Thursday, July 13, 2006

Ronald Reagan at the IMBd

Ronald Reagan at the IMBd. Of course, Ronald Reagan has a page at the Internet Movie Database. However, I just found it the other day when I was looking for some information on a 50s movie that Reagan had a small role in. His page at the IMBd Lists the President's filmography and notable TV guest appearances.

There is also a mini-biography of some substance. It begins, "Ronald Reagan is, arguably, the most successful actor in history, having catapulted from a career as a Warner Bros. contract player and later television star into the governorship of California and two terms as President of the United States." Well, he may have been the most successful man who was also an actor but I would not argue he was the most successful actor ever. He wasn't that spectacular acting...

The biography is also a bit biased against Reagan. Despite the strong start, it continues with "As president, his folksy oratory skills earned him the sobriquet The Great Communicator while his his movie-star charisma helped him avoid responsibility for breaches of the public trust that might have resulted in impeachment for a lesser mortal" and "For that intrepid skill, being able to deflect the muck of partisan politics and the detritus left in the wake of his administration's own insalubrious activities, his reign became known as The Teflon Presidency." I detect sarcasm mixed with awe here.

There is also a nice collection of Reagan trivia and quotes at the end of the biography. However, I found the most fun at this site just clicking on links to the films and TV shows he appeared on with descriptions. Reagan lived one heck of an interesting life.

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