Septuagenarian comeback kid Woody Allen told U.K. talk show Daybreak, "If I was in a room with Michelle Obama, and I thought she was right for a part, I wouldn't hesitate to ask her." And he isn't just whistling out of his clarinet hole with that offer: He cast Carla Bruni, wife of French president Nicolas Sarkovy, in Midnight in Paris after having dinner with the couple.

Of course, there's the matter of the "right part," but it just so happens his latest movie is about a gorgeous and statuesque woman who meets a nebbishly neurotic writer on a cobblestone street in Europe, finds him utterly irresistible, and leaves her husband, who happens to be the first African-American President of the United States, to be with him. So it might all work out. [USA Today, Photo via AP]