ENTER - TV/Media Av Contest: All the President's Men

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  1. cardinal biggles

    cardinal biggles Patron Saint of Dangerous Driving Premium Member

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    I attended my brother's college graduation (his second, actually) last weekend, and the commencement speaker was Carl Bernstein, legendary investigative reporter who was half of the Washington Post team who investigated the Watergate break-in and the chain of scandals that ultimately led to the resignation of President Nixon.

    No, don't worry, I'm not going to make you do screencaps from All the President's Men (though it really is an excellent movie).

    Rather, this week's theme will be "The President's Men" — men and women, real* and fictional, who work to serve the highest office in the land. Given the number of films and TV series that have involved the White House, there's plenty of material to work with.

    As usual, the avatar rules apply (dimensions no larger than 150 pixels square, file size no larger than 140KB). Because of the holiday this weekend (for those of us in the U.S.), the deadline will be next Tuesday at 12 noon ET.


    *in the case of real historical individuals, I'm looking for portrayals by actors, not documentary footage. Stephen Culp playing Bobby Kennedy in Thirteen Days is okay; the real Bobby Kennedy isn't.
     
  2. auntiehill

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    The West Wing
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  3. od0_ital

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    Ving Rhames as Duane Stevenson in Dave
     
  4. Gov Kodos

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    Wilfred Brimley as Mr Smith, The head of CURE, the President's assassins from Remo Williams.
     
  5. Kai "the spy"

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    Steven Culp as Bobby Kennedy and Kevin Costner as Kenneth O'Donnell in Thirteen Days.
     
  6. Starkers

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    Clint Eastwood running alongside the Presidential motorcade in In The Line of Fire
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    24's Aaron Pierce, the awesomenest secret service agent ever.
     
  8. Starkers

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    Man I remember when he was a no name security guard on Next Gen :lol:
     
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  10. auntiehill

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    YAY! There's a vote.
     
  11. JiNX-01

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    It is a great movie. However, I could have done without Dustin Hoffman. Frankly, I think he's more entertaining in a dress.
     
  12. J.T.B.

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    Huh, I liked him in that. I generally much prefer him playing a "regular" person like The Graduate or Kramer vs Kramer or Straight Time than when he has a "gimmick" like in Midnight Cowboy, Tootsie or Rainman.

    Anyway, Scientific Adviser to President Merkin Muffley:

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  13. CorporalCaptain

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    Very nice!

    Also very nice!
     
  14. cardinal biggles

    cardinal biggles Patron Saint of Dangerous Driving Premium Member

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  16. Random_Spock

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    Very nicely done everyone :). It's going to be a challenging vote.
     
  17. Kai "the spy"

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    Tweaked the colors a bit, this is my entry:
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  18. cardinal biggles

    cardinal biggles Patron Saint of Dangerous Driving Premium Member

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    My belated entry (busy week):

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    Alec Baldwin as Robert S. McNamara in HBO's Path to War

    Just a reminder that entries must be submitted by Tuesday at noon (ET).