Newt: I'd Like to Be Played by Brad Pitt, Please

Because if you're going to dream, dream big

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 1, 2012 11:49 AM CST

(Newser) – Today's dispatch from the Modesty Department: Newt Gingrich was asked a very classic question on a radio show yesterday, as reported by TMZ: If someone decided to make a film about the life of Newt Gingrich, who would play Newt Gingrich? The former speaker's answer: "Brad Pitt ... why not?" Gingrich did admit that there isn't really a resemblance. "He's thinner, he's better looking, he's younger. But ... why not go for Brad Pitt? You gotta relax and just, you know, let your imagination soar." Your Newser editors' imagination soared straight to Andy Richter as perhaps a better fit (with Patricia Clarkson as Callista; images in the gallery). Try to best us with your own suggestions in the comments area.

Newt Gingrich and Brad Pitt ... practically twins!
Newt Gingrich and Brad Pitt ... practically twins!   (AP Photos)
Add a little gray and ... Andy Richter as Newt?
Add a little gray and ... Andy Richter as Newt?   (Getty Images)
We see a hint of Callista in Patricia Clarkson.
We see a hint of Callista in Patricia Clarkson.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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