Leahy has landed a role in the newest Batman movie.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – He's a veteran statesman and hard-hitting chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. But Sen. Patrick Leahy is set to leave the marble halls of Washington for the bright lights of Hollywood - at least briefly.
Vermont's senior senator has landed a speaking role in the newest Batman movie, CNN affiliate WPTZ reports and confirmed by Leahy's office.
Leahy is apparently a big comic book enthusiast, and actually served as an extra in the 1997 Batman installment: Batman and Robin.
The senator told the station he can't reveal the exact details of his role in the upcoming movie, but he did say he has landed a scene with its two stars, Christian Bale and Heath Ledger.
It’s not particularly uncommon for senators and other Washington notables to accept movie roles when given the chance. Arizona Sen. John McCain made a brief cameo in the 2005 Summer blockbuster, "Wedding Crashers." The cast of the 1993 political comedy “Dave” starred, among others, Sens. Chris Dodd, Tom Harkin, Howard Metzenbaum, Paul Simon and Alan Simpson, as well as Speaker Tip O’Neill.
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– CNN's Alexander Mooney and Lauren Kornreich
Who cares about this odd ball leftist Senator? Is he running for president too??
Leahy, a man banished from the Senate Intelligence Committee for leaking classified material, would be a perfect fit the role of the weasel.
In a paperback edition of The Dark Knight Strikes Again, Leahy provides a blurb – and asks for a further installment in the series.
Maybe Hillary could land a role as "Two-Face".
Funny, he can't reveal the details of his role but has no problem revealing classified information he finds out in Washington.
I, for one, support a shift to socialism in America. Antiquated conservatives only hold the world back in the dark ages. Additionally, I must give credit to Leahy for following his dream.
Patrick Leahy is a good man and has been a great Senator. He's been excellent for this country and all the conservative hate mongering won't change that.
As disappointing as the senator has become in political life, I'd say keep him in Hollywood. . . please.
Holy filibusters, Batman!
By all means, go do a movie you inept politician... Certainly America doesn't need you to actually do your job, cause America is perfect still. We're NUMBER 1!!!!!!!!!! good work senator. What state allowed this fool to take office? Tell me this guy is a new york senator. awesome. good work star. "i love comics! and im 70 years old!" " its ok if i dont do my job and go off to do acting gigs on the taxpayers money"
Straight from the mouth. You heard it here first. at cnn baby.
What's so news worthy about this blog. It should be obvious to all that Leahy has been a cartoon character all of his career in Washington.
You really believe he won't reveal the details of his role. Yeah, sure. Wasn't he kicked of the Senate Intelligence Committee for outing National Security classified info?
The perfect place for Leahy - in the comic books, as a hack villain. Too bad he's a hack liberal in Washington instead.
This out of touch moronic socialist leaker actually kind of looks like Alfred the butler.
He REALLY leaked information but pretty much got away with it, while Libby who didn't leak anything was convicted of a crime and the jerk who did admit that he leaked what Libby was supposed to have leaked again got away with it.
Holy Toledo Batman, sounds right!
Why is this news? Can you guys keep focus in the important things that really matter?
Spinstopper, do you ever have an intelligent comment/argument to make or do you make comments simply to spew venom and hatred against those who dont believe as you do?
I thought once in politics ..no more hollywood or vice versa hmmm guess they changed that law too
Screw the political angle-here's a comic book geek who's living the DREAM!
You go Senator!
How intelligent! An article having nothing to do with Hillary, yet there's a negative comment about her. How pathetic. The commentor must be a rethuglican.
Sounds like Leahy has a life -something many of you jackals don't – good for him!
Those conservatives just bashing Leahy are simply jealous that they'll never be asked to appear in anything other than their bathrobe while they quickly slide under the sheets, because their wives don't want to see they're fat, wrinkled bodies.
Of course, their secret socialist, gay lovers don't care –they are more tolerant of diversity.
"I, for one, support a shift to socialism in America. Antiquated conservatives only hold the world back in the dark ages. Additionally, I must give credit to Leahy for following his dream."
Clearly youre more intelligent than the rest of us... Oh please enlighten us how socialism would save us all. On second thought dont, I'd rather not puke..
Gonzo has run a muck;To the Bat cave Arlen!
Not surprised...Leahy is a huge Batman fan. Used his support for Batman one-shot "Death of Innocents," raising awareness on landmines. Either that or "Seduction of the Gun," about gun control. He even lent his voice in an episode of Batman – The Animated Series.
"(D-Gotham)" ... hilarious!!
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Which one of you moderators is posting anonymous comments for CNN again?