When it comes to dream casting his own biopic, Bill Clinton has his sights set on Hollywood's elite.
On Thursday night's "Piers Morgan Tonight," the former president chatted with guest host and media mogul Harvey Weinstein about a number of topics, from his wife's inevitable retirement to President Barack Obama's reelection chances. However, the conversation eventually veered to cinema when Weinstein asked the former president who he would like to see play the Clintons in a movie about their lives.
When Clinton couldn't come up with a suitable candidate for himself, Weinstein suggested a few of Hollywood's elite. In the end it came down to that age-old question: Brad Pitt or George Clooney?
Pitt was just "too good looking" for Clinton. However, the former president was quite taken with the idea of George Clooney, after praising the actor -- and staunch supporter of the Democratic party -- for his role in "The Descendants."
"He was so good in it, so real," said Clinton.
As for the naysayers who think Clooney is too good looking to play the former president, Clinton humorously replied, "You could put bulbous things on his nose."
As for who would play his wife, and current Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, there was only one leading lady suitable for the job. "Meryl Streep," replied Clinton, despite the fact that Streep is 11 years older than Clooney.
During his interview with Weinstein, the former president also revealed that the first movie he ever saw was 1952's "High Noon."
"I bet I've seen it 25 or 30 times," said Clinton. "The only other movie like that in my life, that I can just see over and over and over again and never get tired of, is 'Casablanca.'"
Here are some of our casting picks for a movie about the 2012 Presidential election.
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