Thursday, January 22, 2004

Yet Another Actor Turned to Politics

Dang, you know, I'd completely forgotten Al Sharpton was once a movie star. As much as I liked the movie, which is an American classic biopic, I remember laughing my ass off when I saw him appear on screen the first time I saw it in a theater 11 years ago. It was a jarring cameo, like putting Dick Cheney in a cameo as an aide to Robert Kennedy, or maybe as John Wayne's right hand man in Sands of Iwo Jima. In fairness to actor-politicians everywhere, Sharpton's movie debut was in a movie much better than the Governator ever was in.

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