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American Presidents On Screen
We look at POTUS in the movies

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American Presidents On Screen | John Quincy Adams (1825-1829)
John Quincy Adams (1825-1829)

Star: Anthony Hopkins
Film: Amistad (1997)

Between Adams and Nixon, it’s two presidents and two Oscar nods for Anthony Hopkins. This one, the older of the two in historical terms at least, not just has a much cooler middle name (Quincy surely trumps Milhous) but a much more gilded White House record too. In Steven Spielberg’s slavery epic, Adams fights the abolitionist cause as an old man who’s still capable of opening a giant can of legalese when required.

What it tells us about the time it was made: With Clinton in the White House, America was in the mood to celebrate its civil rights breakthroughs.

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