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Sat, Oct 13, 2018 2:57 AM

Live Poll: Second Bananas: Movie and TV U.S. Vice President Portrayals

2019 is shaping up to be the year of the Vice President in the world of entertainment. The year will be highlighted by both the final season of Veep (2012) and the Oscar campaign behind Vice (2018), the first major film whose story line focuses on a sitting American Vice President. In celebration of second bananas everywhere:

Part One: Second Bananas Real-Life U.S. Vice President Portrayals
Which of these movie or television biographical portrayals of a real-life former U.S. Vice President gets your vote for the best of the bunch?

See the partial list of movie or television real-life U.S. Vice President portrayals here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls040343450/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/LX6bBBMvoyY/

Part Two: Second Bananas Fictional U.S. Vice President Portrayals
Which of these movie or television portrayals of a fictional U.S. Vice President gets your vote for the best of the bunch?

See the partial list of movie or television fictional U.S. Vice President portrayals here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls040335143/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/bdg5Yjxo938/

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Veep (2012– ) series finale is May 12, 2019

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Veep (2012– ) series finale, S7.E7 Veep is today, May 12, 2019.

 
The nominating fight between Selina and her rivals reaches its climax, as their race comes to a historic finish.

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you should add mike pence for his 'performance' as vice president, 'cause he certainly isn't a real vice president...

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I think answer option #27 is the next best thing.

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NATIONAL VEEP DAY - August 9 - National Day Calendar is just around the corner on August 9th.

In honor of NATIONAL VEEP DAY, August 9th, a tribute to U.S. Vice President portrayals. 2019's National Veep day is special, given it is in the wake of both the final season of Veep (2012) and the Oscar campaign behind Vice (2018). In celebration of all those who have portrayed these important second bananas.

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NATIONAL VEEP DAY according to the National Day Calendar is August 9th and celebrates U.S.
Vice Presidents.

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'Good one! (Congrats)

FYC:

Laine Hanson from 'The Contender' (2000)

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I gave her some thought, but decided against Laine Hanson from 'The Contender' (2000). Since it is left unresolved in the movie, although one could assume she was finally confirmed. I will give it some further thought,since the movie is all about the Vice President position maybe with the (assumed) caveat.

Final Scene
"President Evans addresses Congress, where he chastises all Democrats and Republicans who blocked Vice President nominee Hanson's confirmation. He explicitly calls out Runyon, who leaves in humiliation. Although he declares that Hanson had asked for her nomination to be withdrawn so he could finish his presidency with triumph over controversy, he remains adamant and calls for an immediate confirmation vote. Congress applauds."


Joan Allen The Contender
Vice President Laine Hanson* nominee (assumed confirmation)

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Re: the real life veeps...

'Tough call. For me, it's between Langella, Harrelson, or Dana Carvey. 'Some lovely and also hilarious performances in this list.

Could you update the intro a bit?  Below are a few suggested edits, including updates but also two other little changes:

... given it is in the wake of both the final season of Veep (2012) and an Oscar win for Vice (2018). In celebration of all those who have portrayed these important second bananas, which of these movie or television biographical portrayals* of a person who is or was...

('Took out "will be" because we unfortunately don't know who will be, lol.)

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I created this suggestion almost a year ago, so now I guess with the Oscars now a distant memory it could stand an update. I guess any Oscar win counts, even though with eight nominations the movie only managed a win in makeup and hairstyling.

I agree the question needs correction, but these biographical movies fall into four types. So, it needs to account for all three periods: before, during and after. I think the caveat asterisk can accomplish this alone.

1) combo biographical portrayals (before, during after) IE John Adams, LBJ, W.
2) before VP term biographical portrayals IE LBJ: The Early Years, Jefferson in Paris
3) during VP term biographical portrayals IE The Right Stuff, Amistad John C. Calhoun
4) after VP term biographical portrayals IE Frost/Nixon, Dick,, Amistad Martin Van Buren

revision
Which of these movie or television biographical portrayals of a real-life person who served as a U.S. Vice President gets your vote for the best of the bunch? * portrayals can include story lines before, during and after their time as a sitting Vice President

I know the question is complex, but necessary, as the least common real-life portrayal is about sitting Vice Presidents. So, it expands the pool to include portrayals that cover a more interesting period in their life or a combination of periods. At the same, it removes any confusion on the poll takers part of to why some of these biopics were included. Conversely, the fictional portrayals are dominated by sitting Vice Presidents and to a lesser extent combination portrayals.

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