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December 10, 2012

TT: Almanac

"I have become convinced that movie people and politicians spring from the same DNA. They are both unpredictable, sometimes glamorous, usually in crisis (imagined or otherwise), addicted to power, anxious to please, always on stage, hooked on applause, enticed by publicity, always reading from scripts written by someone else, constantly taking the public pulse, never really certain, except publicly."

Jack Valenti (quoted in Burton Paretti, The Leading Man: Hollywood and the Presidential Image)

Posted December 10, 2012 12:00 AM

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