Former Vice President Dick Cheney has a reputation for secrecy, but for a new documentary coming out this Friday, he gave an unprecedented level of access to filmmaker RJ Cutler. The documentary, The World According to Dick Cheney, chronicles Cheney's four-decade-long career.
Cutler says he's not sure what ultimately convinced the former vice president to agree to the documentary, but it seems that he may have been partially convinced by the planned name for the documentary.
"What I offered him was the opportunity to be the central driving voice of a film told his story and that was my goal, to put his voice at the center of the film," Cutler tells Politics Confidential. "I told him that I was planning to call the documentary The World According to Dick Cheney, and he liked that."
Cutler has covered many political figures over the course of his film-making career and is perhaps best known for his documentary based on former President Bill Clinton The War Room.Read More »from The World According to Dick Cheney: The former vice president gets personal in new documentary