Larry King

Talkshow host

For this TV interviewer, the movies’ biggest impact came from a series of antiwar films, starting with William Wyler’s “The Best Years of Our Lives” in 1946.

“The film made me antiwar,” says Larry King. “It dealt with the problems of vets getting jobs and how the community treated them. Later, I could relate it to the Vietnam vets. War is stupid.”

The experience of also seeing “Paths of Glory” and “Dr. Strangelove” taught King “not to think that the people in government are smarter than me.”

King has high praise for one 2008 biopic: ” ‘W.’ was absorbing and fair-minded, and between Oliver Stone’s direction and Josh Brolin’s terrific performance, one leaves the theater feeling a sense of empathy for the president.”

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