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The New Yorker Festival: "Commanders-in-Chief"

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A panel at the New Yorker Festival featuring actors who have played the President of the United States. With Tony Goldwyn, Cherry Jones, Nick Nolte, and Bill Pullman. Moderated by Michael Schulman. Click for more info.

Tony Goldwyn is an actor, director, and producer, and currently stars as President Fitzgerald Grant on the ABC drama “Scandal.” He will appear in the upcoming films “Felt,” “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” and “The Belko Experiment.” His directing credits include “A Walk On the Moon” and “Conviction,” along with episodes of the television shows “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” “Justified,” and “Dexter.”

Cherry Jones is a film and stage actress. She has been nominated five times for a Tony Award for Best Actress, and has won twice. In 2009, she received a Primetime Emmy Award for her portrayal of President Allison Taylor on “24.” She has appeared in numerous films, including “Signs,” “Erin Brockovich,” “Oceans Twelve,” and “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.”

Nick Nolte is a three-time Academy Award-nominated actor and the star of the upcoming Epix show “Graves,” in which he plays a former President trying to make amends. His notable past films include “48 Hrs.,” “Affliction,” “A Walk in the Woods,” and “Warrior.”

Bill Pullman is a film and stage actor, and has appeared in “Ruthless People,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” and “While You Were Sleeping.” He played President Thomas Whitmore in the 1996 film “Independence Day,” and also starred in its 2016 sequel, “Independence Day: Resurgence.” He will appear in the forthcoming films “Trouble” and “Battle of the Sexes,” both of which will première in 2017.

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