How Zach Galifianakis Could Go From Hollywood Funnyman To Political Player

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Ronald Reagan.

Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Zach Galifianakis.

Those seem like three names that belong together, right?

No?

That’s only because Galifianakis — who’s currently back on the big screen in “The Hangover: Part II” — is a little more subtle when it comes to politics.

But don’t be misled by his tactics: Galifianakis is one of Hollywood’s foremost political thinkers right now.

And someday, the actor — the nephew of former North Carolina Congressman Nick Galifianakis — might just become the next thespian-turned-candidate.

He’ll get a crash course in campaigning when he stars opposite Will Ferrell in “Southern Rivals,” the upcoming comedy about two local politicians running against each other.

In the meantime, here’s a record of his stealth statement moments.

He was fascinated enough by cable news to crash MSNBC's studios and hang out in the background of a shot.

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