Hail to the (Fictional) Chiefs: Presidents of the Silver Screen

Well, Meredith has brought us a list of presidential biographies — now how about the Presidents who have led the country on the silver screen? Just think of all the great movies that have the character of the President in them, both fictional and nonfictional. Here are some of them that I thought of. Can you name the actor and the movie that they appear? You don’t need to be a political analyst or a government operative, just a movie fan. Hail to the Chief!

Answers: (left to right) Row 1: Daniel Day Lewis in Lincoln, Morgan Freeman in Deep Impact, Frank Langella in Frost/Nixon. Row 2: John Travolta in Primary Colors, Bill Murray in Hyde Park on Hudson, Bill Pullman in Independence Day. Row 3: Chris Rock in Head of State, William Hurt in Vantage Point, Jeff Bridges in The Contender. Row 4: Robin Williams in The Butler, Donald Moffat in Clear and Present Danger, James Cromwell in W. Row 5: Dan Hedaya in Dick, Kevin Kline in Dave, Gene Hackman in Absolute Power. Row 6: Harrison Ford in Air Force One, Anthony Hopkins in Amistad,  Bruce Greenwood in Thirteen Days. Row 7: Jon Voight in Pearl Harbor, Kelsey Grammer in Swing Vote, Josh Brolin in W. Row 8: Michael Douglas in The American President, Jack Nicholson in Mars Attacks, Anthony Hopkins in Nixon.

Who’s your favorite (or least favorite) fictional president? – Jim

Jim is Art Director at Half Price Books Corporate.

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