PERFECTLY IN CHARACTER

ACTOR-SENATOR FRED THOMPSON WOULD BRING GRUFF CONFIDENCE TO THE ROLE OF CLINTON'S CHIEF INQUISITOR

Fred Thompson has always been cast in parts he was made for. Each character--the admiral in The Hunt for Red October, the White House chief of staff in In the Line of Fire, the CIA director in No Way Out--was a gruff, folksy, take-charge type, a guy just like--well, Fred Thompson. He got his Hollywood break literally playing himself in Marie, the movie version of a celebrated case he had handled as a trial lawyer, laying bare the clemency-selling scandal that landed a Tennessee Governor in prison. And he had already been a Senator on the screen by the time Tennessee...

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