President Bill Clinton is making a cameo in Hangover 2

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 26: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton speaks during a 'Vote Illinois' rally October 26, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Giannoulias is locked in a battle with Congressman Mark Kirk (R-IL) for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by U.S. President Barack Obama. (Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images)
With all the things that President Clinton could be doing – like his charity work and charging six figures for speeches about building bridges, he’s chosen to take a cameo role in a comedy film. Bill Clinton will appear in Hangover 2, a film that was dangerously close to showcasing Mel Gibson’s “comeback,” but replaced Mel with Liam Neeson when cast and crew complained about it. Bubba will appear in the film as himself, and fingers crossed that there will be a few well-placed jabs at his sex scandal.

First Mike Tyson and now … Bill Clinton?

Sure enough, that will be the former president sharing screen-time with the fun-loving guys in The Hangover 2, now filming in Thailand, a Clinton source confirms to PEOPLE.

Clinton, who’ll play himself in the comedy, shot his brief appearance on Saturday in Bangkok, where part of the production takes place. He was in the capital city to deliver a speech on clean energy.

Fans of the first Hangover will remember Mike Tyson’s memorable performance in that movie last year, while this sequel recently made news for the coming and going of Mel Gibson, whose cameo role will now be filled by Liam Neeson.

Directed by Todd Philips, the sequel, like the original, also stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha.

[From People]

I wonder how this all came about. Like I imagine the director and some of the cast were getting blasted in the hotel bar when they saw Clinton there and got up the courage to invite him over. They all hung out, had a few beers, and Bill like “sure, I’ll shoot with you guys tomorrow, what the hell?” Now we have a two time President making a cameo in an R-rated comedy. I would say that he should be above such things, but times have changed for sure. That said, do you think he got paid for it?

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 26: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias (L) shakes hands with former U.S. President Bill Clinton as he is introduced during a 'Vote Illinois' rally October 26, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Giannoulias is locked in a battle with Congressman Mark Kirk (R-IL) for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by U.S. President Barack Obama. (Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Former President Bill Clinton greets the crowd after the Early Vote Rally held by Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Alex Sink at Miami-Dade College in Miami, Florida on October 21, 2010. UPI/Martin Fried Photo via Newscom

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  1. machiavelli says:

    Why not?

  2. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    Now I am even more excited to see this movie. Hurry up and finish.

  3. Lori says:

    Better than a future president appearing in Bedtime for Bonzo, IMO.

  4. Praise St. Angie! says:

    Yeah, times have changed, but I still think he should be above such things.

  5. Samigirl says:

    I really doubt Clinton got paid for it. I mean, say what you will about the guy, but obviously he likes to have a good time. I’m sure he was like…what the hell, lets go for it!

  6. waldemar says:

    You had an B movie actor for president, for Pete’s sake, and now times are changing because a former president is doing a cameo?

  7. Feebee says:

    Yeah, why not. Most politicians are actors on some level. Is it really much different from appearing on a talk show and being smarmed at by some know it all host? (In terms of being above it all). No. Some may argue he had an R rated presidency so an R rated comedy is right up his alley. It’ll certainly be more entertaining than if he turned up in a PG family flick.

  8. mln says:

    I guess we can assume Hilary isn’t going to be on the ticket in 2012.

  9. Tess says:

    Perhaps he’ll cameo at a massage parlor called Monica’s.

  10. kelBear says:

    Can’t wait for this movie!

  11. Mara says:

    Some presidents might be above it but this is Bill. If it’s a good time he’s there and I love him for it.

  12. The Bobster says:

    Bubba just loves the camera.

  13. The Hamm is My Dream Man says:

    Why not? He’s just a guy-I’ve never understood this “dignity of the office” crap. people are people. They do silly things and like to be involved.

    I don’t plan on seeing it because I think the Hangover worked as one film, one time and I don’t understand making another one but what do I know? This seems like it’ll lose money.

  14. spotchecker says:

    @ #3 Lori


  15. BReed says:

    He is so needy for attention! Has no class.

  16. sammyhammy says:

    Are they filming scenes at the Clinton Presidential Library and Massage Parlor?

  17. Chris says:

    Politics is show business for ugly people. So I guess this is an upgrade for him.

  18. Mairead says:

    That’s our Bubba 😀

  19. Tia C says:

    Sounds fun! Now I’m looking forward to seeing this film that much more.

  20. Az says:

    I love him. I don’t even know why. I just do.

  21. Mistral says:


  22. KateNonymous says:

    Somebody’s not getting enough attention!

  23. Carrie says:

    Normally I’d raise an eyebrow, but it is Bubba- this fits right in with his image, I think.

    Things have slowly been changing- politicians on SNL, The View, dancing on Ellen.

  24. Sandy says:

    He loves Hollywood. He loves celebs. Doesn’t everyone remember? This doesn’t surprise me a bit.