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Who should play the Washington financial-crisis players in HBO's "Too Big to Fail"?


Bernanke. (Kevin Clark/The Washington Post)


When we heard that HBO is going to make a movie out of Andrew Ross Sorkin's financial-crisis epic "Too Big to Fail," we thought -- so that's why Stanley Tucci's growing a beard!


Tucci. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)


No idea if the Oscar nominee is actually in line to play Ben Bernanke -- just our helpful suggestion. Some other casting ideas for the Washington roles (and yes, we can get Cliff Clavin a proper hairpiece to play the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee):


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As Hank Paulson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ed Harris.


(Left, Michael Reynolds/AP; right, Fred Prouser/Reuters)

As Timothy Geithner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lyle Lovett.


(Left, Melina Mara/The Washington Post; right, Chris Kleponis/Bloomberg News)


As Nancy Pelosi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jane Fonda.


(Left, Melina Mara/The Washington Post; right, Joan Marcus for Boneau/Bryan-Brown via AP)


As Chris Dodd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Ratzenberger.


(Left, Ray Lustig/The Washington Post; right, Business Wire)


And as Barney Frank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Myers.


(Left, Kevin Lamarque/Reuters; right, Reed Saxon/AP)

By The Reliable Source  |  March 14, 2010; 7:00 PM ET
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For Timmy Geithner, I suggest an actor with real gravitas: PeeWee Herman.

Posted by: sanderling5 | March 15, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

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