Fred Thompson Seeks Make-Believe Roles
Compiled by Lawrence Van Gelder
Published: March 26, 2008
Fred Thompson, eliminated from the long-running reality show that is the campaign for United States presidency, is returning to the make-believe of acting, Reuters reported. Mr. Thompson, 65, a former United States senator from Tennessee and recently the fictional New York district attorney Arthur Branch on the television crime drama “Law & Order,” has signed an agreement to be represented as an actor by the William Morris Agency. Mr. Thompson has appeared in numerous television shows and films, including “Die Hard 2” and “In the Line of Fire.” His quest for the Republican presidential nomination attracted little support and he abandoned the race in January.