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Steppenwolf's Tracy Letts as Dick Cheney on Funny or Die

Steppenwolf's Tracy Letts as Dick Cheney on Funny or Die

Funny how sticking an actor in the right context can suddenly reveal a physical resemblance. Case in point: Steppenwolf ensemble member Tracy Letts, who plays former vice president Dick Cheney in a series of punchy comedy shorts from Funny or Die that debuted earlier this week. Called "Daily Inspiration with Dick Cheney," the videos feature Letts-as-Cheney slouched in a leather wingback chair in what resembles a dark-wood home library. Wearing a bathrobe and holding a can of beer, he offers bromides such as: "Seize the day! And by seize I mean, come up with bogus reasons to invade the day, and then parcel it off to oil companies." Letts plays it straight but...

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