonder if Hollywood is now going to make a string of movies with the focus being on the Presidency. After all, art gets inspiration from real life and who better to set the stage than our new President.
See if you remember some of these movies in our Thursday Thirteen.
Josh Brolin, played George W. Bush in the movie W. in the year 2008
Ken Howard, played Thomas Jefferson in the movie 1776, in 1972
Tom Selleck, played Dwight D. Eisenhower in the movie Ike: Countdown to D-Day,in 2004
Nick Nolte, played Thomas Jefferson in the movie Jefferson in Paris, in 1995
Anthony Hopkins, played John Quincy Adams in the movie Amistad, in 1997
Charlton Heston, played Andrew Jackson in the movie The President’s Lady, in 1953
Charlton Heston, played Andrew Jackson in the movie The Buccaneer, in 1958
Henry Fonda, played Abraham Lincoln in the movie, Young Mr. Lincoln, in 1939
Brian Keith, played William McKinley in the movie, Rough Riders, in 1997
Kevin Kline, played Ulysses S. Grant in the movie, Wild Wild West, in 1999
Jason Robards, played Ulysses S.Grant in the movie, The Legend of the Lone Ranger, in 1981
Ralph Bellamy, played Franklin D. Roosevelt in the movie, Sunrise at Campobello, in 1960
Caroll O’Connor, played Dwight D. Eisenhower in the movie, Kelly’s Heroes, in 1970