We're all big fans of Paul Rudd here at MTV Movies Blog, but we weren't aware until this weekend that our appreciation for his comedic talent is shared by Paul McCartney (who appeared with Rudd on this weekend's "Saturday Night Live") and President Barack Obama. And both of them told him in person.
That's right, Obama invited Rudd and his "How Do You Know" co-star Reese Witherspoon to the Oval office so he could say hello to them while they were shooting the film in Washington, D.C. "We went to the Oval Office, and there was Hillary Clinton having a meeting with Joe Biden. It was insane," Witherspoon told Entertainment Weekly. "Then Obama came out and he turned to Paul and said, 'I loved you in "I Love You, Man."'I grabbed Paul and I was like, 'Are you freaking out right now?' He's like, 'I'm freaking out!'"
Not going to lie, we love the fact that Obama digs on one of our favorite recent films, so that got us thinking about which other films our current POTUS might secretly love. After all, we already know he's a fan of "Battlestar Galactica." Check out our list after the jump.
"Scott Pilgrim vs The World"
We like to picture Obama as a dorky video game-loving nerd in his youth, which means "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" would be right in his wheelhouse. He'd have audibly squealed when that Universal logo came on the screen in 8-bit and loved the way Scott's enemies turned into coins after they were defeated. Just like his ol' "Super Mario Bros." days!
Do you think if Obama made an official presidential decree for Christopher Nolan to reveal whether the top stopped spinning or not, the "Inception" director would actually tell? We're betting yes, but as a true fan of the film Obama would want to keep the mystery intact. Besides, he's got to love that the movie offers a viable explanation for why John McCain decided to choose Sarah Palin as his running mate in the 2008 election. Zing!
Does it make us bad people that we can totally picture a teenage Obama dressing up as Mr. T? Maybe, but it's some awesome visual imagery anyways. We could so see Obama booking a personal screening of this year's "A-Team" movie so he could attend it, in costume with his cut-off denim t-shirt and 20 gold chains around his neck, and appreciate the big-screen adaptation of the '80s TV classic in private.
What movie do you secretly hope Obama obsesses over?