Coming soon to a movie theater near you: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who makes his Hollywood debut on Tuesday in Chicago.
According to the Associated Press, Durbin will play himself in the film "Contagion," directed by Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh. The film is about a deadly air-borne virus.
Alongside Durbin are a cast of A-list actors, including Matt Damon, Jude Law, Laurence Fishburne, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet.
Durbin will film his scene with Fishburne in a mock Senate hearing room, and the lawmaker will have one line of dialogue.
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Dick Durbin to Make Hollywood Debut
Appropriately, the unctuous senior senator from Illinois will make his big screen debut in a Matt Damon film involving an air-borne virus. They should name the movie Liberalism.