Biden Is Oldest President Ever – Will Hollywood Finally Rethink Ageism?

Diane Haithman
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As the oldest president in American history, could Joe Biden, nicknamed “Uncle Joe” on social media, also have a game-changing effect on the entertainment industry, on and off screen? At 78, Biden enters office as the oldest president in our history — Ronald Reagan was previously the oldest president upon leaving office at 77. And “old” has rarely been in Hollywood’s comfort zone, either in casting or hiring behind the scenes. Writer-producer Catherine Clinch, chair of the Writers Guild of America West’s Career Longevity Committee, believes Biden has the potential to inspire more positive media attention for people of a certain age. “We’ve gone through a whole cycle of: ‘And the president in this episode is a woman.’ I think now we are going to see, ‘The president in this episode is a grandpa,'” she told TheWrap. Also Read: What Kamala Harris Means for Diversity and Inclusion in Hollywood “There is nothing wrong with him. Universally it’s agreed he’s a good man, and the only thing they can make fun of is his age,” she continued. “And then he spryly jogs across the stage to the microphone… What the media does has a massive effect on people’s choices, and when you...

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