Did the commander-in-chief really sit through a two hour, 45 minute movie?
President Barack Obama shared with People
magazine that his favorite movie of 2014 is the 5-time Golden Globe nominee
was a great movie. That, I think, was my favorite movie this year," he said during a joint interview with First Lady Michelle Obama.
Directed by Richard Linklater (Before Sunrise, Dazed and Confused), the critically acclaimed film stars Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette and Lorelei Linklater, and was filmed over an 11-year period from May 2002 to October 2013.
As for YouTube videos, the U.S. leader says that his daughters, Malia, 16, and Sasha, 13, turned him onto BatDad. "Whoever BatDad is out there, man, I was into your thing," Obama quipped.
"Clearly, the most astonishing Vine this year was Michelle and the turnip," he gushed. "I mean, let's face it -- who else can make a turnip into a star but Michelle Obama?"
If you're looking for a holiday read, President Obama
also revealed what's on his nightstand. "I'm in the middle of a wonderful book that was recently released called Redeployment
, by Phil Klay," he said. "He's an Iraq War veteran who's written a series of short stories. Really good. Really powerful."
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