Before her death, director Nora Ephron wanted Tom Hanks to run for president, according to Arianna Huffington.
“I remember, shortly before she died, having dinner with Nora Ephron, and she said, ‘Politics is about casting,’ ” Huffington recalls to Jordan Roth in new online monthly, Warmly Jordan. “Literally, she was going around asking who Democrats should nominate, who Democrats should cast . . . she thought Democrats should cast Tom Hanks.”
Ephron died in 2012 — but Huffington still endorses the idea: “I think he would be fantastic, because you’re not casting an empty shell, you see?”
Michael Moore has also supported the idea, but Hanks himself has said: “Just because I’m an actor, I can give a good speech, I agree with that. But the concept of actually voting for someone just because they can do that?”
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