Jack's YouTube plug for Hillary

The Oscar-winning actor pulls together a few good clips from his movies to offer an endorsement for Sen. Hillary Clinton. We're sure he meant well, but--the Joker?

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Just what a presidential hopeful needs: endorsements from a maniacal crime boss, a homicidal writer, a beaten-up shamus, and a military leader who subverts justice. Oh wait--they're actually all the same person: Jack Nicholson. The Oscar-winning actor and renowned ladies man has pulled together a few good clips from a handful of his movies to offer an endorsement for Sen. Hillary Clinton, who's got a big day ahead of her today in Ohio and Texas. We're sure he meant well, but--the Joker?

The Nicholson montage is on YouTube--you may already have seen it; it's been viewed more than a million times since its posting over the weekend. Nicholson doesn't give many interviews, but he did open up to MTV.com on Monday ("I'm not a talking-points guy, Josh. I'm a rolling cannonball.") about Clinton, rival Barack Obama, and the democratic process.

Heeeeere's Jack: "Jack Nicholson Exclusive: Actor Talks About Hillary Clinton, Campaign Ad -- 'This Woman Can Do This Job'"

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Jonathan Skillings is managing editor of CNET News, based in the Boston bureau. He's been with CNET since 2000, after a decade in tech journalism at the IDG News Service, PC Week, and an AS/400 magazine. He's also been a soldier and a schoolteacher, and will always be a die-hard fan of jazz, the brassier the better.

 

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