Jack Nicholson uses movie clips to boost Clinton

Mon Mar 3, 2008 11:04am EST
 
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Movie star Jack Nicholson has assembled some of his more famous film roles in an Internet video endorsing U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that has been viewed more than 1 million times.

The video uses clips of the three-time Oscar winner in movies like "Chinatown" and "The Shining" to praise Clinton's health-care plan and ability to lead the country at a time of war.

"There is nothing on this earth sexier, believe me gentlemen, than a woman you have to salute in the morning," Nicholson says in a clip from the 1992 military drama "A Few Good Men."

Clinton faces rival Barack Obama in a round of state primaries in Texas, Ohio, Vermont and Rhode Island on Tuesday that could decide who faces Republican John McCain in the November presidential election.

"Hubba hubba hubba, money, money money, who do you trust?" Nicholson asks in his role as the Joker from 1989's "Batman."

That's followed by a clip from the 1980 horror movie "The Shining," in which Nicholson's unhinged character says: "Things could be a whole lot better."

The video has been viewed more than 1.2 million times since it was released on Friday, according to YouTube statistics.

Obama supporters have been quick to respond.

One video response uses other movie clips featuring Nicholson swearing, ranting and throwing dishes.

"Sorry Jack. Vote Obama," that video concludes.

(Reporting by Andrew Sullivan; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

 
<p>Jack Nicholson poses at the premiere of "The Bucket List" in London January 23, 2008. REUTERS/Anthony Harvey</p>