August 3 in Sci-Fi History: Total Recall of Jed Bartlet

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Aug 3, 2017

On this day in 1940, Martin Sheen was born.

That's right, your favorite fake American president turns 77 years young today. Born in Dayton, Ohio, Sheen deliberately failed his college entrance exam so he could study acting. His most famous role is probably as Josiah Bartlet on The West Wing, but let's talk about these ...

This intense thing from Apocalypse Now (1979):

He was also somehow in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012):

Perhaps most importantly, Sheen also played the real Seymour Skinner in one of the greatest episodes of The Simpsons ever:

Oh, and, uh, Spawn (1997). Yeah.

Happy Birthday, Mr. President. In your honor (let's pretend), they also premiered the reboot of Total Recall in 2012.

Tomorrow: We’re gonna go on a little bit more about Lizzie Borden.