George Clooney's 5 Favorite Political Thrillers

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'My favorite film of all time. Everything Paddy [Chayefsky]wrote about came true.'

Fail-Safe

“The straight version of Dr. Strangelove. [Henry] Fonda is the perfect president. Saves the world with his version of ‘the sacrifice of Abraham.’?”

All The President’s Men

“The reason it’s perfect is because we know how it ends before we go in—and you’re still chewing your fingernails off.”

The Candidate

“[Robert] Redford’s character is someone who starts out very good, loses his way, and finds his way again.”

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

“It’s about a filibuster and corporate corruption in Congress…These themes keep coming back.”

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