Harris is McCain

Posted by · 5:38 pm · May 17th, 2011

I had to stop and take a second to point this out. The Julianne-Moore-as-Sarah-Palin production still from in Jay Roach’s “Game Change” seemed about right, nothing to write home about, etc. But this still, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, stopped me in my tracks. THAT’s Ed Harris? I saw McCain straight away and had to search for the actor in there. Brilliant transformation.

Is that a fat suit or did Harris bulk up considerably? He’s a guy who loves to get way under the skin of a role, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he crammed some Twinkies and Ho-Hos and cupcakes and pizza and ice cream. Then again, last time we spoke (in January), he was as sinewy as ever, so I guess it’s doubtful. Then again…

“Game Change” is scheduled to air on HBO later this year. Check out the full still after the jump.

[Photo: Entertainment Weekly]

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  • 1 5-17-2011 at 5:52 pm

    Andrew Rech said...

    Wow wow wow. If not for Harris’ striking eyes, I don’t even know if you could tell a difference.

  • 2 5-17-2011 at 6:02 pm

    Rashad said...

    His forehead is a giveaway.

  • 3 5-17-2011 at 6:34 pm

    Chris138 said...

    Julianne Moore and Ed Harris are resembling Palin and McCain both so much that it is a bit frightening. I look forward to seeing their performances.

  • 4 5-17-2011 at 9:14 pm

    Chris K said...

    “Country First”…sounds like my ipod playlist! Hell yeah!!

  • 5 5-17-2011 at 9:50 pm

    Samuel said...

    I read Game Change a couple of weeks ago. It’s a ripping book. I’m intrigued by what they’ll do with it. I’m even more intrigued by who’ll play Obama and Hillary Clinton.

  • 6 5-18-2011 at 5:10 am

    Zack said...

    Part of what made “Recount” effective for me was that the principals, even though they were real people, were too behind-the-scenes for me to be distracted by comparing the performances to those real people, so I’m interested to see if the portrayals of more public figures are good enough that I can accept them as people I’m familiar with.
    Also: we can haz Harry Lennix as Obama? Please?

  • 7 5-18-2011 at 5:12 am

    Eunice said...

    HOLY CRAP. Until I noticed the forehead, I totally thought it was John McCain. Wow.

  • 8 5-18-2011 at 8:49 am

    Will said...

    God. Make up is good, but do we really need this? Can we stop talking about Sarah Palin?

  • 9 5-18-2011 at 10:59 am

    Fitz said...

    Will, I think at this point we’ll just have to be happy with the fact she won’t be running for Presidency.