Dan Glickman
Chairman & CEO, Motion Picture Assoc. of America

Great Films

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"The Godfather" and "Chariots of Fire."

Dan Glickman

Dan Glickman served as the 26th United States Secretary of Agriculture, a post he held from 1995 until 2001. Previously he was a Democratic representative for Kansas in Congress for 18 years. Currently he is the president of the Motion Picture Association of America, which is comprised of the "big six" Hollywood studios. Glickman was born in Kansas in 1944 and began his career as a lawyer. He was one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1986 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Harry E. Claiborne, a Nevada judge. Glickman has more recently served as director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University


Topic: Great Films

Dan Glickman: You know, the movies like “Gandhi” inspired me and “Chariots of Fire”. “Mr. Smith goes to Washington” with Jimmy Stewart was a great inspirational movie about politics. It had a tremendous impact on it. But movies like “The Godfather” series inspired me. I think “The Godfather” I and II are two of the greatest movies probably that have ever been produced in terms of total thing.

Recorded on: 7/6/07