Howard Dean

DNC chairman

The doctor-turned-pol especially reveres Humphrey Bogart in “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” and “Casablanca,” which, Howard Dean claims, is “the one I’ve seen the most.”

Life-altering movies, however, fall in the social-injustice category. “In 1962, I was 13 years old and I saw ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ ” Dean recalls. “It was the first movie I had seen about racial injustice. Gregory Peck was extraordinary. The book is very good, but this is one of the few cases where the movie is better than the book. That movie had a great deal to do with my lifelong commitment to social justice.”

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