Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Audacity of Louis Ortiz

Louis Ortiz is an Obama impersonator who was featured recently on an episode of This American Life. Before Obama ran for president, Ortiz was unemployed, broke, and suffering from m.s. Looking like Obama has helped him make a little money—appearing in Japanese films, rap videos, and an episode of Flight of the Concords—but he's still struggling. His life has also become very weird. Filmmaker Ryan Murdock has been following Louis for almost a year, and is trying to raise money to turn the footage into a movie. You can see the trailer [which looks pretty good] over at Kickstarter.

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