If you’ve seen Fred Dalton Thompson, you may have noticed he often gets cast as a politician or government type figure. We can tell you why. From 1994 to 2003, he represented the state of Tennessee in the United States Senate. His films include: 90 Minutes in Heaven, Secretariat, In the Line of Fire, Die Hard 2, and The Hunt for Red October. On TV, he has been on the shows The Good Wife and Matlock. He also portrayed D.A. Arthur Branch on pretty much every Law & Order series.