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Fred Thompson Plans Showbiz Return

After a failed run for president, Fred Thompson could be getting back to pretending to be commander in chief.

Hollywood's high-powered William Morris Agency announced this week that it has signed the actor/politician, signaling a return to the screen for the former senator from Tennessee.

Thompson most recently appeared as grizzled district attorney Arthur Branch on "Law & Order" and has played authority figures in the films "The Hunt For Red October," "Die Hard II" and "In the Line of Fire."

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Thompson dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination on Jan. 22.
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