Movies have delivered a wide, wide, wide range of Presidential characters. The majority tend to be American, such as Harrison Ford in Airforce One and Aaron Eckhart in Olympus Has Fallen. But there are also British Prime Ministers like Hugh Grant in Love Actually and… well, there has actually only been one famous movie Prime Minister. Unless you count the dystopian PM from V for Vendetta. Maybe the best President was Donald Sutherland’s dangerous President Coriolanus Snow in The Hunger Games. Perhaps you are more a fan of Steven Colbert in Monsters vs. Aliens. Or we can be really distinguished: Daniel Day Lewis’ Lincoln, though some may vote for Benjamin Walker’s vampire hunting version.
For my money it’s a tie between Jack Nicholson in Mars Attacks! and Morgan Freeman in Deep Impact.
So, on the day after the State Of The Nation, who is your favourite statesman, real, fictional, dystopian or, like Commander in Chief Charlie Sheen in Machete Kills, possibly otherwise?
Last Updated: February 13, 2015