November 9th, 2010
01:58 PM ET
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Political Circus: Senator makes a leap to the big screen

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail, there's always something that gets a laugh. Here are some of the things you might have missed.

Does he get SAG points?

The St. Louis Business Journal reports that Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, is filming a scene in Chicago on Tuesday for director Steven Soderbergh's movie, "Contagion."

Durbin joked that his appearances on C-SPAN have "prepared me for this historic moment in my life, but I'm still a little nervous. All I can think of is going on too long with the thank-you list in my Oscar acceptance speech."

No word yet on if he gets Screen Actors Guild benefits.

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  1. Nancy Pelosi, the wicked witch of the west, the DemocRAT gift that just keeps on giving

    He's obviously preparing for his next career after what he saw on Nov. 2nd He's got plenty of acting experience from his role in "The Nightmare on Pennsylvania Ave.".

    November 9, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |