Watch Thomas Jefferson
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Thomas Jefferson is a documentary featuring Sam Waterston as Jefferson himself, and Blythe Danner portraying wife Martha. The film is directed by Ken Burns and features Ossie Davis as the narrator. The film depicted the life of Thomas Jefferson as 3rd president and as the author of the Declaration of Independence. The film also featured Gwyneth Paltrow as the granddaughter of Jefferson along with Michael Potts as Isaac. The made for TV movie also shows the controversy over Jefferson as a slave owner and entering a a new way of thinking. The film depicts the contradictory lifestyle of Jefferson and his known beliefs such as personal freedom. Jefferson's life at the plantation Monticello is also featured in the film, even life after and before presidency. The film discusses his two terms as president and his life in Virginia.