Gingrich: Brad Pitt should play me in a movie

By David Edwards
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 16:24 EDT
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Angelina Jolie better watch out.

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich thinks he’s found the perfect person to play him in a movie about his life: Brad Pitt.

“If Hollywood was going to do a movie about your life, who would you like to see play the lead role?” radio host Rich Stevens asked Gingrich on Wednesday.

“Oh, in my fantasy life? Brad Pitt,” the candidate replied without pausing. “Why not?”

“Is it because you guys look alike?” Stevens pressed.

“No, I don’t look like him at all,” Gingrich admitted. “He’s thinner, he’s better looking, he’s younger. But you asked me if I had anyone who could play me in a movie. Why not go for Brad Pitt???”

“You’ve got to relax and let your imagination soar,” he added.

Listen to this audio from the Rich Stevens Radio Show, uploaded by TMZ on Feb. 1, 2012.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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