Call it Confessions of a Presidential Mind.
Appearing on Thursday night's edition of Piers Morgan Tonight, Bill Clinton was asked by guest host Harvey Weinstein the ultimate of hypotheticals facing former presidents: Which Hollywood star would he like to see play him in a biopic—Brad Pitt or George Clooney?
A smiling Clinton chose Clooney—particularly after watching the latter's Oscar-nominated performance in The Descendants.
"He was so good in it, so real," said the prez, adding that the 51-year-old actor could do it with the aid of a little ole Hollywood magic they call prosthetics.
"You could put bulbous things on his nose," Clinton added.
In a bit of self-deprecation, the erstwhile commander-in-chief noted that Pitt was "too good looking," despite the seeming requirement that modern-day presidents have to look great on camera.
George better get cracking on his best Bubba impression, including that famous Arkansas drawl. But he's certainly not the first to play our 41st president.
Dennis Quaid is the most notable thesp to take on the job, playing Clinton in the 2010 HBO movie The Special Relationship, about Clinton's dealings with British Prime Minister Tony Blair. And John Travolta essayed a character based on Clinton in the 1998 comedy-drama Primary Colors.
Clooney is no stranger to political dramas, having played a governor in The Ides of March and cowritten the script and starred in Good Night, and Good Luck. And he's pretty active in politics too, having recently hosted a fundraiser for President Obama that netted more than $15 million for the latter's reelection campaign.