Casting the Presidential Wannabes: Meryl Streep Voted Most Likely to Play Hillary

Casting the Presidential Wannabes: Meryl Streep Voted Most Likely to Play Hillary
Hillary Clinton (left) and Meryl Streep (with Hillary's hair)
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04/08/2008 AT 04:40 PM EDT

The Queen got Helen Mirren. So, who should play Hillary Clinton on the screen?

Meryl Streep, who played a U.S. senator ruthlessly trying to get her son to the White House in the 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate, was the top pick among 500 women surveyed nationwide in Lifetime Television's latest "Every Woman Counts" polling. In results tabulated Tuesday, Glenn Close was the runner-up, with Diane Keaton placing third.

Clinton's rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Barack Obama, told Tyra Banks in September that he initially thought Denzel Washington would make a fine Obama. "But then somebody pointed out that, with my ears, it might have to be Will Smith," Obama added.

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