Yahoo! News | Selleck to Play Eisenhower in A&E TV Movie

A&E senior vp original programming Bob DeBitetto acknowledged the scant resemblance between the hirsute actor and the follically challenged general, but defended his casting decision.

“The fact that he isn’t an obvious choice is a good thing,” DeBitetto said. “What we wanted to avoid at all costs was a caricature or an impersonation. It’s a character piece, and Mr. Selleck has the acting chops to bring out the complexity of the man.”

Hey, I do radio theater. I’m well aware that sometimes the right actor doesn’t look right.

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