Thursday, 30 August 2012

Chris' Film Club: The American President

Today is actor and television director David Paymer’s birthday. Michael Douglas is President Shepherd, a widowed single dad who falls in love whilst in the most powerful position in the world. Written by Aaron Sorkin and also stars Annette Benning, Martin Sheen, Michael J Fox and Richard Dreyfuss. It’s almost a prototype of Sorkin’s later series The West Wing, with some of the dialogue and even character names being used again in the TV show.

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