But He's Played One on TV!
Fred Thompson says he' s "considering" running for president and just like that, the law yer-turned actor-turned-senator-turned-actor passes Mitt Romney in the polls. But do all those gruff executive roles -- the "Law and Order" D.A., White House staffer in "In the Line of Fire," CIA chief in "No Way Out" -- really make him ready for the Oval Office? We unearth the acting jobs he wishes we forgot.
MOVIE: Evel Knievel (2004)
PLOT: TV biopic of the canyon-jumping daredevil.
ROLE: Jay Sarno, womanizing Las Vegas casino magnate
CO-STARS: George Eads, Jaime Pressly
CRITICS: Orlando Sentinel: "Hackneyed . . . the fun goes out of the movie." Thompson "has a sly touch."
MOVIE: Baby's Day Out (1994)
PLOT: Three bumbling kidnappers snatch a wealthy couple's child
ROLE: Inept FBI agent Dale Grissom, who loses Baby Bink, utters line, "We're going back to the tick-tock to get the boo-boo."
CO-STARS: Lara Flynn Boyle, Joe Pantoliano
CRITICS: Boston Globe: " 'Baby's Day Out' chokes on its own formula." Thompson not mentioned.
MOVIE: Born Yesterday (1993)