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The Hill’s Cusack to Resume Acting Career

The Hill‘s Managing Editor Bob Cusack is having a pretty exciting week, and amazingly it has nothing to do with the White House Correspondents’ Dinner pre-parties. He’s resuming his long-dormant acting career on Friday in Baltimore where he’ll be an extra on the set of the HBO movie “Game Change.”

He has no script to learn as the role won’t  likely involve speaking. He also didn’t even have to audition. “Once you’re in SAG, you just email the casting agent with a head shot,” he explained of the Screen Actors Guild, of which he is a member.

Cusack is an old hat at being an extra. He has been in more than 20 movies, including “The Pelican Brief,” “Guarding Tess,” “In the Line of Fire” and “Dave.” Sometimes it’s hard to spot him though he’s clearly seen in “Clear and Present Danger.” (See here for a refresher course on that.)

“Game Change” is based on the bestselling book by TIME‘s Mark Halperin and NY Mag’s John Heilemann on the 2008 presidential election race.

Julianne Moore is playing the part of Sarah Palin while Ed Harris is taking on the role of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Woody Harrelson is also in the film.

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