Bill Clinton & Paul Giamatti To Appear In ‘The Hangover 2′

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 9th, 2013 at 1:29 am,

Todd Philips and his Hangover crew are off wreaking havoc in Thailand in The Hangover 2, the sequel to their 2009 hit comedy.

Now The Hangover 2 has added an Oscar-nominee to its cast and even managed to snag a former U.S. president to make a cameo in the film, which will also feature a brief appearance by Liam Neeson.

Deadline has confirmed that Paul Giamatti is officially onboard for The Hangover 2 in an as yet unknown role. The man – whose presence in a movie is always a plus – got up to drunken antics of the slightly more somber kind back in 2004′s Sideways and his appearance in this year’s Barney’s Version has been generating Oscar buzz for a while now. Giamatti is a versatile performer who lends an air of authenticity to even his comedic roles and he’ll be a delight to see onscreen alongside the likes of Ed Helms or Zach Galifianakis.

Former U.S. president Bill Clinton was in the capital city of Thailand over the weekend and shot a brief cameo for the Hangover 2, according to People. Is there anything more appropriate than having a (former?) political playboy like Clinton turn up in a Todd Philips’ raunchfest?

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There’s no word yet as to what sort of mischief Bradley Cooper, Helms, and Galifianakis will be getting up to in The Hangover 2, though the tomfoolery this time around looks to include a tattoo parlor and Galifianakis becoming a monk (or, at least, shaving off the scruffy mop atop his head).

The Hangover actually had an amusingly mysterious plot that became increasingly complicated as the main trio of characters suffered the repercussions of misremembered acts of debauchery. Hopefully the sequel will up the ante even more.

Philips and Galifianakis’ most recent collaboration, Due Date, is doing well enough in theaters, but the next Hangover promises to be more of a no-holds-barred venture, ripe with deliciously low-brow humor and over-the-top physical comedy – which is exactly what we all want ┬áto see anyway, right?

The Hangover 2 arrives in theaters in the U.S. on May 26th, 2011.

Source: Deadline, People

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  1. Bill clinton and Liam Neeson in one of my favorite comedies? I’m so going to see this.

    • hell yh same here

  2. Cameos or not, I’m avoiding this one now.

  3. Anthony,
    why are you avoiding Hangover 2?

    • The stated above cameos lol. Yes I’m funny that way…REALLY cant stand Giamatti..and Clinton..I’m guessing Phillips got turned down by a lot of A-listers to have these to as cameos in this.

      • You really think Paul Giamatti (a highly respected and damn talented actor) and Bill Clinton (a freaking former US President) were SECOND choices?

        I find that kind of hard to believe. Don’t let your personal distaste for people cloud your rationality. It just makes you look juvenile.

        Accept that the entire world doesn’t share every opinion that you have.. it’ll make it easier to sleep at night, trust me.

        • Ants avoids these kind of comments for safety issues hahaha :)

  4. If this movie will be half as good as the first, Im gonna see it… Sex, drugs, nudity, and trouble? Bill Clinton is a must for this movie… I could just imagine what he’ld be doing… Perhaps the group steal his tiger? or monica?

    And paul giamatti is always good in any movie he is in… sideways, shoot em up, whatever hes in, golden…Maybe he is a monk or the tatoo artist?

    • Yeah, he was GREAT in Shoot’em Up. I really enjoyed that movie!!

  5. Meh, I’ll be avoiding this for 2 reasons:

    1. Zach Galifankis is a one trick pony. I have already seen 3 movies where he essentially plays the same character. By the time this comes out, I’m sure there will be another 2-3 movies where Zach will play the same character again. He is Jonah Hill with facial hair.

    2. For all the moral outrage about having Mel Gibson appear in a cameo in the film, the crew/cast apparently did not have a problem with Bill Clinton. Casting the political witch hunt aside, the allegations of impropriety and several people in his past and allegations of rape by one particular person should have given the crew the same heebie jeebies. But that did not happen, so obviously it was not about what Mel said or did that got him sand bagged, but a more ideological bias.

    • Yeah we all know a lying president is MUCH better to have in a cameo role…gimmie a freaking break LOL. I’m with you Santa..I’m avoiding this one as well.

      • Clinton? Why not they had a rapists in the first movie … why break with success. But … uh … yeah … I’m still seein’ it.

        • I really couldn’t care any less LOL.

        • New cameos The Hangover 2! Kobe Bryant and Ben Rotelisberger!

          • Don’t forget Roman Polanski and Charles Manson, but I guess they have to save something for The Hangover 3.

            How can you compare Mel Gibson’s racist remaks and threats against women to someone cheating on his wife? Both are wrong, but seriously, I’d persecute a racist before an adulter.

            • @ Little: How can you compare racist remarks & threats against women to rape & threats against women?

              If a cast has a problem with racist remarks and threats of violence against women, why would they approve of another cameo by someone who has an even more odious track record with women:


              It was far more than just cheating on his wife.

              I can understand the Tyson casting. Mike Tyson had been prosecuted, done his time, and has been rehabilitated back into society by all accounts.

          • @Sully, see YOU get it lol. You crack me up Sir. :)

    • It isn’t about what these individuals did or didn’t do.

      The first movie had Mike Tyson, for example. It wasn’t because they’re ok with his raping and woman-beating antics. It was because the public had, if not forgiven him, at least accepted him.

      In other words, there wasn’t a huge stigma on Mike Tyson at the time of the movie.

      Nor is there a huge public stigma in Bill Clinton. In fact, he’s actually still extremely popular by a huge portion of the world.

      Can you say the same for Mel Gibson? No.. no, you really can’t. 15 years from now, Mel Gibson would be great to have as a cameo (assuming he doesn’t dig himself deeper). But right now, in the thick of this controversy, he just wouldn’t be worth it.

  6. Clinton’s actually an actor as well,,,

    He reads a good script. :/

  7. Clinton was a great president. One of the best IMO.