This biographical drama from director Oliver Stone stars Anthony Hopkins as Richard Milhous Nixon.
From a humble Quaker upbringing, Nixon rose to became the 37th president of the United States in 1969, but his political achievements were destined to be overshadowed by the Watergate scandal.
Stone sees Nixon as a man suffering from paranoia, haunted by the spectre of two dead Kennedys and by his own dead brothers, yet devoted to his wife, a role beautifully played by Joan Allen. The movie makes great demands on the viewer and on Anthony Hopkins, whose brave performance is more an impression than an impersonation.
Near the end of this biographical drama, the disgraced President gazes at a painting of John Kennedy and says, “When people look at you, they see what they want to be. When they look at me, they see what they are.”
Richard Milhous Nixon
E Howard Hunt
J Edgar Hoover
E G Marshall
David Hyde Pierce
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