Barack Obama / Harry J. Lennix

 
Barack Obama, b. 4 August 1961, Honolulu, HI; h. 6' 1½"
Harry J. Lennix, b. 16 November 1964, Chicago, IL; h. 6' 4"

Harry J. Lennix is in the last two Matrix movies as Commander Lock and he played Geena Davis' chief of staff in the ABC flop Commander in Chief. But now we know who could easily play Barack Obama in a TV movie.
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22 comments:

morpheus clinton said...

good one!

Robin H said...

I came to the same conclusion! Have you seen "Dave" with Kevin Kline?

Daily Doppel said...

I have.

Anonymous said...

Right on! I was think the same thing when I googled. I hope the casting people are paying attention.

Anonymous said...

I think Harry Lennix seems like a perfect match to play as Barack Obama

Victor said...

Lennix is the best match yet! Ever since I first saw and heard Obama 3 years ago I KNEW Lennix would be the best actor to play him one day.

Queenie said...

YES, YES, YES!!!!!!!! I was discussing this on another message board (after Barack became OUR NEW PRESIDENT on November 4th, 2008), and someone suggested Harry Lennix, and I said PERFECT!!! From the looks, the mannerisms, his voice.....the best match. When they do create a film centered around Barack's life(y'all KNOW its coming), they'd better not get some mediocre Will Smith, who doesn't even resemble Barack in the least. Harry is their man!!!!

Sinestro15 said...

When Barack Obama first came on to the scene a few years ago, I actually thought it was Harry Lennix. If I were a casting director That's who I would look to.

Anonymous said...

Harry Lennix is the best fit. the best voice, demeanor, physical attributes and stong confidence during his acting ventures.

regina king as michelle is perfect too.

Anonymous said...

Harry Lennix is definitely the perfect fit. His talent has largely gone unrecognized. He is the perfect match for Barack Obama.

kayebd2 said...

Harry Lennix, who else to play Barack Obama? One of his strong attributes in addition to his great talent as an actor is his INTELLIGENCE. This is a very erudite and confident man....as is our new President!

Anonymous said...

I'm sitting in my living room with my girl watching the five heartbeats and I said to her "baby that guy looks familiure." Then I remember seing him on the movie Ray. I said to her that this guy looks and sounds like Obama. He would be a great Barak Obama in a movie.

Airsoftcleaner said...

YES YES YES!!! Harry Lennix is the perfect man to portray our current president and how about Kerri Washington as Michelle.

miss intellectual curiosity said...

NO ONE ELSE BUT HARRY J. LENNIX. THEY HAVE PHYSICAL SIMILARITY; THEY HAVE VOCAL SIMILARITY AND MANNERISMS; THEY HAVE INTELLECTUAL SIMILARITY. NO ONE ELSE WOULD BE BELIEVABLE, NOT WILL SMITH NOR TERRENCE HOWARD. COME ON NOW, SEND HOLLYWOOD A MESSAGE: HARRY J. LENNIX DESERVES THIS BREAK! HE IS A TALENTED ACTOR WHO IS NICE AND DOES NOT INDULGE IN ALL THAT BRAVADO... BUT HE HAS TALENT

Anonymous said...

HAS ANYONE HEARD OF REGGIE BROWN? HE IS THE BEST BARAK I HAVE EVER SEEN AND HES FROM CHICAGO TOO!!!

Anonymous said...

while Harry is a great actor, there's a new up and comer named Reggie Brown that hands down does the best President Obama impersonation. I saw him live and nobody can top his look or impression. Check him out, I think Hollywood is going to be seeing a lot more of this guy. www.ReggieBrownasObama.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, I looked at the Reggie Brown link, and he does look like President Obama. However, he looks and sounds like he is impersonating him, and that does not work in moves, i only works in skits like SNL. Harry Lennox naturally has the same voice charecteristis as President Obama, the natural physical body language and movments and a very similar face. Harry Lennox also has Star Power, and in Producing movies and television, you need actor who will draw viewers to the project. Harry Lennox has done some major critically acclaimed roles. He's an actor, not an impersonator, and that is what the project needs. It is why Hollywood never took Rich Little serious to portray the people he impersonated, and when they did allow him to portray Johnny Carson in the movie "The Late Show" his performance was ok, but it still looked like an impersonation and not natural acting. God back and watch clips on youtube of Harry Lennox in various movies, and close your eyes and listen to his voice. Harry Lennox is President Obama! Malik Jubal

BTS said...

They're even both left-handed.

Crnk Mnyx said...

Harry Lennix already played Obama on "Living Single" s5e05 (1997): http://youtu.be/oRfmzegs_cg

LOL. I wonder if he studied a certain law professor to prep for that role?

Anonymous said...

When I was watching Mo' Money with the Wayan's brothers yesterday, I said about Harry J. Lennix, wow, he really reminds me of President Obama. But that is a very old movie though (1992) so maybe the President was inspired.

Anonymous said...

Lennix says he's known Obama for 15 years and Obama copied Lennix's style. That's just for starters:
http://youtu.be/-mITcRDr2Sk?t=6m31s

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh....it really is true...they think all black people look alike. This is not even a little bit close. Tall and light brown = twins, wow. Just wow