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Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member20 Feb 2018 8:15 p.m. PST

Which actor do you think did the best job of portraying Franklin D. Roosevelt on the big screen?

(a) Ralph Bellamy in Sunrise at Campobello (1960)
(b) Edward Herrmann in Eleanor and Franklin (1976), Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977) and Annie (1982)
(c) Dan O'Herlihy in MacArthur (1977)
(d) Lee Richardson in Truman (1995)
(e) Jon Voight in Pearl Harbor (2001)
(f) Kenneth Branagh in Warm Springs (2005)
(g) Bill Murray in Hyde Park on the Hudson (2012)

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2018 8:21 p.m. PST


Deeman20 Feb 2018 8:49 p.m. PST

Barry Bostwick -FDR: American Badass!

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2018 11:16 p.m. PST


Fatman Inactive Member21 Feb 2018 2:25 a.m. PST

E bad movie, bad president, but great performance by a great actor.


Fatuus Natural Inactive Member21 Feb 2018 3:09 a.m. PST

I don't think I've ever seen a film with Roosevelt in it.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2018 3:16 a.m. PST

+1 Fatman

cosmicbank21 Feb 2018 3:41 a.m. PST

Deeman hit it on the Head.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2018 4:47 a.m. PST


VCarter Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2018 6:06 a.m. PST

Burgess Meredith as the penguin

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KSmyth21 Feb 2018 6:41 a.m. PST


Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2018 8:54 a.m. PST


Yankee Tiger21 Feb 2018 9:43 a.m. PST

(H) John Lithgow from "When Lions Roared." Also, stellar performances by Bob Hoskins as Churchill and Michael Caine as Stalin!

I remember watching this movie with my dad and we were both impressed with the performances.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2018 10:31 a.m. PST


Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2018 2:39 p.m. PST

(b) Edward Hermann The best FDR!

LA Times:

"But for many TV viewers Herrmann was indelibly linked to FDR, playing him in the 1976 ABC miniseries "Eleanor and Franklin" and a 1977 sequel, "Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years," both of which brought the actor Emmy nominations.

He also portrayed the 32nd president in the 1982 movie musical "Annie" and was FDR's voice in the recent Ken Burns documentary series for PBS, "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History."

Herrmann "brings the man to life again here and does so with such authority and accuracy, that his vocal impersonation stands proudly alongside recordings of the real Franklin," David Bianculli said in his review of the 14-hour nonfiction epic that aired in September.

The seasoned actor brought the same gravity to hosting and narrating dozens of other documentaries on PBS and the History Channel, including a 1998 Burns biography of architect Frank Lloyd Wright."

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2018 2:46 p.m. PST

Dan O'Herlihy did a fine job, as did Bill Murray.

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