Public servants who are ready for their close-ups -- John McCain, Rudy Giuliani and Ann Richards are some politicians ready to hit the big screen

By Benjamin Svetkey
Updated July 14, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

John McCain
Bold move, appearing in a pic about picking up chicks in churches; the U.S. senator was in the moment for his cameo with Vince and Owen in Wedding Crashers. Grade: B

Rudy Giuliani
In Anger Management, the former NYC mayor (and possible future presidential candidate) was all heart, getting Adam Sandler to kiss the girl at a Yankees game. Grade: B+

Fred Dalton Thompson
The ex-senator’s list of acting credits may be the Beltway’s longest, including several seasons on Law & Order and a role in The Hunt for Red October. Grade: A

Ann Richards
The former Texas governor wasn’t bad in Home on the Range — she was just drawn that way. But kudos for having the courage to be turned into a cartoon. Grade: B

Alan Simpson
Comedy suited the former senator, who killed with a cameo in 1993’s Kevin Kline political satire Dave, and another on TV’s Murphy Brown later that year. Grade: B+