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Bill Clinton Makes Surprise Appearance At The Golden Globes

Submitted by on January 14, 2013 – 5:06 pmNo Comment

This year was a big year for Washington D.C. in the movies. But that connection got even more literal when former president Bill Clinton appeared at last night’s Golden Globe awards to introduce a short clip from Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln, which was nominated for best motion picture drama.

The 42nd president clearly outlined the film’s current- and timeless- relevance:

“President Lincoln’s struggle to abolish slavery reminds us that enduring progress is forged in a cauldron of both principle and compromise [...] This brilliant film shows us how he did it and gives us hope that we can do it again. In Lincoln we see a man more interesting than the legend, and a far better guide for future presidents. Every hard-fought effort to perfect our union has demanded the same sane combination of steely resolve and necessary compromises that Lincoln mastered to preserve the union and end slavery. We’re all here tonight because he did.”

In addition to Lincoln, this year’s critically-acclaimed, historical, and politically relevant films include Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, and Hyde Park on Hudson to a lesser extent. (Hot unproduced scripts also suggest that political films will be big for a few years to come.) Introducing a clip from Argo was Tony Mendez, the real-life CIA agent who inspired the film.

But in the end, the double Lincoln-Clinton star power was not enough to wow the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The award went to Argo.

[via The Hollywood Reporter]


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