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VIDEO: Remembering JFK's speeches in reality and in film

November 22, 2013|By Jamie Wetherbe

John F. Kennedy might be Hollywood's favorite politician. More than two dozen actors have portrayed the 35th president, starting with 1963's "PT 109" starring Cliff Robertson, who was chosen by Kennedy.

Even 50 years after his death, JFK remains etched in public memory, which leaves actors with the daunting task of bringing Kennedy's lauded image -- and voice -- to the screen.

We rounded up four actors performing Kennedy's iconic speeches -- Greg Kinnear in the 2011 miniseries "The Kennedys," Rob Lowe in the 2013 TV movie "Killing Kennedy," Martin Sheen in the 1983 TV miniseries "Kennedy" and Bruce Greenwood in the 2000 film "Thirteen Days" -- and paired them with archival footage of Kennedy delivering the addresses.

Who do you think best played -- and said -- it best? Let us know in the comments below.


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