Actor Brett Stimely plays JFK in the New Mega Feature Watchmen

Brandishing nearly four hours of special effects make-up, Brett Stimely is only the fifth actor to fill the shoes of President John F. Kennedy in the movies. Drac Studios and co-creative director/legendary makeup artist, Greg Cannom transformed Stime
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Brett Stimely as JFK in Watchmen
Brett Stimely as JFK in Watchmen
March 16, 2009 - PRLog -- Los Angeles -  A brand new action-packed clip montage (a “First Look” Featurette) from the film WATCHMEN, which focuses on Billy Crudup (Dr. Manhattan) one of the film’s central figures, and features Brett Stimely (President John F. Kennedy), aired exclusively during the broadcast of "National Treasure" on USA Network. This and other promotions will continue to introduce the film incarnations of the characters who have moved from the pages of the legendary graphic novel to the big screen in the new film directed by Zack Snyder and presented by Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures, in association with Legendary Pictures.

WATCHMEN opened Nationwide March 6, 2009 (opening weekend grosses: $55.26 million)
NCM Watchmen “First Look” Featurette  (view the 6th one down to see Brett Stimely)
This isn’t a trailer, but a featurette played in front of select movies to familiarize audiences with the world of Watchmen. A great primer for the Watchmen illiterate.

What they are saying about Brett Stimely in Watchmen, " the #1 Movie in America" as per Weekly MOVIEmeter

    *“That man looks frighteningly similar to JFK.” Watchmaker on the WCM forum

       *“The shot of JFK with Doc Manhattan was a great image...”
       Curiosity Inc., moderator of the online forum at

    *“…like many I thought the reproduction of the Kennedy assassination was quite striking.”
       Brad Brevet, editor/writer/reviewer of the online
   *“Very awesome.” EnglishGavz (in reply to Brad Brevet’s review)
   *“Gotta say I loved that Kennedy stuff...” Garrett (in reply to Brad Brevet’s review)
   *“One of the best moments of the movie (which I did not really enjoy)…I’m shivering ’cause of it…so brilliant.”
       Creep (in reply to Brad Brevet’s review)

   *“I thought it was brilliant and well done.” Jess (in reply to Brad Brevet’s review)

After filming the meeting of Dr. Manhattan (Billy Crudup) on the White House lawn, Brett took another ride, but this time it had a memorable twist. On the morning of September 13, 2007, Brett began filming (at Vancouver BC’s Nat Bailey Stadium) the historical “JFK Assassination scene.”  For this re-creation, the production flew in the original 1962 Lincoln Continental convertible all the way from Miami, Florida. "Playing President John F Kennedy was a challenging and eye-opening experience. I was in awe of this president’s history and sad story,” Brett Stimely states. "I not only sat in the actual seat, but had to re-enact the actions and experiences of that tragic day in Dallas, Texas."

“Working opposite such terrific cast members as Billy Crudup and Jeffrey Dean Morgan enhanced my experience as well.  Director Zack Snyder and producer Lawrence Gordon were stimulating and ever supportive,” Stimely says.

Photo: Warner Brothers
Brett Stimely's realistic portrayal of JFK in Watchmen

Coming Up- Be sure to catch Brett Stimely also playing the role of Dan Wisner in the new Starz original series PARTY DOWN.

This new comedy series directed by Fred Savage (Wonder Years) and Bryan Gordon (Pie in the Sky)

and executive produced/written by Rob Thomas, John Enbom,  Dan Etheridge and Paul Rudd

Premieres Friday, March 20th at 10:30pm ET/PT on the Starz network.

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