Who has portrayed the President in the Movies?

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    Who has portrayed the President in the Movies?

    Okay, it's time to introduce, if not levity, at least a break in the bickering here in the P&R (partisanship and rancor) forum. If a mod decides to move this thread over to General Discussion, so be it.

    The object: without cheating (googling, for example), name actors that have portrayed the POTUS on film. Feel free to list as many as you want; whether or not you enjoyed them, etc.

    I'll start:

    Peter Sellers in "Dr. Strangelove"
    Kevin Kline in "Dave"
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    Morgan Freeman in "Deep Impact"

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    Michael Belson, Wag The Dog

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    Do presidential candidates count?

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    Zeus (aka, Tiny Lister, aka Deebo) in the Fifth Element

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    Kevin Kline portrayed a man portraying the president in "DAVE".

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    Wasn't Jack Nicholson the President in the movie about Mars invading Earth?

    Louis Gossett Jr in Left Behind III.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladiesbballcoach
    Wasn't Jack Nicholson the President in the movie about Mars invading Earth?

    Louis Gossett Jr in Left Behind III.
    That was "Mars Attacks," which was funny as all get-out.

    Bill Pullman was the Prez in ID4
    Dan Hedeya played R.M. Nixon in "Dick"
    Of course, among his many governmental duties, Dr. Jack Ryan was also president in "Air Force One"
    John Travolta in "Primary Colors"

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    Harrison Ford in Air Force One.

    I'd have rather seen him play the President in Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan books. I just hope they don't let Ben Affleck play the role if they make Debt of Honor or Executive Orders into a movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockmom
    Do presidential candidates count?
    As in Robert Redford?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue
    That was "Mars Attacks," which was funny as all get-out.

    Bill Pullman was the Prez in ID4
    Dan Hedeya played R.M. Nixon in "Dick"
    Of course, among his many governmental duties, Dr. Jack Ryan was also president in "Air Force One"
    John Travolta in "Primary Colors"
    Just for clarification. Dr. Jack Ryan was not the character in Air Force One. I don't believe the book when Dr. Jack Ryan becomes or is President has been turned into a movie, yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa
    As in Robert Redford?
    Well, I had in mind John Travolta in Primary Colors, but Robert Redford will work too!

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    Bruce Greenwood played Kennedy in 13 Days
    Robert Culp in The Pelican Brief
    Michael Douglas in The American President

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    Perry King in The Day After Tomorrow (from Riptide to the White House)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scribe
    Bruce Greenwood played Kennedy in 13 Days
    Robert Culp in The Pelican Brief
    Michael Douglas in The American President
    THAT is a GREAT MOVIE!!

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