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Oct182011

Hollywood Stars Join President Bill Clinton in 'Funny or Die' Video 

William J. Clinton Foundation (HOLLYWOOD) -- Former President Bill Clinton may no longer be the most powerful man in the world, but he still has enough pull to get Hollywood A-listers to join him in a new Funny or Die video that pokes fun at his charitable foundation.

The five-minute video, entitled Clinton Foundation: Celebrity Brainstorm, features the former president and an all-star cast that includes Ted Danson, Ben Stiller,  Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Mary Steenburgen, and Sean Penn making up the Clinton Foundation’s Celebrity Division.

They stars are shown struggling to come up with creative new initiatives, including an international bake sale and starting a softball team. Jack Black pitches a theme song for the charity organization, which Clinton himself applauds on speakerphone -- until Kevin Spacey is shown on the other end, pranking the group with a spot-on imitation of the former president. Clinton himself catches Spacey in the act, and admonishes him only for making the prank call without him.

Christin Trogan, who produced the video, tells The Hollywood Reporter each star dedicated about two hours to the project, and it was shot over five days last month.

Incidentally, President Clinton's wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has been friends with Steenburgen for decades. The first couple attended she and Danson's 1995 wedding.

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