Today is Presidents’ Day. As we celebrate (or mostly celebrate) the men (for now, at least) who have guided the United States over the years, it’s only natural to think about Presidents from the world of movies and television. So, for this week’s Awards Radar Community Question, the cinematic Commanders in Chief are on our minds. Namely, we’re asking the following: who is your favorite cinematic President?
If you’re just thinking of films, I’d like to put forward Jeff Bridges in The Contender, Michael Douglas in The American President, Harrison Ford in Air Force One, Morgan Freeman in Deep Impact, Jack Nicholson in Mars Attacks, Kevin Pollack in Deterrence, Bill Pullman in Independence Day, and Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove. Now, if you include presumed Presidents, we can get to ten by including George Clooney in The Ides of March and John Travolta in Primary Colors. This doesn’t even take into account playing real-life Presidents, like Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln. On the small screen, there’s obviously Martin Sheen from The West Wing, butt here’s also Julia Louis-Dreyfus from Veep. So, we’re spoiled for choice.
The choice is yours. On this Presidents’ Day, which fictional interpretation is your favorite? Whichever chief you’d like to hail, we want to know about it. I listed mine above, but feel free to suggest others. Everyone is on the table…
Who are your favorite fictional Presidents? Let us know!