TIL the man who tried to assassinate president Ronald Reagan did so in order to impress actress Jodie Foster after watching her on Taxi Driver, which also showed a presidential candidate assassination plan based on a true-story attempted assassination

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  1. Jerry: Serial killers. Serial killers only have two names. You ever notice that? But lone gunmen assassins, they always have three names. John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, Mark David Chapman…

    Alice: John Hinckley. He shot Reagan. He only has two names.

    Jerry: Yeah, but he only just shot Reagan. Reagan didn’t die. If Reagan had died, I’m pretty sure we probably would all know what John Hinckley’s middle name was.

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