In ‘Watchmen,’ Richard Nixon (Robert Wisden, left) sidesteps Watergate and wins a fifth term. But have past onscreen Nixons been any more realistic?
Richard M. Dixon
Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)
Dixon (né James LaRoe) played him in nine films, mostly for laughs.
Philip Baker Hall
Secret Honor (1985)
He rages at enemies, real and imagined, armed with scotch — and a gun.
Hedaya’s comic Nixon threatens to feed Checkers to the Chinese.
In this Oscar-nominated turn, Nixon’s soaked in booze and self-loathing.
Langella lends the disgraced prez rare polish and dignity — until he drinks.
James Le Gros
Point Break (1991)
This ”Nixon” is undeniably a crook: a bank robber in a Tricky Dick mask.