Eric Holder Says Denzel Washington Should Play Him in a Movie

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Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder didn't need a second to think when asked who should play him in a movie, during an interview at the Washington Ideas Forum Wednesday. "There's only one person: Denzel," Holder said to cheers from the audience.

Washington Post writer Jonathan Capehart fired a series of other pop culture questions at Holder during the event put on by The Aspen Institute and The Atlantic. Among the insights Holder shared:

Last movie he watched: "The Godfather" on his iPad.

Most played song on his iPod: "Since I Lost My Baby" by The Temptations.

Who he'd most like to meet: Pope Francis.

His guilty pleasure: Binge-watching "not-too-serious television," listing "Boardwalk Empire" and "Homeland" as examples.

Which current political show gets Washington mostly right: "Depending on the administration, I'd say 'House of Cards,'" Holder answered. "There was a pretty bad vice president in 'House of Cards,' but I'll leave it at that," he teased, before elaborating: "I like Joe Biden so I'm not talking about him."


—Jillian Sederholm