John F. Kennedy has been portrayed many times on the big and small screens over the years. Among the actors who have played JFK are Martin Sheen (“Kennedy”), Greg Kinnear (“The Kennedys”), William Devane (“The Missiles of October”), James Marsden (“The Butler”), and Rob Lowe (“Killing Kennedy”), to name just a few. By contrast, the late Senator Ted Kennedy rarely has been featured in Hollywood films. Until now. Kennedy is played by Treat Williams in “Confirmation,” the HBO movie, premiering April 16, about Anita Hill’s testimony at Clarence Thomas’s Supreme Court nomination hearings. And the Lion of the Senate will show up in the sequel to the miniseries “The Kennedys” that aired a few years ago on Reelz. Deadline.com reports Ted Kennedy will be played by former “Friends” star Matthew Perry in next year’s “The Kennedys: After Camelot,” which will be based on J. Randy Taraborrelli’s book and costarring Katie Holmes as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
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