Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy President's Day

This is the real John F. Kennedy. Just in case you need to be reminded. For Hollywood has found the Kennedy story irresistible, and The Internet Movie Database lists 73 different dramatic performances as our 35th President. These are just the ones I've seen.

Bruce Greenwood in Thirteen Days
William Devane in The Missles of October
Martin Sheen in Kennedy
Cliff Robertson in PT-109
Patrick Dempsey in JFK: Reckless Youth
Stephen Webber in The Kennedys of Massachusetts*
Daniel Hugh Kelly in Jackie, Ethel and Joan
Stephen Collins in A Woman Named Jackie
James Franciscus in Jackie Bouvier Kennedy
Cliff DeYoung in RFK and His Times
James Kelly in Sinatra
William Petersen in The Rat Pack
Charles Frank in LBJ

Some Kennedy/Hollywood trivia -- Martin Sheen has played both JFK and Bobby and William Petersen has played both JFK and Joe Kennedy, Sr.

* It's on now and inspired this post

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I had no idea there were so many Kennedy movies. I have seen just a couple of them.


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