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    Born on August 16, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois

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Recount (2008)

Bob Balaban as "Ben Ginsberg"

In this dramatization of the 2000 presidential election, Al Gore concedes the presidency to George W. Bush, but recants when he learns of irregularities in the Florida vote count. Democratic strategists Ron Klain (Kevin Spacey) and Michael Whouley (Denis Leary) race to Florida to uncover the truth, as do Republicans under James Baker (Tom Wilkinson). Between faulty voting equipment and the vagaries of Florida's Secretary of State Katherine Harris (Laura Dern), a 36-day stalemate ensues.

Emmy (Primetime) (2008) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

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Jul 27th 2007, 6:02AM

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Jul 17th 2007, 8:01AM

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Nov 17th 2006, 11:31AM

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