ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: A lot of your pop culture tastes are already listed on your Facebook page we know you like the first two Godfather movies and are a big SportsCenter fan but we want to get a little more specific and probing.
BARACK OBAMA: Absolutely, sure.
For instance, who's your favorite movie or TV president?
You know who was a great movie president? Jeff Bridges in The Contender. That was a great movie president. He was charming and essentially an honorable person, but there was a rogue about him. The way he would order sandwiches he was good at that.
Is that one of the things you're looking forward to? Confounding the White House kitchen staff with obscure sandwich requests?
Absolutely. I want to test them. I want to see if I can get any sandwich I want.
What's the last movie you saw in a theater?
Oh, goodness. It's almost certainly a children's movie. The last few times I've gone it's been with my kids. I'm trying to think back maybe Shrek 3?
What'd you think of it?
Not as good as the original.
Who controls the remote in your house you or Michelle?
I usually have some clout when it comes to the remote. I'm not home a lot, so Michelle is usually willing to give it up. The only time I grab for the remote is when a game is on.
So neither of you are fascists when it comes to the remote...
If I tell her, ''Sweetie, we've got game 5 of the NBA finals on,'' she's willing to give me a little slack. Most of the time, though, the TV is on HGTV, and I suffer that silently.
Are there any shows you two argue about?
She likes American Idol, her and the girls, in a way that I don't entirely get.
Have you or any member of your family ever voted for an Idol?
I think the girls did vote in last year's contest. I don't know who they voted for, but I recall that a vote was cast. They were very excited about it. [Obama's camp won't comment, but rumor has it that his daughters, Malia and Sasha, were big David Archuleta fans last season.]
What's the last videogame you played?
Pong. That gives you a sense of my age. I loved that game.
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