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All the President’s Seat Fillers!

April 24, 2010

hail to the chiefs!

Oddly enough this pretty much breaks down the way diversity wonks would frame “real diversity”. White females and men of color represented in nearly equal measure as though their blues were analogous. Complete erasure of self identifying First Nations and Asian folks and females of color. Fatness only represented in males. Who says movies and television don’t mirror real life?

And yes, Morgan’s in the center on purpose.

William Atherton (Executive Decision)
Dan Aykroyd (My Fellow Americans)
Stanley Anderson (The Rock, Armageddon)
Jeff Bridges (The Contender)
Lloyd Bridges (Hot Shots Part Deux)
Josh Brolin (W)
James Brolin (The Reagans)
George Clooney (Spy Kids 3D: Game Over)
James Cromwell (The Sum of All Fears, W, The West Wing)
Robert Culp (The Pelican Brief)
Geena Davis (Commander in Chief)
Michael Douglas (The American President)
Harrison Ford (Air Force One)
Morgan Freeman (Deep Impact)
Danny Glover (2012)
John Goodman (The West Wing)
Dennis Haysbert (24)
Gene Hackman (Welcome to Mooseport, Absolute Power)
William Hurt (Vantage Point)
Cherry Jones (24)
Perry King (The Day After Tomorrow)
Tom “Tiny” Lister Jr. (The Fifth Element)
Walter Matthau (My Fellow Americans)
Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica)
Bill Pullman (Independence Day)
Cliff Robertson (Escape from LA)
Jimmy Smits (The West Wing)
Billy Bob Thorton (Love Actually)
Patricia Wettig (Prison Break)

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X-posted from Snarky’s Machine

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. evmaroon permalink
    April 24, 2010 12:26 pm

    Wasn’t there some article a few years back about casting of judges on TV? Something to the effect that African-American women are cast so much that if they were that represented on the actual bench it would be a 20,000 percent increase or something?

    I need to go look that up. Thanks for posting this — I’d have put Morgan in the middle too! Ooh, Morgan in the Middle. That could be a show…

  2. April 24, 2010 12:34 pm

    Ev, I believe the AA female judge stats is one of the jewels of the holy grail for pop culturalists! I’m looking for it too. Also, other than to make the observation there has not been real study (even by me!) of the occurrence on TV. Though I have separated them into subgroups. That would be a fascinating piece.

    You could call it The Pounder Effect.

    Morgan in the Middle is coming to BRAVO this fall! True story, or not.

  3. April 24, 2010 12:38 pm

    Can I also add, if I wanted to be invited to a Brolin family holiday dinner before, I REALLY want to now.

    “Yeah, dad, I’m playing W. Mom (Babs), great dressing. Can you pass the gravy.”
    “Oh that’s wild, J.” Elder Brolin passes the gravy.
    Babs looks thoughtful, “You know your dad played Ronald Reagan in what many television critics would say was a nuanced and poignant performance.” touches his arm.

    Baby Brolin sighs and glances at Diane (Lane), “That’s cool. Did I mention I’m going to be in the sequel to Wall Street?”

    “That’s great, J! Hey, watch those carbs. We need to be able to beat the Douglases this year in the father/son sack race.”

  4. evmaroon permalink
    April 24, 2010 12:54 pm

    ROFL! In my Brolin family dinner fantasy it was the three-legged race, and there is mention of manicures, but otherwise, WOW. That would be something!

  5. April 24, 2010 1:25 pm

    You just can’t fake this kind of family dinner awesomeness. I shouldn’t even dare try to approximate it.

  6. April 24, 2010 1:31 pm

    Also already received a “correction” regarding the number of men of color. (why don’t these folks ever comment!)

    I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings but Jimmy Smits DOES in fact identify as “of color” and is Puerto Rican – albeit of Surinamese descent.

    Nevertheless, like Morgan, Danny, Tiny and Dennis, he’s not getting a cab (easily) in NY either. Trust him, as a Brooklyn native, he’s done the legwork.

    Drive thru, please.

  7. April 25, 2010 1:12 am

    Wait, how many different presidents were there on The West Wing??

  8. araymondjohnson permalink
    April 26, 2010 10:29 am

    I would also put Martin Sheen and Kevin Kline in my collage!

    Maybe I need to do a response of vice-presidents…..

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