Spielberg gives Obama the 'Lincoln' treatment

Famed director teams up with the president to make special video for the annual White House Corespondents dinner.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 28, 2013 14:57
An image from Steven Spielberg's video at the 2013 White House Correspondents Dinner

Obama Spielberg white house dinner video. (photo credit: Screenshot)

 
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Attendees at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner on Sunday night were treated to the usual round of self-deprecating jokes by the president and good-natured mockery of the media outlets who cover the events at the Capitol - and a special video in which Steven Spielberg discusses his latest "project".

Casting the movie "Obama", explains the world-famous director, was not easy.

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"Picking the right actor to play Obama, that was challenge," Spielberg says. "So I needed someone who could really dive in and become Barack Obama."

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