Newt Gingrich meets Brad Pitt

Newt wants Brad to play him on the big screen. Guess the film’s title will be Newt’s Delusion.

In an interview with a Florida radio station, just before his defeat by Romney in the primary, Gingrich confessed that, if a movie was ever made about his life, he saw Brad Pitt in the role.

Speaking to the Rich Stevens Radio Show on Ft Lauderdale, Florida station 850 WFTL, Gingrich admitted there might be one or two minor problems – “he’s thinner, he’s better looking, he’s younger” – but that would be no artistic obstacle. “If you’re going to go for it, you gotta relax and let your imagination soar.”

In fact, Gingrich, 68, is two decades older than the 48-year-old Pitt, and the two appear to have almost nothing in common. Pennsylvania-born Gingrich has been a career politician since running for Congress in 1974 as a Republican; Pitt, born in Oklahoma but raised in Missouri, has regularly topped world’s sexiest man polls and is a noted Hollywood liberal.

I’m surprised Newt didn’t say Denzel in order to pander to the black Goopers who convene in a phone booth at CPAC…

5 thoughts on “Newt Gingrich meets Brad Pitt

  1. If Newt wasn’t such a narcissistic lying sack of shit I’d almost cut him some slack — in the course of a radio interview presumably about the campaign, asking who’d play you in a movie is a little off-topic.
    But I won’t cut him any slack — off-topic or not, Newt and his ilk are always drinking their culture war whine about “librul Hollywood,” yet he can’t even cite any noted conservative actors when pressed? Offhand, I immediately thought of Kelsey Grammer and Clint Eastwood, the deceased actors Ron Silver and Charles Bronson…John Milieus is a writer/director, but he and Newt both tip the scales on the, ahem, portly side…
    Somewhere I saw that in his younger days, Gingrich bore more than a passing resemblence to the character Dwight on the US version of The Office.
    I’m sure there are others. Hell, the guy who played Joe Isuzu on the TV ads is smarmy enough, at least in character, and might well be looking for some work.
    More seriously, I think Newt’s choice of actor here is a tell — he likes to come across as scholarly, but get hom out of his comfort zone with a curveball, and he misses badly.
    Sort of like with his choice of cellphone ringtone.

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