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Ten fun facts Tony Goldwyn spilled on 'Larry King Now'

Actor Tony Goldwyn poses for a portrait during the Variety Studio powered by Samsung Galaxy at Palihouse on May 29, 2014 in West Hollywood, Calif.
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He's cool. He has a great smirk. He's charming. And he's a pretty suave dresser. That Larry King is someone to look at, isn't he? Oh yeah, and then there's Tony Goldwyn, the guy women gush over (or hate, depending on whether Gladiators are Team Jake or Team Fitz). On Larry King's online talk show "Larry King Now," the actor/director talks about how he got the part as President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Thomas Grant III on "Scandal," what it's like to work with Kerry Washington and some other tidbits about his latest work.

Here are 10 fun facts during the chat between the two. Click here to see the entire interview.

1. Goldwyn and Washington are both political junkies.

2. Goldwyn directed the second and third seasons of "Grey's Anatomy."

3. Goldwyn studied Presidents Barack H. Obama and Bill Clinton the most for his role as President Grant III.

4. Goldwyn is the executive producer and co-creator of WE tv's first original series "The Divide," which will premiere on July 16.

5. Clarke Peters from "The Wire" will play the father of the successful attorney in "The Divide."

6. "Outlaw Prophets," which airs on Lifetime on June 28, has juicy naked scenes of Goldwyn playing the role of fundamentalist Mormon leader who spent over a year on the FBI’s “10 Most Wanted List” after fleeing charges from illegal marriages with underage girls.

7. Goldwyn likes the control of being a director over being an actor.

8. Goldwyn's first kiss was during Spin the Bottle.

9. Goldwyn believes no actors from "Scandal" are similar to their characters.

10. Goldwyn's most embarrassing scene on "Scandal" is directing and acting in a sex scene at the same time.

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