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WATCH White House Correspondent Dinner Parodies from Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day Lewis, and Kevin Spacey (VIDEO)

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood April 28, 2013 at 7:41PM

This year's annual D.C. schmooze-fest, the White House Correspondents Dinner, featured some mischievous film and television parodies. There's nothing subversive or particularly astute here, but watching big muckety-mucks make fun of themselves is always a pleasure.
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Daniel Day as Obama

This year's annual D.C. schmooze-fest, the White House Correspondents Dinner, featured some 
mischievous film and television parodies. There's nothing subversive or particularly astute here, but watching big muckety-mucks make fun of themselves is always a pleasure.  

Kevin Spacey leads the pack as "House of Cards" Machiavellian politico Frank Underwood. He's in charge of the dinner seating arrangements and he's willing to wheel and deal to get people where he wants them to be. Underwood sympathizes with this year's host, Conan O'Brien: "It must be so hard to write jokes about a town that already is one… Oh and Mr. President, welcome to nerd prom." 

Then Steven Spielberg reveals his latest Presidential biopic, "Obama," featuring a transformative performance from Daniel Day-Lewis at the 44th President and Tracy Jordan as Joe Biden. Check them both out below. 


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.