Some day, assuming civilization as we know it survives, there’s going to be a great movie made about the Trump White House. Who should be cast in it? You’re allowed to use actors both living and dead, because by then the CGI will be good enough…okay, I just want to be able to put Phillip Seymour Hoffman in it. Here’s mine:
Stephen Miller — Paul Reubens (or maybe Peter Lorre)
Steve Bannon — Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Reince Preibus — Paul Giamatti
Jared Kushner — Jesse Eisenberg
Jeff Sessions — Billy Bob Thornton
Tough to beat the SNL combo of Alec Baldwin, Kate McKinnon, and Melissa McCarthy as Trump, Kellyanne, and Spicey.
Depardieu as Trump?
He could also be Bannon.
Miller should be played by Jonathan Banks (Mike Ehrmentraut from Breaking Bad).
And let’s just go ahead and give Jefferson Beauregard Sessions to Kate McKinnon
Marlon Brando: (Trump)
Swoosie Kurtz: (KellyAnne)
Jeff Chandler: (Pence)
I just noticed that Joe Manchin continues to be a reliable Republican vote on Trump nominees. When will Joe switch parties?
Gary Busey in a wig can be KAC
Besides Alec Baldwin playing Trump, I want all the rest played by women please. They’ve been doing outstanding work so far.
Except I’d like Chris Rock as Omarosa, please.
Is it my imagination or does Stephen Miller look just like a young Putin?
I vote Rosie O’Donnell for Bannon
John Cazale: (Stephen Miller)
Villago Delenda Est
You can cast it all you want, but the pitch will be rejected as too goofy by the studio suits.
Greta Garbo: (Melania)
I think Reince Priebus should be played by Paul Reubens. I’ve ALWAYS said that fucker looked like Pee-Wee Herman.
they should all be played by women. just to spite trump.
Henry Gibson: (Jeff Sessions)
Honestly, in a just world Rosie would play Trump.
No! Please no. Without commenting on her performance as Sessions, let me say that I found looking at her nearly impossible — she was so creepy looking.
I’d recommend one of the Keebler elves to play Sessions.
Meth-Popping Fuckshit– William Maher SUPERGENIUS
Steve Bannon — Patton Oswalt
Rudy Giuliani — Max Schreck
Enhanced Voting Techniques
I don’t see how it can’t be played as a comedy. Even watching the Trump in real time it comes accross as a farce.
@TriassicSands: Don’t like Manchin’s votes, but I’m ok with him being a Democrat. West Virginia seems to be a pickup opportunity for GOP, otherwise. Despite years of excellent public service by Jay Rockefeller.
Who knows what will happen in 2018, when Senator-Epipen’s seat is up? If there’s a Democrat who is a real contender, support that person.
Peter Sellers playing all the roles.
Jeff Sessions could be played by Henry Gibson.
I know that this is a relatively lighthearted post but I’m really disturbed by the FBI and their actions with respect to Flynn. This tweet, reminded me, that the FBI reviewed the intercepted conversations in December and found no evidence of wrongdoing.. I NEVER believe in conspiracy theories, I’m just not wired that way but between Comey actions on the eve of the election and this BS, I’m starting to wonder.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
Tony Hale, depending on his hairline, could be either Millar or Kushner
As long as all the principals are taken out in Quentin Tarantino fashion, before they do too much harm. Even early in the reel.
Mel Gibson – Steve Bannon.
Umm, didn’t he die of an overdose last year?
Rosie O’Donnell is alive and just raring to go.
@Ninedragonspot: Depardieu won’t even have to act when he says he is enthralled by Putin.
Somewhat on point, I can’t paste in Tweets on my iPad, but I like Hillary’s Tweet to Flynn:
OOOOOOOOO – Trump is selling Flynn down the river
Couldn’t ask for more here! OMFG
I am waiting for this movie, instead.*
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The most haunting song, so far in the album.
Alvida, Alvida to nahin
A Goodbye is no goodbye.
Oh yes, Sean, Trumpov has been incredibly tough on Russia…(eyeroll)
@LAO: Oh, you just know Comey’s going to drop the death blow on Trump, and win the Last Honest Man Worldwide Champion title. What could be more honest than making sure NOBODY gets who they voted for?
Stephen Miller — Peter Jacobson (actor who played Dr. Chris Taub on the TV show House)
Phyllis Diller (pre face lift) – Kellyanne Conway
Divine, but I can’t decide who she should play. Spicer seems to eat a lot of dog shit.
@debbie: A commenter on Jezebel floated the idea of starting a TV/web show that consisted of Clinton gloating for the duration of Donald’s occupancy. Not like she’d do it herself, but we need to call Nicole Sullivan or Nina Arianda and get this shit started now.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
@Mike J: given the probable level of decomposition, I’m guessing she looks more like Bannon than Rosie does
Oh yeah, that’s money
Nah, for someone like our new AG, he needs not just a woman, a black person, Normally I’d say a black woman, but for him, a big buff black buck, um I mean man. Seeing himself portrayed that way, having people wonder why a black man is being accused of racism, knowing some people might think he’s a black man, he would hate it.
Give the entire movie the Hamilton treatment, they are all their because of racism, it’ll piss them all off. I hear Whoopie is going to have a lot of time on her hands in the near future, and since she’s such a big fan, perhaps she could take the lead role.
@sigaba: Written without a trace of irony.
Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes
Zero Mostel as Bannon.
Dick Shawn as Putin, all the way down to the goofy “Producers” lines….
Well, Gerard is pretty pro-Russian, having moved there in a pique some years ago.
Orson wells as Steve Bannon.
For Bannon, if you need someone alive, I suggest Roger Allam: https://morseandlewisandendeavour.wordpress.com/2017/02/06/government-inspector-a-bbc-3-drama-5th-feb-2017-starring-roger-allam/
He was very good in The Thick Of It, the BBC political comedy that Armando Iannucci made before Veep. Though his character did have some morals.
@Jim, Foolish Literalist: He did say living or dead. I assumed we CGI her at her best.
@Calouste: that’s why I thought Depardieu might have special insights into Trump’s character.
@germy: I’d suggest Ru Paul as Melania.
@hovercraft: Already been done
I think Will Farrell could do a good Mike Pence – he’d pick up on that awful combination of vacuity and depravity.
Tony Hale for Stephen Miller. He’s the dude on VEEP.
Certainly there is a role in this somewhere for Steve Buscemi. Any thoughts?
Gin & Tonic
@Jeffro: Care to elaborate?
@LAO: completely agree. Comey is complicit.
Like Angry Obama.
Steven Miller is so obviously Steven Tobolowsky (think of him from Mississippi Burning).
Roy Scheider as Stephen Miller.
Sweet Jesus. Gateway Pundit just got White House Press Credentials.
Have you seen her? She’s always sitting in the row behind Trump, madly taking notes. She looks up now and then with a very intense look, then goes back to her noting. Five bucks says she’s compiling an enemies list for Trump.
Fortunately, I don’t live in W. Virginia (and wouldn’t). I’m simply wondering how long Manchin remains a Democrat.
I don’t think there is any way that Manchin would be held “accountable” by West Virginia voters for voting against Trump’s cabinet nominees. Most people don’t pay that much attention to such minutia. To me, that means he could vote with the Democrats on the Trump nominees and risk nothing electorally. On the other hand, if he votes for one Trump nominee after another, if he were to switch parties, his votes would make him more welcome in the GOP. Then, in 2018, he could run as a Republican and as in incumbent be reasonably assured of success.
I lived in Colorado when Ben Nighthorse Campbell miraculously discovered when he was in his fifties that he had been voting Democratic all his life because his mother was a Democrat. Apparently, Ben didn’t spend much time engaging in introspection during his 20s, 30s, and 40s. His mid-life revelation caused him to change parties after being re-elected as a Democrat. His voting record in the House had been Republican-friendly. (He should never have run for Senate as a Democrat, but that was his best bet for being elected. Then, once an incumbent, he switched parties two years into his six-year term.)
Peter Stormare as Trump
Brad Dourif as Bannon
Thank you. How great is that!
How long before Homer Simpson and Archie Bunker get theirs?
ETA: Does Alex Jones have his yet? It’s so hard to keep up with the minutia.
@debbie: Question is, who plays politician Hillary and who plays snarky asshole Hillary?
Also, Tania Raymonde for Abedin & William Hurt for Mad Dog.
@Enhanced Voting Techniques:
In that case, Steven Wright as Stephen Miller.
Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes
Hey, who is playing Anthony Weiner?
@Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes: We need to work kenneth mars in here somewhere.
He’s trying to survive re-election, cut the guy some slack, he represents a rather special state.
I know everyone said Philippe was too shrill, but I loved him when he was her spokesperson at State, I thought of him as her Luther.
Leslie Jones as Trump just because it would piss off all the racist maggots.
@Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes: Jon Stewart.
@lgerard: I think he looks like Roy Cohn, one of Trump’s mentors.
Tracey Ullman can do both, straight and snarky Hillary.
Kushner is pretty clearly Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Laura Benanti as Melania Trump
That’s pretty good too.
Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes
Thing is, Screech already has pr0n credits to his name…
I will accept no one besides Anthony Atamaniuk as Trump. @jerri:
I was thinking the Cryptkeeper for Kellyanne. There is a strong likeness.
Just like Obama had Luther, his anger translator, Trump needs someone to play his inner crybaby.
If you’re doing a non-parody movie (hard, I know!), Kathy Baker is a natural to play Kellyanne Conway.
@hovercraft: Thx; Sullivan & Arianda look closer to the part and both play delightful assholes (also Arianda is in keeping with the Goliath cast theme for my choices).
Also: Ice-T as Sessions and Billy Bob Thornton as Tillerson.
The clear choice for Kellyanne Conway.
It just occurred to me that this is not a great time for Manchin to switch parties. He has to see what happens with Trump. If 2018 looks like the Dems might make gains then he’ll, naturally, remain a Democrat.
Plus, I guess Joe might not be able to win a Republican primary in West Virginia.
What is “special” about West Virginia? It’s last or near last in most positive health indicators. That’s special.
I taught school for awhile in New Mexico. We used to joke: Thank goodness for Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Alabama. If it weren’t for them New Mexico would have been last in everything good and first in everything bad. West Virginia has clearly moved into that elite company. It’s sad, but they aren’t going to get out of it by sending right wingers to Washington.
Temporarily Max McGee (Until Death!)
Russian pop star Vitas is Stephen Miller.
Miller: Bob Denver
Bannon: Alan Hale
Trump: Jim Backus
Conway: Tina Louise
Melania: Dawn Wells
For us oldsters —
Trump: Broderick Crawford
Bannon: Gene Hackman
Pence: Stephen Collins
Conway: Jan Sterling
Kushner: Dan Duryea
@Elizabelle: It’s got to be directed by Tarantino.
Droopy Dog as Reince Priebus.
Jennifer Coolidge as Melania.
I like this!
although Natalie Schafer (Lovey) should play Conway
mai naem mobile
Bannon – Chaz Palminteri
Mnuchin – Eugene Levy
Ivanka – Parker Posey
Kelly Anne – Dennis Leary
Reince Priebus – Jimmy Fallon (his penance for fluffing Dolt 45)
Robert Shaw as Mike Pence.
Willem Dafoe as Kellyanne Conway.
@mai naem mobile: Though Dennis Leary is also a good choice.
@Hawes: Stephen Miller is 31 years old (DOB August 23, 1985). Jonathan Banks just turned 70 years old. Not seeing it.
Tony Hale would be a perfect fit, however.
I’ve said elsewhere, repeating here:
Edward Herrmann as Bannon.
(Herrmann is also passed.)
J.A.F. Rusty Shackleford
I’m not sure if Jesse Eisenberg has the wide, child-bearing hips to play Jared Kushner.
@Yarrow: seems kind of redundant, though, doesn’t it? Little difference between the inner and the outer Drumpf.
Just don’t read the responses.
No love for the Marx Bros?
Duck Soup (2/10) Movie CLIP – The Laws of My Administration (1933) HD
The popular Tony Hale suggestions upthread got me thinking that the entire cast and crew of Arrested Development would crush this movie. You could even let Jason Bateman play some Obama Administration holdover they forgot to fire, who spends his time wandering around, insulting people who are too dumb to know he’s making fun of them, and giving an incredulous deadpan look of “You are seeing this same ridiculous shit I am, right?” to the camera every once in awhile. Tambor could be Trump, Portia Di Rossi would slay as Kellyanne, Michael Cera as Miller, David Cross is Priebus. Will Arnett isn’t obvious as Bannon, but if you focus on the Dunning-Kruegerist tendencies and self-regard instead of the evil, he’d nail that easily.
have the whole thing done with muppets.
Wesley Snipes as Omarosa.
this is like Oliver Stone’s Nixon bio-epic… except with Anthony Hopkins as Nixon we get the guy who used to lead sing for Limp Biskit as Trump.
The only man in the building who knows how to work the fucking lights.
Changed mind – Cee-Lo Green should definitely play Sessions.
Nas and Pras Michel are objectively terrible actors, and Nas’ dull surprise whenever involved in comedy is a wonder to behold. Both would be decent choices for a cringe-comedy w/r/t verisimilitude; Damon Wayans would be perfect for an intentionally funny Ben Carson, however.
Tichina Arnold is a shoo-in to play Omarosa, as are either Ben or Fred Savage for Jared Kushner. Either Julia Louis-Dreyfus or Nasim Pedrad should provide the Huma to Nicole Sullivan’s Hillary.
Jared Kushner – Michael Cera
Ivanka Trump – Evan Rachel Wood
Steve Bannon – Vincent D’Onofrio
Mike Pence – John Slattery
Michael T. Flynn – Dan Lauria
Maureen Dowd – Christina Hendricks
During yesterday’s presser a friend of mine said that the Shitgibbon probably didn’t catch the fact that Trudeau was throwing shade at him. Teh hee.
@hovercraft: Are they showing the current Tracey Ullman Show in the US? She is brilliant as both Angela Merkel and Nicola Sturgeon.
@PaulW: Legitimizing Fred Durst erased almost all the goodwill DJ Lethal built up with three (pretty good) House of Pain albums.
W. C. Fields as trump
Doug, Philip Seymour Hoffman spelled his first name with one “L”.
It’s not on at the moment, hiatus, but I caught it last year, as you say her Merkel is funny, she plays her straight in company, but when she’s with her assistant she is hilarious.
At least he wouldn’t have to shave off his eyebrows like he did for Grima Wormtongue.
@Dolly Llama: Paul Reubens MUST play Miller, ‘cos then we can call him Pee-Wee Herman Goering…
Paul Manafort – Tony Sirico
Mitch McConnell – Stephen Tobolowsky
Paul Ryan – Topher Grace
‘ W. C. Fields as trump ‘\\’
Fields had the Trump started bully reflex on lock down.
Steve Buscemi as Trump and John Goodman as Bannon. You all know why.
A little nostalgia for the old folks.
Thanks. She already gives me the heebie-jeebies, now you’ve cranked it up to 11!
@jl: Yeah, but there’s just something in W.C. Fields that screams “beset by forces that I don’t deserve”, like Mr. McGonigle, the blind man, coming into his store and breaking what seems to be an entire display of light bulbs with his cane.
That is not Trump.
Trump is a guy in over his head with scheming and conniving, but nature, the very cosmos, is always thinking three steps ahead of him.
Trump’s story reminds me of that Twilight Zone where the low-life thinks he’s in heaven, but is actually in hell.
I think an all black and latino cast would be quite amusing.
Wish I’d thought of it earlier, but Chris Meloni would be perfect for Miller.
J R in WV
‘@LAO: completely agree. Comey is complicit.”
Or, perhaps, just Powned.
I approve the idea of an all female cast also too:
Stephen Miller — Rooney Mara
Steve Bannon — Oprah Winfrey
Reince Preibus — Octavia Spencer
Paul Ryan – Tracee Ellis Ross
Jared Kushner — Hilary Swank
Jeff Sessions — Janelle Monae
Melania – Laura Benanti
Trump – Kathy Bates
Kellyanne Conway – Melissa Leo
Mike Pence – Justina Machado
Sean Spicer – Melissa McCarthy
Kelley Anne Conway — John Malkovitch
Stephen Miller — James Wood
@Calming Influence: In that casting, Donald should be either Raekwon or Kanye.
@Aleta: Malkovich would pull a muscle trying to do that Kelly Anne “everything’s fine!” Happy face.
Klaus Kinski as KAC
gotta go with Citizen Kane himself as Twitler
@artem1s: Kinski also works as Donald: He sexually abused two of his daughters.
I want Wallace Shawn as Reince Priebus
That makes me miss Phillip Seymour Hoffman again.
Bannon – Mickey Rourke