Thompson chooses WMA


Fred Thompson is returning to Hollywood, signing with WMA for representation. The actor and former senator came off a five-year stint on "Law & Order" to run as a Republican presidential candidate. WMA chairman emeritus Norman Brokaw signed Thompson.

Thompson, who represented Tennessee in the Senate from 1994-2002, gained national attention as minority counsel for the Senate Watergate Committee.

His first appearance onscreen was in 1985 in the film "Marie," portraying himself in the fact-based story of a public corruption case he handled in the Volunteer State. His first acting role was in the 1987 film "No Way Out." Since then, he has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows, including "In the Line of Fire" and "Die Hard 2," and he most recently portrayed President Ulysses S. Grant in HBO's "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee."