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'Founder' director John Lee Hancock sees parallels between its subject Ray Kroc and Donald Trump

'Founder' director John Lee Hancock sees parallels between its subject Ray Kroc and Donald Trump

There’s a scene in new movie “The Founder” in which its subject, Ray Kroc, the failed salesman turned visionary of the McDonald’s fast-food empire, is recruiting new franchise owners by speaking to church and civic groups, at synagogues and to Boy Scout leaders, among others. 

Director John Lee Hancock remembered telling actor Michael Keaton, who plays Kroc, he was going to shoot him in six places, saying essentially the same thing, and intercut the scenes, so the actor should just “bang those home.”

“You look at it, the section where he [says], ‘I’m gonna take it to the hardworking Americans and that’s...

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