Who will play Mitt Romney in HBO miniseries?

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  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Dec. 17, 2012 7:52 a.m.

    Bruce Campbell is the obvious choice!

  • a Smith Santa Monica, CA
    Dec. 15, 2012 8:38 p.m.

    Not missing the point. For an actor to be able to flip flop he must be talented. I think @airnaut's comment was a double-entendre: that there aren't many talented Mormon actors for they deny the feelings that make an actor complex, and Aaron is the real deal and could portray the Mormon culture more truthful than a non Mormon. There's one other talent with proven chops, Ryan Gosling, who consequently smokes; it gets boring on set and the crafty food cart very tempting. Neither fits the look anyway.

    @Hutterite offers a more sensible suggestion.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Dec. 15, 2012 5:16 p.m.


    Whatever --

    You're missing the point.

    They just need to get someone who can Flip-Flop, and play multiple personalities.

    Thanks all.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Dec. 15, 2012 2:36 p.m.

    We so need to marginalise religion out of our political discussion. It's the part most likely to be fabricated, anyway.

  • a Smith Santa Monica, CA
    Dec. 14, 2012 6:46 p.m.

    @L Valfre once a Mormon, always a Mormon. If one is an American and leaves the country out of spite, or convenience, is she still not American? Are Jews not always Jews? Aaron Ekhart is a former Mormon actor, but having learned the doctrine his whole life is nothing less than a Mormon product. Neil LaBute converted in college likely for the love and requests of a BYU Mormon girl. LaBute sees the true darkness in the human soul, Mormons and non alike. He prefers to explore that nature. His productions are only "unfriendly" because it's church policy to turn a blind eye to the darkness in the soul--be in the pursuit of only things worthy. Noble and hypocritical. Ekhart likely left for he lost his faith, or developed another.

  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    Dec. 14, 2012 4:03 p.m.

    Turns out Aaron Eckhart has done around 4 films directed and/or written by fellow BYU alumnus Neil LaBute which aren't exactly LDS friendly ... in fact they may even be considered anti-LDS videos.

  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    Dec. 14, 2012 3:58 p.m.

    "May I suggest a good Mormon actor --

    Aaron Eckhart

    He played Harvey Dent the handsome District Attorney/Politician turned villian "Two-Face" in Batman, the Dark Kinght."

    Actually he's not a Mormon and hasn't been for a long time. A quote from regarding his Mormon faith, he revealed: "I'm sure people think I'm a Mormon, but I don't know that I'm a Mormon anymore, you know? To be honest, to be perfectly clear, I'd be a hypocrite if I did say that I was, just because I haven't lived that lifestyle for so many years."

    Have you seen his other movies such as "Thank you for smoking"?

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Dec. 14, 2012 3:39 p.m.

    The actor of choice will have to play several Mitt Romneys. A challenging role to say the least.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Dec. 14, 2012 3:22 p.m.

    Bluto and Patriot are free to feel however they like about Romney, Obama, the press and anything else, but complaining about something that doesn't even exist yet is just whining. Even if they hate the final production, no one is going to force them to watch it.

  • Dave D Pocatello, ID
    Dec. 14, 2012 3:15 p.m.

    It has to be Guy Smiley.

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    Dec. 14, 2012 3:04 p.m.

    John Travolta played Bill Clinton in Primary Colors. I say give him a shot at the Romney role.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Dec. 14, 2012 2:53 p.m.


    You don't think the progressive left hates the LDS Church? Where were you the past year ? These haters want nothing more than to bark out their propaganda and good ole Mormon Mitt makes the perfect target. Recall Hollywood's attack against the LDS church over prop 8? These people HATE any organization that stands for Christian principles.

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Dec. 14, 2012 2:42 p.m.


    Did you watch msnbc during the election?
    The authors of Game Change are big time liberal democratic activists.
    It's not a persecution complex, it's merely pointing out the facts of what is coming and what to expect, and it's also about time that you retire, that tired, old worn out cliche.

    Ask Sarah Palin how fair these guys were to her?
    You need to wake up and realize that the Hollywood left and Main Street Media, Never Rests!
    They will continue to bash Mitt Romney every time he speaks, shows his face or breathes.

    He was correct with his policies and would have saved this Nation's Economy.
    Now, we'll all need to learn to tread water for 4 more years, while Obama gets his daily pass from the media.

    Romney's ideas still threaten the leftists, which are destroying this country, day by day by day.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    Dec. 14, 2012 2:31 p.m.

    Most likely it will be a multi-dimensional actor, who has been very successful in playing very different kinds of personalities over many years.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Dec. 14, 2012 2:07 p.m.

    Jim Backus would be the logical choice but not sure how he's looking these days.

  • Wonder Provo, UT
    Dec. 14, 2012 12:59 p.m.

    @patriot -- Just because someone disagreed with Romney doesn't mean they hate the Mormon church. Stop tying the two together. Romney isn't the church. And why the persecution complex? It's unbecoming.

  • airnaut Everett, 00
    Dec. 14, 2012 12:12 p.m.

    May I suggest a good Mormon actor --

    Aaron Eckhart

    He played Harvey Dent the handsome District Attorney/Politician turned villian "Two-Face" in Batman, the Dark Kinght.

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Dec. 14, 2012 11:35 a.m.

    A left wing, Anti- Mormon bigot, to be sure.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Dec. 14, 2012 11:12 a.m.

    Let me guess who the producers are - Bill Maher and Michael Moore?? Yes yes I'm just certain HBO will produce a fair and balanced depiction of Romney and the Mormon church. At the end of the mini series Romney will be shown to be a child molester that also secretly shuts down rest homes and tortures old folks and the Mormon church will be run by the Nazi party. The progressive Hollywood garbage in this country never changes.