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What is Chris Christie doing in the latest 'X-Men' movie?

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"X-Men: Days of Future Past" is destined to make a gazillion dollars at the box office this weekend.

And for what it's worth, the latest entry in the Marvel Universe is an impressive, if logically flawed (aren't all time travel movies?) blockbuster.

Washington plays a major role in the film, with Magneto (Michael Fassbender) treating RFK Stadium like his personal Frisbee and the climax of the movie set at the White House. Spoiler alert: destruction commences.

But for political purposes, the biggest takeaway from "X-Men”" is that we've found our Chris Christie -- in the form of Richard Nixon.

Check the photo again and judge for yourself. Think a slightly slimmer Christie, not Time Magazine "Elephant in the Room" cover Christie.

Mark Camacho, the latest Nixon impersonator on film, seems to be the leading contender to play the brash New Jersey governor if physical resemblance is the leading criteria.

Nixon, yet again, doesn't come off as the most sympathetic commander in chief, as he gives the go ahead to deploy weapons to eradicate the mutants. But Camacho certainly played a less cartoonish version of the president than recent Nixons -- we're talking to you, John Cusack in "Lee Daniels' The Butler."

According to IMDb, Camacho played a “business type” in “Brick Mansions,” a cop in the television series "19-2," and did voiceover work for various video games.

The Washington Examiner is in no way acting as Camacho's agent, but how could you ignore this demo reel?

Throw a wig on him and he's Christie — or maybe this reporter is spending way too much time thinking about politics.

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