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Obama's Pop Picks

''The Godfather,'' Meryl Streep, and ''Spongebob Squarepants'' are some of the President's entertainment favorites

The Godfather
Obama has said that the 1972 Mafia epic and its 1974 sequel were his top movies of all time. As for 1990's Part III? ''Not so much.''

Meryl Streep
He once named the Doubt star one of his favorite actresses, along with Angela Bassett and Susan Sarandon.

SpongeBob Squarepants
''I have to say, SpongeBob is pretty funny,'' Obama told EW in August. He blamed Malia and Sasha for getting him hooked.

Stevie Wonder
Obama picked his favorite singer's ''Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours'' as a campaign song.

The Defining Moment
Sales of Jonathan Alter's FDR book rose more than 800 percent on Amazon after Obama plugged it.

Bob Dylan
When EW talked to Obama, he had Dylan's music on his iPod. (Yes, the leader of the free world listens to an iPod.)

Originally posted Jan 23, 2009 Published in issue #1032-1033 Jan 30, 2009 Order article reprints