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President Clinton Asked Chris Tucker to Do His Clinton Impression for Foreign Leaders (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 28th 2011 4:41AM
Chris Tucker, 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'Chris Tucker once traveled to Africa with then-President Bill Clinton. But it was his impression of the president that led to a lifelong friendship. An impression Clinton apparently forced Tucker to perform for foreign dignitaries, according to what he told Jay Leno on 'The Tonight Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC).

Everyone who dabbled in comedy during the '90s had a Bill Clinton impression, and Clinton overheard Chris Tucker and Kevin Spacey doing theirs on this African trip. He absolutely loved it, asking them to do it for him constantly.

"It'd be in front of the president of Nigeria, and I'd be scared if I mess up I might go to jail in the country or something," Tucker said of when Clinton used to ask him to perform for other people.

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Is the Clinton/Blair relationship really the Clinton movie people want to see?

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 25th 2009 6:00PM
Bill Clinton & Tony BlairWe all have tremendous respect for you, Frost/Nixon writer Peter Morgan (yes, that is what I call him when we're hanging out drinking espressos and doing the crosswords), but do you really think the Clinton story America is just dying to see dramatized is the relationship between former president Bill and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair? Unless "The Special Relationship," as they're calling it, involves a special blue suit Mr. Blair kept for no explainable reason without cleaning it, I think there's better Clinton dramatics to be had.

Even if you don't go with the most sensational stories, there is a certain historic Presidential campaign. Hell, tell both stories from her perspective, that should be fun. Casting, should HBO greenlight the film, has Dennis Quaid playing Bill, Julianne Moore taking on the current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Michael Sheen (who played Frost in the aforementioned Frost/Nixon) playing Tony Blair. This would be his third film appearance as Blair, which makes you wonder if more people think Blair looks like Sheen than Blair.

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